U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
John Kusek
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-7735
Email: kusekj@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Program DirectorDivision of Lung Diseases, NHLBI, NIH1983-1989
  • FacultyDepartment of Epidemiology and Biometry, School of Public Health, University of Illinois1979-1983
  • Ph.D.University of Michigan1979

John W. Kusek, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities & Activities

I am responsible for managing epidemiological studies and clinical trials in urology and chronic kidney disease.  My work includes developing strategies for designing national programs to prevent and treat chronic diseases, including chronic kidney disease and nonmalignant urologic conditions.

Other professional activities include overseeing the design, analysis, and interpretation of both randomized clinical trials and observational epidemiologic studies.  I am involved with the science and program management of various studies, including:  the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study; and the Hemodialysis Fistula Network Cohort Study.

I also provide assistance to NIDDK project scientists for the Chronic Kidney Disease Biomarker Consortium, the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain Network, and the Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Network.

​Research Programs

Chronic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression

End-Stage Renal Disease
The NIDDK End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology of kidney failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease leading to kidney failure

Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease

Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases