Investigators - Clinical/Translational - bansal

Nisha Bansal, MD, MAS

Overview of Research

The overall goal of Dr. Bansal’s research program is to understand the epidemiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease. Specifically she is interested in the development, diagnosis, consequences and treatment of heart failure and arrhythmias in patients with kidney disease.

Project 1: Blood pressure in advanced chronic kidney disease

This study is examining the association of blood pressure with subclinical cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiovascular disease and mortality as patients transition from advanced chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal disease. This is ancillary study to the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study.

Project 2: Cardiac biomarkers and cardiovascular events in chronic kidney disease

This project aims to evaluate the associations of traditional and novel cardiac biomarkers with cardiovascular events.

Current Funding

K23 DK088865 (Bansal, PI)
NIH/NIDDK (9/5/10-6/30/15)
Blood Pressure in Advanced Kidney Disease
The major goals of this project are to explore the association between blood pressure level and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with advanced stages of chronic kidney disease.
Role on Project: Principal Investigator

Past Funding

Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship (Bansal, PI)
American Kidney Fund (7/1/08-6/30/10)
Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease
The major goals of this project were to explore the association between chronic kidney disease and acuity of coronary heart disease.

UCSF Department of Medicine Cohort Award
University of California San Francisco (1/1/13-12/31/14)
Comprehensive Pediatric and Adult Kidney Transplant Cohort
The major goals of this project are to establish a biorepository and clinical database of all adult and pediatric kidney transplant recipients at UCSF Medical Center. (Relinquished on departure from UCSF.)


PubMed provides a list of Dr. Bansal's research publications