Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Second-Chance Placement of Hemodialysis Patients After Involuntary Discharge for Disruptive BehaviorAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  74:544-548. 2019
2019 JC viruria is associated with reduced risk of diabetic kidney diseaseJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  104:2286-2294. 2019
2019 Genome-wide association study identifies novel loci for type 2 diabetes-Attributed end-stage kidney disease in African AmericansHuman Genomics.  13. 2019
2016 Selecting SNPs informative for African, American Indian and European Ancestry: Application to the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND)BMC Genomics.  17. 2016
2014 Nephrotoxic effects of common and emerging drugs of abuseClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  9:1996-2005. 2014
2014 Quality of life and outcomes in African Americans with CKDJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  25:1849-1855. 2014
2012 Quality of life and psychosocial factors in African Americans with hypertensive chronic kidney disease 2012
2011 Elevated depressive affect is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes among African Americans with chronic kidney diseaseKidney International.  80:670-678. 2011
2009 Risk of hyperkalemia in nondiabetic patients with chronic kidney disease receiving antihypertensive therapyArchives of Internal Medicine.  169:1587-1594. 2009
2008 MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African AmericansNature Genetics.  40:1185-1192. 2008
2008 The Effect of Peritoneal Dialysate on DXA Bone Densitometry Results in Patients with End-Stage Renal DiseaseJournal of Clinical Densitometry.  11:532-536. 2008
2000 Homocysteine Elevation in Sickle Cell DiseaseJournal of the American College of Nutrition.  19:608-612. 2000
2000 Extraskeletal calcification in patients with chronic kidney failure. 2000
2000 Reactive species in sickle cell diseaseAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  899:375-391. 2000
1982 Acetazolamide inhibition of renal γ-glutamyl transpeptidaseBiochemical Pharmacology.  31:3347-3352. 1982
1981 Acetazolamide (Az) inhibition of renal χ-glutamyltransferaseThe FASEB Journal.  40. 1981
A case study of a recent decline in the dialysis fatality rate.Contributions to Nephrology.  102:59-72.
AKI associated with synthetic cannabinoids: A case seriesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:523-526.
Differing effects of antihypertensive drugs on the incidence of diabetes mellitus among patients with hypertensive kidney diseaseArchives of Internal Medicine.  166:797-805.
Effect of ramipril vs amlodipine on renal outcomes in hypertensive nephrosclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Genetic association and gene-gene interaction analyses in African American dialysis patients with nondiabetic nephropathyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  59:210-221.
Genome-Wide Association and Trans-ethnic Meta-Analysis for Advanced Diabetic Kidney Disease: Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND)PLoS Genetics.  11.
Genome-wide linkage scans for type 2 diabetes mellitus in four ethnically diverse populations - Significant evidence for linkage on chromosome 4q in African Americans: The family investigation of nephropathy and diabetes research group
Glutathione inhibition of renal ammonia productionThe FASEB Journal.  38.
Lithium toxicity associated with a trichobezoarAnnals of Internal Medicine.  116:739-740.
Metabolic Syndrome, Proteinuria, and the Risk of Progressive CKD in Hypertensive African AmericansAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  51:732-740.
Non-anemic homozygous β thalassemia in an african-american family: Association of high fetal hemoglobin levels with β thalassemia allelesAmerican Journal of Hematology.  68:43-50.
Peritonitis due to Aspergillus niger: Diagnostic importance of peritoneal eosinophiliaPeritoneal Dialysis International.  10:100-101.
Regulation of renal glutamine utilization by glutathionePhysiologist.  21:120.
Reliability of urinary albumin, total protein, and creatinine assays after prolonged storage: The family investigation of nephropathy and diabetesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  2:1156-1162.


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2013 Disorders of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.  103-116. 2013

Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY 2019 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by MALLINCKRODT, INC. 2016 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2013 - 2015
  • Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by VISTERRA, INC 2020 - 2024
  • Private Grant  awarded by GOLDFINCH BIO INC 2020 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by GlaxoSmithKline 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2020 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2020 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Inc., U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group 2019 - 2022
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Howard University 1984
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Internship 1985
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Residency 1987
  • UC Health - University Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1991
  • Full Name

  • Denyse Thornley-Brown