Keith C Norris MD, PhDProfessor, Divison of General Internal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Keith C. Norris is an internationally recognized clinician scientist and health policy leader who has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and clinical practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease (CKD). He has made major contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion while addressing disparities in contemporary society. His research interests focus on hypertension and CKD in disadvantaged populations, and enhancing community-academic partnerships. He was the a Principal Investigator for the multi-site NIH funded African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) and the AASK Cohort Study, the largest comparative drug intervention trial focusing on renal outcomes conducted in African Americans. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the international journal Ethnicity and Disease and serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.