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Derek K. Ng, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

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

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E7642
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
ScM, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
BA, Yale University, 2005


Dr. Ng's research interests include the application of novel methods to cohort studies. As a co-investigator of the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study and the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), Dr. Ng provides epidemiologic expertise in the design, conduct and data management of these cohorts and contributing original analyses for publications. In addition to independent research, Dr. Ng works closely with clinicians to develop research questions, analyze data and write manuscripts. His areas of clinical interest include pediatric chronic kidney disease, HIV and aging, with an emphasis on kidney function, as well as health disparities. His dissertation was entitled, "The epidemiology of glomerular hyperfiltration among men with HIV in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy". As an extension of his interest in study design and analysis, Dr. Ng collaborates with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate the detoxication of airborne pollutants by glucoraphanin and sulforaphane interventions.

Honors and Awards

Member, Delta Omega Alpha Chapter, Honorary Public Health Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • epidemiologic methods
  • cohort studies
  • measurement
  • causal inference
  • pediatric chronic kidney disease
  • HIV and aging
  • frailty
  • glomerular hyperfiltration

Selected publications:

  • Ng DK, Schwartz GJ, Jacobson LP, Palella FJ, Margolick JB, Warady BA, Furth SL, Muñoz A. Universal GFR determination based on two time points during plasma iohexol disappearance. Kidney International. 2011 Aug;80(4):423-30. PMID: 21654718 PMCID: PMC3146568
  • Ng DK, Jacobson LP, Brown TT, Palella FJ, Martinson JJ, Bolan R, Miller ER 3rd, Schwartz GJ, Abraham AG, Estrella MM. HIV therapy, metabolic and cardiovascular health are associated with glomerular hyperfiltration in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. AIDS, 2014 Jan 28;28(3):377-86.  PMID: 24670523  PMCID: PMC3972628
  • Egner PA, Chen JG, Zarth AT, Ng DK [co-first author], Kensler KH, Jacobson LP, Muñoz A, Johnson JL, Groopman JD, Fahey JW, Talalay P, Zhu J, Chen TY, Quan GS, Carmella SG, Hecht SS, Kensler TW. Rapid and sustainable detoxication of airborne pollutants by broccoli sprout beverage: results of a randomized clinical trial in China. Cancer Prevention Research. OnlineFirst, June 9, 2014. PMID: 24913818
  • Ng DK, Moxey-Mims M, Warady BA, Furth SL, Munoz A. Racial differences in access to kidney transplant and dialysis among children with a non-glomerular cause of chronic kidney disease. Annals of Epidemiology, 2016 Nov;26(11):780-787.e1. PMID: 27789133 PMCID: PMC5110248
  • Ng DK, Schwartz GJ, Warady BA, Furth SL, Muñoz A. A comparison of relationships of measured iohexol GFR and estimated GFR with CKD-related biomarkers in children and adolescents. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 2017 May 24. pii: S0272-6386(17)30637-6. PMID: 28549535