Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, a nephrologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was elected to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland board of directors. Her core research addresses disparities in the care and outcomes of chronic kidney disease. She has examined the contribution of social determinants of health, including poverty and access to healthful foods, to disparities in kidney disease. Her work in end-stage renal disease includes studies of the optimal timing and setting of dialysis initiation among vulnerable groups, and patient preparation for the start of renal replacement therapy. NKF-MD previously honored her with its Greater Baltimore Community and Patients Service Committee All-Star Award.