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
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


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


  • 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 Feb 27. PMID: 32115320.

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  • 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 10/10/2019

    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. 2019 Oct 10. PMID: 31598642.

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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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  • 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 07 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 05; 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 04 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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