Kaku So-Armah, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Pronouns: he/him/his



Kaku So-Armah is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. His training is in epidemiology and his doctoral research focused on the role of co-morbid diseases and immunologic alterations in HIV-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. His current work seeks to understand mechanisms of cardiometabolic disease in HIV infection. Mechanisms of interest include liver injury, immune dysfunction, substance use, and intestinal dysbiosis.

His work uses data from the Russian cohort of the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH) as well as the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS).

His long-term goal is to translate the growing understanding of the mechanisms of excess HIV-related comorbid disease risk into effective, sustainable interventions for HIV populations bearing the brunt of the HIV epidemic.

Faculty
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit


2013 Delta Omega Honors Society in Public Health
2013 University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology: Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
2012 University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health: Dean’s Day Competition First Place
2012 Delta Omega Award For Best Poster
2012 Rosenkranz Award for most significant contribution to public health
2012-2013 Young Investigator Award


Kaku So-Armah ZINC Diversity Supplement-Vanderbilt
04/30/2016 - 07/31/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Kaku So-Armah ZINC Diversity Supplement: Vanderbilt
02/01/2015 - 04/29/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center



Novel Mechanisms Driving Excess Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the Context of HIV…
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
NIH-NHLBI
5K01HL134147-04

HIV, alocohol use and intestinal dysbiosis, gastrointestinal barrier function and microbial transloc
12/01/2017 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID


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  1. Corcorran MA, Ludwig-Baron N, Cheng DM, Lioznov D, Gnatienko N, Patts G, So-Armah K, Blokhina E, Bendiks S, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Tsui JI. The Hepatitis C Continuum of Care Among HIV-Positive Persons with Heavy Alcohol Use in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2021 Mar 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33730255
     
  2. Polanka BM, Kundu S, So-Armah KA, Freiberg MS, Gupta SK, Zapolski TCB, Hirsh AT, Bedimo RJ, Budoff MJ, Butt AA, Chang CH, Gottlieb SS, Marconi VC, Womack JA, Stewart JC. Insomnia symptoms and biomarkers of monocyte activation, systemic inflammation, and coagulation in HIV: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0246073. PMID: 33561176; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246073;
     
  3. Zifodya JS, Duncan MS, So-Armah KA, Attia EF, Akgün KM, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Marconi VC, Budoff MJ, Bedimo RJ, Alcorn CW, Soo Hoo GW, Butt AA, Kim JW, Sico JJ, Tindle HA, Huang L, Tate JP, Justice AC, Freiberg MS, Crothers K. Community-Acquired Pneumonia and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in People Living With HIV. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 12; 9(23):e017645. PMID: 33222591
     
  4. Zola CE, Duncan MS, So-Armah K, Crothers KA, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Kim JWW, Lim JK, Re VL, Tindle HA, Freiberg MS, Brittain EL. HIV- and HCV-specific markers and echocardiographic pulmonary artery systolic pressure among United States veterans. Sci Rep. 2020 10 30; 10(1):18729. PMID: 33127959
     
  5. Chichetto NE, Polanka BM, So-Armah KA, Sung M, Stewart JC, Koethe JR, Edelman EJ, Tindle HA, Freiberg MS. Contribution of Behavioral Health Factors to Non-AIDS-Related Comorbidities: an Updated Review. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2020 08; 17(4):354-372. PMID: 32314325
     
  6. Bailin SS, McGinnis KA, McDonnell WJ, So-Armah K, Wellons M, Tracy RP, Doyle MF, Mallal S, Justice AC, Freiberg MS, Landay AL, Wanjalla C, Koethe JR. T Lymphocyte Subsets Associated With Prevalent Diabetes in Veterans With and Without Human Immunodeficiency Virus. J Infect Dis. 2020 06 29; 222(2):252-262. PMID: 32052044
     
  7. Stewart JC, Polanka BM, So-Armah KA, White JR, Gupta SK, Kundu S, Chang CH, Freiberg MS. Associations of Total, Cognitive/Affective, and Somatic Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use With Cardiovascular Disease-Relevant Biomarkers in HIV: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. Psychosom Med. 2020 06; 82(5):461-470. PMID: 32282648
     
  8. Freiberg MS, Cheng DM, Gnatienko N, Blokhina E, Coleman SM, Doyle MF, Yaroslavtseva T, Bridden C, So-Armah K, Tracy R, Bryant K, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Effect of Zinc Supplementation vs Placebo on Mortality Risk and HIV Disease Progression Among HIV-Positive Adults With Heavy Alcohol Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 05 01; 3(5):e204330.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32383748
     
  9. So-Armah K, Benjamin LA, Bloomfield GS, Feinstein MJ, Hsue P, Njuguna B, Freiberg MS. HIV and cardiovascular disease. Lancet HIV. 2020 04; 7(4):e279-e293. PMID: 32243826
     
  10. White LF, Jiang W, Ma Y, So-Armah K, Samet JH, Cheng DM. Tutorial in Biostatistics: The use of generalized additive models to evaluate alcohol consumption as an exposure variable. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 04 01; 209:107944.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32145664
     
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HIV-I
Liver Fibrosis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Epidemiology
Longitudinal data analysis
Alcohol Consumption
Opioid-Related Disorders
Microbiome, Human

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