Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing

Both patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and the clinicians who care for them want to improve hemodialysis-related outcomes. Yet, little research has been done in this area, largely due to the complexities of the patient population. Maya N. Clark-Cutaia is studying a key issue in ESRD: whether the universally recommended dietary sodium restrictions, which are consensus-based, rather than evidence based in the dialysis population, make sense.

“People with end-stage renal disease are very resilient. My research focuses on helping them achieve better outcomes.”


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2003