Dr. Clark-Cutaia is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She received a B.S. in Nursing (2003), and M.S. in Nursing (2006) from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in Nursing (2012) from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Clark-Cutaia’s predoctoral training was initially supported by a T32 predoctoral fellowship (T32NR00885705) and then by an individual NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship (1F31NR014310) entitled for her research on dietary modification management in end stage renal disease sufferers on hemodialysis. Immediately after completing her PhD, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing for a T32 postdoctoral fellowship (T32NR007100). This fellowship culminated in Dr. Clark-Cutaia’s receipt of a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award Recipient (1K23NR015058) from the National Institute of Nursing Research to develop her program of research in symptom science, with an emphasis on hemodialysis patient symptoms related to dietary sodium intake. Her overarching interest as an early stage, nurse scientist is in health disparities, patient outcomes, and self-management in chronic illness. She is particularly interested in the influence of symptoms on patient outcomes such as hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality in chronic kidney disease patients; and the impact of minority status on adverse outcomes in chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Clark-Cutaia continues to practice as a nurse practitioner in the fields of Urology, General Surgery, and Otorhinolaryngology. She served in the United States Air Force Reserve in an aeromedical evacuation squadron as a flight nurse and in an aerospace medicine squadron in a public health nurse capacity. She is president of the Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Alumni Board. She was recognized with the “Under 40 Award” by the National Black Nurses Association. Dr. Clark-Cutaia has received a one-year, $30,000 pilot award from the Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging (CICADA) to study self-assessment among patients with kidney disease who are receiving dialysis and was also recently chosen as one of ten Multiple Chronic Conditions Scholars, a program spearheaded by the NIH-funded Health Care Systems Research Network and Older Americans Independence Centers AGING Initiative.

Authored by Maya Clark-Cutaia, M.S., Ph.D.

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