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Application Process

The Program welcomes trainees from many disciplines. Application is open to all candidates who have the following: 

  • An MD, or DO degree or other clinical doctoral degree including, but not limited to DPH, Pharm D, PhD or a degree in epidemiology or behavioral science
  • A post-doctoral appointment within an academic unit of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or Bloomberg School of Public Health 
  • A guarantee from their primary academic unit to have at least 75% protected time available for research training and research activities for two years 
  • A strong commitment to a career focused on clinical investigation of renal diseases and related disorders 
  • Acceptance into a thesis training program, typically MHS, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Identification of a possible line of in clinical investigation and faculty mentor
  • U.S. citizenship, non-citizen national status, or permanent residency

Trainees enter the Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Program as Fellows in other programs, most often adult or pediatric nephrology in the School of Medicine or epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Applicants interested in adult nephrology, please contact: 

Michelle M. Estrella, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Nephrology
Assistant Director, Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument Street, Room 416 
Baltimore, MD 21205

Applicants interested in pediatric nephrology, please contact:

Jeffrey Fadrowski, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Director, Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Program
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Applicants who are not nephrologists but who are interested in renal epidemiology, please contact:

Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH 
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Director, Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Program
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
2024 E. Monument Street, Room 2-642
Baltimore, MD 21205

Along with an in-person interview and provision of a current curriculum vitae, candidates interested in this program will be asked to provide a personal statement that addresses:

  • Background information relevant to the candidate’s interest in the Renal Disease Epidemiology Program
  • Long-term career goals 
  • How the Program may facilitate advancement towards these goals
  • Interactions to date with mentors, including any prior or ongoing research experience

The following will be considered by the Program Executive Committee in the review of candidates:

  • Potential to develop as an independent and productive investigator
  • Quality of candidate's academic, clinical, and research record
  • Evidence of the candidate's commitment to meeting the Program's objectives.

For administrative inquiries:

Ms. Donna Gross
Training Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-600
Baltimore, MD 21205
Tel: 410-955-6953