Research interests

  • Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease
  • Aetiological and prognostic models in renal replacement therapy
  • Clinical performance measurement (quality of care, indicators, guidelines)


Short CV

Kitty Jager (MD PhD) is a Professor of Medical Informatics & Kidney Epidemiology and Principal Investigator at the AMC/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

After obtaining a PhD on dialysis adequacy, she has led the department’s kidney epidemiology research group and has been the ERA Registry Director for 22 years .

Her research has concentrated on the prevalence and progression of CKD and the frequency of Kidney Replacement Therapy with focus on international differences and sex differences; and on the relationship of public health aspects and nephrology practice patterns with patient outcomes. She has published around 400 scientific articles and a high number of book chapters and reports (H-index: Web of Science 67; Google Scholar 89).

She is currently serving as a member on the:

- Supervisory Board of the HIV Monitoring Foundation

- Advisory Board of the European Renal Best Practice (European Renal Association)

- Research Council of the Dutch Kidney Foundation

- SHaring Expertise to support the set-up of Renal Registries (SHARE-RR) Steering Committee (International Society of Nephrology).

Kitty Jager serves on the Editorial Boards of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, KI Reports and the Journal of Renal Nutrition.

Occasionally she serves as as speaker during educational activities organized by Fresenius Medical Care.

Finally, she has organized and lectured in more than 40 international CME courses in epidemiology for nephrologists and hosted 37 visiting nephrology researchers from 20 countries.


Evaluation of Health Care and Epidemiology

Research output

  1. CKD Prevalence Varies across the European General Population

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Lifetime risk of renal replacement therapy in Europe: a population-based study using data from the ERA-EDTA Registry

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Sex and gender disparities in the epidemiology and outcomes of chronic kidney disease

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  4. A single number for advocacy and communication—worldwide more than 850 million individuals have kidney diseases

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

  5. CKD: A Call for an Age-Adapted Definition

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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