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Luis M. Perez, PhD, RD
Title: Allied Health Research Fellow
Location: Denver
See Dr. Perez's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
Dr. Luis Perez’s research is focused on nutrition education, counseling, and multiple aspects of medical nutrition therapy in patients with chronic illnesses, such as kidney disease. His current research focuses on understanding the relationship between dietary patterns and intake and clinical or patient centered outcomes in Veterans. He has a combination of both in-patient and out-patient clinical nutrition experience, as well as experience in pilot clinical trials, survey methodology, and intermediate level statistics. In his fellowship, he is learning the Veterans’ healthcare system as well as implementation science, and qualitative and mixed methods study design.
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients face one of the most difficult diets among clinical patient populations, especially when combined with diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. In addition, U.S. veterans have a 34% higher prevalence of CKD than the general population with estimates ranging from 8-36% of the veteran population having CKD. These patients affected by greater health disparities (e.g., appetite problems, food security, etc.) than healthy individuals, which worsens malnutrition and death rates, as well as quality of life.
My research goal is to improve care and further establish the link between diet and health/disease, while developing resources and interventions to improve these factors. I aim to support Veterans and the VA by connecting patients to important resources and evidenced based care while improving healthcare disparities.

The following images visualize Dr. Perez'ss work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Perez's publication titles indicate his primary work is Veteran health
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Dr. Perez's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
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The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Perez's publications and grants. The categories are based on 11 publications and currently, there are no grants to report.
Clinical Research
Kidney Disease
Assistive Technology
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities

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Recent Publications





Perez L, You Z, Teitelbaum I, Andrews ES, Reddin R, Ramirez-Renteria L, Wilson G, Kendrick J. A 6-Month clinical practice pilot study of sucroferric oxyhydroxide on nutritional status in patients on peritoneal dialysis. BMC Nephrol. 2022 Jul 9;23(1):245. doi: 10.1186/s12882-022-02878-5. PMCID: PMC9271241. PMID: 35810296
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Martin M, Bansal A, Perez L, Stenson EK, Kendrick J. Use of Relative Blood Volume Monitoring to Reduce Intradialytic Hypotension in Hospitalized Patients Receiving Dialysis. Kidney Int Rep. 2022 Jul 4;7(9):2105-2107. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2022.06.018. PMCID: PMC9459027. PMID: 36090491
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Perez LM, Biruete A. Lack of Cultural and Language Concordant Nutrition Education for Hispanic/Latinx Individuals with CKD: A Call to Action. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Jul;33(7):1262-1264. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2022040430. Epub 2022 May 11. PMCID: PMC9257809. PMID: 35545302
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Perez LM, Biruete A, Wilund KR. Home-delivered meals as an adjuvant to improve volume overload and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis. Clin Kidney J. 2022 Apr 19;15(10):1829-1837. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfac102. PMCID: PMC9494523. PMID: 36158146
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Perez LM, Kendrick J. Practice What you Preach: The Kidney Diet Challenge. Kidney360. 2022 Feb 24;3(2):199-200. doi: 10.34067/KID.0006892021. PMCID: PMC8967626. PMID: 35373123
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Harris AMY, Evans NM, Perez L, Burrows B, Derk GR, Chiu C, Wilund KR. Working on Wellness: Impact of a Pilot Workplace Wellness Program in a Hemodialysis Center. Nephrol Nurs J. 2021 Jan-Feb;48(1):49-55. PMID: 33683843
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Perez LM, Fang HY, Ashrafi SA, Burrows BT, King AC, Larsen RJ, Sutton BP, Wilund KR. Pilot study to reduce interdialytic weight gain by provision of low-sodium, home-delivered meals in hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Int. 2021 Apr;25(2):265-274. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12902. Epub 2020 Nov 4. PMID: 33150681
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Perez LM, Burrows BT, Chan LE, Fang HY, Barnes JL, Wilund KR. Pilot feasibility study examining the effects of a comprehensive volume reduction protocol on hydration status and blood pressure in hemodialysis patients. Hemodial Int. 2020 Jul;24(3):414-422. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12841. Epub 2020 May 12. PMID: 32400085
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