Maya N. Clark-Cutaia, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. 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 and patient outcomes such as hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality in chronic kidney disease patients; and the impact of minority status on rehospitalization rates in chronic kidney disease. She has developed an interdisciplinary program of research focused on the biologic basis and symptom management of adult chronic kidney disease patients.
She has developed expertise in renal physiology; symptoms experienced by patients with chronic kidney disease; vascular, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases commonly seen in combination with chronic kidney disease; methods and measurement strategies of renal-related physiological variables, biological markers, and patient symptoms; repeated measures, longitudinal data analysis of physiologic variables; and bioethics of studying vulnerable populations, end of life care and treatment modality decision making. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Meyers, Clark-Cutaia was a senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She received her PhD in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and MS and BS in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.