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Jerrilynn D. Burrowes

Professor of NutritionChair, Department of NutritionDirector, Graduate Program in Nutrition

B.A. Biology/Pre-Med, Fisk University, Nashville, TNM.S. in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, New York UniversityPh.D. in Nutrition, New York University

http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/jburrowe

Description

Jerrilynn D. Burrowes is an internationally recognized clinical nutrition leader in the field of kidney disease. Prior to her appointment at C.W. Post, Dr. Burrowes was the research coordinator for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where she was actively involved as an investigator and collaborator on one of the landmark NIH-sponsored clinical trials of morbidity and mortality in people receiving maintenance hemodialysis of the past decade, the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study. Dr. Burrowes is the author and co-author of numerous research and review articles published in refereed journals relating to the HEMO Study and other topics. In addition, she is the co-editor of the first edition of the textbook published by Humana Press in 2008 entitled “Nutrition in Kidney Disease” and the second edition published by Springer in 2014 with the same title.

Dr. Burrowes’s research currently centers on the nutrition assessment and management of adults with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are receiving maintenance dialysis. She is particularly interested in: (1) the factors that influence appetite and their effect on health outcomes; (2) the methods used to improve nutritional status, especially in geriatric patients with kidney failure; (3) the influence of culture and ethnicity on dietary adherence in dialysis patients; (4) the effect of leaching potassium from tuberous root vegetables to prepare them for consumption by culturally diverse patients with kidney failure whose dietary staples include these plant products; and (5) whether the sleep patterns of dialysis patients have implications for the development of nutritional problems or vice versa. Dr. Burrowes is also interested in evidence-based studies of complementary and alternative therapies for people with kidney failure.

Dr. Burrowes has held many leadership and advisory roles in professional organizations and societies, and she has served on numerous association committees. She has served as a member of the advisory board for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) and the nutrition work group for the NKF Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative, which developed clinical practice guidelines in nutrition for people with CKD. She is currently a member of the Expert Work Group on Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Evidence Analysis Guideline Project.  Dr. Burrowes is a member of several professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the NKF Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) and the International Society for Renal Nutrition and Metabolism. Dr. Burrowes also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Renal Nutrition. For her outstanding contributions to the field of kidney disease, Dr. Burrowes received the Recognized Renal Dietitian Award and the Joel D. Kopple Award from the NKF/CRN and she is recognized as a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Burrowes earned a B.A. in biology/pre-medicine from Fisk University in Nashville, TN, and an M.S. in foods, nutrition and dietetics, and a Ph.D. in nutrition from New York University. She is also a registered dietitian nutritionist. 


Specialties

Nutrition in Kidney Disease; Medical Nutrition Therapy; Nutrition Research


Publications

Edited Books:

  • Byham-Gray LD, JD Burrowes and GM Chertow, Editors.  Nutrition and Health Series: Nutrition in Kidney Disease.  Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2008.
  • Byham-Gray LD, JD Burrowes and GM Chertow, Editors.  Nutrition and Health Series: Nutrition in Kidney Disease, 2nd edition.  Springer, New York, NY, 2014.

Book Chapters:

  • Burrowes JD and DB Cockram. Achieving patient adherence to diet therapy.  In: Kopple JD and SG Massry, eds.  Nutritional management of renal disease, 2nd ed.  Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, MD, 2004
  • Burrowes JD.  Issues affecting dietary adherence in chronic kidney disease.  In: Byham-Gray LD, Burrowes JD and Chertow GM, eds.  Nutrition in Kidney Disease.  Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2008. 
  • DiBenedetto-Barb’a P, JD Burrowes and LD Byham-Gray.  Suggested resources for the practitioner.  In: Byham-Gray LD, Burrowes JD and Chertow GM, eds.  Nutrition in Kidney Disease.  Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2008.
  • Burrowes JD.  Dietary supplements.  In: Byham-Gray LD, Wiesen K and Stover J, eds.  A Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease, 2nd ed.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL, 2013.
  • Burrowes JD.  Issues affecting dietary adherence.  In: Byham-Gray LD, Burrowes JD and Chertow GM, eds.  Nutrition in Kidney Disease. 2nd ed.  Springer, New York, NY, 2014.
  • Isoldi K and JD Burrowes.  Counseling approaches.  In: Byham-Gray LD, Burrowes JD and Chertow GM, eds.  Nutrition in Kidney Disease. 2nd ed.  Springer, New York, NY, 2014.
  • Burrowes JD and LD Byham-Gray.  Research on nutrition in stone disease.  In: Han H, Mutter WP, and Nasser S, eds.  Nutrition in Medical Management of Kidney Stones.  Springer, New York, NY.  (In progress)

Research Manuscripts--Peer Reviewed (Published):

  • Burrowes JD, DB Cockram, JT Dwyer, B Larive, L Paranandi, C Bergen, D Poole, and the HEMO Study Group.  Cross-sectional relationship between dietary energy and protein intake, nutritional status, functional status, and comorbidity in older vs. younger hemodialysis patients.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 12(2):87-95, 2002.
  • Dwyer JT, B Larive, J Leung, M Rocco, JD Burrowes, C Chumlea, A Frydrych, J Kusek, L Uhlin and the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study Group.  Nutritional status affects quality of life in Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study patients at baseline.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 12(4):213-223, 2002.
  • Rocco MV, L. Paranandi, JD Burrowes, DB Cockram, JT Dwyer, JW Kusek, J Leung, R Makoff, B. Maroni, D Poole and the HEMO Study Group.  Nutritional status in the HEMO Study cohort at baseline.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases 39(2): 245-256, 2002.
  • Burrowes JD, B Larive, DB Cockram, JT Dwyer, JW Kusek, S McLeroy, D Poole, MV Rocco, and the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study Group.  Effects of dietary intake, appetite, and eating habits on dialysis and non-dialysis treatment days in Hemodialysis patients: Cross-sectional results from the HEMO.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 13(3):191-198, 2003.
  • Rocco MV, JT Dwyer, B Larive, T Greene, DB Cockram, WC Chumlea, JW Kusek, J Leung, JD Burrowes, SL McLeroy, D Poole, and L Uhlin for the HEMO Group. The effect of dialysis dose and membrane flux on nutritional parameters in hemodialysis patients: Results of the HEMO Study.  Kidney International 65(6):2321-2334, 2004.
  • Burrowes JD, S Dalton, J Backstrand, and NW Levin.  Patients on maintenance hemodialysis with low vs. high levels of nutrition risk have decreased morbidity.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association 105(4):563-572, 2005.
  • Burrowes JD, GB Russell, and MV Rocco.  Multiple factors affect renal dietitians’ use of the NKF-K/DOQI adult nutrition guidelines.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 15(4):407-426, 2005.
  • Dwyer JT, B Larive, J Leung, MV Rocco, T Greene, JD Burrowes, GM Chertow, DB Cockram, WC Chumlea, J Daugirdas, A Frydrych, JW Kusek, for the HEMO Study Group.  Are nutritional status indicators associated with mortality in the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study?  Kidney International 68(4):1766-1776, 2005.
  • Burrowes JD, B Larive, GM Chertow, DB Cockram, JT Dwyer, T Greene, JW Kusek, J Leung, and MV Rocco for the HEMO Study Group.  Self-reported appetite, death, and hospitalization in hemodialysis patients: findings from the Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study.  Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 20:2765-2774, 2005.
  • Burrowes JD and NJ Ramer.  Removal of potassium from tuberous root vegetables by leaching.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 16(4):304-11, 2006.
  • Lopez CM, JD Burrowes, F Gizis, D Brommage.  Dietary adherence in Hispanic patients receiving hemodialysis.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 17(2):138-47, 2007.
  • Burrowes JD and NJ Ramer.  Changes in the potassium content of different potato varieties after cooking.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 18(6):530-34, 2008.
  • Westfal S, JD Burrowes, B Shorter and J Wright.  Medical residents and nutrition support in critical care: a survey of knowledge, attitudes and practice.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition 26(4):335-45, 2011.
  • Han H, JD Burrowes, R Houser, M-C Chung and JT Dwyer.  What is the impact of nutritional status on health-related quality of life in hemodialysis patients?  Journal of Renal Nutrition 22(2):237-43, 2012.
  • Burrowes JD, G Russell, M Unruh and MV Rocco.  Is nutritional status associated with self-reported sleep quality in the HEMO Study cohort?  Journal of Renal Nutrition 22(5):461-471, 2012.
  • Su C-T, J Yabes, F Pike, DE Weiner, S Beddhu, JD Burrowes, MV Rocco and ML Unruh.  Changes in anthropometry and mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients in the HEMO Study.   American Journal of Kidney Diseases 62(6):1141-1150, 2013.
  • R Hand, A Steiber, JD Burrowes.  Renal dietitians lack time and resources to follow the NKF KDOQI guidelines for frequency and method of diet assessment: results of a survey.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 23(6):445-449, 2013.
  • Hand RK, A Steiber and JD Burrowes.  A pilot study of a subjective dietary analysis tool for use with hemodialysis patients.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition 29(1):69-86, 2014.
  • Kent PS, MP McCarthy, JD Burrowes, L McCann, J Pavlinac, CM Goeddeke-Merickel, K Wiesen, S Kruger, L Byham-Gray, RC Pace, V Hannahs and D Benner.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and National Kidney Foundation: Revised 2014 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Nephrology Nutrition.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 24 (5): 275-285.e45, 2014.
  • Dougherty, CM, JD Burrowes and RK Hand.  Why aren’t dietitians doing research? Perceptions, barriers and participation in research from the DPBRN needs assessment survey.  Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115(6): 1001-1007, 2015.
  • Hand RK and JD Burrowes.  Renal dietitians’ perceptions of roles and responsibilities in outpatient dialysis facilities.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 25(5): 404-411, 2015
  • Sarcona A, JD Burrowes and A Fornari.  Characteristics of effective dietetic preceptors.  Journal of Allied Health 44(4): 229-235, 2015.

Review Articles--Peer Reviewed Journals (Published):

  • Frydrych A, JD Burrowes, J Leung, JT Dwyer, S McLeroy, L Uhlin, S Marjoran, DB Cockram, B Weiss, and the HEMO Study Group.  Dietitian’s as study coordinators.  Applied Clinical Trials 12(3):60-68, 2003.
  • Burrowes JD.  Nutrition assessment and management of elderly dialysis patients.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition 18(4):280-290, 2003.
  • Burrowes JD.  Incorporating ethnic and cultural food preferences in the renal diet.  Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy 11(1):97-104, 2004.
  • Burrowes JD and G Van Houten.  Use of alternative medicine by patients with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease.  Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 12(3): 312-325, 2005.
  • Burrowes JD and G VanHouten.  Herbs and dietary supplement use in patients with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease.  Nephrology Nursing Journal 33(1): 85-88, 2006.
  • Burrowes JD.  What dietitians need to know about nutrition in chronic kidney disease.  Nutrition Today 41(1):22-27, 2006.
  • Burrowes JD.  Metabolic syndrome:  Controversy and consensus.  Nutrition Today 41(3):131-137, 2006.
  • Burrowes JD.  Nutrition for a lifetime: Maternal nutrition.  Nutrition Today 41(6):267-273, 2006.
  • Erdman JW, D Balentine and JD Burrowes, Guest Editors.  Flavonoids and heart health:  Proceedings of the ILSI North America Flavonoids Workshop, May 31 – June 1, 2005, Washington, DC.  Journal of Nutrition 137:718S-737S, 2007.
  • Burrowes JD.  Nutrition for a lifetime:  Childhood nutrition.  Nutrition Today 42(4):160-167, 2007.
  • Burrowes JD.  Leaching potassium from tuberous root vegetables.  Renal Nutrition Forum 26(3):1,4-7, 2007.
  • Burrowes JD.  Nutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease.  Medical Nutrition Therapy Matters, The Newsletter of Medical Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association 27(2):1,3-9, 2007.
  • Burrowes JD.  Preventing heart disease in women: What’s new in diet and lifestyle recommendations.  Nutrition Today 42(6):242-247, 2007.
  • Burrowes JD.  New recommendations for the management of diabetic kidney disease.  Nutrition Today 43(2):65-69, 2008.
  • Burrowes JD.  Managing Crohn’s disease in adults.  Nutrition Today 43(4):152-59, 2008.
  • Burrowes JD.  Helping adults with celiac disease to eat well.  Nutrition Today 43(6):250-57, 2008.
  • Burrowes JD.  Treating obesity in chronic kidney disease.  Nutrition Today 44(3):118-23, 2009.
  • Kurmann S and JD Burrowes.  Ernährung des nicht kritisch kranken Wundpatienten—spezielle Supplemente (Nutrition of Non-Critically Ill Wound Patients—Special Supplements).  Aktuel Ernahrungsmed 34:269-277, 2009.
  • Burrowes JD.  Preventing heart disease today and tomorrow in youth. Nutrition Today 45(1):33-40, 2010.
  • Kistler B, D Benner, JD Burrowes, K Campbell, D Fouque, G Garibotto, TA Ikizler, JD Kopple, CP Kovesdy, CM Rhee, A Steiber, P Stenvinkel, PT Wee, D Teta, AYM Wang and K Kalantar-Zadeh.  Eating during hemodialysis treatment: A consensus statement from the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 28(1):4-12, 2017


Lectures and Presentations

  • Nutritional assessment and management of adult and geriatric dialysis patients.  JPC Foundation and Ross Laboratories, Bradley Beach, NJ, April 11, 2003.
  • HEMO Study Symposium: Appetite assessment in the Follow-up Phase of the HEMO Study.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 5, 2003.
  • Overview and nutrition outcomes from the NIH-funded Hemodialysis (HEMO) Study.  Council on Renal Nutrition of Greater New York, New York, NY, June 5, 2003.
  • Nutritional assessment and management of adults with kidney disease.  JPC Foundation and the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund, New York, NY, June 21, 2003.
  • Renal Update: Nutrition assessment and management of adults with chronic kidney disease.  Long Island Dietetic Association, Brookville, NY, February 10, 2004.
  • The power of surveys: Renal dietitians’ use of the NKF-K/DOQI clinical practice guidelines for nutrition in chronic renal failure.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 1, 2004.
  • The HEMO Study: Results and nutritional outcomes.  Council on Renal Nutrition of Long Island, Uniondale, NY, May 13, 2004.
  • HEMO Study outcomes from a nutritional standpoint.  NKF of Georgia and The Georgia-South Carolina Society of Nephrology, Nephrology and Transplantation Update 2004, The Cloisters, Sea Island, GA, September 25, 2004.
  • Nutrition assessment and management of adults with chronic and end stage kidney disease.  1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund, New York, NY, September 26, 2004.
  • Serum albumin is not increasing:  Why not?  ESRD Network of New England, Annual Education Meeting, Sturbridge, MA, October 14, 2004.
  • Herbs and dietary supplement use in the stage 5 chronic kidney disease population.  New Jersey Council on Renal Nutrition, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, April 5, 2005.
  • Maximizing your value.  Joel D. Kopple Award Presentation.  National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition, Washington, DC, May 5, 2005.
  • Herbs and dietary supplements in the stage 5 chronic kidney disease population.  NKF of Georgia and The Georgia-South Carolina Society of Nephrology, Nephrology and Transplantation Update 2005, Ponte Vedra Inn and Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, September 24, 2005.
  • Burrowes JD and N. Ramer.  Removal of potassium from tuberous root vegetables:  A collaborative research project.  C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Honors’ Program/Merit Fellowship Academic Conference, Brookville, NY, November 4, 2005.
  • Burrowes JD and N. Ramer.  NKF Council on Renal Nutrition Research Grant Presentation:  Removal of potassium from tuberous root vegetables by leaching.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 21, 2006.
  • What’s known (and not known) about herbs and dietary supplements in the Stage 5 CKD population.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2006.
  • The use of alternative medicine by patients with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease.  Annual Meeting of the Council on Renal Nutrition of Greater New York, Brooklyn, NY, September 7, 2006.
  • What’s known (and not known) about herbs and dietary supplements in the Stage 5 CKD population.  Virginia Council on Renal Nutrition, Renal Update 2006: Weaving Wellness into Renal Care, Newport News, VA, October 26, 2006.
  • Serum albumin is not increasing--why? and what can be done about it?  Annual Spring Conference: Renal Nutrition 2007, Council on Renal Nutrition of Long Island, Plainview, NY, April 25, 2007.
  • Issues affecting dietary adherence in kidney disease.  2007 Annual Meeting and Scientific Program.  Adherence in Renal Disease: A Team Approach to Positive Patient Outcomes.  IPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of New York, East Elmhurst, NY, October 11, 2007.
  • Obesity in chronic kidney disease: Is there a role for gastric bypass?  Synergizing a Healthy Mind and Body through Renal Nutrition.  Virginia Council on Renal Nutrition Annual Meeting.  Williamsburg, VA, October 9, 2008.
  • Nutrition in chronic kidney disease.  Long Island Dietetic Association.  St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY, March 10, 2009.
  • Nutrition in chronic kidney disease.  Massachusetts Dietetic Association Annual Meeting.  Norwood, MA, March 20, 2009.
  • Writing for scientific publication.  Strategies for Advanced Level Renal Dietitians: Applying the Principles.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 25, 2009.
  • The research process: Developing a problem statement.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 27, 2009.
  • Presenting research data.  NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting, Nashville, TN, March 27, 2009.
  • Herbs and dietary supplements in chronic kidney disease.  Chronic Kidney Disease: Issues of Management for Stage 5 and Beyond.  NKF Serving Western New York, Buffalo, NY, March 23, 2010.
  • Adapting the kidney diet for different cultures.  Empowering Patients to Overcome Barriers to Adherence.  American Kidney Fund, Minneapolis, MN, October 2, 2010.
  • Registered dietitians in the U.S.  Registered Dietitian Involvement of Clinical Practice and Research in the U.S.  Korean American Dietetic Association Network Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7, 2010. 
  • Nutrition in geriatric patients with chronic kidney disease.  Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Astoria, Queens, June 16, 2011.
  • Sleep and nutritional status in hemodialysis patients: Is there an association?  Council on Renal Nutrition of Greater New York, New York, NY, December 2, 2011.
  • Research on a shoestring: Pursuing the possible.  NKF Spring Clinical Meetings, Gaylord National, Washington, DC, May 11, 2012.
  • Sleep and nutritional status in hemodialysis patients: Is there an association?  8th Annual Joint Meeting of Upstate New York and Western New York Councils on Renal Nutrition.  Batavia, NY, May 17, 2012.
  • Sleep pattern, quality of life and nutritional status: How are they related in kidney disease?  XVI International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease 2012, First World Renal Nutrition Week.  Honolulu, HI, June 29, 2012.
  • Impact of sleep on BMI, quality of life and nutritional status in dialysis patients.  NKF Spring Clinical Meeting, Advanced Practice in Renal Nutrition: Update 2013 (Strategies II Workshop).  Orlando, FL, April 2, 2013.
  • Appetite and outcomes in the renal population.  XVII International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease 2014.  Wurzburg, Germany, May 7, 2014.
  • Diet and lifestyle modifications to prevent and manage chronic kidney disease.  XVIII International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease 2016.  Okinawa, Japan, April 23, 2016.
  • The roles and responsibilities of renal dietitians (and more).  Annual Spring Conference: Renal Nutrition 2016, Council on Renal Nutrition of Long Island, Plainview, NY, May 4, 2016.
  • Working with your IRB.  Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) 2016. Boston, MA, October 17, 2016.

Honors/Awards

Fellow, National Kidney Foundation
Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Renal Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Recipient, Dannon Institute 2010 Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute
Recipient, Joel D. Kopple Award, National Kidney Foundation, Council on Renal Nutrition
Recipient, Recognized Renal Dietitian Award, National Kidney Foundation, Council on Renal Nutrition


Affiliations

International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism
National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Council on Renal Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Renal Nutrition