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, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
- Director, Evans Center for Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research, Boston University School of Medicine
- Universität Bern, PhD
- Johns Hopkins University, MPH
- Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, MSc
- Published on 5/1/2019
Siracuse JJ, Cheng TW, Farber A, James T, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Vascular repair after firearm injury is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. J Vasc Surg. 2019 May; 69(5):1524-1531.e1. PMID: 31010517.
- Published on 4/16/2019
Vasan RS, Zuo Y, Kalesan B. Divergent Temporal Trends in Morbidity and Mortality Related to Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation: Age, Sex, Race, and Geographic Differences in the United States, 1991-2015. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Apr 16; 8(8):e010756. PMID: 30955391.
- Published on 3/6/2019
Reeping PM, Cerdá M, Kalesan B, Wiebe DJ, Galea S, Branas CC. State gun laws, gun ownership, and mass shootings in the US: cross sectional time series. BMJ. 2019 Mar 06; 364:l542. PMID: 30842105.
- Published on 3/1/2019
Niiranen TJ, Kalesan B, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS. Relative Contributions of Pulse Pressure and Arterial Stiffness to Cardiovascular Disease. Hypertension. 2019 Mar; 73(3):712-717. PMID: 30661478.
- Published on 1/28/2019
Kalesan B, Zuo Y, Vasan RS, Galea S. Risk of 90-day readmission in patients after firearm injury hospitalization: a nationally representative retrospective cohort study. J Inj Violence Res. 2019 Jan; 11(1):65-80. PMID: 30686818.
- Published on 12/19/2018
Kalesan B, Kundu A, Vaze A, Pino E, Walkey AJ, Vasan RS, McManus DD. Sex-differences in post-discharge outcomes among patients hospitalized for atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2019 Jan; 42(1):84-92. PMID: 30421445.
- Published on 12/15/2018
Pino EC, Zuo Y, Schor SH, Zatwarnicki S, Henderson DC, Borba CP, Milanovic SM, Kalesan B. Temporal trends of co-diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety among female maternal and non-maternal hospitalizations: Results from Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2004-2013. Psychiatry Res. 2019 02; 272:42-50. PMID: 30579180.
- Published on 12/4/2018
Kalesan B, Vyliparambil MA, Zuo Y, Siracuse JJ, Fagan JA, Branas CC, Galea S. Cross-sectional study of loss of life expectancy at different ages related to firearm deaths among black and white Americans. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2019 Apr; 24(2):55-58. PMID: 30514715.
- Published on 11/27/2018
Siracuse JJ, Farber A, James T, Cheng TW, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Readmissions after Firearm Injury Requiring Vascular Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 56:36-45. PMID: 30500659.
- Published on 11/13/2018
Pino EC, Zuo Y, Borba CP, Henderson DC, Kalesan B. Reply to psychiatric disorders' paradoxical protective effect on cardiovascular procedures and mortality. Psychiatry Res. 2018 12; 270:1181-1183. PMID: 30470578.
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