Reem Mustafa, MD, PhD (Councilor Six)

Dr. Mustafa is a nephrologist with a master's degree in public health and a PhD degree in Health Research Methodology/Clinical Epidemiology. She is a Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology, University of Kansas Health System and the Director of Outcomes and Implementation Research Unit. Dr. Mustafa's research interest focuses on the application of principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical and public health decision-making with a focus on diagnosis. She also studies the effect of these principles on clinical and patient-important outcomes. Dr. Mustafa has extensive experience in the development and assessment of clinical practice guidelines through her work with The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group. She has been involved with multiple guideline development groups internationally with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines, The Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) among others. She is a co-founder of the U.S. GRADE network and the Evidence Foundation and has published more than 280 peer reviewed publications with a Hirsch index of 70. She has been recognized by Clarivate Analytics as one of "true pioneers in their fields over the last decade demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™"