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.
Reilly JP, Zhao Z, Shashaty MGS, Koyama T, Christie JD, Lanken PN, Wang C, Balmes JR, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Ware LB.: Low to Moderate Air Pollutant Exposure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Severe Trauma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1 : 62-70,2019.
Harhay MO, Porcher R, Thabut G, Crowther MJ, DiSanto T, Rubin S, Penfil Z, Bing Z, Christie JD, Diamond JM, Cantu E.: Donor Lung Sequence Number and Survival after Lung Transplantation in the United States Annuals of the American Thoracic Society : 2018.
Bhatraju PK, Zelnick LR, Herting J, Katz R, Mikacenic C, Kosamo S, Morrell ED, Robinson-Cohen C, Calfee CS, Christie JD, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Hahn WO, Dmyterko V, Slivinski NSJ, Russell JA, Walley KR, Christiani DC, Liles WC, Himmelfarb J, Wurfel MM.: Identification of Acute Kidney Injury Sub-phenotypes with Differing Molecular Signatures and Response to Vasopressin Therapy American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine : 2018.
Palakshappa JA, Reilly JP, Schweickert WD, Anderson BJ, Khoury V, Shashaty MG, Fitzgerald D, Forker C, Butler K, Ittner CA, Feng R, Files DC, Bonk MP, Christie JD, Meyer NJ.: Quantitative peripheral muscle ultrasound in sepsis: Muscle area superior to thickness. Journal of Critical Care : 2018.
Reilly JP, Wang F, Jones TK, Palakshappa JA, Anderson BJ, Shashaty MGS, Dunn TG, Johansson ED, Riley TR, Lim B, Abbott J, Ittner CAG, Cantu E, Lin X, Mikacenic C, Wurfel MM, Christiani DC, Calfee CS, Matthay MA, Christie JD, Feng R, Meyer NJ.: Plasma angiopoietin-2 as a potential causal marker in sepsis-associated ARDS development: evidence from Mendelian randomization and mediation analysis. Intensive Care Medicine 11 : 1849-1858,2018.
Harhay MO, Porcher R, Cantu E, Crowther MJ, Christie JD, Thabut G, Donaldson GC: An alternative approach for the analysis of time-to-event and survival outcomes in pulmonary medicine. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 5 : 684-687,2018.
Abbas AA, Young JC, Clarke EL, Diamond JM, Imai I, Haas AR, Cantu E, Lederer DJ, Meyer K, Milewski RK, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Christie JD, Bushman FD, Collman RG.: Bidirectional transfer of Anelloviridae lineages between graft and host during lung transplantation American Journal of Transplantation : 2018.
Mulligan MS, Weill D, Davis RD, Christie JD, Farjah F, Singer JP, Hartwig M, Sanchez PG, Kreisel D, Ware LB, Bermudez C, Hachem RR, Weyant MJ, Gries C, Awori Hayanga JW, Griffith BP, Snyder LD, Odim J, Craig JM, Aggarwal NR, Reineck LA: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and American Association for Thoracic Surgery Workshop Report: Identifying collaborative clinical research priorities in lung transplantation The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 6 : 2355-2365,2018.
Dolinay T, Aonbangkhen C, Zacharias W, Cantu E, Pogoriler J, Stablow A, Lawrence GG, Suzuki Y, Chenoweth DM, Morrisey E, Christie JD, Beers MF, Margulies SS: Protein kinase R-like endoplasmatic reticulum kinase is a mediator of stretch in ventilator-induced lung injury. Respiratory Research 1 : 10.1186/s12931-018-0856-2.,2018.
Bime C, Pouladi N, Sammani S, Batai K, Casanova N, Zhou T, Kempf CL, Sun X, Camp SM, Wang T, Kittles RA, Lussier YA, Jones TK, Reilly JP, Meyer NJ, Christie JD, Karnes J, Gonzalez-Garay M, Christiani DC, Yates CR, Wurfel MM, Meduri GU, Garcia JGN.: Genome Wide Association Study in African Americans with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Identifies the Selectin P Ligand Gene as a Risk Factor. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 11 : 1421-1432,2018.
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