Our Team

The BU CKD Research Group is led by:
  • Daniel Brooks, DSc, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at BUSPH
  • Michael McClean, ScD, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement, and Professor of Environmental Health at BUSPH
  • Madeleine Scammell, DSc, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at BUSPH
Other Investigators on the BU CKD Research Team include:
  • Juan José Amador Velázquez, MD, MPH, Nicaragua Principal Investigator, BUSPH
  • David Friedman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Jessica Leibler, DrPH, ScM, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, BUSPH
  • Damaris López-Pilarte, RN, MPH, Nicaragua Research Coordinator, BUSPH
  • Oriana Ramirez Rubio, MD, PhD, MPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, BUSPH & Global Health Policy Analysis Coordinator, ISGlobal, Madrid, Spain
Project Coordinators: 
  • Iris Delgado, MPH, Genetics Study Project Coordinator, Epidemiology, BUSPH
  • Sinéad Keogh, MANOS Project Coordinator, Environmental Health, BUSPH
Doctoral Students:  
BU CKD Research Collaborators:
  • Kate Applebaum, ScD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
  • Ramon Garcia-Trabanino, MD, MS, FASN, Nephrologist, Centro de Hemodiálisis, San Salvador & Emergency Social Fund for Health, Tierra Blanca, El Salvador
  • Emmanuel Jarquin, MD, Director of the Agency for Development and Agricultural Health (AGDYSA), El Salvador & El Salvador Principal Investigator, MANOS
  • James Kaufman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, New York University School of Medicine
  • Joseph Kupferman, MD, Nephrologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Rebecca Laws, PhD, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Caryn Sennett, MPH, Public Health Program Administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Daniel Weiner, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and Nephrologist, Tufts Medical Center
  • Katherine Yih, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Collaborating Organizations/Groups:
Individuals and organizations are listed in alphabetical order