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Alison
G.
Abraham
,
PhD

Senior Associate

Contact Info

600 N. Wolfe Street , Woods 173
Baltimore
Maryland
21287
US        
410-955-7587

Research Interests

Epidemiology;Epidemiologic Methodology;HIV Research;Chronic Kidney Disease ;Age-related Eye Disease;Pediatric Nephrology;Biostatistics;Missing Data Methods;MACS;WIHS;NAACCORD ;CKID;HIV Drug Resistance;sensory deficit; vision loss; age-related comorbidity; microbiome
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
MHS
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2005
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2008
MS
California State University
1999
Overview
Dr. Abraham worked as a biomedical engineer for several years before pursuing a career in epidemiology and public health.  She recieved her Masters degree in Biostatistics in 2005 and her Doctoral degree in  Epidemiology in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Abraham has been faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins since 2008 and now has a primary appointment in the Dana Center for Preventative Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham is faculty in the data coordinating centers for several large prospective cohort studies housed in the Statistics in Epidemiology group, for which she provides epidemiological and statistical support, oversees data quality and contributes to methodological development. She has worked extensively in the area of age-related comorbidities with an emphasis on aging HIV-infected populations. She is the principle investigator of the Eye Determinants of Cognition (EyeDOC) study, an investigation of vision and cognition in an aging cohort that uses state of the art imaging technology to capture microvascular and neuronal abnormalities in the eye. She is currently working on issues of sensory deficit in the context of HIV, to understand the prevalence of vision loss and disease, and how it may affect quality of life and functioning and whether it may predict systemic disease. Dr Abraham's research seeks to use the eye as a window to other disease processes.
Honors & Awards
1995 Rehabilitation Engineering Teaching and Training Grant Award 2003 Epidemiology Internship Award, National Eye Institute 2004 National Institutes of Health Training Grant Award 2005 Epidemiology Internship Award, Amgen Inc 2005 Thomas and Louis I Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2007 Doctoral Thesis Fund Award 2008 Inductee, Delta Omega Society 2010 National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient 2013 Fourth HIV & Aging Workshop 2013 Sponsored Attendee 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine 2015 Outstanding Reviewer 2015 Council for International Exchange of Scholars Fulbright Scholar Award Finalist
Select Publications
Selected publications:
  • Yhong Y*, Muñoz A, Schwartz GJ, Warady BA, Furth SL, Abraham AG. Nonlinear Trajectory of GFR in Children before RRT. J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 May;25(5):913-7. PMCID: PMC4005299
  • Abraham AG, Betoko A, Fadrowski JJ, Pierce C, Furth SL, Warady BA, Muñoz A. Renin-Angiotensin II-Aldosterone System Blockers and Time to Renal Replacement Therapy in Children with CKD. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 Apr;32(4):643-649. PMCID: PMC5336532
  • Abraham AG, Althoff KA, Jing Y, Estrella MM, Kitahata MM, Wester CW, Bosch RJ, Crane H, Eron J, Gill MJ, Horberg M, Justice AC, Klein M, Mayor AM, Moore RD, Palella FJ, Parikh CR, Silverberg MJ, Golub ET, Jacobson LP, Napravnik S, Lucas GM on behalf of the North American Aids Cohort Collaboration On Research And Design (NA-ACCORD) of International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA). End Stage Renal Disease Among HIV-Infected Adults in North America. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 15;60(6):941-9. PMCID: PMC4357817
  • Abraham AG, Lau B, Deeks S, Moore RD, Zhang J, Eron J, Harrigan R, Gill MJ, Kitahata M, Klein M, Napravnik S, Rachalis A, Rodriguez B, Rourke S, Benson C, Bosch R, Collier A, Gebo K, Goedert J, Hogg R, Horberg M, Jacobson L, Justice A, Kirk G, Martin J, McKaig R, Silverberg M, Sterling T, Thorne J, Willig J and Gange SJ for the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA. Missing Data on the estimation of the prevalence of accumulated human immunodeficiency virus drug resistance in patients treated with antiretroviral drugs in North America. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Sep 15;174(6):727-735. PMCID: PMC3202147
  • Abraham AG, Muñoz A, Furth SL, Warady BA, Schwartz GJ. Extracellular volume and glomerular filtration rate in children with chronic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Apr;6(4):741-7. PMCID: PMC3069364
Projects
Women's Interagency HIV Study
Novel approaches to characterize depressive symptoms and cognitive outcomes
End Stage Renal Disease Among HIV-Infected Adults in North America
North American AIDS Collaboration on Research and Design
Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Cohort Study (CKiD)
Eye Determinants of Cognition (EyeDOC) Study
Vitamin D Deficiency, Inflammation and Age-related disease in HIV-Infected Men
Blood Pressure Control Therapy Effectiveness for Slowing Progression in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
Protein Energy Wasting in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
Vision Function in Aging HIV-infected and -uninfected Men
Cervical cancer in North American HIV-infected Women