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Biography: 
     Kee Chan, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Boston University.  Dr. Chan
received her B.S. and M.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 Health (NIH).  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, U.S. states
 are implementing newborn screening for SCID using the TREC test. While at NIH, Dr. Chan became
interested in understanding the cost and benefits of screening and interventions.  Since then, Dr. Chan
has developed models to evaluate the cost-effectiveness analysis for infectious disease management. 
Dr. Chan has a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and is a  health economist
researcher affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Providing her expertise in cost modeling,
sciences, and 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 with
Hepatitis C infections. At Boston University, Dr. Chan leads the infectious disease management (IDM) group
and teaches courses in genomics and public health.   

Text Box: Kee Chan, PhD
Assistant Professor
 
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   Education:

       PhD, Yale University
       MS, University of California, San Diego
       BS, University of California, San Diego

   Professional Training:
       National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, National Human Genome Research Institute
       Cost-Effectiveness in Health Care, Johns Hopkins University
       Agent-based Modeling, University of Michigan

   Funding Support:
      National Institutes of Health
      Department of Veterans Affairs
      Center of Excellence in Teaching and Innovation

   Professional Membership:
      American Public Health Association
      AcademyHealth
      Society of Medical Decision Making
      Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Massachusetts Chapter          

   Selected Publications: 
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senior author
 

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 Education:
An Efficient and Cost Savings Approach to Point of Care Test Training.”  Telemedicine Journal and EHealth.  June 2011

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.

6.  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
Development and Function of Nasal-Associated Lymphoid Tissue through Regulation of Chemokines and Peripheral
Node Addressin”  American Journal of Pathology. 2005,166:135-146

9.  Danielle Drayton, Kee Chan, Warner Lesslauer, Jason Lee, Xiaoyan Ying, and Nancy H Ruddle. “Lymphocyte
Traffic in Lymphoid Organ Neogenesis:  Differential Roles of LTa and LTab” 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 DNA”
Journal of Immunology 2001, 166:3061-3066.

 

 

    Fellowships/Awards:

      2011    Grants for Undergraduate for Teaching and Scholarships (GUTS)
      2010    Mary Erskine Type I Grant
      2010    Boston University Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) Award
      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) Award
      2009    Institute of System Science and Complexity Training Fellowship
      2008    Invitation to Attend the National Academies Keck Future Initiative Conference
                  Dr.Chan is one of the 100 attendees selected to attend meeting
     
2008    Genetic Alliance Transformational Leadership Scholarship
      2007    Invitation to Attend 57th Annual Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany
                  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 Award
      2004    L’Oreal USA Women in Science Fellowship, Honorary Mention
      2003    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Retreat Poster Award
      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 Fellowship