Claudine Jurkovitz, M.D., MPH

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Claudine Jurkovitz, M.D., MPH

Claudine Jurkovitz, M.D., MPH

Director of Clinical Research, Institute for Research on Equity and Community Health (iREACH)

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Health Services Research
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Nephrology
  • Electronic Health Records


  • MPH, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA:
  • M.D., Medical School, Grenoble, France

Claudine Jurkovitz, M.D., MPH

Director of Clinical Research, Institute for Research on Equity and Community Health (iREACH)

Dr. Claudine Jurkovitz is a nephrologist, director of clinical research in iREACH and the lead for the Biostatistics Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) Core with the Delaware ACCEL-Center for Translational Research (CTR) As such, she helps Physicians, Residents, and young Investigators to develop their research projects and analytical plans and to work with the iREACH Data Analytics team.


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Selected Papers and Publications

Intubation Timing in COVID-19 Based on ROX Index and Association With Patient Outcomes

Respiratory Care

Background: Timing of intubation in COVID-19 is controversial. We sought to determine the association of the ROX (Respiratory rate-OXygenation) index defined as [Formula: see text] divided by [Formula: see text] divided by breathing frequency at the time of intubation with clinical outcomes.

Feasibility of a Novel COVID-19 Telehealth Care Management Program Among Individuals Receiving Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Analysis of a Pilot Program

JMIR Formative Research

The emergence of COVID-19 exacerbated the existing epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) across the United States due to the disruption of in-person treatment and support services. Increased use of technology including telehealth and the development of new partnerships may facilitate coordinated treatment interventions that comprehensively address the health and well-being of individuals with OUD.

Escalation of Opioid Withdrawal Frequency and Subsequent AMA Rates in Hospitalized Patients From 2017 to 2020

Journal of Addiction Medicine

Objective: To measure trends for the emergence of opioid withdrawal (OW) and leaving against medical advice (AMA) among hospitalized patients. Method: Retrospective time-series of hospitalized patients with OW, defined by a Clinical Opioid Withdrawal score >=8, using electronic health record data at a tertiary health system and of patients with a discharge status of AMA from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.

Development and Validation of a Pragmatic Electronic Phenotype for CKD

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Background and objectives
Poor identification of individuals with CKD is a major barrier to research and appropriate clinical management of the disease. We aimed to develop and validate a pragmatic electronic (e-) phenotype to identify patients likely to have CKD.

Delaware Journal of Public Health, Chronic Disease, Part 1

Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association

Part 1 of a 2 part issue on Chronic Disease in Delaware. This issue contains articles on Asthma, Chronic Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Vaccines & Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Nursing and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Primary Care Physician Management, Teen Perceptions of Sexual Activity, and the Cookfresh Program.

Association Between Lack of Health Insurance and Risk of Death and ESRD: Results From the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)

American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Uninsured adults in the United States have poor access to health care services and worse health outcomes than insured adults. Little is known about the association between lack of insurance and chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or death in patients at high risk of kidney disease. We used 2000–2011 data from the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) to examine this association.
Event Appearances
2023-04-04, Panel Discussion, ChristianaCare
2020-04-30, Analyzing EHR Data: Issues in Data Curation; Examples from a Kidney Disease and a Diabetes Projects, University of Delaware
2019-11-15, Pannel Discussion on Data Sciences in Industry, Delaware Data Sciences Symposium
2017-05-16, Bridging the Gap: Connecting Data to Decisions,
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