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Dialysis Research Project Manager

Interests: stakeholder engagement, patient-reported outcomes, health services access

Julia Narendra is a Dialysis Research Project Manager at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Kidney Center. She earned her Master’s of Public Health in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She manages multiple dialysis-related clinical research studies, including study planning, execution, and staffing, regulatory compliance, budgets, and data management and reporting. Current research includes studies focused on improving timely vascular access placement, vascular access education, and the development of a dialysis symptom measure. Her research interests include patient and stakeholder engagement, dialysis patient-reported outcomes, qualitative research methods, health services access, and digital health and peer support interventions. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to exotic locations, hiking, and cooking Indian food.