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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects more than 260 million people worldwide. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) ranges from 20-65%. This presentation provides an overview of both MDD and CKD and discusses their overlap of symptomology.

This is a Regional Virtual Live Event for the Garden State Chapter of ANNA.

*Speakers are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc (OPDC).

This event is Private.
Featured Speakers
Kelly Reed

Kelly Reed, PhD

Nephrology Senior Medical Science Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Kelly Reed, PhD, joined Otsuka in 2012 and is currently a Senior Medical Science Liaison on our Nephrology East Team. Dr. Reed has collaborated with several national professional organizations and healthcare systems providing educational presentations on hyponatremia and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). She has been a leader in resource development for the MSL team, co-led the nephrology MSL new hire training program during expansion and served as a mentor to several MSL new hires. Dr. Reed earned her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child Development in Miami, FL, followed by a two year fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Kaitlin Dehlin

Kaitlin Dehlin, PhD, RD

Nephrology Medical Science Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Kaitlin Dehlin, PhD, RD earned her doctorate from West Virginia University in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. Her doctoral work examined various dietary interventions to attenuate disease progression in a preclinical rat model of polycystic kidney disease. Prior to that, Dr. Dehlin earned a master’s degree and worked clinically as a Registered Dietitian.

Since the completion of her doctorate in 2014, Dr. Dehlin joined Mead Johnson Nutrition and worked on various products and clinical trials. She joined Otsuka in 2018 as a Medical Science Liaison. During her time at Otsuka, she has built relationships with key opinion leaders, assisted in resource development, and worked with several clinical trial sites.


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