Brad Astor

Credentials: PhD, MPH

Position title: Professor of Population Health Sciences, Professor of Nephrology


Phone: (608) 262-0361

5149 Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

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My research covers several different aspects of kidney disease and its interaction with cardiovascular disease. I have a special interest in biomarkers of kidney function and the associations of these biomarkers with clinical outcomes, including incident chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and mortality. I have pursued research in these areas in the general population (e.g., Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities [ARIC] Study, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [MESA]) as well as in clinical trials (African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension [AASK]) and observational studies of dialysis patients (Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD [CHOICE]). Other areas of interest include predictors of outcomes in kidney transplant recipients, which I have pursued using data from the Wisconsin Allograft Recipient Database (WisARD), and hemodialysis vascular access complications.


  • Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, UWSMPH
  • Department of Population Health Sciences, UWSMPH
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

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