Kimberly A. Forde, MD, MHS
Dr. Forde is a hepatologist and clinical epidemiologist who focuses on chronic hepatitis C infection and chronic liver disease. Her research interests, while varied, relate to the outcome of the hepatitis C- infected patient. First, she focuses on those patients in whom response to hepatitis C treatment is inadequate—including those with genotype 1 infection and racial and ethnic minorities—and those patients with metabolic syndrome. Second, she works to define extra-hepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C infection and how they change a patient’s clinical outcome. This interest has led to work in co-morbidities associated with infection and other potential manifestations of disease, including the relationship between chronic inflammation and cardiovascular risk.
Dr. Forde has an interest in health care disparities as they relate to access to care, organ allocation and post-liver transplant outcomes. She is particularly interested in exploring the occurrence and mechanisms of gender and racial disparities in patients undergoing liver transplantation for chronic hepatitis C infection.
Adherence, gastrointestinal epidemiology, patient-oriented research, pharmacoepidemiology
Missing data, survival analysis