Yachana Kataria, PhD, DABCC, FADLM Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago
BA, University of Chicago

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Yachana Kataria, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Lab Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Before arriving at the university, Dr. Kataria completed a fellowship in clinical chemistry and was the assistant director of clinical chemistry at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Yachana Kataria, Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry Laboratories at Boston Medical Center, focuses on bringing public health to the clinical laboratory. Leveraging data analytics in laboratory medicine can offer valuable insights for patient care and population health. Her research, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, assesses the durability of seroimmunoglobulins and she also studies risk factors for multiple myeloma. Laboartory medicine plays a crucial role of laboratories in healthcare, advocating for partnerships with data analytics to support value-based care, optimize patient outcomes, and reduce costs.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Determinants of the racial/ethnic disparity in MGUS risk: An epidemiologic study in 4 cohorts
09/20/2021 - 08/31/2026 (PI)
University of California, Irvine National Cancer Inst

Socio-environmental context in monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) disparities
06/01/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University, BUMC National Cancer Inst

Boston Medical Center (BMC) Laboratory and Biorepository Services (LABS) Core Center of Excellence for Serology Development and Emergency Preparedness (CESDEP) Project.
08/01/2023 - 12/10/2025 (PI)
Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. National Cancer Inst

Central Lab for Pharmacokinetic/ Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of Levonorgestrel Butanoate for Female contraception
11/15/2022 - 02/08/2025 (PI)
Oregon Health and Science University National Institute o

New Abbott Test
07/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Abbott Laboratories


Longitudinal Assessment of Serum Immunoglobulin in SARS-CoV-2 in Healthcare Workers
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Abbott Laboratories

Serum Immunoglobulin in Sars-CoV-2 in Healthcare Workers (SIG-COVID)
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Serum Immunoglobulin in SARS-CoV-2 in Healthcare Workers (SIG-COVID)
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Boston Medical Center

Assessment of Direct Rapid Antigen testing in COVID-19
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020 (PI)

A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women
01/01/2018 - 01/01/2020 (Co-Investigator)
PI: L. Rosenberg, J. Palmer

Discovery Science Collaborative for CKDu
01/01/2023- (Co-Investigator)
PI: Bhalla, Friedman, Waikar

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  1. Kataria Y, Niharika Pillalamarri B, Zirpoli G, Szalat R, Palmer JR, Bertrand KA. Body size and risk of multiple myeloma in the Black Women's Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2024 Mar; 130(5):830-835.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38212484; PMCID: PMC10912597; DOI: 10.1038/s41416-023-02571-w;
  2. Ruiz Lopez JN, McNeil GE, Zirpoli G, Palmer JR, Kataria Y, Bertrand KA. Vitamin D and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) among U.S. Black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2024 Feb; 35(2):277-279.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37707565; PMCID: PMC10872902; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-023-01798-5;
  3. Dodge MC, Ye L, Duffy ER, Cole M, Gawel SH, Werler MM, Daghfal D, Andry C, Kataria Y. Kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 Serum Antibodies Through the Alpha, Delta, and Omicron Surges Among Vaccinated Health Care Workers at a Boston Hospital. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Jul; 10(7):ofad266.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37396669; PMCID: PMC10314714; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofad266;
  4. Thorsen SU, Liu X, Kataria Y, Mandrup-Poulsen T, Kaur S, Uusitalo U, Virtanen SM, Norris JM, Rewers M, Hagopian W, Yang J, She JX, Akolkar B, Rich S, Aronsson CA, Lernmark Å, Ziegler AG, Toppari J, Krischer J, Parikh HM, Ellervik C, Svensson J. Interaction Between Dietary Iron Intake and Genetically Determined Iron Overload: Risk of Islet Autoimmunity and Progression to Type 1 Diabetes in the TEDDY Study. Diabetes Care. 2023 May 01; 46(5):1014-1018. PMID: 36867433; PMCID: PMC10154662; DOI: 10.2337/dc22-1359;
  5. Chen DY, Chin CV, Kenney D, Tavares AH, Khan N, Conway HL, Liu G, Choudhary MC, Gertje HP, O'Connell AK, Adams S, Kotton DN, Herrmann A, Ensser A, Connor JH, Bosmann M, Li JZ, Gack MU, Baker SC, Kirchdoerfer RN, Kataria Y, Crossland NA, Douam F, Saeed M. Spike and nsp6 are key determinants of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 attenuation. Nature. 2023 Mar; 615(7950):143-150.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36630998
  6. Chen DY, Kenney D, Chin CV, Tavares AH, Khan N, Conway HL, Liu G, Choudhary MC, Gertje HP, O'Connell AK, Kotton DN, Herrmann A, Ensser A, Connor JH, Bosmann M, Li JZ, Gack MU, Baker SC, Kirchdoerfer RN, Kataria Y, Crossland NA, Douam F, Saeed M. Role of spike in the pathogenic and antigenic behavior of SARS-CoV-2 BA.1 Omicron. bioRxiv. 2023 Jan 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36263066; PMCID: PMC9580375; DOI: 10.1101/2022.10.13.512134;
  7. Dodge MC, Cole M, Duffy ER, Werler MM, Kataria Y. Fifteen-Month Follow-Up of Anti-Spike Receptor-Binding Domain SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies among Healthcare Workers in Boston, MA. J Appl Lab Med. 2022 Oct 29; 7(6):1430-1437.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35793233; DOI: 10.1093/jalm/jfac056;
  8. Bertrand KA, Zirpoli G, Niharika Pillalamarri B, Szalat R, Palmer JR, Kataria Y. Prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance in US black women. Am J Hematol. 2022 Sep; 97(9):E341-E343.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35723873; PMCID: PMC9558112; DOI: 10.1002/ajh.26638;
  9. Patel K, El-Khoury JM, Kataria Y, Wheeler S, Hackenmueller SA. The 2021 PhD Board-Certified Clinical Chemist Compensation Survey. J Appl Lab Med. 2021 11 01; 6(6):1655-1659. PMID: 34427677
  10. Kritselis M, Yambayev I, Prilutskiy A, Shevtsov A, Vadlamudi C, Zheng H, Elsadwai M, Ma L, Aniskovich E, Kataria Y, Higgins S, Sarita-Reyes C, Zuo T, Zhao Q, Quillen K, Burks EJ. Distinctive pseudopalisaded histiocytic hyperplasia characterizes the transition of exudative to proliferative phase of diffuse alveolar damage in patients dying of COVID-19. Hum Pathol. 2021 10; 116:49-62.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34273395; PMCID: PMC8278870; DOI: 10.1016/j.humpath.2021.06.008;
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2022-2023 Association of Pathology Chairs: Association of Pathology Chairs Pathology Leadership Fellow (APLF)
2017 Northeast American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Poster Competition
2016 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award
2014-2015 University of Illinois at Chicago: Travel Award
2014-2015 University of Illinois at Chicago: Student Travel Presenter’s Award
2014-2015 Center for Clinical and Translational Science Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational
2012-2014 University of Illinois at Chicago: UIC Chancellor’s Graduate Research Multidisciplinary Fellowship
2008 Outstanding Volunteer Award
2007-2009 University of Illinois at Chicago: Chancellor’s Student Service Awards
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Clinical Chemistry
Assays, Biological
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
SARS Coronavirus

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