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Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Ph.D.


Kidney Research Institute
University of Washington
Box 359606
325 9th ave
Seattle, WA 98104

P: (206) 612-4844

F: (206) 685-9399


Education and Training

Ph.D. (Epidemiology) 2012, University of Washington

M.S. (Clinical Science) 2008, Université de Sherbrooke

B.S. (Mathematics) 2004, McGill University

B.S. (Biology) 2002, McGill University

Research Interests

My empirical work has been in the areas of cardiovascular, clinical and genetic epidemiology. I mainly focus on understanding risk factors for and consequences of mineral metabolism disturbances in the general population and in chronic kidney disease. I am also interested in identifying risk factors for and potential treatment options to address the disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease in the setting of chronic kidney disease.


Robinson-Cohen C, Littman AJ, Duncan GE, et al. Assessment of Physical Activity in Chronic Kidney Disease. J Ren Nutr 2012.

Robinson-Cohen C, Katz R, Hoofnagle AN, et al. Mineral metabolism markers and the long-term risk of hip fracture: the cardiovascular health study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:2186-93.

Bosworth CR, Levin G, Robinson-Cohen C, et al. The serum 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D concentration, a marker of vitamin D catabolism, is reduced in chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int 2012.

de Boer IH, Levin G, Robinson-Cohen C, et al. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d concentration and risk for major clinical disease events in a community-based population of older adults: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2012;156:627-34.

Robinson-Cohen C, Katz R, Mozaffarian D, et al. Physical activity and rapid decline in kidney function among older adults. Arch Intern Med 2009;169:2116-23.

Robinson-Cohen C, Pilon D, Dubois MF, Tagalakis V. An assessment of surgical thromboprophylaxis in a tertiary care center. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2011;17:E39-45.