Claudine T. Jurkovitz, M.D., MPH

Senior Physician Scientist, Lead BERD Core with DE ACCEL-CTR; and Director, of CRSN with DE-INBRE

Dr. Jurkovitz is Senior Physician Scientist in the Value Institute at Christiana Care and Lead of the Epi/Biostat core of the Delaware ACCEL Center for Translational Research. As such she helps Physicians, Residents and young Investigators to develop their research projects and analytical plan and works closely with the Value Institute data management team. She is also the Director of the Centralized Research Support Network (CRSN) of Delaware INBRE.

As a Nephrologist Epidemiologist she has actively developed her own research interests, mostly in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and health services research. She is currently the PI of the ACCEL-CTR funded Big Data Pilot grant: "Linking Data for Kidney Care", which goal is to build a CKD registry in the State of Delaware by linking electronic health records to (1) predict hospitalizations in patients with CKD and (2) examine the transition from pediatric to adult care in young adults with CKD.  She and her team have also just been awarded a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Grant to engage patients with CKD and other stakeholders in Patient-Centered and Comparative Effectiveness research.

From December 2005 to July 2012, she was the Director of Operations of the Christiana Care Center for Outcomes Research (CCOR).  As such, she supervised the day-to day management of the center, and worked closely with Dr. Weintraub (CCOR Director) and the Director of Biostatistics to establish research priorities.

Prior to working at Christiana Care, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta.  While pursuing her research interest in the prevention of progression of kidney disease, she also became an active member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and was later nominated vice chair of the Emory University IRB.

Dr. Jurkovitz is deeply committed to public health and to the prevention of CKD progression as evidenced by her 2004-2012 appointment to the Steering Committee for the Kidney Early Evaluation Prevention Program (KEEP) - a nation-wide screening program for kidney disease - and as chair of the Prevention Committee of the National Kidney Foundation Medical Advisory Board of Georgia in 2005.