Dr. Starr is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with joint appointments in Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric & Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Children’s Hospital. She completed her undergraduate education at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Masters of Public Health from Tufts University School of Public Health. She completed Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency, as well as Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. Following fellowship, she moved to Indianapolis to join the rapidly growing pediatric nephrology division at IU.
Her clinical and research interests lie in improving the kidney-related outcomes of children born prematurely, with a particular focus on the impact of acute kidney injury on lung disease in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her involvement in the NKC started during residency as part of the AWAKEN study. During her nephrology fellowship, she performed a retrospective study assessing the association between acute kidney injury and lung disease in neonates, finding that neonates with acute kidney injury were more likely to develop lung disease. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Communications Committee and serves on the NKC Board. She loves serving as a board member and is thankful for the opportunity to work with many talented neonatologists and nephrologists from other centers.