Prof. K.J. Jager MD PhD

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Prof. K.J. Jager MD PhD

Positions
Full Professor, Research Associate
Main activities
Education, Research
Specialisation
Evaluation of Health Care and Epidemiology
Focus of research
  • Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease
  • Aetiological and prognostic models in renal replacement therapy
  • Clinical performance measurement (quality of care, indicators, guidelines)

 

Short CV

Kitty Jager (MD PhD) is a Professor of Medical Informatics & Kidney Epidemiology and Principal Investigator at the AMC/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

After obtaining a PhD on dialysis adequacy, she has led the department’s kidney epidemiology research group and has been the ERA-EDTA Registry Director for 20 years .

She has served as a member on the:

- Advisory Board of the European Renal Best Practice (ERA-EDTA)

- EURECAM Working Group Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advisory Board (ERA-EDTA)

- Global Kidney Health Atlas Steering Committee (ISN)

- Nephrology Public Policy Committee (ERA-EDTA)

- Research Council of the Dutch Kidney Foundation

- SHaring Expertise to support the set-up of Renal Registries (SHARE-RR) Steering Committee (ISN).

Her research has concentrated on the prevalence and progression of CKD and the frequency of Kidney Replacement Therapy with focus on international differences and sex differences; and on the relationship of public health aspects and nephrology practice patterns with patient outcomes. She has published more than 340 scientific articles and a high number of book chapters and reports (H-index: Web of Science 50; Google Scholar 72).

Kitty Jager serves on the Editorial Boards of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Nephrology Carlton, KI Reports and the Journal of Renal Nutrition.

Finally, she has organized and lectured in almost 40 international CME courses in epidemiology for nephrologists and hosted 37 visiting nephrology researchers from 20 countries.

Key publications
  • Brück Katharina, Stel Vianda S., Gambaro Giovanni, Hallan Stein, Völzke Henry, Ärnlöv Johan, Kastarinen Mika, Guessous Idris, Vinhas José, Stengel Bénédicte, Brenner Hermann, Chudek Jerzy, Romundstad Solfrid, Tomson Charles, Gonzalez Alfonso Otero, Bello Aminu K., Ferrieres Jean, Palmieri Luigi, Browne Gemma, Capuano Vincenzo, van Biesen Wim, Zoccali Carmine, Gansevoort Ron, Navis Gerjan, Rothenbacher Dietrich, Ferraro Pietro Manuel, Nitsch Dorothea, Wanner Christoph, Jager Kitty J. CKD Prevalence Varies across the European General Population Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2016;27 (7):2135-2147 [PubMed]
  • Delanaye Pierre, Jager Kitty J., Bökenkamp Arend, Christensson Anders, Dubourg Laurence, Eriksen Bjørn Odvar, Gaillard François, Gambaro Giovanni, van der Giet Markus, Glassock Richard J., Indridason Olafur S., van Londen Marco, Mariat Christophe, Melsom Toralf, Moranne Olivier, Nordin Gunnar, Palsson Runolfur, Pottel Hans, Rule Andrew D., Schaeffner Elke, Taal Maarten W., White Christine, Grubb Anders, van den Brand Jan A. J. G. CKD: A Call for an Age-Adapted Definition Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2019;30 (10):1785-1805 [PubMed]
  • Carrero Juan Jesus, Hecking Manfred, Chesnaye Nicholas C., Jager Kitty J. Sex and gender disparities in the epidemiology and outcomes of chronic kidney disease Nature reviews. Nephrology 2018;14 (3):151-164 [PubMed]
  • Jager Kitty J., Kovesdy Csaba, Langham Robyn, Rosenberg Mark, Jha Vivekanand, Zoccali Carmine A single number for advocacy and communication—worldwide more than 850 million individuals have kidney diseases Kidney international 2019;96 (5):1048-1050 [PubMed]
  • van den Brand Jan A. J. G., Pippias Maria, Stel Vianda S., Caskey Fergus J., Collart Frederic, Finne Partik, Heaf James, Jais Jean-Philippe, Kramar Reinhard, Massy Ziad A., de Meester Johan, Traynor Jamie P., Reisæter Anna Varberg, Wetzels Jack F. M., Jager Kitty J. Lifetime risk of renal replacement therapy in Europe: a population-based study using data from the ERA-EDTA Registry Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation 2017;32 (2):348-355 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

Short CV

Kitty Jager (MD PhD) is a Professor of Medical Informatics & Kidney Epidemiology and Principal Investigator at the AMC/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

After obtaining a PhD on dialysis adequacy, she has led the department’s kidney epidemiology research group and has been the ERA-EDTA Registry Director for 20 years .

She has served as a member on the:

- Advisory Board of the European Renal Best Practice (ERA-EDTA)

- EURECAM Working Group Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advisory Board (ERA-EDTA)

- Global Kidney Health Atlas Steering Committee (ISN)

- Nephrology Public Policy Committee (ERA-EDTA)

- Research Council of the Dutch Kidney Foundation

- SHaring Expertise to support the set-up of Renal Registries (SHARE-RR) Steering Committee (ISN).

Her research has concentrated on the prevalence and progression of CKD and the frequency of Kidney Replacement Therapy with focus on international differences and sex differences; and on the relationship of public health aspects and nephrology practice patterns with patient outcomes. She has published more than 340 scientific articles and a high number of book chapters and reports (H-index: Web of Science 50; Google Scholar 72).

Kitty Jager serves on the Editorial Boards of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Nephrology Carlton, KI Reports and the Journal of Renal Nutrition.

Finally, she has organized and lectured in almost 40 international CME courses in epidemiology for nephrologists and hosted 37 visiting nephrology researchers from 20 countries.

Research programmes

Prof. K.J. Jager MD PhD (Evaluation of Health Care and Epidemiology of Kidney Disease)

Evaluation of Health Care

Within this research theme there is a strong focus on clinical performance indicators and on their use for (inter)national benchmarking and improvement of quality of care. Research subjects include the selection and standardization of clinical performance indicators within nephrology (NephroQUEST project - Public Health Programme EC)

Epidemiology

Here there is a primary focus on the domain of nephrology. Different studies concentrate on factors determining the trends and international differences in the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the incidence of end-stage renal failure (ESRD) and related patient outcomes. This aetiologically oriented research aims to identify the determinants of these trends and differences, for example co-morbidity, residual renal function, treatment, general population mortality, timing of transplantation but also the effects of non-medical (e.g. economic) factors. Other subjects include the comparison of conservative and novel statistical methods. 

Theme: Public Health

This research group participates in AmCOGG

Postdocs
M. Bonthuis PhD
J.R. Bosdriesz MA MSc PhD
N.C. Chesnaye PhD
A. Kramer PhD
M. Noordzij PhD
V.S. Stel PhD

Others
E.F. Guggenheim-van der Hout
A.J. Weerstra MEng

J.W. Groothoff MD PhD (End-stage Renal Insufficiency in Children)

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • ERA-EDTA, c/o PKF Littlejohn
  • Europese Unie
  • NIEUWE DEB IND