Christine Corbett

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Christine Corbett


Executive Director for the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients

Assistant Research Professor

Department: Research


Christine Corbett is Assistant Research Professor and Executive Director for the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients. She is a practicing Nurse Practitioner specializing in kidney palliative care, and a Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certified Practitioner.

Dr. Corbett has over 24 years of nephrology experience and three years of experience in Palliative Care. Her doctoral focus was shared decision-making, advance care planning and appropriate palliative care referral for select patients with chronic kidney disease. In the past four years, she developed, implemented, and managed the Comprehensive Conservative Kidney Care Clinic for patients who choose to forego dialysis. Efforts for national kidney palliative care program dissemination occur through the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients and their Pathways Program, a collaboration with Rogosin Kidney Institute (Kidney SCHOLAR) and numerous presentations and publications.

She is involved and engaged in the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, the Association of MO NPs, the American Nephrology Nurses Association, currently a Conferences Committee Member and local Heart of America President-Elect, and serves as an NKF Medical Advisory Board member, Fellow, Renal Roundtable Committee member, and the 2019-2021 Executive Council for Advanced Practitioners - Publication Chair.

In her spare time, Dr. Corbett enjoys spending time with her family horse riding, traveling, hiking, reading, and volunteering with equine-assisted services.

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City – DNP, FNP
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City – BSN and MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Park University – Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (2000)
  • UMKC Henry W Bloch School of Management – Business-Strategic Leadership Program (2019)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care