About the Model

iChoose Kidney was developed and validated using data from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) national surveillance database, then translated into a website and IOS app by a team of researchers at Emory University, including Rachel E. Patzer, PhD, MPH, Mohua Basu, MPH, Michael Konomos, MS, Michael Patzer, BS, Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil, William M. McClellan, MD, MPH, David Howard, PhD, and Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH.

Financial support was provided by a grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number ULl TR000454 and KL2TR000455, and further supported through a grant from the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust Foundation (Emory University). The interpretation and reporting of the data presented here are the responsibility of the authors and in no way should be seen as an official policy or interpretation of the US government. 

Authors have no conflicts of interest; authors and author affiliations are not affected by the decisions patients make after using the iChoose Kidney tool.

In developing the tool, authors referred to guidelines from the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN), which promotes clear communication in language. Learn more about PLAIN.