Ongoing Studies - Kidney Health Education and Research Group

Ongoing Studies


The Kidney Health Education and Research Group focuses on enhancing kidney health, advancing collaborative care, and empowering communities through our research. Our ongoing research identifies psychosocial, behavioral and cultural factors that impact patients’ clinical outcomes and quality of life. We focus on asssessing barriers, particularly the ethnocultural, with the aim of producing culturally competent ways to enhance everybody’s access to kidney transplantation. Our research also leads to quality improvement projects targetting routine clinical practice.
Our research group is proud to collaborate with researchers from renowned institutions nationally and internationally. We invite collaborative opportunities and, if you are interested in collaborating, invite you to contact us at


Our Studies

Exploring Transplant Ontario

Delivering culturally competent information to reduce barriers to kidney transplantation and safely increase living donor kidney transplantation

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Discovering Barriers to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Studying patients’ ethnocultural attitudes, fears, beliefs, and concerns

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Developing Ethnocultural Kidney Guides

Advancing towards improved, culturally and religiously competent health education

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Validating PROMIS item banks to assess patient reported outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Assessing if Patient-Reported Outcomes measurement tools can be used to help people with chronic kidney disease and healthcare providers

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