The Disadvantaged Populations eGFR Epidemiology Study (DEGREE) is an international collaboration between researchers across disciplines dedicated to better understanding the prevalence and geographic scope of CKDnT.


DEGREE provided a conceptual framework for studying and addressing CKDnT, ensuring data collection and analysis occurs using standardized protocols.

La Isla Network hasĀ founded a center at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where data from independent international partners will be stored and analyzed, eventually including a bio bank.

DEGREE served as a platform to direct funds towards research and research-based policy initiatives targeting CKDnT throughout the network. It will provide online and in-person research and analysis support for collaborating institutions.

The data generated and analyzed by DEGREE participants were used for future etiological research into CKDnT as well as occupational and community-focused interventions.

For more information or to contact the DEGREE Study team directly, visit the DEGREE website.