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Investigating environmental connections to high levels of kidney disease in California's Central Valley

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Funding Year: 2023

Region(s): North America

Research Areas: Public Health

California’s Central Valley has one of the highest rates of end-stage kidney disease in the US. This project focuses on young to middle-aged people undergoing dialysis in the region to ascertain occupation, residence, and health care access history. The survey data will be linked to existing state resources on pesticide use and water quality. The researchers plan to investigate whether agriculture work or groundwater contamination increase risk for undefined end-stage kidney disease.

Learn more about the Environmental Venture Projects grant program and other funded projects.

Principal Investigators:

Shuchi Anand (Medicine)

Manjula Tamura (Medicine)