After completing a nephrology fellowship in 2002, Dr. Kramer joined the faculty at Loyola Medical Center with a joint appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. She received a Young Investigator Award from the National Kidney Foundation and became a co-investigator for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
In 2005, Dr. Kramer became co-Director (Dr. Durazo) for the Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Program at Loyola. She developed several courses for this program including Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, Grant Writing and Meta-Analysis. In 2009, Dr. Kramer became the Program Director for the MPH Program at Loyola University Chicago. She is currently an Associate Professor and her research focuses on obesity and kidney disease and genetic variants for kidney disease.
Dr. Kramer has also developed methods for the analysis of longitudinal changes in urine albumin excretion and she is interested in the intersection between kidney and cardiovascular disease. She works with the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Coronary Artery Disease in Young Adults (CARDIA) study and has completed several studies using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. She has worked with investigators across the United States and in Jamaica and Africa. She currently teaches Epidemiology I, Epidemiology II, Meta-Analysis, Grant Writing and Clinical Trials.
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