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Maya Clark Cutaia


Assistant Professor

1 212 998 5280

433 First Avenue
Room 664
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Clark-Cutaia is Assistant Professor of Nursing.  She received a BS in Nursing (2003), and MS in Nursing (2006) from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in Nursing (2012) from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Clark-Cutaia’s predoctoral training was initially supported by a T32 predoctoral fellowship (T32NR00885705) and then by an individual NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship (1F31NR014310) entitled for her research on dietary modification management in end stage renal disease sufferers on hemodialysis. Immediately after completing her PhD, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing for a T32 postdoctoral fellowship (T32NR007100). This fellowship culminating in Dr. Clark-Cutaia’s receipt of a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award Recipient (1K23NR015058) from the National Institute of Nursing Research to develop her program of research in symptom science, with an emphasis on hemodialysis patient symptoms related to dietary sodium intake.

Professional Overview: Dr. Clark-Cutaia’s scholarship focuses on the increased risk morbidity and mortality that result from ESRD and hemodialysis renal replacement therapy. This patient population is more likely to suffer from sudden cardiac events, are 2-3 times more likely to be rehospitalized than the general population, as well as spend a disproportionally high percentage of Medicare funds. Dr. Clark-Cutaia’s long-term goal is to impact ESRD sufferer quality of life by decreasing symptom burden. She received a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award Recipient (1K23NR015058) from the National Institute of Nursing Research to build her program of research in symptom science, to determine the effects of carefully-monitored levels of sodium-intake as set forth by the National Kidney Foundation, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, and AHA on symptoms and signs in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD).

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Clark-Cutaia was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She was Clinical Faculty in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Program and co-taught the undergraduate and graduate level Scientific Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice courses. Dr. Clark-Cutaia continues to practice as a nurse practitioner in the fields of Urology, General Surgery, and Otorhinolaryngology.


PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BS, University of Pennsylvania

Honors and awards

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Eta Chapter, Xi Chapter (2011)
Sojourner Truth Award (2003)
Nursing Award for Special Achievement (2003)


Acute care

Professional membership

American Association for Nurse Practitioners
American Heart Association
American Nurses Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Military Officers Association of America
National Black Nurses Association
National Kidney Foundation
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
Reserve Officer Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing



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