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Asthma drug response in racially diverse children

“Whole genome sequencing of pharmacogenetic drug response in racially diverse children with asthma” has been published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (ARJCCM).

Burchard leads call for diversity in research workforce

The photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. hanging on the wall of the Asthma Collaboratory lab in UC San Francisco’s Rock Hall serves a reminder to all who toil there, purifying DNA samples or analyzing genetic, social or environmental data that their research is also part of a dream of equality and...

Burchard Lab study finds most asthma research may not apply to African American children

Results from the largest single study of the genetic and environmental causes of asthma in African American children suggest that only a tiny fraction of known genetic risk factors for the disease apply to this population.

Burchard named to expert panel for Obama’s precision medicine plan

School faculty member Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, has been appointed to an expert panel advising the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on how to develop President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

Early-life air pollution linked with childhood asthma in minorities

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers led by UCSF scientists found that infants in minority populations who are exposed to motor vehicle air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide (NO2), are more likely to develop asthma later in childhood.

Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH

Professor

I am a physician-scientist with training in pulmonary medicine, genetics, and epidemiology. My research and academic interests center on identifying disease risk factors specific to racial groups, most especially those related to asthma and drug response. I am engaged in a new, international field...

Genetic ancestry proven powerful in predicting lung function

Genetic ancestry can tell more about a person's potential lung function than the self-identified racial profile commonly used to determine normal lung function reference standards, according to the results of research led by UCSF and Northwestern University.

Burchard comments on asthma genetics

Asthma specialist and genetics researcher, Esteban G.

Burchard elected to ASCI

Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, was elected in spring 2009 to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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