Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Bindu Kalesan
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


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
  • 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 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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  • Published on 7/1/2019

    Kalesan B, Andersson C, Torp-Pedersen C, Gislason GH, Vasan RS. ASSOCIATIONS OF OCCUPANT MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH WITH FUTURE HEART FAILURE AND ISCHEMIC STROKE IN OLDER ADULTS. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jul 01; 188(7):1400-1403. PMID: 31111859.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Cook A, Hosmer D, Glance L, Kalesan B, Weinberg J, Rogers A, Schultz CS, Gilligan CS, Gross B, Vernon T, Ward J, Osler T, Rogers F. Population-Based Analysis of Firearm Injuries among Young Children in the United States, 2010-2015. Am Surg. 2019 May 01; 85(5):449-455. PMID: 31126354.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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