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Presenter Profile: The Changing Climate of Diabetic Kidney Disease—Environmental Triggers and Vulnerabilities


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The Changing Climate of Diabetic Kidney Disease—Environmental Triggers and Vulnerabilities

Sunday, June 23, at 8:00 a.m. ET
Room W206
Orange County Convention Center

The Exposome Imperative—Unlocking the Full Spectrum of Precision Medicine to Prevent Diabetic Kidney Disease

Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD
Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD

Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair,
Columbia University

What is your presentation about?
This presentation will discuss advances in exposomics methodologies and in the growing understanding of the connection between environmental exposures for diabetes and kidney disease. Summary data from diverse populations will be presented including the Strong Heart Study, a study in Indigenous communities in the Southwest and the Great Plains, and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a study in urban and suburban settings across the U.S. Ongoing efforts in exposure assessment and the exposome to study the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of uncertain origin in agricultural communities will be presented.

How do you hope your presentation will impact diabetes research or care?
This presentation will present new cutting-edge methodology that can be incorporated in new research efforts. This body of research is contributing to recognize an additional set of preventable risk factors that can contribute to the prevention and control of diabetes as well as kidney disease.

How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
I am an epidemiologist and preventive medicine specialist who became interested in environmental exposures early in my career.

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