Dr. Josef Coresh is a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He holds a joint appointment in biostatistics and a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on epidemiology.
Dr. Coresh is regarded as one of the world’s most influential researchers in his field. His work on the prevalence and consequences of chronic kidney disease has been instrumental in national and international clinical practice guidelines related the definition and staging of chronic kidney disease.
He serves as the director of both the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program and the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
His team is currently engaged in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, a prospective study of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Coresh also leads the Chronic Kidney Disease Consortium, which includes more than 50 cohorts and over 2 million participants.
Dr. Coresh received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Princeton University and earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins. He received his M.P.H. and his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he also completed a fellowship in epidemiology.
He is vice-chair of the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative. He has been recognized with the David M. Hume Memorial Award and the Garabed Eknoyan Award from the National Kidney Foundation, and he was the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology.