Devika Nair, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Medicine
M.S.C.I., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LouisianaM.A., Medical Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MassachusettsB.A., Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California
Office Address
Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research
2525 West End Avenue Suite 450, Office 416
Nashville, TN 37203
Research Keywords
geriatric nephrology, cognitive impairment, palliative and supportive care, prognostication and serious illness communication, patient activation, patient-reported outcomes, psychometrics, qualitative and mixed-methods research, implementation science, community-academic partnerships, health behaviors, health services research
Nair D, Malhotra S, Lupu D, Harbert G, Scherer JS. Challenges in communication, prognostication and dialysis decision-making in the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for interdisciplinary care during crisis settings. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2021 Mar 3/1/2021; 30(2): 190-7. PMID: 33395035, PMCID: PMC7855398, PII: 00041552-900000000-99008, DOI: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000689, ISSN: 1473-6543.

Nair D, Bonnet K, Wild MG, Umeukeje EM, Fissell RB, Faulkner ML, Bahri NS, Bruce MA, Schlundt DG, Wallston KA, Cavanaugh KL. Psychological Adaptation to Serious Illness: A Qualitative Study of Culturally Diverse Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease. J Pain Symptom Manage [print-electronic]. 2021 Jan; 61(1): 32-41.e2. PMID: 32711122, PMCID: PMC7770006, PII: S0885-3924(20)30600-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.014, ISSN: 1873-6513.

Nair D, El-Sourady M, Bonnet K, Schlundt DG, Fanning JB, Karlekar MB. Barriers and Facilitators to Discussing Goals of Care among Nephrology Trainees: A Qualitative Analysis and Novel Educational Intervention. J Palliat Med [print-electronic]. 2020 Aug; 23(8): 1045-51. PMID: 32045328, PMCID: PMC7404821, DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0570, ISSN: 1557-7740.

Shaikh A, Patel N, Nair D, Campbell KN. Current Paradigms and Emerging Opportunities in Nephrology Training. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 27(4): 291-296.e1. PMID: 33131641, PII: S1548-5595(20)30075-6, DOI: 10.1053/j.ackd.2020.05.011, ISSN: 1548-5609.

Nair D, Cavanaugh KL. Measuring Patient Activation as Part of Kidney Disease Policy: Are We There Yet?. J Am Soc Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 31(7): 1435-43. PMID: 32527978, PMCID: PMC7350992, PII: ASN.2019121331, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2019121331, ISSN: 1533-3450.

Nair D, Finkelstein FO. Pruritus as a Patient-Reported Primary Trial End Point in Hemodialysis: Evaluation and Implications [editorial]. Am J Kidney Dis [print-electronic]. 2020 Jul; 76(1): 148-51. PMID: 32334827, PII: S0272-6386(20)30497-2, DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.01.002, ISSN: 1523-6838.

Nair D, Cavanaugh KL, Wallston KA, Mason O, Stewart TG, Blot WJ, Ikizler TA, Lipworth LP. Religion, Spirituality, and Risk of End-Stage Kidney Disease Among Adults of Low Socioeconomic Status in the Southeastern United States. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020; 31(4): 1727-46. PMID: 33416749, PMCID: PMC7874531, PII: S1548686920400208, DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2020.0129, ISSN: 1548-6869.

Umeukeje EM, Nair D, Fissell RB, Cavanaugh KL. Incorporating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into dialysis policy: Current initiatives, challenges, and opportunities. Semin Dial. 2020 Jan; 33(1): 18-25. PMID: 31957929, PMCID: PMC7017723, DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12854, ISSN: 1525-139X.

Nair D, Wilson FP. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Adults With Kidney Disease: Current Measures, Ongoing Initiatives, and Future Opportunities for Incorporation Into Patient-Centered Kidney Care. Am. J. Kidney Dis [print-electronic]. 2019 Sep 9/3/2019; PMID: 31492487, PII: S0272-6386(19)30847-9, DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.05.025, ISSN: 1523-6838.

Gelfand SL, Khairallah P, Nair D, Whelan AM. The AJKD Editorial Internship: Insights From the Inaugural Class of Editorial Interns [editorial]. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2019 Sep; 74(3): 287-9. PMID: 31445567, PII: S0272-6386(19)30804-2, DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.06.001, ISSN: 1523-6838.

Bottinor WJ, Shuey MM, Manouchehri A, Farber-Eger EH, Xu M, Nair D, Salem JE, Wang TJ, Brittain EL. Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Modulates Blood Pressure Response During Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor Inhibition. JACC CardioOncol [print-electronic]. 2019 Sep; 1(1): 14-23. PMID: 32984850, PMCID: PMC7513950, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaccao.2019.07.002, ISSN: 2666-0873.

Nair D, Finkelstein FO. Toward Developing a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for Fatigue in Hemodialysis [editorial]. Am. J. Kidney Dis [print-electronic]. 2019 Aug; 74(2): 151-4. PMID: 31155324, PII: S0272-6386(19)30707-3, DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.03.425, ISSN: 1523-6838.

Nair D. Measuring and Modifying Psychological Distress in CKD: New Insights and Next Steps [editorial]. Kidney Med. 2019 Jul; 1(4): 147-9. PMID: 32734948, PMCID: PMC7380378, PII: S2590-0595(19)30069-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.xkme.2019.07.003, ISSN: 2590-0595.

Nair D, Pivert KA, Baudy A, Thakar CV. Perceptions of nephrology among medical students and internal medicine residents: a national survey among institutions with nephrology exposure. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Apr 4/29/2019; 20(1): 146. PMID: 31035944, PMCID: PMC6489240, PII: 10.1186/s12882-019-1289-y, DOI: 10.1186/s12882-019-1289-y, ISSN: 1471-2369.

Peipert JD, Nair D, Klicko K, Schatell DR, Hays RD. Kidney Disease Quality of Life 36-Item Short Form Survey (KDQOL-36) Normative Values for the United States Dialysis Population and New Single Summary Score. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2019 Apr; 30(4): 654-63. PMID: 30898868, PMCID: PMC6442334, PII: ASN.2018100994, DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2018100994, ISSN: 1533-3450.

Nair D. The Importance of Communicating With Patients to Incorporate Patient-Reported Outcomes Into Clinical Care [letter]. Am. J. Med. Sci [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb; 357(2): 174-5. PMID: 30454844, PII: S0002-9629(18)30339-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjms.2018.08.011, ISSN: 1538-2990.

Nair D. Aequanimitas in Facing Death. J Palliat Med [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug; 21(8): 1191-2. PMID: 29742006, DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0057, ISSN: 1557-7740.

Nair D. Better Stories [editorial]. Am. J. Kidney Dis [print-electronic]. 2018 Apr; 71(4): A10-A11. PMID: 29458987, PII: S0272-6386(18)30041-6, DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.09.029, ISSN: 1523-6838.

Nair D, Kidd L, Krane NK. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis in Pregnancy. Am. J. Med. Sci [print-electronic]. 2017 Apr; 353(4): 320-8. PMID: 28317619, PII: S0002-9629(17)30009-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.01.007, ISSN: 1538-2990.

Matrougui K, Abd Elmageed Z, Kassan M, Choi S, Nair D, Gonzalez-Villalobos RA, Chentoufi AA, Kadowitz P, Belmadani S, Partyka M. Natural regulatory T cells control coronary arteriolar endothelial dysfunction in hypertensive mice. Am. J. Pathol [print-electronic]. 2011 Jan; 178(1): 434-41. PMID: 21224080, PMCID: PMC3069876, PII: S0002-9440(10)00081-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2010.11.034, ISSN: 1525-2191.

Amin AH, Abd Elmageed ZY, Nair D, Partyka MI, Kadowitz PJ, Belmadani S, Matrougui K. Modified multipotent stromal cells with epidermal growth factor restore vasculogenesis and blood flow in ischemic hind-limb of type II diabetic mice. Lab. Invest [print-electronic]. 2010 Jul; 90(7): 985-96. PMID: 20440273, PMCID: PMC3154725, PII: labinvest201086, DOI: 10.1038/labinvest.2010.86, ISSN: 1530-0307.