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Reem Mustafa, M.B.B.S., PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Neprhology and Hypertension

M.B.B.S - Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan
M.P.H. - State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D. - Health Research Methodology, McMaster University

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Research Focus

Chronic Kidney Disease

I am a clinical nephrologist who is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine and Nephrology. I work with patients who have kidney disease and those who progress and develop kidney failure needing any form of dialysis or transplant. I am especially interested in managing patients with chronic kidney disease and their other medical conditions to slow the progression of their disease.

I am very interested and formally trained in research with a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD degree in Health Research Methodology/Clinical Epidemiology. My research interests focuses on the application of principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical and public health decision-making. I also study the effect of these principles on clinical and patient-important outcomes. I am also interested in utilizing pragmatic clinical trials to study the effect of different feasible interventions to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients with kidney disease. I am also very interested in studying decision making about dialysis modalities especially studying intensive home hemodialysis. I am especially interested in decision-making regarding healthcare related tests and diagnostic strategies; challenges and suggested solutions, which included the use of models when direct evidence is lacking. I have experience with decision analysis and mathematical models and presenting them to guideline panels and different decision-makers and critically appraising them. I have extensive experience in the development and assessment of clinical practice guidelines through my work with The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group and I serves on the GRADE Guidance Group. I have been involved with multiple guideline development groups internationally through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) among others. I am a co-founder of the U.S. GRADE network.


 Grants, Awards, & Funded Projects

  • Burden of imaging of renal cysts, PCORI
  • Setting community driven priorities about Polycystic Kidney Disease care: Establishing a multi-stake holder engagement team (EMPOWER PKD), PCORI
  • Evidence synthesis to inform venous thromboembolsim diagnosis guidleline, The American Society of Hematology
Last modified: Aug 12, 2020

Reem Mustafa, M.B.B.S., PhD, MPH


Reem Mustafa, M.B.B.S., PhD, MPH
Associate Professor