Our mission is to facilitate equitable access to living donor kidney transplant, shared decision-making and self-management, understanding of ethnocultural barriers, improved assessment and support of mental health, and a better quality of life and outcomes for people with kidney disease. To do this, we conduct research that identifies psychosocial, behavioral and cultural factors that impact patients’ clinical outcomes and quality of life. We carry out research-based quality improvement projects targeting routine clinical practice. We build partnerships with patients, researchers, clinicians, and community organizations, increasing public awareness and providing education about kidney disease and transplantation.
Advancing a collaborative, integrated approach to patient care, we turn research into outcomes that matter to patients and families – beyond the lab values.
The KHERG Advantage
If your passion is kidney health, healthcare, and the influence of psychosocial factors, this is the group for you. At KHERG, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and apply practical research skills to clinical settings and health equity issues. We provide our team with exceptional training to clinical research and opportunities to engage in every step of the research process, writing process, and resource development process. As a diverse, multidisciplinary group, we are committed to supporting your growth in your field and fostering the development of essential professional skills.
We welcome collaborations and applications. For collaborations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For applications as a prospective graduate student, please contact us at email@example.com. If you are a research personnel or prospective student volunteer, please contact us with your transcript, a one-page motivation letter, and resume.