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photo Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor


Phone: 412-647-7062

Office: UPMC Presbyterian 200 Lothrop ST
Suite C1100, Room C1103
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-7062
Fax: 412-802-6852
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’s clinical research focuses on understanding and improving patient-centered outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. She is particularly interested in testing the effectiveness of clinical interventions to improve patient symptoms and quality of life in these patients. Her ongoing studies are evaluating the effect of intensive blood pressure control on sleep apnea; and effect of technology-based collaborative care interventions on symptoms in dialysis patients. Another focus of her research is using health information technology to improve delivery of CKD care, reduce health disparities in CKD and develop predicting modeling to identify high risk CKD patients.
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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
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 in Dialysis - The Impact of Blood Pressure Control on Sleep Apnea and Sleep Quality (BID-SLEEP study)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: American Heart Association-National
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
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: The SPRINT - Alzheimer's, Seniors, and Kidney Study (SPRINT ASK)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Utah
Grant Number: R01 AG055606
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018
Title: Prediction Modeling in Older Adults with Advanced CKD
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Vanderbilt University
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2017
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
Title: Developing, Validating, and Implementing a CKD Predictive Model (DELVECKD)
Role: Project Director
Funding Agency: Vanderbilt University/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: K23 DK090304
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2016