Symposium Speaker: Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH

Dr. Burchard is Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor and Vice Chair, Departments of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences and Medicine Director, Center for Genes, Environments & Health at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Burchard's laboratory investigates the genetic basis for differences in response to treatment for asthma.  Dr. Burchard's laboratory is specifically interested in identifying "ethnic-specific" genetic and biologic risk factors for asthma, asthma severity, and drug responsiveness among US ethnic and racial minority groups as well as developing and applying statistical methods to admixed populations.  Dr. Burchard is Principal Investigator of Gene-Environment Studies of Asthma in Hispanic/Latino Children (GALA) I and II among other NIH-funded studies.  In March 2015, Dr. Burchard was named to the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director.  More recently, Dr. Burchard was awarded the 2016 American Thoracic Society Innovations in Health Equality - Lifetime Achievement Award.

Recent Publications

  1. Espuela-Ortiz, A, Herrera-Luis, E, Lorenzo-Díaz, F, Hu, D, Eng, C, Villar, J, Rodriguez-Santana, JR, Burchard, EG, Pino-Yanes, M. Role of Sex on the Genetic Susceptibility to Childhood Asthma in Latinos and African Americans. J Pers Med 2021; 11 (11): . PubMed PMID:34834492 .
  2. Kim, RG, Kramer-Feldman, J, Bacchetti, P, Grimes, B, Burchard, E, Eng, C, Hu, D, Hellerstein, M, Khalili, M. Disentangling the impact of alcohol use and hepatitis C on insulin action in Latino individuals. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34773280 .
  3. Ortega, VE, Daya, M, Szefler, SJ, Bleecker, ER, Chinchilli, VM, Phipatanakul, W, Mauger, D, Martinez, FD, Herrera-Luis, E, Pino-Yanes, M et al.. Pharmacogenetic studies of long-acting beta agonist and inhaled corticosteroid responsiveness in randomised controlled trials of individuals of African descent with asthma. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2021; 5 (12): 862-872. PubMed PMID:34762840 .
  4. Luo, Y, Kanai, M, Choi, W, Li, X, Sakaue, S, Yamamoto, K, Ogawa, K, Gutierrez-Arcelus, M, Gregersen, PK, Stuart, PE et al.. Author Correction: A high-resolution HLA reference panel capturing global population diversity enables multi-ancestry fine-mapping in HIV host response. Nat Genet 2021; : . PubMed PMID:34728834 .
  5. Castellanos, CA, Ren, X, Gonzalez, SL, Li, HK, Schroeder, AW, Liang, HE, Laidlaw, BJ, Hu, D, Mak, ACY, Eng, C et al.. Lymph node-resident dendritic cells drive TH2 cell development involving MARCH1. Sci Immunol 2021; 6 (64): eabh0707. PubMed PMID:34652961 .
  6. Luo, Y, Kanai, M, Choi, W, Li, X, Sakaue, S, Yamamoto, K, Ogawa, K, Gutierrez-Arcelus, M, Gregersen, PK, Stuart, PE et al.. A high-resolution HLA reference panel capturing global population diversity enables multi-ancestry fine-mapping in HIV host response. Nat Genet 2021; 53 (10): 1504-1516. PubMed PMID:34611364 .
  7. Ioannidis, AG, Blanco-Portillo, J, Sandoval, K, Hagelberg, E, Barberena-Jonas, C, Hill, AVS, Rodríguez-Rodríguez, JE, Fox, K, Robson, K, Haoa-Cardinali, S et al.. Paths and timings of the peopling of Polynesia inferred from genomic networks. Nature 2021; 597 (7877): 522-526. PubMed PMID:34552258 .
  8. Maroteau, C, Espuela-Ortiz, A, Herrera-Luis, E, Srinivasan, S, Carr, F, Tavendale, R, Wilson, K, Hernandez-Pacheco, N, Chalmers, JD, Turner, S et al.. LTA4H rs2660845 association with montelukast response in early and late-onset asthma. PLoS One 2021; 16 (9): e0257396. PubMed PMID:34550981 PubMed Central PMC8457475.
  9. Wohlford, EM, Huang, PF, Elhawary, JR, Millette, LA, Contreras, MG, Witonsky, J, Holweg, CTJ, Oh, SS, Lee, C, Merenda, C et al.. Racial/ethnic differences in eligibility for asthma biologics among pediatric populations. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2021; 148 (5): 1324-1331.e12. PubMed PMID:34536416 .
  10. Cade, BE, Lee, J, Sofer, T, Wang, H, Zhang, M, Chen, H, Gharib, SA, Gottlieb, DJ, Guo, X, Lane, JM et al.. Whole-genome association analyses of sleep-disordered breathing phenotypes in the NHLBI TOPMed program. Genome Med 2021; 13 (1): 136. PubMed PMID:34446064 PubMed Central PMC8394596.
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Impacts of Race/Ethnicity in Medicine: Read our latest paper @NEJM led by Luisa Borrell, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health, Jennifer Elhawary, UCSF and @estebanburchard, @efuentes1, @ziv_elad nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…

Our wonderful colleague Dr. José Rodríguez-Santana was featured on the front page of @ElNuevoDia talking about our Puerto Rican pulmonary birth cohort project! #PuertoRico #PRIMERO elnuevodia.com/noticias/local… Learn more about his clinic here: rodriguezsantana.com/home twitter.com/UCSFMedicine/s…

#2019SACNAS Looking forward to Keynote Speaker @EstebanBurchard and his presentation today at 8am HT/11am PT

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