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    Neeta Thakur, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address505 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
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      University of ArizonaB.S.Physiology2002
      University of ArizonaM.D./M.P.H.School of Medicine2007
      University of California, San FranciscoResidencyInternal Medicine2010
      University of California, San FranciscoClinical FellowshipPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine2013
      University of California, San FranciscoCertificateAdvance Training in Clinical Research2013
      University of California, San FranciscoResearch FellowshipClinical Pharmacology2015

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      Dr. Neeta Thakur is a pulmonary and critical care physician at UCSF who examines the role of social and environmental stressors on asthma susceptibility and morbidity in vulnerable populations. Better definitions of the mechanism of how social and environmental stressors impact asthma will allow for the development of targeted interventions and therapies to improve asthma-related outcomes in vulnerable populations. Dr. Thakur completed a dual degree program in public health and medicine at the University of Arizona focused on community health and program development and evaluation. She came to UCSF for residency in Internal Medicine and stayed to complete her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship. She is currently a member of the Asthma Origins Laboratory, under the mentorship of Dr. Esteban Burchard ( The lab focuses on studying the interplay between individuals’ genes and their social and physical environments to determine the root causes of asthma health disparities.

      Dr. Thakur’s research focuses on: 1) Determining the social and environmental stressors that contribute to poor asthma outcomes and defining the mechanism by which they contribute to disease; 2) Identifying health inequalities in the management of patients with asthma; and 3) Designing and evaluating interventions aimed at reducing asthma exacerbations rates in under-represented populations.

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      1. Neophytou AM, White MJ, Oh SS, Thakur N, Galanter JM, Nishimura KK, Pino-Yanes M, Torgerson DG, Gignoux CR, Eng C, Nguyen EA, Hu D, Mak AC, Kumar R, Seibold MA, Davis A, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila PC, Serebrisky D, Lenoir MA, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Bibbins-Domingo K, Thyne SM, Williams LK, Sen S, Gilliland FD, Gauderman WJ, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Lurmann F, Balmes JR, Eisen EA, Burchard EG. Air Pollution and Lung Function in Minority Youth with Asthma in the GALA II (Genes-Environments and Admixture in Latino Americans) and SAGE II (Study of African Americans, Asthma, Genes, and Environments) Studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jun 1; 193(11):1271-80. PMID: 26734713.
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      2. Oh SS, Galanter J, Thakur N, Pino-Yanes M, Barcelo NE, White MJ, de Bruin DM, Greenblatt RM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Wu AH, Borrell LN, Gunter C, Powe NR, Burchard EG. Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec; 12(12):e1001918. PMID: 26671224.
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      3. McGarry ME, Castellanos E, Thakur N, Oh SS, Eng C, Davis A, Meade K, LeNoir MA, Avila PC, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Kumar R, Bibbins-Domingo K, Thyne SM, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Borrell LN, Burchard EG. Obesity and bronchodilator response in black and Hispanic children and adolescents with asthma. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1591-8. PMID: 25742612; PMCID: PMC4451713 [Available on 06/01/16].
      4. Pino-Yanes M, Thakur N, Gignoux CR, Galanter JM, Roth LA, Eng C, Nishimura KK, Oh SS, Vora H, Huntsman S, Nguyen EA, Hu D, Drake KA, Conti DV, Moreno-Estrada A, Sandoval K, Winkler CA, Borrell LN, Lurmann F, Islam TS, Davis A, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila PC, Serebrisky D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lenoir MA, Ford JG, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Thyne SM, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Bustamante CD, Williams LK, Gilliland FD, Gauderman WJ, Kumar R, Torgerson DG, Burchard EG. Genetic ancestry influences asthma susceptibility and lung function among Latinos. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan; 135(1):228-35. PMID: 25301036; PMCID: PMC4289103 [Available on 01/01/16].
      5. Thakur N, Martin M, Castellanos E, Oh SS, Roth LA, Eng C, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Davis A, Meade K, LeNoir MA, Farber HJ, Thyne S, Sen S, Bibbins-Domingo K, Borrell LN, Burchard EG. Socioeconomic status and asthma control in African American youth in SAGE II. J Asthma. 2014 Sep; 51(7):720-8. PMID: 24654704; PMCID: PMC4257058.
      6. Thakur N, McGarry ME, S Oh S, M Galanter J, Finn PW, Burchard EG. The lung corps' approach to reducing health disparities in respiratory disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 May; 11(4):655-60. PMID: 24697756; PMCID: PMC4225795.
      7. 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. PMID: 24050698; PMCID: PMC3863734.
      8. 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. PMID: 23750510; PMCID: PMC3778732.
      9. Thakur N, Blanc PD, Julian LJ, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sidney S, Iribarren C, Eisner MD. COPD and cognitive impairment: the role of hypoxemia and oxygen therapy. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2010; 5:263-9. PMID: 20856825; PMCID: PMC2939681.
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