Danita Eatman-Daniels, Ph.D.

Danita Eatman-Daniels, Ph.D. 

Assistant Dean, Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences

Medical Education

Pharmacology & Toxicology
Location: Hugh Gloster Building 232
Phone: 404-752-1174
E-mail: deatmandaniels@msm.edu


Wright State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Research Interests

Salt sensitivity, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease are more prevalent in the African American population than in the general population. My research interests include examining the impact of high dietary salt intake on genes (MYH9, APOL1) associated with hypertension nephropathy in African Americans and developing new effective therapeutic targeted strategies for progressive chronic kidney disease, a condition associated with high morbidity, excessive mortality, and enormous costs to the health system.


  • Avotri S, Eatman D, Russell-Randall K.  Effects of resveratrol on inflammatory biomarkers in glaucomatous human trabecular meshwork cells.  Nutrients 11(5): 984, doi: 10.3390/nu11050984. 2019
  • Russell- Randall K, Eatman D Mitchell AK, McNeal M.  Using Learning Communities to Successfully Navigate through the Stages of Graduate Education at a Small Medical School. Journal of Advances in Education Research, 3(1):59-66, 2018.
  • Eatman D, Elhassey M, Okirie V, Emmett N, Bayorh MA.   Urinary expression of beta-2 microglobulin and osteopontin increases in salt-induced hypertensive rats. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension 10(4S): e59. 2016

Honors and Awards

  • NIH/NIMHD – RCMI G12 Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Center - Career Development Award
  • Excellence in Student Development Award 2013, 2014, 2016