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Professor Dorothea Nitsch

MD MSc

Professor
of Clinical Epidemiology

Room
Room 258f

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2095

I graduated in Medicine at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and did a Doctoral Thesis there at the Biocenter. I worked several years in Internal Medicine and Renal Medicine in Switzerland up to obtaining specialist level. I did the MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003 and joined directly afterwards. I hold a clinical contract as an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation trust.

Affiliations

Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Until 2017 I was the Programme Director for the MSc in epidemiology. I have now stepped down, and am the Exam Board Chair for the MSc in Epidemiology. I also co-organise the Distance Learning Module in Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology (EPM 307). I teach face to face MSc  students in Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health, Extended Epidemiology and Study Design.

Research

I am involved in research on risk factors and outcomes of chronic kidney disease.

I am the analytic lead of the National CKD Audit which investigates the identification and management of CKD in primary care in the UK. I am also involved in other analyses of routine electronic  health records with regards to kidney disease (http://ehr.lshtm.ac.uk/team/dorothea-nitsch/) I am the principal investigator of the MRC at Older Age study which contributes data to the Chronic Kidney disease Prognosis Consortium.

I have been collaborating with the UK Renal Registry since 2003 on various analyses related to the outcomes of patients on dialysis and currently I am their Director of Informatics Research.

I contribute to research at the Centre for Non-communicable Disease, in particular collaborating on a study that is investigating Mesoamerican nephropathy. I am involved in a study that is validating the measurement of renal function using biomarkers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and another study that investigates the association of renal function markers in children with markers of growth and nutrition.

Research Area
Ageing
Clinical care
Clinical databases
Primary care
Electronic health records
Older people's health
Discipline
Genetic epidemiology
Life-course epidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic disease
Eye diseases
Diabetes
Kidney disease
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Region
Euro area
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Data-driven identification of ageing-related diseases from electronic health records
Kuan V; Fraser HC; Hingorani M; Denaxas S; Gonzalez-Izquierdo A; Direk K; Nitsch D; Mathur R; Parisinos CA; Lumbers RT
2021
Scientific Reports
Stopping renin-angiotensin system blockers after acute kidney injury and risk of adverse outcomes: parallel population-based cohort studies in English and Swedish routine care.
Bidulka P; Fu EL; Leyrat C; Kalogirou F; McAllister KSL; Kingdon EJ; Mansfield KE; Iwagami M; Smeeth L; Clase CM
2020
BMC Medicine
Epidemiology of COVID-19 in an Urban Dialysis Center.
Corbett RW; Blakey S; Nitsch D; Loucaidou M; McLean A; Duncan N; Ashby DR; West London Renal and Transplant Centre
2020
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
The effect of initiation of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors on haemoglobin: A national cohort study.
Greenhall GHB; Mansfield KE; Nitsch D; Iwagami M; Leyrat C; Johnston R; Smeeth L; Tomlinson LA
2020
British journal of clinical pharmacology
Uncoded chronic kidney disease in primary care: a cross-sectional study of inequalities and cardiovascular disease risk management.
Molokhia M; Okoli GN; Redmond P; Asgari E; Shaw C; Schofield P; Ashworth M; Durbaba S; Nitsch D
2020
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
The association between chronic kidney disease and tuberculosis; a comparative cohort study in England.
Ruzangi J; Iwagami M; Smeeth L; Mangtani P; Nitsch D
2020
BMC nephrology
Sociodemographic features and mortality of individuals on haemodialysis treatment who test positive for SARS-CoV-2: A UK Renal Registry data analysis.
Savino M; Casula A; Santhakumaran S; Pitcher D; Wong E; Magadi W; Evans KM; Benoy-Deeney F; Griffin J; Plumb L
2020
PloS one
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