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Raquel Charles Greer, M.D., M.H.S.

Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology Curriculum, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine


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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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  • Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology Curriculum, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-583-2926

10753 Falls Road
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Phone: 410-583-2926


Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Health disparities in chronic kidney disease


Dr. Raquel Greer is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include general internal medicine. Dr. Greer serves as co-director of the Clinical Epidemiology Curriculum at the School of Medicine.

Dr. Greer received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins. She completed her residency and performed a fellowship in general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Her research interests include health disparities in chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Greer was recognized with a Clinician Scientist Career Development Award from Johns Hopkins in 2012. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / MD (2003)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2006)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Internal Medicine (2009)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Greer's research focuses on primary care and chronic kidney disease.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Greer RC, Ameling JM, Cavanaugh KL, Jaar BG, Grubbs V, Andrews CE, Ephraim P, Powe NR, Lewis J, Umeukeje E, Gimenez L, James S, Boulware LE. "Specialist and primary care physicians' views on barriers to adequate preparation of patients for renal replacement therapy: a qualitative study." BMC Nephrol. 2015 Mar 28;16:37. doi: 10.1186/s12882-015-0020-x.

    Greer R, Boulware LE. "Reducing CKD risks among vulnerable populations in primary care." Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 Jan;22(1):74-80. doi: 10.1053/j.ackd.2014.06.003.

    Ephraim PL, Hill-Briggs F, Roter DL, Bone LR, Wolff JL, Lewis-Boyer L, Levine DM, Aboumatar HJ, Cooper LA, Fitzpatrick SJ, Gudzune KA, Albert MC, Monroe D, Simmons M, Hickman D, Purnell L, Fisher A, Matens R, Noronha GJ, Fagan PJ, Ramamurthi HC, Ameling JM, Charlston J, Sam TS, Carson KA, Wang NY, Crews DC, Greer RC, Sneed V, Flynn SJ, DePasquale N, Boulware LE. "Improving urban African Americans' blood pressure control through multi-level interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) study: a randomized clinical trial." Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):370-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.009. Epub 2014 Jun 21.

    Purnell TS, Auguste P, Crews DC, Lamprea-Montealegre J, Olufade T, Greer R, Ephraim P, Sheu J, Kostecki D, Powe NR, Rabb H, Jaar B, Boulware LE. "Comparison of life participation activities among adults treated by hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation: a systematic review." Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Nov;62(5):953-73. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.03.022. Epub 2013 May 29. Review.

    DePasquale N, Ephraim PL, Ameling J, Lewis-Boyér L, Crews DC, Greer RC, Rabb H, Powe NR, Jaar BG, Gimenez L, Auguste P, Jenckes M, Boulware LE. "Selecting renal replacement therapies: what do African American and non-African American patients and their families think others should know? A mixed methods study." BMC Nephrol. 2013 Jan 14;14:9. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-9.

    Ameling JM, Auguste P, Ephraim PL, Lewis-Boyer L, DePasquale N, Greer RC, Crews DC, Powe NR, Rabb H, Boulware LE. "Development of a decision aid to inform patients' and families' renal replacement therapy selection decisions." BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Dec 1;12:140. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-140.

    Greer RC, Crews DC, Boulware LE. Challenges perceived by primary care providers to educating patients about chronic kidney disease. J Ren Care. 2012 Dec;38(4):174-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6686.2012.00323.x. PMID: 23176576

    Ephraim PL, Powe NR, Rabb H, Ameling J, Auguste P, Lewis-Boyer L, Greer RC, Crews DC, Purnell TS, Jaar BG, DePasquale N, Boulware LE. The providing resources to enhance African American patients' readiness to make decisions about kidney disease (PREPARED) study: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Nephrol. 2012 Oct 12;13:135. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-13-135. PMID: 23057616

    Sheu J, Ephraim PL, Powe NR, Rabb H, Senga M, Evans KE, Jaar BG, Crews DC, Greer RC, Boulware LE. African American and non-African American patients' and families' decision making about renal replacement therapies. Qual Health Res. 2012 Jul;22(7):997-1006. doi: 10.1177/1049732312443427. PMID: 22645225

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Clinical Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 2009
    • Clinician Scientist Career Development Award, Johns Hopkins, 2012
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