Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

PhD, Universität Bern
MPH, Johns Hopkins University
MSc, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University



I am a clinical epidemiologist and data scientist, with three interdisciplinary research pillars, within the umbrella of eliminating racial disparities and discrimination and promoting equity and social justice: 1) trauma and violence (firearm injury epidemiology), 2) cardiometabolic diseases 3) psychiatric and mental health conditions. I use novel statistical methodology, supervised and unsupervised machine learning and emerging m-health technologies. My most recent study in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that the average profile of an American using a gun for suicide is a married, white male over the age of 50 who is experiencing deteriorating health.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences


Director
Boston University School of Medicine
Evans Center for Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research




Factors associated with non-fatal firearm injuries: a spatiotemporal approach
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Department of Justice/NIJ





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  1. Niiranen TJ, Kalesan B, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS. Relative Contributions of Pulse Pressure and Arterial Stiffness to Cardiovascular Disease. Hypertension. 2019 Mar; 73(3):712-717. PMID: 30661478.
     
  2. Kalesan B, Zuo Y, Vasan RS, Galea S. Risk of 90-day readmission in patients after firearm injury hospitalization: a nationally representative retrospective cohort study. J Inj Violence Res. 2019 Jan; 11(1):65-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30686818.
     
  3. Kalesan B, Kundu A, Vaze A, Pino E, Walkey AJ, Vasan RS, McManus DD. Sex-differences in post-discharge outcomes among patients hospitalized for atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2019 Jan; 42(1):84-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30421445.
     
  4. Pino EC, Zuo Y, Schor SH, Zatwarnicki S, Henderson DC, Borba CP, Milanovic SM, Kalesan B. Temporal trends of co-diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety among female maternal and non-maternal hospitalizations: Results from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2013. Psychiatry Res. 2019 02; 272:42-50.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30579180.
     
  5. Kalesan B, Vyliparambil MA, Zuo Y, Siracuse JJ, Fagan JA, Branas CC, Galea S. Cross-sectional study of loss of life expectancy at different ages related to firearm deaths among black and white Americans. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2018 Dec 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30514715.
     
  6. Siracuse JJ, Farber A, James T, Cheng TW, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Readmissions after Firearm Injury Requiring Vascular Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Nov 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30500659.
     
  7. Pino EC, Zuo Y, Borba CP, Henderson DC, Kalesan B. Reply to psychiatric disorders' paradoxical protective effect on cardiovascular procedures and mortality. Psychiatry Res. 2018 12; 270:1181-1183.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30470578.
     
  8. Mustafa J, Ellison RC, Singer MR, Bradlee ML, Kalesan B, Holick MF, Moore LL. Dietary Protein and Preservation of Physical Functioning Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in the Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 01; 187(7):1411-1419.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29590270.
     
  9. Pino EC, Zuo Y, Maciel De Olivera C, Mahalingaiah S, Keiser O, Moore LL, Li F, Vasan RS, Corkey BE, Kalesan B. Cohort profile: The MULTI sTUdy Diabetes rEsearch (MULTITUDE) consortium. BMJ Open. 2018 05 05; 8(5):e020640.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29730626.
     
  10. Kalesan B, Sampson LA, Zuo Y, Galea S. Sex and age modify the relationship between life circumstances and use of a firearm in suicide deaths across 17 U.S. states. J Affect Disord. 2018 08 15; 236:105-111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29727798.
     
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Bar chart showing 96 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2012

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201216
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201413
201510
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I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health. I am the founding director of Center for Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research, started October 2015.
My research expertise is the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and particularly injury disease progression from different types of injury (including firearm injury) to various chronic diseases. I have successfully mentored researchers for specific projects of their interest ranging from statistical methodology to specific clinical research areas.
I have a fundamental commitment to clinicians and young researchers to mentor them to perform the correct research.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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