Neeta Thakur, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-0735
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    University of ArizonaB.S.2002Physiology
    University of ArizonaM.D./M.P.H.2007School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2010Internal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoClinical Fellowship2013Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoCertificate2013Advance Training in Clinical Research
    University of California, San FranciscoResearch Fellowship2015Clinical Pharmacology
    University of California, San FranciscoCertificate2019Implementation Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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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 and COPD in vulnerable populations. Better definitions of the mechanism of how social and environmental stressors impact asthma and COPD will allow for the development of targeted interventions and therapies to improve 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 and has expertise in clinical research methods, social epidemiology, and implementation sciences. Dr. Thakur's experience as a clinician, and now Medical Director of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Chest Clinic, gives her first-hand insight on how social and environmental stress negatively affect asthma and COPD outcomes and practical knowledge of the existing barriers to adoption of evidence-based interventions into practice.

    Dr. Thakur’s NIH supported research focuses on: 1) defining obstructive lung disease phenotypes that exist in racially and ethnically diverse communities, 2) identifying individuals at high risk for poor outcomes using a risk profile composed of genetic, biomarker, clinical, and socio-environmental data, and 3) developing targeted interventions aimed at social and environmental factors to improve asthma and COPD in high risk groups.

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    ACES and Resilience—from Biologic-Response to the Community (ARC)
    Genentech Corporate Giving Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 14, 2022
    Role: co-PI
    Social and Economic Barriers to Public Health and Clinical Interventions for COVID-19 in Vulnerable Populations
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Jun 29, 2020 - Jun 28, 2021
    Role: PI
    PEdiatric ACEs and Resiliency Study (PEARLS) extension grant
    TARA Health Foundation Feb 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: co-PI
    Social adversities and asthma: a new phenotype?
    NIH K23HL125551Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Contribution of Individual and Neighborhood Factors to Racial Disparities in Respiratory Outcomes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 04 15; 203(8):987-997. Ejike CO, Woo H, Galiatsatos P, Paulin LM, Krishnan JA, Cooper CB, Couper DJ, Kanner RE, Bowler RP, Hoffman EA, Comellas AP, Criner GJ, Barr RG, Martinez FJ, Han MK, Martinez CH, Ortega VE, Parekh TM, Christenson SA, Thakur N, Baugh A, Belz DC, Raju S, Gassett AJ, Kaufman JD, Putcha N, Hansel NN. PMID: 33007162.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. "How I Do It: Rapid Design & Implementation of Post-COVID Clinics". Chest. 2021 Mar 31. Santhosh L, Block B, Kim SY, Raju S, Shah RJ, Thakur N, Brigham EP, Parker AM. PMID: 33811910.
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    3. Reassessment of Home Oxygen Prescription after Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Potential Target for Deimplementation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 03; 18(3):426-432. Spece LJ, Epler EM, Duan K, Donovan LM, Griffith MF, LaBedz S, Thakur N, Wiener RS, Krishnan JA, Au DH, Feemster LC. PMID: 33075243.
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    4. Native American Ancestry and Air Pollution Interact to Impact Bronchodilator Response in Puerto Rican Children with Asthma. Ethn Dis. 2021; 31(1):77-88. Contreras MG, Keys K, Magaña J, Goddard PC, Risse-Adams O, Zeiger AM, Mak ACY, Samedy-Bates LA, Neophytou AM, Lee E, Thakur N, Elhawary JR, Hu D, Huntsman S, Eng C, Hu T, Burchard EG, White MJ. PMID: 33519158.
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    5. The Structural and Social Determinants of the Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic. What's Our Role? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 10 01; 202(7):943-949. Thakur N, Lovinsky-Desir S, Bime C, Wisnivesky JP, Celedón JC. PMID: 32677842.
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    6. Pediatrics adverse childhood experiences and related life events screener (PEARLS) and health in a safety-net practice. Child Abuse Negl. 2020 10; 108:104685. Thakur N, Hessler D, Koita K, Ye M, Benson M, Gilgoff R, Bucci M, Long D, Burke Harris N. PMID: 32898839.
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    7. Management and Outcomes of Critically-Ill Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia at a Safety-net Hospital in San Francisco, a Region with Early Public Health Interventions: A Case Series. medRxiv. 2020 May 29. Vanderburg S, Alipanah N, Crowder R, Yoon C, Wang R, Thakur N, Slown K, Shete PB, Rofael M, Metcalfe JZ, Merrifield C, Marquez C, Malcolm K, Lipnick M, Jain V, Gomez A, Burns G, Brown LB, Berger C, Auyeung V, Cattamanchi A, Hendrickson CM. PMID: 32511538.
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    8. Structural and Social Determinants of Health in Asthma in Developed Economies: a Scoping Review of Literature Published Between 2014 and 2019. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2020 02 06; 20(2):5. Sullivan K, Thakur N. PMID: 32030507.
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    9. Associations between historical residential redlining and current age-adjusted rates of emergency department visits due to asthma across eight cities in California: an ecological study. Lancet Planet Health. 2020 01; 4(1):e24-e31. Nardone A, Casey JA, Morello-Frosch R, Mujahid M, Balmes JR, Thakur N. PMID: 31999951.
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    10. Acculturation is associated with asthma burden and pulmonary function in Latino youth: The GALA II study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 05; 143(5):1914-1922. Thakur N, Borrell LN, Ye M, Oh SS, Eng C, Meade K, Avila PC, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Kumar R, Bibbins-Domingo K, Thyne S, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Burchard EG. PMID: 30682453.
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    11. Development and implementation of a pediatric adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other determinants of health questionnaire in the pediatric medical home: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0208088. Koita K, Long D, Hessler D, Benson M, Daley K, Bucci M, Thakur N, Burke Harris N. PMID: 30540843.
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    12. A genome-wide association and admixture mapping study of bronchodilator drug response in African Americans with asthma. Pharmacogenomics J. 2019 06; 19(3):249-259. Spear ML, Hu D, Pino-Yanes M, Huntsman S, Eng C, Levin AM, Ortega VE, White MJ, McGarry ME, Thakur N, Galanter J, Mak ACY, Oh SS, Ampleford E, Peters SP, Davis A, Kumar R, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila PC, Serebrisky D, Lenoir MA, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Cintron WR, Thyne SM, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Ford JG, Chapela R, Estrada AM, Sandoval K, Seibold MA, Winkler CA, Bleecker ER, Myers DA, Williams LK, Hernandez RD, Torgerson DG, Burchard EG. PMID: 30206298.
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    13. An admixture mapping meta-analysis implicates genetic variation at 18q21 with asthma susceptibility in Latinos. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 03; 143(3):957-969. Gignoux CR, Torgerson DG, Pino-Yanes M, Uricchio LH, Galanter J, Roth LA, Eng C, Hu D, Nguyen EA, Huntsman S, Mathias RA, Kumar R, Rodriguez-Santana J, Thakur N, Oh SS, McGarry M, Moreno-Estrada A, Sandoval K, Winkler CA, Seibold MA, Padhukasahasram B, Conti DV, Farber HJ, Avila P, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Lenoir M, Meade K, Serebrisky D, Borrell LN, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Thyne S, Joubert BR, Romieu I, Levin AM, Sienra-Monge JJ, Del Rio-Navarro BE, Gan W, Raby BA, Weiss ST, Bleecker E, Meyers DA, Martinez FJ, Gauderman WJ, Gilliland F, London SJ, Bustamante CD, Nicolae DL, Ober C, Sen S, Barnes K, Williams LK, Hernandez RD, Burchard EG. PMID: 30201514.
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    14. Ambient Air Pollution and Asthma-Related Outcomes in Children of Color of the USA: a Scoping Review of Literature Published Between 2013 and 2017. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2018 04 16; 18(5):29. Nardone A, Neophytou AM, Balmes J, Thakur N. PMID: 29663154.
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    15. Origins of Cancer Disparities in Young Adults: Logic Models to Guide Research. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3S1):S95-S102. Hiatt RA, Handley MA, Ling PM, Burchard E, Thakur N, Bibbins-Domingo K. PMID: 28818252.
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    16. Self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination and bronchodilator response in African American youth with asthma. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0179091. Carlson S, Borrell LN, Eng C, Nguyen M, Thyne S, LeNoir MA, Burke-Harris N, Burchard EG, Thakur N. PMID: 28609485.
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    17. Differential methylation between ethnic sub-groups reflects the effect of genetic ancestry and environmental exposures. Elife. 2017 01 03; 6. Galanter JM, Gignoux CR, Oh SS, Torgerson D, Pino-Yanes M, Thakur N, Eng C, Hu D, Huntsman S, Farber HJ, Avila PC, Brigino-Buenaventura E, LeNoir MA, Meade K, Serebrisky D, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Kumar R, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Seibold MA, Borrell LN, Burchard EG, Zaitlen N. PMID: 28044981.
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    18. Breastfeeding associated with higher lung function in African American youths with asthma. J Asthma. 2017 Oct; 54(8):856-865. Oh SS, Du R, Zeiger AM, McGarry ME, Hu D, Thakur N, Pino-Yanes M, Galanter JM, Eng C, Nishimura KK, Huntsman S, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila P, Serebrisky D, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lenoir MA, Ford JG, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Thyne SM, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Williams K, Kumar R, Burchard EG. PMID: 27929698.
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    19. Perceived Discrimination Associated With Asthma and Related Outcomes in Minority Youth: The GALA II and SAGE II Studies. Chest. 2017 04; 151(4):804-812. Thakur N, Barcelo NE, Borrell LN, Singh S, Eng C, Davis A, Meade K, LeNoir MA, Avila PC, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Thyne S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Sen S, Bibbins-Domingo K, Burchard EG. PMID: 27916618.
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    20. 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 06 01; 193(11):1271-80. 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. PMID: 26734713.
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    21. Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec; 12(12):e1001918. 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. PMID: 26671224.
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    22. Obesity and bronchodilator response in black and Hispanic children and adolescents with asthma. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1591-1598. 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. PMID: 25742612.
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    23. Genetic ancestry influences asthma susceptibility and lung function among Latinos. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan; 135(1):228-35. 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. PMID: 25301036.
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    24. Socioeconomic status and asthma control in African American youth in SAGE II. J Asthma. 2014 Sep; 51(7):720-8. 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. PMID: 24654704.
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    25. The lung corps' approach to reducing health disparities in respiratory disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 May; 11(4):655-60. Thakur N, McGarry ME, Oh SS, Galanter JM, Finn PW, Burchard EG, ATS Health Equality Committee . PMID: 24697756.
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    26. 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. 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. PMID: 24050698.
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    27. 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 01; 188(3):309-18. 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. PMID: 23750510.
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    28. COPD and cognitive impairment: the role of hypoxemia and oxygen therapy. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2010 Sep 07; 5:263-9. Thakur N, Blanc PD, Julian LJ, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sidney S, Iribarren C, Eisner MD. PMID: 20856825.
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