Areas of Expertise:
transplants | health disparities | health equity

Expert's Website

Amy Waterman is director of the Transplant Research and Education Center at UCLA and an expert on how people who need kidney transplants and potential living donors make health decisions and whether poor transplant knowledge, fears or inequities in care limit patients. Waterman has focused especially on whether racial and ethnic minorities and patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged do not get transplants because of a lack of knowledge and systemic inequities.

Waterman, who is also a professor of medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, studies how best to expand access to transplants, reduce racial disparities in transplants, ensure informed decision-making about transplants, and increase living donation rates. She also designs and tests the efficacy of new educational resources, including brochures, videos, and social media campaigns, to motivate kidney patients to receive transplants and living donors to donate.

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Enrique Rivero