Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH

Professor
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
+1 415 514-9677
Research Description: 

Esteban González Burchard, M.D., M.P.H. is a physician-scientist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burchard has formal training and expertise in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, epidemiology, molecular genetics, genetic and clinical research. Dr. Burchard is the Director of the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory, a large inter disciplinary research program focusing on minority children and gene-environment interactions for asthma. Dr. Burchard initiated and now directs the largest study of asthma in minority children in the U.S. Dr. Esteban González Burchard has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Burchard was the first in the world to demonstrate that genetic ancestry strongly correlates with lung function in African Americans and Latinos, even after accounting for social determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, experiences of perceived discrimination, and environmental factors.

Dr. Burchard’s work provides the strongest evidence to date that clinical algorithms, such as those used in pulmonary function testing or estimating glomerular filtration rate, should adjust for genetic ancestry. This work combines the rigor of genetic ancestry determination with social factors-both of which must be considered for health professionals to do justice to all patients seeking their care. His continuous and ongoing work of over two decades provides a rigorous scientific approach to dissecting inherited and environmental influences on health outcomes; it is the exemplar of how the medical profession should approach the broad problem of considering “race” in medicine and health.

This body of work epitomizes Dr. Burchard’s ongoing drive to use science to improve the care of minority patients, mentorship of minority physicians and scientists, and improve diversity, equity and inclusion in science and medicine.

Visit my lab page to learn more: https://pharm.ucsf.edu/burchard

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Pharmacogenomics and Genetic Epidemiology of Pulmonary Diseases

Websites

Publications: 

Novel insights into the whole blood DNA methylome of asthma in ethnically diverse children and youth.

The European respiratory journal

Herrera-Luis E, de la Rosa-Baez C, Huntsman S, Eng C, Beckman KB, Lenoir MA, Rodriguez-Santana J, Villar J, Laprise C, Borrell LN, Ziv E, Burchard EG, Pino-Yanes M

European and multi-ancestry genome-wide association meta-analysis of atopic dermatitis highlights importance of systemic immune regulation.

Nature communications

Budu-Aggrey A, Kilanowski A, Sobczyk MK, 23andMe Research Team, Shringarpure SS, Mitchell R, Reis K, Reigo A, Estonian Biobank Research Team, Mägi R, Nelis M, Tanaka N, Brumpton BM, Thomas LF, Sole-Navais P, Flatley C, Espuela-Ortiz A, Herrera-Luis E, Lominchar JVT, Bork-Jensen J, Marenholz I, Arnau-Soler A, Jeong A, Fawcett KA, Baurecht H, Rodriguez E, Alves AC, Kumar A, Sleiman PM, Chang X, Medina-Gomez C, Hu C, Xu CJ, Qi C, El-Heis S, Titcombe P, Antoun E, Fadista J, Wang CA, Thiering E, Wu B, Kress S, Kothalawala DM, Kadalayil L, Duan J, Zhang H, Hadebe S, Hoffmann T, Jorgenson E, Choquet H, Risch N, Njølstad P, Andreassen OA, Johansson S, Almqvist C, Gong T, Ullemar V, Karlsson R, Magnusson PKE, Szwajda A, Burchard EG, Thyssen JP, Hansen T, Kårhus LL, Dantoft TM, Jeanrenaud ACSN, Ghauri A, Arnold A, Homuth G, Lau S, Nöthen MM, Hübner N, Imboden M, Visconti A, Falchi M, Bataille V, Hysi P, Ballardini N, Boomsma DI, Hottenga JJ, Müller-Nurasyid M, Ahluwalia TS, Stokholm J, Chawes B, Schoos AM, Esplugues A, Bustamante M, Raby B, Arshad S, German C, Esko T, Milani LA, Metspalu A, Terao C, Abuabara K, Løset M, Hveem K, Jacobsson B, Pino-Yanes M, Strachan DP, Grarup N, Linneberg A, Lee YA, Probst-Hensch N, Weidinger S, Jarvelin MR, Melén E, Hakonarson H, Irvine AD, Jarvis D, Nijsten T, Duijts L, Vonk JM, Koppelmann GH, Godfrey KM, Barton SJ, Feenstra B, Pennell CE, Sly PD, Holt PG, Williams LK, Bisgaard H, Bønnelykke K, Curtin J, Simpson A, Murray C, Schikowski T, Bunyavanich S, Weiss ST, Holloway JW, Min JL, Brown SJ, Standl M, Paternoster L

Epigenomic response to albuterol treatment in asthma-relevant airway epithelial cells.

Clinical epigenetics

Perez-Garcia J, Pino-Yanes M, Plender EG, Everman JL, Eng C, Jackson ND, Moore CM, Beckman KB, Medina V, Sharma S, Winnica DE, Holguin F, Rodríguez-Santana J, Villar J, Ziv E, Seibold MA, Burchard EG

WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING ANALYSIS OF BODY MASS INDEX IDENTIFIES NOVEL AFRICAN ANCESTRY-SPECIFIC RISK ALLELE.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Zhang X, Brody JA, Graff M, Highland HM, Chami N, Xu H, Wang Z, Ferrier K, Chittoor G, Josyula NS, Li X, Li Z, Allison MA, Becker DM, Bielak LF, Bis JC, Boorgula MP, Bowden DW, Broome JG, Buth EJ, Carlson CS, Chang KM, Chavan S, Chiu YF, Chuang LM, Conomos MP, DeMeo DL, Du M, Duggirala R, Eng C, Fohner AE, Freedman BI, Garrett ME, Guo X, Haiman C, Heavner BD, Hidalgo B, Hixson JE, Ho YL, Hobbs BD, Hu D, Hui Q, Hwu CM, Jackson RD, Jain D, Kalyani RR, Kardia SLR, Kelly TN, Lange EM, LeNoir M, Li C, Marchand LL, McDonald MN, McHugh CP, Morrison AC, Naseri T, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium, O'Connell J, O'Donnell CJ, Palmer ND, Pankow JS, Perry JA, Peters U, Preuss MH, Rao DC, Regan EA, Reupena SM, Roden DM, Rodriguez-Santana J, Sitlani CM, Smith JA, Tiwari HK, Vasan RS, Wang Z, Weeks DE, Wessel J, Wiggins KL, Wilkens LR, Wilson PWF, Yanek LR, Yoneda ZT, Zhao W, Zöllner S, Arnett DK, Ashley-Koch AE, Barnes KC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Burchard EG, Carson AP, Chasman DI, Chen YI, Curran JE, Fornage M, Gordeuk VR, He J, Heckbert SR, Hou L, Irvin MR, Kooperberg C, Minster RL, Mitchell BD, Nouraie M, Psaty BM, Raffield LM, Reiner AP, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Shoemaker MB, Smith NL, Taylor KD, Telen MJ, Weiss ST, Zhang Y, Costa NH, Sun YV, Lin X, Cupples LA, Lange LA, Liu CT, Loos RJF, North KE, Justice AE