Bindu Kalesan
Published July 18, 2017
Updated April 11, 2021

Bindu Kalesan is an assistant professor of medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, she was an assistant professor of surgery and epidemiology at Columbia University. Kalesan’s research focuses on cardiovascular and other long-term consequences in patients undergoing treatment for cardiac diseases, cancer, infectious diseases and trauma; she also studies public health consequences of firearm violence in the U.S. and the short- and long-term effects of firearm injury survivorship.

Kalesan is a clinical epidemiologist and biostatistician who has collaborated with clinical researchers and other scientists performing research studies in cardiovascular and injury epidemiology. Her research focuses on the public health consequences of gun violence in the United States along with short and long term health outcomes of patients receiving treatment for cardiovascular diseases.

Expertise: Public health and gun violence, gun culture and ownership, depression and firearm-related injury; racial and ethnic trends in firearm-related fatalities, cardiovascular issues, long-term effects of illness

Location: Boston, Mass.

Phone: 617-638-9091


Heard on C-Span’s Washington Journal: Gun Ownership in the U.S. 

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