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, Illinois, 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.