Dr. John Kusek : NIDDK

Dr. John Kusek

NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 617
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301-594-7735
Fax: 301-480-3510
Email: kusekj@ep.niddk.nih.gov

Current Position:
Senior Scientific Advisor, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Portfolio/Responsibilities:

• Epidemiological studies and clinical trials in urology and chronic kidney disease

• Strategy development for designing national programs to prevent and treat chronic diseases (chronic kidney disease, non-malignant urologic conditions, lung and respiratory diseases)

• Program evaluation of treatment interventions (design, analysis and interpretation of randomized clinical trials)

• Design, analysis and interpretation of population-based studies (observational epidemiologic studies).


Program management and scientific involvement with the following studies either solely or in collaboration with Division staff:

            • The Folic Acid for Vascular Outcome Reduction (FAVORIT) Trial

            • The Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC)

            • The Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE)

            • The Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey

            • The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study

            • The Urinary Incontinence treatment (UITN) Network

            • The Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network (ICCRN)

            • The Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (CPCRN)

            • The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Epidemiology Project

            • The Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapy (MIST) Consortium

            • The Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms (CAMUS)

            • The Oral versus IV iron trial

            • The African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) Cohort Study 
     • The Clinical Trial of Alpha-Blocker for Patients with Urinary Tract Stones (STONE Study)

Previous Training and Experience:

1979 Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1979-1983: Faculty, Department of Epidemiology and Biometry, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

1983-1989: Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

       1989 to present: Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK

Page last updated: September 01, 2007

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