Kaleab Abebe

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Kaleab Abebe, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, and Clinical and Translational Science


  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Multisite clinical trials
  • Data Coordination


  • BA, Goshen College, 2003
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2009


Dr. Abebe's collaborative research focuses on design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter, randomized, controlled trials (RCTs), namely in polycystic kidney disease (PKD). He is the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) principal investigator for the HALT-PKD Network, comprising two, 7-site RCTs evaluating the impact of hypertensive medications and blood pressure control on PKD. He leads the DCC for an early phase RCT assessing safety and tolerability of metformin in PKD.

Dr. Abebe also oversees statistical cores of several comparative-effectiveness studies for gestational diabetes, collaborative care, HIV, and adolescent medicine. In addition, he is the founding director of the Center for Clinical Trials & Data Coordination, created to standardize the design, conduct, and analysis of RCTs.

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