Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2020. Dr. Crews is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds appointments with the School of Nursing, the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Center for Health Equity, where she is Associate Director for Research Development. Her research focuses on addressing disparities in the care and outcomes of kidney disease and hypertension. Dr. Crews has received numerous awards for her research contributions, including the 2018 Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award--a $250,000 award granted to a single faculty scholar on the cusp of transforming their field. She is a former National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Emerging Leader Scholar and was the inaugural Gilbert S. Omenn Anniversary Fellow of the NAM. In 2019, Dr. Crews received the W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care from the American College of Physicians and the Distinguished Leader Award from the American Society of Nephrology. Among her national leadership roles, Dr. Crews currently serves as Co-Chair for the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2021 Education Committee and is a member of the Nephrology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.