Kee Chan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Scienceschan3


Ph.D., Yale University

General field of research:

Public Health

Affiliations other than medicine:

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Secondary Appointment in Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health

Contact information:

635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617)-358 6025

Other research websites:


Cost-effectiveness analysis; Infectious diseases; Public health genomics; Implementation sciences

Summary of research interest:

The intersection of my research interest in molecular biology, genetics, public health, and policies allows me to evaluate cost-benefits/cost-effectiveness of innovative scientific high-throughput technologies and to project long-term impact on science, population health, and polices.  Currently, my research group at Boston University is working with the Early Intervention Program at the Massachusetts State Department of Public Health on a project on evaluating the impact of early detection of children with autism on health services delivery provided by Massachusetts.  We believe the outcomes will help estimate the costs of services necessary to be allocated to families with children with autism.  Another project involves working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) program on designing a budget impact analysis of expanded HIV screening and testing in veterans.  Our future goal is to develop models of implementation and dissemination of screening program using innovative scientific discoveries in improving patient care and population health.

Recent publications:

Timothy B. Buchman, Kee Chan, Noshir S. Contractor, Nathan Eagle, Joshua Epstein, Robert A. Greenes, Alan J. Hurd, Cristopher Moore, Joshua Plotkin, and Richard Puddy. 2009.  “How can Social Social Networks aid our Understanding of Complexity”, Complex Systems Task Group Summaries, National Academies Keck Future Initiative; Chapter 5, 41-47.

Kee Chan and Jennifer M. Puck.  2005.  “Development of Population-based Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; 115: 391-8.

Xiaoyan Ying, Kee Chan, Priti Shenoy, Myriam Hill and Nancy H. Ruddle. 2005.  “Lymphotoxin Plays a Crucial Role in the Development and Function of Nasal-Associated Lymphoid Tissue through Regulation of Chemokines and Peripheral Node Addressin.”  American Journal of Pathology; 166:135-146.

Danielle Drayton, Kee Chan, Warner Lesslauer, Jason Lee, Xiaoyan Ying, and Nancy H Ruddle.  2002.  “Lymphocyte Traffic in Lymphoid Organ Neogenesis:  Differential Roles of LTa and LTab” Advance Experimental Medicine and Biology; 512:43-8.

Kee Chan, Delphine J. Lee, Amy Schubert, Chih Min Tang, Brian Crain, Stephen P. Schoenberger, and Maripat Corr.  2001.  “The Roles of MHC class II, CD40, and B7 Costimulation in CTL induction by plasmid DNA.” Journal of Immunology; 166:3061-3066.

Technologies available for sharing upon request:

Markov Modeling; DNA-based T-cell Receptor Excision Circles (TRECs) assay to assess thymic outputs