Senior Physician Scientist, Lead BERD Core with DE ACCEL-CTR; and Director, of CRSN with DE-INBRE
Dr. Jurkovitz is Senior Physician Scientist in the Christiana Care Value Institute where she leads the Data Analytics core. As such she helps Physicians, Residents, and young Investigators to develop their research projects and analytical plan and to work with our Data Analytics team. She also leads the Biostatistic Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) core of the Delaware ACCEL Center for Translational Research (CTR). The BERD was founded in 2013 and is composed of a group of highly skilled experts in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology. In 2018 she was appointed Director of the Centralized Research Support Network (CRSN), a newly developed INBRE core, which goal is to develop mechanisms to leverage existing infrastructure such as the Delaware ACCEL-CTR BERD and to make services provided by the BERD available to the INBRE network’s biomedical investigators. She is also a member of the steering committee of the INBRE Bioinformatics Network of Delaware (BiND). As a Nephrologist Epidemiologist, Dr. Jurkovitz has actively developed her own research interests, mostly in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and health services research. She was the PI of the ACCEL-CTR funded Big Data Pilot grant: “Linking Data for Kidney Care”, which goal was to build a CKD registry in the State of Delaware to predict hospitalizations in patients with CKD. This project has been completed in May 2017 and resulted in several publications. She completed in May 2018 a project funded by Eugene Washington PCORI award “Engaging Stakeholders for a Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Chronic Kidney Disease in Delaware”, which goal was to build a network of patients that can provide guidance to researchers in the field of kidney disease.