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    Melissa Burroughs Pena, MD, MS

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address505 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
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      Duke UniversityMSGlobal Health2015
      Duke UniversityCardiovascular Medicine 2015
      UCSFInternal Medicine 2011
      Harvard Medical SchoolMD2008
      Emory UniversityBSAnthropology/Human Biology2004
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      National Institutes of Health2013 - 2017Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

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      My clinical practice includes general cardiology and echocardiography. My research focuses on the impact of urban development policy on health disparities in cardiovascular disease outcomes in the United States and globally. My most recent projects include population-based studies on the association of air pollution exposure and cardiac function in Peru. I have also collaborated with investigators on projects in Cuba and Brazil.

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      echocardiography, global health, cardiovascular risk factors, health inequalities, air pollution, Latin America

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      1. Burroughs Pena MS, Dunning A, Schulte PJ, Durheim MT, Kussin P, Checkley W, Velazquez EJ. . Pulmonary function and adverse cardiovascular outcomes: Can cardiac function explain the link?. Respiratory Medicine. 2016; 121:4-12.
      2. Jaacks LM, Ali MK, Bartlett J, Bloomfield GS, Checkley W, Gaziano TA, Heimburger DC, Kishore SP, Kohler RE, Lipska KJ, Manders O, Ngaruiya C, Peck R, Pena MB, Watkins DA, Siegel KR, Narayan KM. Global Noncommunicable Disease Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 3; 163(9):712-4. PMID: 26301624.
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      3. Quispe R, Bazo-Alvarez JC, Burroughs Peña MS, Poterico JA, Gilman RH, Checkley W, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Huffman MD, Miranda JJ. Distribution of Short-Term and Lifetime Predicted Risks of Cardiovascular Diseases in Peruvian Adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Aug; 4(8):e002112. PMID: 26254303; PMCID: PMC4599468.
      4. Kaplinski M, Jois M, Galdos-Cardenas G, Rendell VR, Shah V, Do RQ, Marcus R, Burroughs Pena MS, Del Carmen Abastoflor M, LaFuente C, Bozo R, Valencia E, Verastegui M, Colanzi R, Gilman RH, Bern C. Sustained Domestic Vector Exposure Is Associated With Increased Chagas Cardiomyopathy Risk but Decreased Parasitemia and Congenital Transmission Risk Among Young Women in Bolivia. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15; 61(6):918-26. PMID: 26063720; PMCID: PMC4551010 [Available on 09/15/16].
      5. Bazo-Alvarez JC, Quispe R, Peralta F, Poterico JA, Valle GA, Burroughs M, Pillay T, Gilman RH, Checkley W, Malaga G, Smeeth L, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Miranda JJ. Agreement Between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Scores in Resource-Limited Settings: Evidence from 5 Peruvian Sites. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2015 Jun; 14(2):74-80. PMID: 26102017; PMCID: PMC4479423 [Available on 06/01/16].
      6. Burroughs Pena MS, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Carrillo-Larco RM, Sánchez JF, Quispe R, Pillay TD, Málaga G, Gilman RH, Smeeth L, Miranda JJ. Migration, urbanisation and mortality: 5-year longitudinal analysis of the PERU MIGRANT study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Jul; 69(7):715-8. PMID: 25987723; PMCID: PMC4494660.
      7. Burroughs Peña M, Romero KM, Velazquez EJ, Davila-Roman VG, Gilman RH, Wise RA, Miranda JJ, Checkley W. Relationship between daily exposure to biomass fuel smoke and blood pressure in high-altitude Peru. Hypertension. 2015 May; 65(5):1134-40. PMID: 25753976; PMCID: PMC4466100 [Available on 05/01/16].
      8. Burroughs Peña MS, Mendes Abdala CV, Silva LC, Ordúñez P. Usefulness for surveillance of hypertension prevalence studies in Latin America and the Caribbean: the past 10 years. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012 Jul; 32(1):15-21. PMID: 22910720.
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      9. Burroughs Peña MS, Patel D, Rodríguez Leyva D, Khan BV, Sperling L. Lifestyle risk factors and cardiovascular disease in cubans and cuban americans. Cardiol Res Pract. 2012; 2012:470705. PMID: 22203917; PMCID: PMC3235660.
      10. Bibbins-Domingo K, Burroughs Peña M. Caring for the "young invincibles". J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jul; 25(7):642-3. PMID: 20499197; PMCID: PMC2881968.
      11. Burroughs Peña MS and Rollins A. . Environmental Exposures and Cardiovascular Disease: A Challenge for Health and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Cardiology Clinics (in press).
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