UNC Dialysis Research
Conducting innovative patient-centered research to improve the lives of people with kidney disease
We conduct large cohort studies using modern study designs and analytic methods, focusing on medication safety and volume management among individuals with kidney failure.
We apply a range of methods to elicit patient preferences and priorities which inform development of patient-reported outcome measures, health education, and interventions.
We design and conduct clinical trials that test the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of strategies aimed at improving clinical and patient-reported outcomes.
We develop, test, and refine interventions to promote person-centered care approaches, focusing on real-world implementation to enhance equity, efficiency, and sustainability.
To foster research-ready dialysis clinic cultures
To conduct more person-centered care planning with shared decision-making
To support and empower patients in getting a dialysis vascular access
Julia Narendra, MPH
Research Program Manager