Kee Chan, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health
Sciences at Boston University. Dr. Chan
received her B.S.
in biology at the University of California, San Diego, and then pursued
her PhD in epidemiology at Yale
University. Dr. Chan received a
fellowship to conduct research in
genomics at the National Institutes of
At NIH, Dr. Chan developed a screening test to
detect for T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) in newborns, in
which the absence of TRECs is
indicative of severe combined
immunodeficiency (SCID) (Chan and Puck 2005). Currently,
are implementing newborn screening for SCID using the TREC test.
While at NIH, Dr. Chan became
in understanding the cost and
benefits of screening and interventions. Since then, Dr. Chan
developed models to
evaluate the cost-effectiveness analysis for
infectious disease management.
Dr. Chan has a secondary
the Department of Epidemiology and is a health
researcher affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs
Providing her expertise in cost modeling,
economics, Dr. Chan collaborates with colleagues at the VA Healthcare
System, and together,
they focus their efforts on improving HIV testing
rates and on evaluating new drug therapy for patients
infections. At Boston University, Dr. Chan leads the infectious disease
management (IDM) group
courses in genomics and public
PhD, Yale University
MS, University of California, San
BS, University of
California, San Diego
National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral
Fellowship, National Human Genome Research Institute
Cost-Effectiveness in Health Care, Johns
Agent-based Modeling, University of
National Institutes of Health
Department of Veterans Affairs
Center of Excellence in Teaching and Innovation
American Public Health Association
Society of Medical Decision Making
Association of Women in Science (AWIS)
1. Kee Chan, "Translating
the 7 Habits into the Classroom", The Chronicle of Higher Education,
Nov 3, 2011.
2. Kee Chan,
Joie Davis, Sung-Yun Pai, Francisco Bonilla, Jennifer Puck and Michael
Apkon, "A Markov Model
to Analyze Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for Severe Combined
Immunodeficiency (SCID)", Molecular
Genetics and Metabolism, Nov/Dec. 2011.
3. Erika Langer, Allen Gifford, and
Kee Chan* "A Comparative Logic Modeling for Policy
Analysis: The Case of
HIV Testing Policy Change at the Department of Veterans Affairs."
Health Services Research, Oct. 2011.
4. Herschel Knapp, Kee Chan,
Henry D. Anaya, Matthew B. Goetz. “Interactive Internet-Based Clinical
An Efficient and Cost Savings
Approach to Point of Care Test Training.” Telemedicine Journal and EHealth.
5. Herschel Knapp,
Michael Fletcher, Anne Taylor, Kee Chan, Matthew Bidwell Goetz.
“No Clinic Left Behind:
Providing Effective Remote In-Services Via Multimedia
Methods”, Journal of Healthcare Quality, 2010, Nov.
Kee Chan. et al, “How to Use Social Network to Aid the Understanding of
Complexity”, National Academies
of Sciences Proceedings on Complex
System, Spring, 2009, Chapter 5, 41-47.
7. Kee Chan and Jennifer M. Puck. “Development of
Population-based Newborn Screening for Severe Combined
Immunodeficiency”Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Feb 2005, 115: 391-8.
8. Xiaoyan Ying, Kee Chan, Priti Shenoy, Myriam Hill and
Nancy H. Ruddle. “Lymphotoxin Plays a Crucial Role in the
and Function of Nasal-Associated Lymphoid Tissue through Regulation of
Chemokines and Peripheral
Node Addressin” American Journal of
Danielle Drayton, Kee Chan,
Warner Lesslauer, Jason Lee, Xiaoyan Ying, and Nancy H Ruddle.
Traffic in Lymphoid Organ Neogenesis: Differential
Roles of LTa
Advance Experimental Medicine
and Biology, 2002, 512:43-8.
10. Kee Chan, Delphine J. Lee, Amy Schubert, Chih Min Tang,
Brian Crain, Stephen P. Schoenberger, and
Maripat Corr, “The Roles of
MHC class II, CD40, and B7 Costimulation in CTL induction by plasmid
Journal of Immunology 2001, 166:3061-3066.
Grants for Undergraduate for Teaching and Scholarships (GUTS)
2010 Mary Erskine Type I Grant
2010 Boston University Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET)
2010 HCV Cost Utilization Analysis at the VA (10% support)
2009 Multi-VISN HIV screening at the VA Grant (25% support)
2009 Mary Erskine Type I Grant
2009 Boston University Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET)
2009 Institute of System Science and Complexity Training Fellowship
2008 Invitation to Attend the National Academies Keck Future
Dr.Chan is one of the 100 attendees selected to
2008 Genetic Alliance Transformational Leadership
2007 Invitation to Attend 57th Annual Nobel Laureates in
Dr. Chan is one of the four NIH fellows among 50 U.S.
candidates to attend.
2007 Fourth Annual NIH-Graduate Student Research Symposium Poster
2004 L’Oreal USA Women in Science Fellowship, Honorary Mention
2003 National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Retreat Poster
2003 Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies Travel Award ($500)
2002 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Training Fellowship
1999 University of California (UC) President’s Research Fellowship
1998 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship
1997 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Summer Research