ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Policy and Advocacy Committee


  • Roslyn B. Mannon, MD, FASN (2022)


  • Samaya Javed Anumudu, MD, FASN (2022)
  • Mukta Baweja, MD (2021)
  • Alejandro Diez, MD, FASN (2021)
  • William Henry Fissell, MD (2022)
  • Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD (2022)
  • Meera Nair Harhay, MD, MS, FASN (2022)
  • Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD, FASN (2022)
  • Julie Lin, MD, MPH, FASN (2022)
  • Andrew F. Malone, MD, MBChB, FASN (2021)
  • Patrick H. Nachman, MD, FASN (2022)
  • Jennifer S. Scherer, MD (2022)
  • Jesse D. Schold, PhD (2021)
  • Michelle C. Starr, MD, FASN, MPH (2022)


  • Shayna T. J. Bradford, PhD (2021)
  • Catherine Butler, MD, MA (2022)
  • Lama Ghazi, MD, PhD (2021)
  • Tessa Kimberly Novick, MD, MS, MSW (2022)
  • Ivie Okundaye, MD (2021)
  • Ankur Shah, MD, FASN (2021)
  • Samuel Longworth Swift, PhD (2021)

Staff Liaison


Identify, prioritize, and advocate for policies that promote the highest quality patient care, increased funding for research, and a commitment to medical education funding for kidney diseases on the federal legislative, regulatory, and profession-sanctioned levels.