Anica C. Law, MD, MS Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
MS, Harvard School of Public Health
AB, Harvard College

Dr. Law is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician, clinical epidemiologist, and health services researcher with a focus on understanding determinants of outcomes after critical illness. An unprecedented number of patients now survive the intensive care unit (ICU) but suffer severe organ dysfunction, requiring forms of long-term organ support, such as mechanical ventilation or artificial nutrition. Using both granular clinical and national claims databases, and leveraging natural experiments where feasible (e.g., policy changes), the goal of her research is to better inform decision-making during critical illness and the optimal delivery of care after acute critical illness.

Dr. Law serves as Deputy Editor at CHEST Critical Care. Within the American Thoracic Society, she is Chair of the Critical Care Assembly's Planning Committee.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Kearney CM, Sangani R, Shankar D, O'Connor GT, Law AC, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA. Comparative Effectiveness of Mepolizumab, Benralizumab, and Dupilumab among Patients with Difficult-to-Control Asthma: A Multicenter Retrospective Propensity-matched Analysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2024 Jun; 21(6):866-874.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38241013; PMCID: PMC11160126; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202306-566OC;
  2. Teja B, Berube M, Pereira TV, Law AC, Schanock C, Pang B, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA. Effectiveness of Fludrocortisone Plus Hydrocortisone versus Hydrocortisone Alone in Septic Shock: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2024 May 15; 209(10):1219-1228.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38271488; PMCID: PMC11146553; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202310-1785OC;
  3. Bosch NA, Law AC, Shi Z, Jafarzadeh SR, Walkey AJ. A novel measure to summarize blood transfusion practice during critical illness. Transfusion. 2024 May; 64(5):784-788.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38515390; PMCID: PMC11088509; DOI: 10.1111/trf.17814;
  4. Feeney ME, Law AC, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA. Variation in Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Critically Ill Patients Across the United States. Crit Care Med. 2024 Mar 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38501933
  5. Bosch NA, Vail EA, Law AC, Homer-Bouthiette C, Walkey AJ, Moitra VK. Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Potassium Repletion Thresholds during Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2024 Mar; 21(3):456-463.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38134433; PMCID: PMC10913769; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202308-750OC;
  6. Rucci JM, Law AC, Bolesta S, Quinn EK, Garcia MA, Gajic O, Boman K, Yus S, Goodspeed VM, Kumar V, Kashyap R, Walkey AJ. Variation in Sedative and Analgesic Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Associated Outcomes. CHEST Crit Care. 2024 Mar; 2(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 38576856; PMCID: PMC10994221; DOI: 10.1016/j.chstcc.2024.100047;
  7. Shankar DA, Hawkins F, Alysandratos KD, Wilson KC, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA, Law AC. Uptake of Antifibrotics for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: 2016-2022. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2024 Jan; 21(1):170-173.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37879035; PMCID: PMC10867915; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202308-697RL;
  8. Qadir N, Sahetya S, Munshi L, Summers C, Abrams D, Beitler J, Bellani G, Brower RG, Burry L, Chen JT, Hodgson C, Hough CL, Lamontagne F, Law A, Papazian L, Pham T, Rubin E, Siuba M, Telias I, Patolia S, Chaudhuri D, Walkey A, Rochwerg B, Fan E. An Update on Management of Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2024 Jan 01; 209(1):24-36.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38032683; PMCID: PMC10870893; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202311-2011ST;
  9. Shen BH, Law AC, Wilson KC. Evidence Synthesis of Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Life-Threatening Asthma Exacerbations. CHEST Crit Care. 2024 Mar; 2(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 38605855; PMCID: PMC11008557; DOI: 10.1016/j.chstcc.2023.100044;
  10. Dinh J, Hinkle CF, Law AC, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA. Effect of Respiratory Viral Panel Adoption on Antibiotic Use in Ventilated Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2023 Dec; 20(12):1777-1783.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37748086
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2023 Boston University: David L. Coleman Prize for Junior Faculty
2022 Boston University: Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award
2022 Doris Duke: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
2020 American Thoracic Society: Early Career Achievement Award Nominee
2019 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences Travel Award
2018 American Thoracic Society: Abstract Scholarship Award
2016 American Thoracic Society: Abstract Scholarship Award
2016 American Thoracic Society: Fellows Track Symposium Travel Award
2014 American Thoracic Society: Resident’s Boot Camp Travel Award
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Advance Care Planning
Critical Illness
Respiration, Artificial
Outcomes, Critical Care
Shock, Septic

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