Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School




Dr. Walkey investigates epidemiology and clinical outcomes of complications that occur in patients who are critically ill. Using clinical and administrative data, Dr. Walkey focuses on interations between organ systems during critical illness and seeks to find effective health care provider practice patterns that are associated with better patient outcomes. His research interests include sepsis, acute lung injury, and atrial fibrillation that occurs during critical illness.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management


Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Member
Boston University
Pulmonary Center


Co-Director
Boston University
Evans Center for Implementation & Improvement Sciences


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research



2016 Department of Medicine, Boston Universoty School of Medicine: Junior Faculty Research Mentor Award
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: L. Jack Faling Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
2012 AHRQ: Outstanding Article of the Year
2005 Chest Foundation: Young Investigator Award


Evaluating Routine Opioid Use during Acute Respiratory Failure
05/03/2020 - 04/30/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R01HL151607-02

Targeting cardiovascular events to improve patient outcomes after sepsis
07/15/2018 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R01HL139751-04

Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R01HL136660-04

Humanized anti-DEspR antibody therapy for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
09/01/2019 - 07/31/2021 (Co-Investigator)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5U54HL119145-07

Viral Infection and Respiratory illness Universal Study [VIRUS]: COVID-19 Registry
06/15/2020 - 01/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Society of Critical Care Medicine Gordon & Betty Moore


Fully humanized anti-DEspR antibody therapy for acute lung injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
01/01/2018 - 04/30/2019 (Co-Investigator)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5U54HL119145-06

Atrial Fibrillation in Sepsis: Patient Outcomes and Provider Practice Patterns
02/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5K01HL116768-05

Atrial Fibrillation in Sepsis: Patient Outcomes and Provider Practice Patterns
02/12/2013 - 01/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5K01HL116768-03

Adiponectin in Acute Lung Injury
05/04/2012 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R21HL112672-02



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Evaluating Routine Opioid Use during Acute Respiratory Failure 5R01HL151607-02
2021 Targeting cardiovascular events to improve patient outcomes after sepsis 5R01HL139751-04 7
2020 Evaluating Routine Opioid Use during Acute Respiratory Failure 1R01HL151607-01
2020 Targeting cardiovascular events to improve patient outcomes after sepsis 5R01HL139751-03 7
2020 Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis 5R01HL136660-04 24
2019 Targeting cardiovascular events to improve patient outcomes after sepsis 5R01HL139751-02 7
2019 Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis 5R01HL136660-03 24
2018 Targeting cardiovascular events to improve patient outcomes after sepsis 1R01HL139751-01A1 7
2018 Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis 5R01HL136660-02 24
2017 Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis 1R01HL136660-01 24
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  1. Walkey AJ, Law A, Bosch NA. Lottery-Based Incentive in Ohio and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates. JAMA. 2021 Jul 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34213530
     
  2. Nunez ER, Johnson SW, Qian SX, Powell WR, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Rinne ST. Patterns of Pulmonary Consultation for Veterans with Incident Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Jul; 18(7):1249-1252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33794140
     
  3. Belok SH, Bosch NA, Klings ES, Walkey AJ. Evaluation of leukopenia during sepsis as a marker of sepsis-defining organ dysfunction. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0252206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34166406; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252206;
     
  4. Tripathi S, Christison AL, Levy E, McGravery J, Tekin A, Bolliger D, Kumar VK, Bansal V, Chiotos K, Gist KM, Dapul HR, Bhalala US, Gharpure VP, Heneghan JA, Gupta N, Bjornstad EC, Montgomery VL, Walkey A, Kashyap R, Arteaga GM. The Impact of Obesity on Disease Severity and Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children with COVID-19. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Jun 24. PMID: 34168067
     
  5. Garcia MA, Rucci JM, Thai KK, Lu Y, Kipnis P, Go AS, Desai M, Bosch NA, Martinez A, Clancy H, Devis Y, Myers LC, Liu VX, Walkey AJ. Association Between Troponin I Levels During Sepsis and Post-Sepsis Cardiovascular Complications. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 May 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34038701
     
  6. Vail EA, Gershengorn HB, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ. Attention to Immortal Time Bias in Critical Care Research. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 05 15; 203(10):1222-1229. PMID: 33761299
     
  7. Bosch NA, Teja B, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ. Practice Patterns in the Initiation of Secondary Vasopressors and Adjunctive Corticosteroids during Septic Shock in the US. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 May 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33975530
     
  8. Bosch NA, Crable EL, Ackerbauer KA, Clark K, Drainoni ML, Grim V, Ieong MH, Walkey AJ, Murphy J. Implementation of a Phenobarbital-based Pathway for Severe Alcohol Withdrawal: A Mixed-Methods Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 May 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33945771
     
  9. Crable EL, Feeney T, Harvey J, Grim V, Drainoni ML, Walkey AJ, Steiling K, Thurston Drake F. Re: Augmenting Follow-up of Incidental Findings. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 Apr 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33932345
     
  10. Beitler JR, Walkey AJ. The Staying Power of Pressure- and Volume-limited Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Apr 23. PMID: 33891827
     
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Bar chart showing 188 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 27 publications in 2017

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201815
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

acute respiratory distress syndrome
atrial fibrillation
sepsis

I have mentored more than 15 MD post-graduates in critical care health services research. Mentees have to date published >15 first-authored, peer reviewed manuscripts, including Web of Science Top 1% cited. Mentees have received multiple American Thoracic Society travel awards for research, as well as First Prize for research presented at the 2016 Massachusetts Thoracic Society Meeting. I received 2 Research Mentor Awards for outstanding achievement as a research mentor from the Boston University Department of Medicine during year 2016. I serve as a Director of the Evans Center for Implementation & Improvement Sciences, where we mentor School of Medicine faculty through completion of projects with scientific rigor.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
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  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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