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

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Nephrology, Pediatric Hypertension, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology ...read more

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Pediatric Hypertension

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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. She is also the Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics.

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 and in 2020 she was appointed as a Core Faculty Member.  

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

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
  • Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Hypertension Program
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2000)


  • Pediatrics; The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (2004)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Tammy Brady’s research is focused on promoting cardiovascular health across the patient lifespan. She has National Institutes of Health funding to determine the impact of dietary intake, mood disorders and adverse childhood experiences on cardiovascular disease risk factors in youth. 

Dr. Brady is part of a multidisciplinary team working on Resolve to Save Lives, an international campaign to decrease cardiovascular disease mortality worldwide. As part of this team, she has led two impactful clinical trials to study the effect of cuff size and resting on blood pressure measurement.

Dr. Brady directs a multidisciplinary obesity hypertension clinic called the Reversing the Negative cardiovascular Effects of Weight (ReNew) clinic. Many children in this clinic are enrolled in a longitudinal registry, which has formed the basis of several clinical investigations on how to better care for children with multiple risk factors for heart disease. In addition to her personal research efforts, Brady serves as vice chair for clinical research in the Department of Pediatrics.

Clinical Research

  • NIH/NHLBI funded study:  Effect of Dietary Approaches on Vascular Function and Blood Pressure Phenotype in Youth
  • NIH/NIMH funded study:  Association of Mood Disorders with Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Children and 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Health, 2014 - 2016


  • American Society of Nephrology, 2005
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2005
  • International Pediatric Hypertension Organization, 2005

    U.S. Board Member, at Large, 2018

  • National Kidney Foundation, 2008
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013
  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2014

Professional Activities

  • Sphygmomanometer Committee, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 2014
  • Validated Device Listing Independent Review Committee Member, American Heart Association, 2019
  • Member, Accuracy in Measurement of Blood Pressure (AIM-BP) Collaborative, 2019
  • Member, American Heart Association, 2018
  • Medical Advisory Board Member, National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 2014
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes Committee and Recruitment and Retention Committee, NEPTUNE (Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network) Pediatric Working Group, 2013
  • 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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