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Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: General Epidemiology and Methodology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W6033
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MS, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006

Honors and Awards

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Innovation Fund, 2015

  • My research focuses on the epidemiology of aging with a specific interest patients with end stage renal disease and arthritis. In particular, I am interested in better understanding how frailty can improve risk prediction in kidney transplant recipients and patients undergoing hemodialysis as well as physical function in older adults with treated and untreated gout. Finally, I am initiating a project to better understand the intersection of frailty and medication use in older adults. One of my career objectives is to apply novel methods and novel risk factors to the study of older adults with ESRD and arthritis.   frailty
  • gout
  • end stage renal disease
  • pharmacoepidemiology

These five publications represent my diverse interest including pharmacoepidemiology, gout epidemiology, the epidemiology of aging and ESRD epidemiology.

  • McAdams DeMarco MA, Maynard JW, Baer AN, Kao L, Köttgen A, Coresh J. A urate gene-by-diuretic interaction and gout risk in the ARIC study. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. 2013; 75:701-6.
  • McAdams DeMarco MA, Grams ME, Hall EC, Coresh J, Segev DL. Early hospital readmission after kidney transplantation: patient and center-level associations. American Journal of Transplantation. 2012; 12:3283-6.
  • McAdams-DeMarco MA, James N, Salter ML, Walston J, Segev DL. Trends in Kidney Transplant Outcomes in Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014; 62: 2235-42.
  • McAdams-DeMarco MA, Law A, King E, Orandi B, Salter M, Gupta N, Chow E, Alachkar N, Desai N, Varadhan R, Walston J, Segev D. Frailty and Mortality in Kidney Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation. 2015; 15: 149-54.
  • McAdams-DeMarco M, Bae S, Chu N, Gross AL, Brown C, Oh E, Rosenberg P, Neufeld KJ, Varadhan R, Albert M, Walston J, Segev D. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Among Older Kidney Transplant Recipients. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; in press.