Baltimore, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Represented: Clinicians

Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, FACP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a Core Faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and is affiliated with the Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities and the Hopkins Center on Aging and Health. Crews’ core area of research addresses disparities in the care and outcomes of chronic kidney disease. She has examined the contribution of social determinants of health, including poverty and access to healthful foods, to disparities in kidney disease. Her work in end-stage renal disease includes studies of the optimal timing and setting of dialysis initiation among vulnerable groups, and patient preparation for the start of renal replacement therapy. Crews was the inaugural Gilbert S. Omenn Anniversary Fellow of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine). She is Chair of the American Society of Nephrology Chronic Kidney Disease Advisory Group and a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance Team. She has more than 45 peer-reviewed published manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of BMC Nephrology and Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Crews previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities and a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from August 2016 to August 2019.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 26, 2018

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Employee
  • HCD International, a healthcare consulting firm, Employee
  • Caribbean Health and Education Foundation, Technical Advisor
  • National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, Board Member
  • American Society of Nephrology, Executive Committee


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