null Bethany Foster, MD, MSCE

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, MUHC



medication adherence • transplantation • sex • gender • long term outcomes • adolescents and young adults

Research Focus

I am a clinical epidemiologist with a primary research interest in the long-term outcomes of children and young adults with kidney transplants. I have been funded by the CIHR and NIH to study immunosuppressive medication adherence and graft outcomes in adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients, whom I have shown to be at particularly high risk of graft loss. I am also investigating differences in solid organ transplant outcomes by recipient and donor sex and the reasons for these differences.

Selected Publications

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  • Foster BJ, Pai AHL, Zelikovsky N, Amaral S, Bell L, Dharnidharka VR, Hebert D, Holly C, Knauper B, Matsell D, Phan V, Rogers R, Smith JM, Zhao H, Furth SL. (2018) A randomized trial of a multicomponent intervention to promote medication: the Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial (TAKE-IT). American Journal of Kidney Diseases 72(1):30-41. PMID: 29602631.

  • Foster BJ, Mitsnefes M, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Laskin BL. (2018) Changes in excess mortality from end-stage kidney disease in the United States from 1995-2013. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13(1):91-99. PMID: 29242373.

  • Lepeytre F, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Boucquemont J, Sapir-Pichhadze R, Cardinal H, Foster BJ. (2017) Association of sex with risk of kidney graft failure risk differ by age. J Am Soc Nephrol 28(10):3014-23. PMID: 28592422.

  • Boucquemont J, Pai AL, Dharnidharka VR, Hebert D, Zelikovsky, N, Amaral S, Furth SL, Foster BJ. (2020) Association between day of the week and medication adherence among adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 20(1):274-281. PMID: 31507087.

  • Mitsnefes M, Laskin B, Dahhou M, Zhang X, Furth S, Foster BJ. (2013) Mortality risk among children initially treated with dialysis for end stage kidney disease, 1990-2010. JAMA 309(18):1921-1929. PMID: 23645144.