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.