Press Releases

New KART Tool now available
Dr. Waterman and her collaborators recently published a validated assessment tool – The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplantation (KART 2.0) – for measuring chronic kidney disease and transplant-related knowledge. KART 2.0 advances the science of transplant education and provides researchers with a reliable assessment tool in identifying chronic kidney disease patients with the greatest need for health services.


Academic Publications

  1. Chipman V, Cooper M, Thomas AG, Ronin M, Lee B, Flechner S, Leeser D, Segev DL, Mandelbrot DA, Lunow-Luke T, Syed S, Hil G, Freise CE, Waterman AD, Roll GR. Motivations and outcomes of compatible living donor-recipient pairs in paired exchange. Am J Transplant. 2022 Jan;22(1):266-273. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16821. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34467618.
  2. Roll GR, Cooper M, Verbesey J, Veale JL, Ronin M, Irish W, Waterman AD, Flechner SM, Leeser DB. Risk aversion in the use of complex kidneys in paired exchange programs: Opportunities for even more transplants? Am J Transplant. 2022 Feb 18. doi: 10.1111/ajt.17008. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35181991.
  3. Ho, E., Murillo, A., Davis, L., Iraheta, Y., Advani, S., Feinsinger, A., & Waterman, A. (2022). Findings of living donation experiences shared on a digital storytelling platform: A thematic analysis. PEC Innovation, 100023.
  4. Farkas-Skiles CM, Feinsinger A, Pines R, Waterman AD. Providers and Families Weigh in on Delays to Pediatric Kidney Transplant Wait-List Activation. Prog Transplant. 2022 Mar;32(1):41-48. doi: 10.1177/15269248211064875. Epub 2021 Dec 13. PMID: 34894854.
  5. Pines R, Iraheta YA, Dahmani KA, Cooper M, Waterman AD. Understanding Patients’ and Living Donors’ Kidney Paired Donation Educational Experiences and Recommendations for Improvement. Prog Transplant. 2022 Mar;32(1):19-26. doi: 10.1177/15269248211064878. Epub 2021 Dec 13. PMID: 34894855.
  6. Yohanna S, Wilson M, Naylor KL, Garg AX, Sontrop JM, Belenko D, Elliott L, McKenzie S, Macanovic S, Mucsi I, Patzer R, Voronin I, Lui I, Blake PG, Waterman AD, Treleaven D, Presseau J. Protocol for a Process Evaluation of the Quality Improvement Intervention to Enhance Access to Kidney Transplantation and Living Kidney Donation (EnAKT LKD) Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2022 Mar 19;9:20543581221084502. doi: 10.1177/20543581221084502. PMID: 35340770; PMCID: PMC8943297.
  7. Waterman AD, Nair D, Purnajo I, Cavanaugh KL, Mittman BS, Peipert JD. The Knowledge Assessment of Renal Transplantation (KART) 2.0: Development and Validation of CKD and Transplant Knowledge Scales. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Mar 24:CJN.11490821. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11490821. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35332061.
  8. Gleason J, Ho E, Pines R, Gregorowicz P, Wood EH, Waterman AD. A Transplant Recipients International Organization Initiative to Improve Education About Posttransplant Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Treatment. Prog Transplant. 2022 Mar 29:15269248221087432. doi: 10.1177/15269248221087432. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35345935.
  9. Arevalo YA, Murillo AL, Ho EW, Advani SM, Davis L, Lipsey AF, Kim M, Waterman AD, Stressors and Information-Seeking by Dialysis and Transplant Patients During COVID-19 Reported on a Telephone Hotline: A Mixed Methods Study, Kidney Medicine (2022), doi:
  10. Moore LW, Waterman A, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Nutrition Therapy as a Critical Component for Protecting the Health of Living Donors. J Ren Nutr. 2022 May;32(3):265-267. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2022.03.001. Epub 2022 Mar 24. PMID: 35339709.
  11. Davis, L. A., Iraheta, Y. A., Ho, E. W., Murillo, A. L., Feinsinger, A., & Waterman, A. D. Living Kidney Donation Stories and Advice Shared Through a Digital Storytelling Library: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis. Kidney Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.xkme.2022.100486
  12. Dixon SN, Naylor KL, Yohanna S,…Waterman, AD, et al. Enhance Access to Kidney Transplantation and Living Kidney Donation (EnAKT LKD): Statistical Analysis Plan of a Registry-Based, Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2022;9. doi:10.1177/20543581221131201
  13. Vu A, Nicholas SB, Waterman AD, Madievsky R, Cheng F, Chon J, Fu JY, Mangione CM, Norris KC, Duru OK. “Positive Kidney Health”: Implementation and design of a pharmacist-led intervention for patients at risk for development or progression of chronic kidney disease. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2022 Nov 17:S1544-3191(22)00387-9. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2022.11.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36593152.