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Nadia Mikhail Chu, M.P.H., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery



  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2018)
  • M.P.H., George Washington University School of Public Health (District of Columbia) (2014)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) (2009)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Chu NM, Shi Z, Haugen CE, Norman SP, Gross AL, Brennan DC, Carlson MC, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco MA. Cognitive Function, Access to Kidney Transplantation, and Waitlist Mortality Among Kidney Transplant Candidates With and Without Diabetes. American Journal of Kidney Disease; 2020 Feb 3. PMID: 32029264

Chu NM, Bandeen-Roche K, Tian J, Kasper JD, Gross AL, Carlson MC, Xue QL. Hierarchical Development of Frailty and Cognitive Impairment: Clues into Etiological Pathways. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2019 Oct 4;74(11):1761-1770. PMID: 31120105

Chu NM, Gross AL, Shaffer AA, Haugen CE, Norman SP, Xue QL, Sharrett AR, Carlson MC, Bandeen-Roche K, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco MA. Frailty and Changes in Cognitive Function after Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2019 Feb;30(2):336-345. PMID: 30679381

Gross AL, Chu NM, Anderson LR, Glymour MM, Jones RN. Do people with Alzheimer’s Disease improve with repeated testing? Unpacking the role of content and context in retest effects. Age and Ageing, 2018 Nov 1;47(6):866-871. PMID: 30124777. PMCID: PMC6201832

Chu NM, Deng A, Ying H, Haugen CE, Garonzik Wang JM, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco MA. Dynamic Frailty Before Kidney Transplantation: Time of Measurement Matters. Transplantation, 2019 Aug;103(8):1700-1704. PMID: 31348438

Activities & Honors


  • Delta Omega Society, National Public Health Honorary Society, 2013
  • ASN Kidney STARS Award, American Society of Nephrology, 2017
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Public Health Scholarships for Graduate Students, Alzheimer’s Association, 2017


  • Society for Epidemiologic Research


  • Gerontology Interest Group, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Cognitive Sensory Working Group, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Frailty & Multisystem Dysregulation Working Group, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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