Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Bindu Kalesan
617.358.1307
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Universit├Ąt Bern, PhD
  • Johns Hopkins University, MPH
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, MSc

Publications

  • Published on 9/16/2020

    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. 2020 Sep 16. PMID: 32949743.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/15/2020

    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. 2020 Sep 15; 278:172-180. PMID: 32961413.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/5/2020

    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. PMID: 32756935.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/27/2020

    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 Jul 27; 71(3):480-487. PMID: 31598642.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/16/2020

    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 Jul 16; 256:96-102. PMID: 32688080.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/8/2020

    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. 2020 Jul 08. PMID: 32690211.

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  • Published on 2/27/2020

    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 Oct; 72(4):1298-1304.e1. PMID: 32115320.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/22/2019

    Bailey HM, Zuo Y, Li F, Min J, Vaddiparti K, Prosperi M, Fagan J, Galea S, Kalesan B. Changes in patterns of mortality rates and years of life lost due to firearms in the United States, 1999 to 2016: A joinpoint analysis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(11):e0225223. PMID: 31756227.

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  • Published on 10/17/2019

    Min J, Gurka KK, Kalesan B, Bian J, Prosperi M. Injury Burden in the United States: Accurate, Reliable, and Timely Surveillance Using Electronic Health Care Data. Am J Public Health. 2019 12; 109(12):1702-1706. PMID: 31622141.

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  • Published on 7/11/2019

    Kalesan B, Nicewarner H, Intwala S, Leung C, Balady GJ. Pre-operative stress testing in the evaluation of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0219145. PMID: 31295274.

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