Kelan G Tantisira
Assistant Professor, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Kelan G Tantisira is an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA. I earned my MPH on Quantitative Methods at Harvard School of Public Health Boston. I have also tutored for the HMS course in clinical epidemiology for three of the past five years. My primary clinical contributions have come via the Pulmonary Consult Service as above. I have served on the consult service for at least six weeks in each of the past three years. Additionally, I run a pediatric asthma clinic as part of the Partners Asthma Centers at the Brigham and Womens Hospitals Brookside Community Health Care Center. I am peer reviewer of more than 40 research articles.
My primary research interest is the determination of how genetic variants interact with environmental factors resulting in a complex trait. As a result of my training and experiences, I have chosen asthma as the model complex trait for my work. To support this global perspective, my research at the Channing Laboratory has focused on epidemiologic studies to evaluate environmental determinants of asthma as well as specific studies of asthma genetics. I have active research interests in several areas, including factors influencing the natural history of asthma, early life determinants of asthma susceptibility, the obesity/asthma relationship, and effects of volcanic smog on respiratory health. Careful elucidation of risk factors resulting from these epidemiologic studies can provide an impetus for continued work involving the genetic contribution to asthma, given a specific environmental risk factor, or vice versa.