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Dr. Josef Coresh
Dr. Coresh received an M.D., Ph.D. in epidemiology and Masters in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins University in 1992 following his bachelor degree in mathematics from Princeton University. He is currently a the George W. Comstock Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine and Biostatistics at The Johns Hopkins University. He directs the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention which includes 35 staff members who collect data for multiple studies and investigators across the university. He directs the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Program. Dr. Coresh was honored by the National Kidney Foundation with the Garabed Eknoyan Award for contributions to kidney disease and by American Heart Association with the Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award.
Dr. Coresh has co-authored over 300 scientific articles and numerous book chapters cited by over 30,000 articles focusing on cardiovascular and kidney disease epidemiology. His contributions include leading investigations on the prevalence and consequences of chronic kidney disease which have been instrumental in national and international clinical practice guidelines related the definition and staging of chronic kidney disease. He also led efforts to calibrate assays, evaluate novel markers and guide reporting of estimated kidney function. Genetic epidemiology studies have shed light on kidney disease etiology, hypertension, lipid and uric acid metabolism. He leads the Chronic Kidney Disease Consortium of over 50 cohorts including over two million participants.