Dr Dorothea Nitsch
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.
I am the Programme Director for the MSc in Epidemiology.
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 the Chair of the Registry's Research Methods Study Group.
I contribute to research at the Centre for Non-communicable Disease, in particular collaborating on a study that is investigating Mesoamerican nephropathy.