Sarah Jeanne Schrauben, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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Renal Division, 1 Founders
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
BS (Human Biology)
Michigan State University, 2007.
MD (Medicine)
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2011.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Shared-decision making

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Schrauben's research focuses on the impact of health behaviors and modifiable risk factors in the development and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its complications, as well as addressing implementation gaps of evidence-based care in CKD. She has contributed to the growing evidence base that seeks to prioritize behavior recommendations for management of CKD as well as assessing barriers to healthy behavior engagement. She has conducted studies that have identified high levels of substandard health behavior engagement among adults with CKD and phenotypes of behavior engagement that associate with clinical outcomes in this population. Her present work includes assessing for real-time barriers to self-management health behaviors by interviewing patients with CKD and developing a patient-centered behavioral intervention that leverages mobile health technology to increase engagement in healthy behaviors. She will conduct its feasibility in a clinical trial. Dr. Schrauben is moving into the area of implementation science in order to address implementation gaps in evidence-based CKD care. Her future work aims to guide the development of innovative strategies to improve clinical and patient-reported outcomes in CKD.

Selected Publications

Cohen JB, Schrauben SJ, Zhao L, Basso MD, Bhattacharya PT, Chirinos DA, Chirinos JA. : Clinical Phenogroups in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Detailed Phenotypes, Prognosis and Spironolactone Response. JACC Heart Fail S2213-1779(19): 30800-5, Jan 8 2020.

Schrauben SJ, Cavanaugh KL, Fagerlin, A, Ikizler, TA, Ricardo AC, Eneanya ND, Wright Nunes J. : The Relationship of Disease-Specific Knowledge and Health Literacy with the Uptake of Self-Care Behaviors in Chronic Kidney Disease. Kidney International Reports 5(1): 48-57, 2020.

Schrauben SJ, Shou H, Zhang, X, Anderson AH, Bonventre J, Coca S, Greenberg JG, Furth S, Lash JP, Waikar S, Ix J, Gutierrez O, Parikh C, Rebholz C, Shlipak M, Greenberg J, Sarnak M, Ramachandran V, Kimmel PL, ,), Schelling J, Feldman HI: Association of Multiple Plasma Biomarker Concentrations with Progression of Prevalent Diabetic Kidney Disease: Findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2020.

Orlandi PF, Xie D, Yang W, Cohen JB, Deo R, Ricardo AC, Schrauben SJ, Wang X, Hamm LL, He J, Sondheimer J, Kallem K, Townsend R, Raj D, Parsa A, Anderson AH, Feldman HI: Slope of kidney function and its association with longitudinal mortality and cardiovascular disease among individuals with chronic kidney disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2020.

Rahman M, Wang X, Bundy JD, Charleston J, Cohen D, Cohen J, Drawz PE, Ghazi L, Horowitz E, Lash JP, Schrauben SJ, Weir MR, Xie D, Townsend RR.: Prognostic significance of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in chronic kidney disease – A report from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2020.

Grams M, Surapaneni A, Appel L, Lash JP, Hsu J, Diamantidis C, Rosas S, Fink J, Scialla J, Sondheimer J, Hsu C-Y, Cheung AK, Jaar B, Navaneethan S, Cohen D, Schrauben SJ, Xie D, Rao P, Feldman HI. : Clinical events and patient-centered measures during CKD progression: Findings from the CRIC Study. Nephrology Dialysis and Transplant 2020.

Greenberg JH, Abraham A, Yunwen X, Schelling JR, Feldman HI, Sabbisetti VS, Cardenas Gonzalez M, Coca S, Schrauben SJ, Vasan RS, Shlipak MG, Warady B, Kimmel PL, Bonventre JV, Denburg M, Parikh CR, Furth S. : Association of Plasma Biomarkers of Tubular Injury, Inflammation, and Repair with Chronic Kidney Disease Progression in Children. Journal of American Society of Nephrology In press, 2020.

McClintock HF, Alber JM, Schrauben SJ, Mazzola CM, Wiebe DJ.: Constructing a Measure of Health Literacy in Sub-Saharan African Countries. Health Promotion International Page: 1-9, Aug 22 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1093/heapro/daz078.

Bansal N, Zelnick L, Bhat Z, Dobre M, He J, Cholese HR, Jaar B, Lash J, Mehta R, Mirela D, Raj D, Saunders M, Schrauben S, Weir M, Wright Nunes J, Go AS. : Burden and Outcomes of Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: the CRIC Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 73(21): 2691-2700, Jun 4 2019 Notes:

Schrauben SJ, Jepson CJ, Hsu JY, Wilson FP, Zhang X, Fogelfeld L, Kao P, Landis JP, Rader D, Townsend R, Robinson B, Hamm L, Chen J, Anderson AH, Feldman HI.: Insulin resistance and chronic kidney disease progression, cardiovascular events, and death: findings from the chronic renal insufficiency cohort study. BMC Nephrol 20(1): 60, Feb 20 2019 Notes:

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