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Cozumel Southern Pruette, M.D., M.H.S.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Female  | Languages: English, Spanish

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Pediatrics - Nephrology

Locations

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic

200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-4427
Fax: 410-614-3680

Expertise

Pediatric Nephrology

Research Interests

Pediatric hypertension; Blood pressure monitoring; Medication adherence in pediatric kidney transplant recipients; Patient-provider communication

Biography

Dr. Cozumel S. Pruette is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She provides care for children with kidney problems of any type, from microscopic hematuria to kidney transplant recipients.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Pruette earned a master's degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her medical degree with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illlinois, and completed her internship and residency at Johns Hopkins University, where she was a chief resident. Dr. Pruette went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Johns Hopkins in 2012. 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. Pruette's previous research interests included pediatric hypertension and home telemonitoring to improve blood pressure monitoring and medication adherence. This important research fostered collaborations with physicians in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Chronic Disease Informatics Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Pruette's current research interests include medication adherence in pediatric kidney transplant recipients and the role of patient-provider communication in medication adherence in this unique population.

She has been the recipient of numerous research grants, including the KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Award as well as the Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund Award and multiple awards from the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. She recently received the Francis F. Schwentker Award for Excellence in Research in the Department of Pediatrics for her work on the effects of obesity and race on left ventricular geometry in hypertensive children.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine / MD (2005)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2008)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2010)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Nephrology (2009)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Nephrology (2012)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Pruette's previous research interests included pediatric hypertension and home telemonitoring to improve blood pressure monitoring and medication adherence. This important research fostered collaborations with physicians in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Chronic Disease Informatics Program at Johns Hopkins.

    Dr. Pruette's current research interests include medication adherence in pediatric kidney transplant recipients and the role of patient-provider communication in medication adherence in this unique population.

    Selected Publications

    Pruette, CS, Fivush, BA, Flynn, JT, Brady, TM. "Effects of obesity and race on left ventricular geometry in hypertensive children." Pediatric Nephrology 2013 (DOI: 10.1007/s00467-013-2507-7).

    Pruette, CS, Fadrowski, J, Bedra, M, Finkelstein, J. "Feasibility of a Mobile Blood Pressure Telemanagement System in Children with Hypertension." IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies Proceedings 2013. (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6461316)

    Moline, MM, Dierick, HA, Southern, C, Bejsovec, A. "Non-equivalent roles of Drosophila Frizzled and Dfrizzled2 in embryonic Wingless signal transduction." Current Biology 2000;10: 1127-30.

    Moline, MM, Southern, C, Bejsovec, A. "Directionality of Wingless protein transport is essential for wild-type epidermal patterning in the Drosophila embryo." Development 1999;126: 4375-84.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Award
    • Pearl M. Stetler Research Fund Award, 2011 - 2012
    • Francis F. Schwentker Award for Excellence in Research, Johns Hopkins University, 2012

    Memberships

    • CKiD (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children) Cohort Study Consortium, 2013
    • International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 2012
    • National Kidney Foundation, 2008
    • American Society of Nephrology, 2008
    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2008

    Professional Activities

    • Emerging Women’s Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
    • Medical editor, Hopkins Children’s Magazine, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 2010
    • Medical editor, Pediatrician, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 2009
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Missing a Thread to Young Hearts,” The Baltimore Sun, June 1, 2009

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