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Susan Crowley

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); VHA National Program Director for Kidney Disease and Dialysis; Chief, Renal Section, VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems

Research Summary

My research interests have centered on pharmacologic and dialytic strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with kidney failure. As an Executive Committee Member and /or a Site Investigator for the VA’s Cooperative Studies Program, I have conducted clinical trials targeting vascular access preservation and renal and cardiovascular risk reduction in chronic kidney disease, and all-cause mortality in acute kidney injury.

Specialized Terms: Kidney failure; Acute kidney injury; Chronic kidney disease; Dialysis; Health policy; Healthcare delivery

Extensive Research Description

I currently serve on the Advisory and/or Safety Boards of a number of multicenter clinical trials related to the management of patients with chronic kidney disease.


Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus; Health Policy; Health Promotion; Kidney; Kidney Diseases; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Nephrology; Veterans; Clinical Trial; Telemedicine; Acute Kidney Injury; Health Care

Public Health Interests

Chronic Diseases; Clinical Guidelines; Clinical Trials; Health Care Quality, Efficiency; Health Care Management; Health Policy; Nutrition; e-Health

Selected Publications

  • Innovations in Kidney Care Within the Veterans Heath AdministrationCrowley, S.T. and Rodriguez, R. Innovations in Kidney Care Within the Veterans Heath Administration. ASN Kidney News. 2014; 6(2):7-9.