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    Joshua Galanter, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressRock Hall 1550 4th St
    San Francisco CA 94143

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      Dr. Galanter is a bilingual physician who grew up in Latin America and has been studying genetic and environmental factors that influence asthma in Latin American populations. He has identified genetic risk factors in Latino Americans and has shown that certain genes exert different risks in Puerto Ricans and Mexicans. He has also led a collaborative study to identify the genetic architecture of modern Latin Americans so that genetic studies can be carried out more effectively. He has an interest in how genetic factors can increase susceptibility to environmental pollutants, including both outdoor air pollution, and smoke from wood stoves, which are a threat to respiratory health in impoverished regions of Latin America. His current focus is on how epigenetics, changes to genes after birth, often in response to environmental stressors, can predispose children to asthma.

      Dr. Galanter is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, was trained in Internal Medicine at UCLA, and completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical care and Pharmacology at UCSF before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2011. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Galanter attends in the pulmonary consult service at the San Francisco VA and in the Intensive Care Unit at Mt. Zion hospital, and teaches statistics, genetics, and epidemiology in the School of Pharmacy and in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He also participates in a yearly medical mission to Olancho Honduras, where he conducts research into the effects of wood smoke on respiratory health and provides care to patients with respiratory diseases who otherwise have virtually no access to specialists.


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      1. Moreno-Estrada A, Gignoux CR, Fernández-López JC, Zakharia F, Sikora M, Contreras AV, Acuña-Alonzo V, Sandoval K, Eng C, Romero-Hidalgo S, Ortiz-Tello P, Robles V, Kenny EE, Nuño-Arana I, Barquera-Lozano R, Macín-Pérez G, Granados-Arriola J, Huntsman S, Galanter JM, Via M, Ford JG, Chapela R, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Romieu I, Sienra-Monge JJ, del Rio Navarro B, London SJ, Ruiz-Linares A, Garcia-Herrera R, Estrada K, Hidalgo-Miranda A, Jimenez-Sanchez G, Carnevale A, Soberón X, Canizales-Quinteros S, Rangel-Villalobos H, Silva-Zolezzi I, Burchard EG, Bustamante CD. Human genetics. The genetics of Mexico recapitulates Native American substructure and affects biomedical traits. Science. 2014 Jun 13; 344(6189):1280-5.
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      2. Poole A, Urbanek C, Eng C, Schageman J, Jacobson S, O'Connor BP, Galanter JM, Gignoux CR, Roth LA, Kumar R, Lutz S, Liu AH, Fingerlin TE, Setterquist RA, Burchard EG, Rodriguez-Santana J, Seibold MA. Dissecting childhood asthma with nasal transcriptomics distinguishes subphenotypes of disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Mar; 133(3):670-678.e12.
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      3. Daya M, van der Merwe L, Galal U, Möller M, Salie M, Chimusa ER, Galanter JM, van Helden PD, Henn BM, Gignoux CR, Hoal E. A panel of ancestry informative markers for the complex five-way admixed South african coloured population. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e82224.
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      4. Thakur N, Oh SS, Nguyen EA, Martin M, Roth LA, Galanter J, Gignoux CR, Eng C, Davis A, Meade K, Lenoir MA, Avila PC, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Kumar R, Williams LK, Bibbins-Domingo K, Thyne S, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Borrell LN, Burchard EG. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Asthma in Urban Minority Youths. The GALA II and SAGE II Studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov 15; 188(10):1202-9.
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      5. Drake KA, Torgerson DG, Gignoux CR, Galanter JM, Roth LA, Huntsman S, Eng C, Oh SS, Yee SW, Lin L, Bustamante CD, Moreno-Estrada A, Sandoval K, Davis A, Borrell LN, Farber HJ, Kumar R, Avila PC, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Chapela R, Ford JG, Lenoir MA, Lurmann F, Meade K, Serebrisky D, Thyne S, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Sen S, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Hernandez RD, Giacomini KM, Burchard EG. A genome-wide association study of bronchodilator response in Latinos implicates rare variants. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Feb; 133(2):370-378.e15.
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      6. Nishimura KK, Galanter JM, Roth LA, Oh SS, Thakur N, Nguyen EA, Thyne S, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Kumar R, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Davis A, LeNoir MA, Meade K, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Avila PC, Borrell LN, Bibbins-Domingo K, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Sen S, Lurmann F, Balmes JR, Burchard EG. Early-life air pollution and asthma risk in minority children. The GALA II and SAGE II studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug 1; 188(3):309-18.
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      7. Levin AM, Mathias RA, Huang L, Roth LA, Daley D, Myers RA, Himes BE, Romieu I, Yang M, Eng C, Park JE, Zoratti K, Gignoux CR, Torgerson DG, Galanter JM, Huntsman S, Nguyen EA, Becker AB, Chan-Yeung M, Kozyrskyj AL, Kwok PY, Gilliland FD, Gauderman WJ, Bleecker ER, Raby BA, Meyers DA, London SJ, Martinez FD, Weiss ST, Burchard EG, Nicolae DL, Ober C, Barnes KC, Williams LK. A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies for serum total IgE in diverse study populations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr; 131(4):1176-84.
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      8. Aldrich MC, Kumar R, Colangelo LA, Williams LK, Sen S, Kritchevsky SB, Meibohm B, Galanter J, Hu D, Gignoux CR, Liu Y, Harris TB, Ziv E, Zmuda J, Garcia M, Leak TS, Foreman MG, Smith LJ, Fornage M, Liu K, Burchard EG. Genetic ancestry-smoking interactions and lung function in African Americans: a cohort study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39541.
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      9. Oh SS, Tcheurekdjian H, Roth LA, Nguyen EA, Sen S, Galanter JM, Davis A, Farber HJ, Gilliland FD, Kumar R, Avila PC, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Chapela R, Ford JG, LeNoir MA, Lurmann F, Meade K, Serebrisky D, Thyne S, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Williams LK, Borrell LN, Burchard EG. Effect of secondhand smoke on asthma control among black and Latino children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jun; 129(6):1478-83.e7.
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      10. Torgerson DG, Gignoux CR, Galanter JM, Drake KA, Roth LA, Eng C, Huntsman S, Torres R, Avila PC, Chapela R, Ford JG, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Hernandez RD, Burchard EG. Case-control admixture mapping in Latino populations enriches for known asthma-associated genes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul; 130(1):76-82.e12.
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      11. Galanter JM, Fernandez-Lopez JC, Gignoux CR, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Fernandez-Rozadilla C, Via M, Hidalgo-Miranda A, Contreras AV, Figueroa LU, Raska P, Jimenez-Sanchez G, Zolezzi IS, Torres M, Ponte CR, Ruiz Y, Salas A, Nguyen E, Eng C, Borjas L, Zabala W, Barreto G, González FR, Ibarra A, Taboada P, Porras L, Moreno F, Bigham A, Gutierrez G, Brutsaert T, León-Velarde F, Moore LG, Vargas E, Cruz M, Escobedo J, Rodriguez-Santana J, Rodriguez-Cintrón W, Chapela R, Ford JG, Bustamante C, Seminara D, Shriver M, Ziv E, Burchard EG, Haile R, Parra E, Carracedo A. Development of a panel of genome-wide ancestry informative markers to study admixture throughout the Americas. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(3):e1002554.
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      12. Torgerson DG, Ampleford EJ, Chiu GY, Gauderman WJ, Gignoux CR, Graves PE, Himes BE, Levin AM, Mathias RA, Hancock DB, Baurley JW, Eng C, Stern DA, Celedón JC, Rafaels N, Capurso D, Conti DV, Roth LA, Soto-Quiros M, Togias A, Li X, Myers RA, Romieu I, Van Den Berg DJ, Hu D, Hansel NN, Hernandez RD, Israel E, Salam MT, Galanter J, Avila PC, Avila L, Rodriquez-Santana JR, Chapela R, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Diette GB, Adkinson NF, Abel RA, Ross KD, Shi M, Faruque MU, Dunston GM, Watson HR, Mantese VJ, Ezurum SC, Liang L, Ruczinski I, Ford JG, Huntsman S, Chung KF, Vora H, Li X, Calhoun WJ, Castro M, Sienra-Monge JJ, del Rio-Navarro B, Deichmann KA, Heinzmann A, Wenzel SE, Busse WW, Gern JE, Lemanske RF, Beaty TH, Bleecker ER, Raby BA, Meyers DA, London SJ. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of asthma in ethnically diverse North American populations. Nat Genet. 2011 Sep; 43(9):887-92.
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      13. Galanter JM, Torgerson D, Gignoux CR, Sen S, Roth LA, Via M, Aldrich MC, Eng C, Huntsman S, Rodriguez-Santana J, Rodriguez-Cintrón W, Chapela R, Ford JG, Burchard EG. Cosmopolitan and ethnic-specific replication of genetic risk factors for asthma in 2 Latino populations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul; 128(1):37-43.e12.
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      14. Via M, Gignoux CR, Roth LA, Fejerman L, Galanter J, Choudhry S, Toro-Labrador G, Viera-Vera J, Oleksyk TK, Beckman K, Ziv E, Risch N, Burchard EG, Martínez-Cruzado JC. History shaped the geographic distribution of genomic admixture on the island of Puerto Rico. PLoS One. 2011; 6(1):e16513.
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      15. Jin Y, Hu D, Peterson EL, Eng C, Levin AM, Wells K, Beckman K, Kumar R, Seibold MA, Karungi G, Zoratti A, Gaggin J, Campbell J, Galanter J, Chapela R, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Watson HG, Meade K, Lenoir M, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Avila PC, Lanfear DE, Burchard EG, Williams LK. Dual-specificity phosphatase 1 as a pharmacogenetic modifier of inhaled steroid response among asthmatic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Sep; 126(3):618-25.e1-2.
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      16. Kumar R, Seibold MA, Aldrich MC, Williams LK, Reiner AP, Colangelo L, Galanter J, Gignoux C, Hu D, Sen S, Choudhry S, Peterson EL, Rodriguez-Santana J, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Nalls MA, Leak TS, O'Meara E, Meibohm B, Kritchevsky SB, Li R, Harris TB, Nickerson DA, Fornage M, Enright P, Ziv E, Smith LJ, Liu K, Burchard EG. Genetic ancestry in lung-function predictions. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 22; 363(4):321-30.
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      17. Via M, De Giacomo A, Corvol H, Eng C, Seibold MA, Gillett C, Galanter J, Sen S, Tcheurekdjian H, Chapela R, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Thyne S, Avila PC, Choudhry S, González Burchard E. The role of LTA4H and ALOX5AP genes in the risk for asthma in Latinos. Clin Exp Allergy. 2010 Apr; 40(4):582-9.
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      18. Drake KA, Galanter JM, Burchard EG. Race, ethnicity and social class and the complex etiologies of asthma. Pharmacogenomics. 2008 Apr; 9(4):453-62.
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      19. Galanter J, Choudhry S, Eng C, Nazario S, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Casal J, Torres-Palacios A, Salas J, Chapela R, Watson HG, Meade K, LeNoir M, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Avila PC, Burchard EG. ORMDL3 gene is associated with asthma in three ethnically diverse populations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun 1; 177(11):1194-200.
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