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. 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.
     
  2. 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 May 05; 8(5):e020640.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29730626.
     
  3. 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 Aug 15; 236:105-111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29727798.
     
  4. Pino EC, Zuo Y, Borba CP, Henderson DC, Kalesan B. Clinical depression and anxiety among ST-elevation myocardial infarction hospitalizations: Results from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2013. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Aug; 266:291-300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29615266.
     
  5. Zuo Y, Pino EC, Vyliparambil M, Kalesan B. Sex Differences in Early Cardiovascular and All-Cause Hospitalization Outcomes After Surviving Firearm Injury. Am J Mens Health. 2018 Jul; 12(4):1029-1038.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29540125.
     
  6. Kalesan B, Cheng TW, Farber A, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ. Readmissions after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 08; 68(2):372-382.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29506946.
     
  7. Kalesan B, Zuo Y, Xuan Z, Siegel MB, Fagan J, Branas C, Galea S. A multi-decade joinpoint analysis of firearm injury severity. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29766128.
     
  8. Siegel M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Easiness of Legal Access to Concealed Firearm Permits and Homicide Rates in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(12):1923-1929.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29048964; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304057;.
     
  9. Kalesan B, Galea S, Fagan JA. Three Authors reply. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 10 01; 186(7):897-898.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28978196.
     
  10. Díez C, Kurland RP, Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt M, Fleegler E, Xuan Z, Galea S, Ross CS, Kalesan B, Goss KA, Siegel M. State Intimate Partner Violence-Related Firearm Laws and Intimate Partner Homicide Rates in the United States, 1991 to 2015. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 17; 167(8):536-543.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28975202; DOI: 10.7326/M16-2849;.
     
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Bar chart showing 89 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2012

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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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