John Stanifer, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Email address john.stanifer@duke.edu

John W. Stanifer, MD, MSc-GH, is a nephrologist and clinical researcher with a focus on investigating health disparities in chronic kidney disease. John completed his residency training in internal medicine and global health at Duke, completing the Master of Science in Global Health program in 2014. He also completed his sub-specialty training in nephrology at Duke, and during that time, he also completed a fellowship in clinical research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, where he served as chief fellow in 2016-2017.

His research interests include chronic disease epidemiology and mixed-methods studies. Specifically, he has investigated the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in Tanzania, where he started and led the CKD-AFRIKA study. This mixed-method study not only was among the first to explore community-based prevalence, risk factors and consequences of chronic kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa, but it also investigated several cultural and social topics around the use of traditional medicines among individuals living with kidney disease.

More recently, Stanifer has also turned his attention to local health disparities. Since 2015, he has been co-leading, with Dr. Cherry Beasley, the KIDNEY NC Study, a mixed-methods study investigating determinants of kidney disease among ethnic and racial minorities in Robeson County, North Carolina, home of the Lumbee Indian tribe. In addition to a Bass Connections team, he and Dr. Beasley have led two Student Research Training programs that included several Duke students working in Robeson County each summer. He is mentored by Drs. L. Ebony Boulware and Myles Wolf.

Education and Training

  • ClinicalFellow, Division of Nephrology, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2017
  • M.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis, 2010

Publications

Galson, SW, Staton, CA, Karia, F, Kilonzo, K, Lunyera, J, Patel, UD, Hertz, JT, and Stanifer, JW. "Epidemiology of hypertension in Northern Tanzania: a community-based mixed-methods study." BMJ Open 7, no. 11 (November 9, 2017): e018829-.

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Saxton, A, Stanifer, J, Miranda, J, Ortiz, E, and Pan, W. "PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS OF DIABETES, CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, HYPERTENSION AND OBESITY IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON: THE AMARAKAERI RESERVE COHORT STUDY." November 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Stanifer, JW, Charytan, DM, White, J, Lokhnygina, Y, Cannon, CP, Roe, MT, and Blazing, MA. "Benefit of Ezetimibe Added to Simvastatin in Reduced Kidney Function." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 28, no. 10 (October 2017): 3034-3043.

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28507057
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Stanifer, JW, and Sharma, A. "Life-sustaining technologies in resource-limited settings." Lancet (London, England) 390, no. 10099 (September 2017): 1024-. (Letter)

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Stanifer, JW, Kilonzo, K, Wang, D, Su, G, Mao, W, Zhang, L, Zhang, L, Nayak-Rao, S, and Miranda, JJ. "Traditional Medicines and Kidney Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Opportunities and Challenges." Seminars in nephrology 37, no. 3 (May 2017): 245-259. (Review)

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Crowley, MJ, Diamantidis, CJ, McDuffie, JR, Cameron, CB, Stanifer, JW, Mock, CK, Wang, X, Tang, S, Nagi, A, Kosinski, AS, and Williams, JW. "Clinical Outcomes of Metformin Use in Populations With Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, or Chronic Liver Disease: A Systematic Review." Annals of internal medicine 166, no. 3 (February 2017): 191-200. (Review)

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Stanifer, JW, Karia, F, Maro, V, Kilonzo, K, Qin, X, Patel, UD, and Hauser, ER. "APOL1 risk alleles among individuals with CKD in Northern Tanzania: A pilot study." PloS one 12, no. 7 (January 2017): e0181811-.

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Lunyera, J, Wang, D, Maro, V, Karia, F, Boyd, D, Omolo, J, Patel, UD, Stanifer, JW, Comprehensive Kidney Disease Assessment For Risk factors, epidemiology, Knowledge, and and Attitudes (CKD AFRiKA) Study, . "Traditional medicine practices among community members with diabetes mellitus in Northern Tanzania: an ethnomedical survey." BMC complementary and alternative medicine 16, no. 1 (August 11, 2016): 282-.

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27514380
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Stanifer, JW, Charytan, DM, White, J, Lokhnygina, Y, Cannon, C, and Blazing, MA. "Comparative efficacy of ezetimibe plus simvastatin combined therapy vs. simvastatin monotherapy for individuals with reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate." August 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Stanifer, JW, Muiru, A, Jafar, TH, and Patel, UD. "Chronic kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries." Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association 31, no. 6 (June 2016): 868-874.

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27217391
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