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


Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical 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. Kimmel SD, Kim JH, Kalesan B, Samet JH, Walley AY, Larochelle MR. Against medical advice discharges in injection and non-injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis: A nationwide cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32756935
     
  2. Kimmel SD, Walley AY, Linas BP, Kalesan B, Awtry E, Dobrilovic N, White L, LaRochelle M. Effect of Publicly Reported Aortic Valve Surgery Outcomes on Valve Surgery in Injection Drug- and Non-Injection Drug-Associated Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27; 71(3):480-487.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31598642
     
  3. Kalesan B, Zhao S, Poulson M, Neufeld M, Dechert T, Siracuse JJ, Zuo Y, Li F. Intersections of Firearm Suicide, Drug-Related Mortality, and Economic Dependency in Rural America. J Surg Res. 2020 Jul 16; 256:96-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32688080
     
  4. Neufeld MY, Janeway MG, Lee SY, Miller MI, Smith EA, Kalesan B, Allee L, Dechert T, Sanchez SE. Utilization of mental health services in pediatric patients surviving penetrating trauma resulting from interpersonal violence. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32690211
     
  5. Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Cheng TW, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Lower extremity vascular injuries caused by firearms have a higher risk of amputation and death compared with non-firearm penetrating trauma. J Vasc Surg. 2020 Feb 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32115320
     
  6. Bailey HM, Zuo Y, Li F, Min J, Vaddiparti K, Prosperi M, Fagan J, Galea S, Kalesan B. Changes in patterns of mortality rates and years of life lost due to firearms in the United States, 1999 to 2016: A joinpoint analysis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(11):e0225223.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31756227
     
  7. Min J, Gurka KK, Kalesan B, Bian J, Prosperi M. Injury Burden in the United States: Accurate, Reliable, and Timely Surveillance Using Electronic Health Care Data. Am J Public Health. 2019 12; 109(12):1702-1706. PMID: 31622141
     
  8. Kalesan B, Nicewarner H, Intwala S, Leung C, Balady GJ. Pre-operative stress testing in the evaluation of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0219145.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31295274
     
  9. Kalesan B, Andersson C, Torp-Pedersen C, Gislason GH, Vasan RS. ASSOCIATIONS OF OCCUPANT MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH WITH FUTURE HEART FAILURE AND ISCHEMIC STROKE IN OLDER ADULTS. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 07 01; 188(7):1400-1403. PMID: 31111859
     
  10. Cook A, Hosmer D, Glance L, Kalesan B, Weinberg J, Rogers A, Schultz CS, Gilligan CS, Gross B, Vernon T, Ward J, Osler T, Rogers F. Population-Based Analysis of Firearm Injuries among Young Children in the United States, 2010-2015. Am Surg. 2019 May 01; 85(5):449-455. PMID: 31126354
     
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Rural firearm-suicides impacted by socioeconomic, environmental components

Home Health Choices 7/21/2020

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Another Worrying Side Effect of Covid-19: More Guns

Undark 4/27/2020

Universal Background Checks and Gun Permits: What The Research Says

Journalist’s Resource 11/25/2019

Gun Deaths In The U.S. Have Spiked Since 2014, Young People Most Likely To Be Killed

Newsweek 11/22/2019

Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries

Health Day 2/11/2019

Confronting The Unthinkable: Haunting Play “On The Exhale” Examines Gun Violence

Daily Hampshire Gazette 2/6/2019

MORE POLICING ALONE CAN’T STOP GUN-RELATED DEATHS

Futurity 12/27/2018

Gun deaths skyrocket to highest rate in 40 years: CDC

Daily News 12/16/2018

Gun-Related Deaths Have Decreased Overall American Life Expectancy

BU Today 12/12/2018

Study Shows Gun Violence Cuts African Americans Life Expectancy By Four Years Or More

VIBE 12/11/2018

Report: Gun Violence Cuts Over 4 Years of Black Americans’ Life Expectancy

EBONY 12/10/2018

Gun Violence Has Cut More Than 4 Years Off The Life Expectancy Of Black Americans: Study

The Huffington Post 12/6/2018

Gun Deaths In The U.S. Are Cutting Black Life Expectancy By 4 Years

KUNC Radio 12/6/2018

Study: Black Males Twice As Likely To Die, Mainly From Gun Violence

UPI 12/5/2018

Firearms cause sharp drop in life expectancy for black Americans: study

Reuters 12/4/2018

PolitiFact check: Was Rep. Tom Cole correct about how many Oklahomans own guns?

Tulsa World 3/4/2018

Do one-third of Floridians own guns?

Politifact 2/15/2018

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')

801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
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