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.
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences
Framingham Heart Study
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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Siracuse JJ, Woodson J, Ellis RP, Farber A, Roddy SP, Kalesan B, Levin SR, Osborne NH, Srinivasan J. Intermittent claudication treatment patterns in the commercially insured non-Medicare population. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Feb 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33548437
Siracuse JJ, Kalesan B. The need for a comprehensive vascular trauma registry. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Feb; 73(2):738.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33485501
Kalesan B, Siracuse JJ, Cook A, Prosperi M, Fagan J, Galea S. Prevalence and hospital charges from firearm injuries treated in US emergency departments from 2006 to 2016. Surgery. 2021 May; 169(5):1188-1198.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33384161
Siracuse JJ, Farber A, Cheng TW, Levin SR, Kalesan B. Hospital-Level Medicaid Prevalence Is Associated with Increased Length of Stay after Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenting Despite no Increase in Major Complications. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Feb; 71:65-73.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32949743
Janeway MG, Zhao X, Rosenthaler M, Zuo Y, Balasubramaniyan K, Poulson M, Neufeld M, Siracuse JJ, Takahashi CE, Allee L, Dechert T, Burke PA, Li F, Kalesan B. Clinical diagnostic phenotypes in hospitalizations due to self-inflicted firearm injury. J Affect Disord. 2021 01 01; 278:172-180.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32961413
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
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 07 27; 71(3):480-487.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31598642
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 12; 256:96-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32688080
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. 2021 01; 221(1):233-239.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32690211
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 10; 72(4):1298-1304.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32115320
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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.
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