Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Christie's career is focused on translational research studies of the risks, pathogenesis, treatment, and outcomes of acute lung injury in the transplant and non-transplant human populations. His research integrates new knowledge generated from bench studies with epidemiology approaches in well-phenotyped, large human populations to generate new definitions of human syndromes, improved diagnostics and prognostics, and targeted therapy approaches in advanced lung diseases and critical illness.
Dr. Christie is the founder of the lung transplant outcomes group (LTOG), which is a multicentered cohort study the etiology and pathogenesis of acute lung injury following lung transplantation (termed primary graft dysfunction). Active LTOG research themes focus on the mechanisms of clinical factors that elevate PGD risk, including donor smoke exposure, recipient obesity and body composition, pulmonary hypertension, alterations in lung microbiome, and autoimmunity to lung collagens. His multidisciplinary lung transplant research focuses on genetics, innate immunity, regulatory T-cells, innate lymphoid cell (ILC) populations in the lung, ischemia reperfusion injury, inflammation, and autoimmunity.
Tong Y, Udupa JK, Torigian DA, Odhner D, Wu C, Pednekar G, Palmer S, Rozenshtein A, Shirk MA, Newell JD, Porteous M, Diamond JM, Christie JD, Lederer DJ: Chest Fat Quantification via CT Based on Standardized Anatomy Space in Adult Lung Transplant Candidates. PLoS One 12 (1): e0168932,2017.
Diamond JM, Arcasoy S, McDonnough JA, Sonett JR, Bacchetta M, D'Ovidio F, Cantu E, Bermudez CA, McBurnie A, Rushefski M, Kalman LH, Oyster M, D'Errico C, Suzuki Y, Giles JT, Ferrante A, Lippel M, Singh G, Lederer DJ, Christie JD: Adipose Gene Expression Profile Changes with Lung Allograft Reperfusion. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 17 (1): 239-245,2017.
Diamond JM, Cantu E, Porteous M, Suzuki Y, Meyer KC, Lederer D, Milewski RK, Arcasoy S, D'Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Singh G, Costa J, Tobias JW, Rodriguez H, Van Deerlin VM, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Chang BL, Christie JD: Peripheral Blood Gene Expression Changes Associated with Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation. American Journal of Transplant Epub ahead of Print : 2017.
Borders CF, Suzuki Y, Lasky J, Schaufler C, Mallem D, Lee J, Carney K, Bellamy SL, Bermudez CA, Localio AR, Christie JD, Diamond JM, Cantu E: Massive Donor Transfusion Potentially Increases Recipient Mortality After Lung Transplantation. Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
Patterson KC, Shah RJ, Porteous MK, Christie JD, D'Errico C, Chadwick M, Triano M, Deshpande C, Rossman MD, Litzky LA, Kreider ME, Miller WT Jr: Interstitial Lung Disease in the Elderly. Chest : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
Tao JQ, Sorokina EM, Vazquez Medina JP, Mishra MK, Yamada Y, Satalin J, Nieman GF, Nellen JR, Beduhn B, Cantu E, Habashi NM, Jungraithmayr W, Christie JD, Chatterjee S.: Onset of Inflammation with Ischemia: Implications for Donor Lung Preservation and Transplant Survival American Journal of Transplantation : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
Anderson BJ, Reilly JP, Shashaty MG, Palakshappa JA, Wysoczanski A, Dunn TG, Kazi A, Tommasini A, Mikkelsen ME, Schweickert WD, Kolson DL, Christie JD, Meyer NJ: Admission Plasma Levels of the Neuronal Injury Marker Neuron-specific Enolase are Associated with Mortality and Delirium in Sepsis. Journal of Critical Care 36 : 18-23,2016.
Podolanczuk AJ, Oelsner EC, Barr RG, Hoffman EA, Armstrong HF, Austin JH, Basner RC, Bartels MN, Christie JD, Enright PL, Gochuico BR, Hinckley Stukovsky K, Kaufman JD, Hrudaya Nath P, Newell JD Jr, Palmer SM, Rabinowitz D, Raghu G, Sell JL, Sieren J, Sonavane SK, Tracy RP, Watts JR, Williams K, Kawut SM, Lederer DJ: High Attenuation Areas on Chest Computed Tomography in Community-dwelling Adults: The MESA Study. European Respiratory Journal 48 (5): 1442-1452,2016.
Bhatraju PK, Mukherjee P, Robinson-Cohen C, O'Keefe GE, Frank AJ, Christie JD, Meyer NJ, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Christiani DC, Himmelfarb J, Wurfel MM: Acute Kidney Injury Subphenotypes Based on Creatinine Trajectory Identifies Patients at Increased Risk of Death. Critical Care 20 (1): 372,2016.
Patel NB, Christie JD: Alveolar Type 2 Cell Transplantation in IPF: Recreating the Silver Lining. Chest 150 (3): 481-2,2016.
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