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photo Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH


Associate Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division

Director, Center for Population Health Management

Co-Director, Clinical Research, Renal-Electrolyte Division

Associate Professor of Medicine (with Tenure)


Phone: 412-647-7062

Office: 3500 Terrace St
A915 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-647-7062
Fax: 412-802-6852
Administrative Assistant:
Maria Delesio
Address: 3500 Terrace St
S974 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-9753
Administrative Assistant:
Maria Simonic
Address: 200 Lothrop St
C1100 - UPMC Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-8652
Education and Training
MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, India, 2004
MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 2006
Internal Medicine Residency, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, 2009
Nephrology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 2011
Research Interest
Dr. Jhamb is an Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure in the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an academic nephrologist, with over 10 years’ experience conducting clinical research in patients with Kidney Disease. Dr. Jhamb’s research is aimed at understanding and improving patient-centered outcomes in patients with advanced kidney disease. Her work has characterized the symptom burden (such as sleep disorders, fatigue, depression and pain) and its impact on the quality and quantity of life in patients in these patients; and is developing and testing multi-disciplinary interventions to improve patient-centered outcomes.

Dr. Jhamb’s second research focus has been on using electronic health record to improve delivery and safety of chronic kidney disease care, especially to these vulnerable populations who are at highest risk of developing end-stage kidney disease and do not have access to timely nephrology care. These activities have been funded by the NIH and the American Heart Association.
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Selected Publications:
Jhamb, M., Liang, K., Yabes, J., Steel, J.L., Dew, M.A., Shah, N., Unruh, M. Prevalence and correlates of fatigue in chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease: are sleep disorders a key to understanding fatigue?. American Journal of nephrology. 2013; 38(6): 489-95.
Abdel-Kader, K., Dohar, S., Shah, N., Jhamb, M., Reis, S.E., Strollo, P., Buysse, D., Unruh, M.L. Resistant hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea in the setting of kidney disease. Journal of hypertension. 2012; 30(5): 960-6.
Jhamb, M., Unruh, M.L. Volume overload as a mechanism for obstructive sleep apnea in CKD?. Nephrology,dialysis,transplantation:publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. 2012; 27(4): 1291-3.
Jhamb, M., Unruh, M. Sleep and the kidney: is sleep duration associated with proteinuria?. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 2012; 59(3): 325-6.
Jhamb, M., Pike, F., Ramer, S., Argyropoulos, C., Steel, J., Dew, M.A., Weisbord, S.D., Weissfeld, L., Unruh, M.L. Impact of fatigue on outcomes in the hemodialysis (HEMO) study. American journal of nephrology. 2011; 33(6): 515-23.
Jhamb, M., Tamura, M.K., Gassman, J., Garg, A.X., Lindsay, R.M., Suri, R.S., Ting, G., Finkelstein, F.O., Beach, S., Kimmel, P.L., Unruh, M. Design and rationale of health-related quality of life and patient-reported outcomes assessment in the Frequent Hemodialysis Network trials. Blood Purification. 2011; 31(1-3): 151-8.
Jhamb, M., Argyropoulos, C., Steel, J.L., Plantinga, L., Wu, A.W., Fink, N.E., Powe, N.R., Meyer, K.B., Unruh, M.L. Correlates and outcomes of fatigue among incident dialysis patients. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2009; 4(11): 1779-96.
Jhamb, M., Weisbord, S.D., Steel, J.L., Unruh, M. Fatigue in patients receiving maintenance dialysis: a review of definitions, measures, and contributing factors. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 2008; 52(2): 353-65.
Jhamb, M., Lin, J., Ballow, R., Kamat, A.M., Grossman, H.B., Wu, X. Urinary tract diseases and bladder cancer risk: a case-control study. Cancer Causes & control. 2007; 18(8): 839-45.
Lin, J., Dinny, C.P., Grossman, H.B., Jhamb, M., Zhu, Y., Spitz, M.R., Wu, X. E-cadherin promoter polymorphism (C-160A) and risk of recurrence in patients with superficial bladder cancer. Clinical Genetics. 2006; 70(3): 240-5.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2021
Title: Hemodialysis Opioid Prescription Effort (HOPE) trial Clinical Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: U01 DK123812
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2024
Title: CKDopps Coordinating Center (CKDCC)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Arbor Research
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2020
Title: OPTIMIZing carE in Chronic Kidney Disease (OPTIMIZE CKD)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R18 DK118460
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2021
Title: Technology Assisted Stepped Collaborative Care Intervention (TASCCI) to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R01 DK114085
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2022
Title: Blood Pressure and Kidney Function - SPRINT vs Electronic Health Record
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota
Grant Number: R01 HL136679
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2022
Title: Effectiveness of SPIRIT: Cluster Randomized Multisite Trial
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Emory University
Grant Number: R01 NR017018
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2019
Title: Population Health Management to Optimize Care for Patients with High Risk Chronic Kidney Disease
Role: Multi-PI
Funding Agency: Vanderbilt University
Grant Number: R01 DK116957
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2023