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Claudine Jurkovitz, MD, MPH

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Core Leader

Claudine Jurkovitz, MD, MPH, has been working at ChristianaCare Health Services Inc. since 2005 and has been appointed Director of Clinical Research in the ChristianaCare Institute for Research in Equity and Community Health (iREACH). As such she leads the Data Analysts’ team and helps Physicians and young Investigators at ChristianaCare to develop their research projects and study design. She has been leading the Biostatistics Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) core of the Delaware ACCEL- CTR since October 2017. The BERD provides consultation services on multiple topics in biostatistics, medical informatics and bioinformatics to Investigators from all ACCEL-CTR Institutions. She was appointed Director of the Centralized Research Support Network (CRSN), a newly developed INBRE core in 2017. CRSN’s goal is to develop mechanisms to leverage existing infrastructure such as the Delaware ACCEL-CTR with expertise in epidemiology, study design, biostatistics, community-based participatory research and patient engagement and to make these services available to the INBRE network’s biomedical investigators. She is also a member of the steering committee of the INBRE Bioinformatics Network of Delaware (BiND). As a Nephrologist Epidemiologist, Dr. Jurkovitz has actively developed her own research interests, mostly in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and health services research. In 2018, she completed a project funded by an Eugene Washington PCORI award “Engaging Stakeholders for a Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Chronic Kidney Disease in Delaware”. The goal of this project was to build a network of patients that could provide guidance to researchers in the field of kidney disease.
Prior to working at ChristianaCare, Dr. Jurkovitz was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. While pursuing her research interest in the prevention of progression of kidney disease, Dr. Jurkovitz also became an active member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and was later nominated vice chair of the Emory University IRB.