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Tammy McLoughlin Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

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Medical Director, Pediatric Hypertension Program

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Female

Expertise: Nephrology, Pediatric Hypertension, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology

Research Interests: Pediatric Hypertension

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Background

Dr. Tammy Brady is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in pediatric hypertension but provides care for children with all types of kidney problems, from microscopic hematuria to kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Brady serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Hypertension Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  In this role she also serves as the Medical Director of the ReNEW clinic, a multidisciplinary pediatric obesity hypertension clinic.

After graduating magna cum laude from Boston College with a degree in psychology and philosophy, Dr. Brady earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, where she was chief resident. Dr. Brady performed her fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Johns Hopkins. As part of her fellowship training, she received a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Brady joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008. After joining the faculty, she returned to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and was awarded a Ph.D. in clinical investigation. In 2016 she was appointed as an Associate Faculty Member in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research.  

Her research interests include pediatric hypertension; specifically, she is interested in improving the diagnosis of hypertension in children, in identifying risk factors for end organ damage among children with hypertension, and in testing interventions to lower blood pressure in children.

Dr. Brady is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, the latest of which includes a grant from the National Institutes of Health to test the effect of a technology supported behavioral intervention on blood pressure and left ventricular size among overweight and obese children with elevated blood pressure.  She is also a co-investigator on several other NIH-supported grant awards, including the Trial of Dietary Patterns and Sodium Reduction on Blood Pressure in Adolescents (Camp DASH).  This clinical trial will test the effect of diet quality and sodium intake on blood pressure among adolescents with elevated blood pressure. 

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Titles

  • Medical Director, Pediatric Hypertension Program
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2000)

Residencies

  • The Children's Hospital at Montefiore -Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Pediatrics (2004)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Nephrology (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Nephrology (2010)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics-General (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Brady’s clinical and research efforts focus on the areas of pediatric hypertension and chronic kidney disease.  She is the Medical Director of the Harriet Lane Kidney Center Pediatric Hypertension Program.  In this role she developed a multi-disciplinary clinic (ReNEW clinic) that provides a comprehensive evaluation and treatment approach to children with obesity hypertension.  Children in this clinic are enrolled in a patient registry that serves as a rich longitudinal database for clinical research.  Dr. Brady received foundation grant support for her proposal, Helping Youth to ReNEW, to enhance the services provided to children evaluated and treated in the ReNEW clinic.  Dr. Brady is the Principal Investigator of an NIH/NHLBI funded study (EMPower: Electronic Media Powering positive health behavior changes in youth) that aims to measure the effect of a technology supported behavioral intervention on blood pressure, body mass index and heart size among overweight and adolescent youth.  She is also co-investigator in three other NIH funded studies, the Chronic Kidney Disease in Childhood (CKiD) cohort study, where she is an active member of the Cardiovascular Subcommittee; the CKD: Hypertension Adherence in Teens (CHAT) study; and the Trial of Dietary Patterns and Sodium Reduction on Blood Pressure in Adolescents (Camp DASH).  Camp DASH will determine the effect of sodium intake and diet quality on blood pressure in adolescents in a controlled feeding camp environment.  This study has the potential to shape future diet and blood pressure guidelines in children.  Dr. Brady is also actively involved in an AHRQ funded study, Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care Pediatrics (Project RedDE), as a Content Expert in Pediatric Hypertension.  She is also a collaborating investigator in the NEPTUNE study and is a co-investigator on an American Heart Association funded grant that will look at intermediate cardiovascular disease outcomes in children with nephrotic syndrome who are enrolled in NEPTUNE.

Clinical Trials

  • NIH/NHLBI funded trial:  Promoting Heart Healthy Behaviors in Youth
  • NIH/NHLBI funded trial:  Trial of Dietary Patterns and Sodium Reduction on Blood Pressure in Adolescents

Selected Publications

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Brady, TM, Fivush, B, Flynn, JT, Parekh, R. Ability of Blood Pressure Parameters to Predict Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Children with Primary Hypertension. J Pediatr 152(1):73-8,78.el, 2008. PMID:18154904

Brady, TM, Solomon, BS, Neu, AM, Siberry, GK, Parekh, RS. Patient, Provider and Clinic Level Predictors of Unrecognized Elevated Blood Pressure in Children. Pediatrics 2010 Jun; 125 (6): e1286-e1293. PMID:20439598

Brady, T, Schneider, M, Flynn, J, Cox, C, Samuels, J, Saland, J, White, C, Furth, S, Warady, B, Mitsnefes, M. Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease: Results from the CKiD study. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2012. (doi: 10.2215/CJN.03130312). Epub September 14, 2012. PMID:22977209

Reschke, LD, Miller, ER, Fadrowski, JJ, Loeffler, LF, Holmes, KW, Appel, L, Brady, T.M. Elevated Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Hypertensive Youth. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 26135139

Brady, TM, Appel, L, Holmes, KW., Fivush, BA, Miller, ER. The Association between Adiposity and Left Ventricular Mass in Children with Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Nov 4. doi: 10.1111/jch.12717. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26530452.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • William J. Kenealy, S.J. Award, Awarded for distinction in academics and social concern, 1996
  • Order of the Cross and Crown, Awarded for high academic standing and an established record of service and leadership on campus, 1996
  • Chief Residency, Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital at Montefiore, 2003 - 2004
  • Pearl M. Stetler Fellowship Award, Research funding for woman physician, 2006
  • Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship Award, American Kidney Fund, 2006
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Health, 2011 - 2013
  • Trainee Research Award - Best Clinical Abstract, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2007
  • Leadership Program for Women Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Super Doctors Rising Star, 2013
  • Clinical Research Award, NEMA Research, 2011
  • Best Clinical Abstract, Trainee Research Award, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2007
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Health, 2006 - 2008
  • Society for Pediatric Research Membership, 2014
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Health, 2014 - 2016

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000 - 2004
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 - 2008
  • American Society of Nephrology, 2005
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2005
  • International Pediatric Hypertension Organization, 2005
  • National Kidney Foundation, 2008
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013

     

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    2013-Present: Section on Nephrology

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    2013-Present: PREP Nephrology Editorial Board

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  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2014
  • Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center, 2014

Professional Activities

  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Sphygmomanometer Committee, 2014
  • Review Editorial Board, Frontiers in Pediatric Nephrology, 2014
  • Medical Advisory Board Member, National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 2014
  • Guideline Task Force, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2014
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes Committee and Recruitment and Retention Committee, NEPTUNE (Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network) Pediatric Working Group, 2013
  • PREP Nephrology Editorial Board, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013
  • American Kidney Fund, Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Committee, 2010
  • Cardiovascular Sub-Committee, CKiD (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children) Cohort Study Consortium,, 2009
  • Research Committee, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2009

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