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Bessie Young Mielcarek, MPH, MD, BS

Professor, Nephrology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Services

Core Investigator, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Contact Information
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way S. RDU 111A
Seattle, WA 98108
Tel: 206-277-3586



PhD Program in Health Services

Research Interests

  • Home hemodialysis: New technologies, survival, cardiac arrest, and quality of life
  • Racial and ethnic differences: Dialysis outcomes, diabetes, CKD
  • Diabetic nephropathy: Racial and ethnic differences in access to care, quality of care, progression of care, progression/survival, and other outcomes
  • Glomerulonephritis: Mechanisms, outcomes, predictors of progression

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, SPH 2001
MD, Medicine (MD), University of Washington 1987
BS, Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University 1983

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