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 Tanika Kelly    

Tanika Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-6972
Fax: (504) 988-1568
tkelly@tulane.edu

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests:

genetic epidemiology; cardiovascular disease epidemiology

 

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Selected Publications:

Rebholz CM, Reynolds K, Wofford MR, Chen J, Kelly TN, Mei H, Whelton PK, He J. Effect of soybean protein on novel cardiovascular disease risk factors: a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan;67(1):58-63

Kelly TN, Rebholz CM, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rice TK, Cao J, Chen J, Li J, Lu F, Ma J, Mu J, Whelton PK, He J. Analysis of Sex Hormone Genes Reveals Gender Differences in the Genetic Etiology of Blood Pressure Salt Sensitivity: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Feb;26(2):191-200. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hps018. Epub 2012 Dec 28.

Yang W, Kelly TN, He J.  Genetic epidemiology of obesity.  Epidemiol Rev 2007;29:49-61.

Kelly TN, Gu D, Chen J, Huang J, Chen J, Duan X, Wu X, Yau CL, Whelton PK, He J. Hypertension subtype and risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese adults.  Circulation 2008; 118:1558-66.

Kelly TN, Yang W, Chen CS, Reynolds K, He J.  Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030.  Int J Obes  2008;32(9):1431-7.

Kelly TN, Gu D, Chen J, Huang J, Chen J, Duan X, Wu X, Chen CS, He J.  Cigarette smoking and risk of stroke in the Chinese adult population.  Stroke 2008;39:1688-93.

Gu D, Kelly TN, Wu X, Chen J, Duan X, Huang J, Chen J, Whelton PK, He J.  Blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese men and women.  Am J Hypertens 2008;21:265-72.

Reilly KH, Gu D, Duan X, Wu X, Chen CS, Huang J, Kelly TN, Chen J, Bazzano LA, He J.  Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality in Chinese adults.  Am J Epidemiol 2008;167:998-1004.

Chen J, Gu D, Whelton SP, Wu X, Chen CS, Duan X, Huang J, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, He J.  Blood pressure and mortality among a group of Chinese patients with cardiovascular disease.  J Hypertens 2008;26(5):859-65.

Yang W, Gu D, Chen J, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Wu X, Hixson JE, Duan X, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, Whelton PK, He J.  Agreement of blood pressure measurements between random-zero and standard mercury sphgymomanometers.  Am J Med Sci 2008;336(5):373-8.

Gu D, Kelly TN, Wu X, Chen J, Samet J, Huang J, Chen J, Duan X, Chen CS, Klag MJ, He J.  Mortality attributable to cigarette smoking in China.  NEJM 2009;360:150-9.

He J, Gu D, Chen J, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Chen J, Duan X, Huang J, Chen CS, Kelly TN, Bazzano LA, Whelton PK.  Gender difference in blood pressure responses to dietary sodium intervention in the GenSalt Study.  J Hypertens 2009;27(1):48-54.

Chen J, Gu D, Huang J, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Hixson JE, Chen CS, Chen J, Duan X, Rice T, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, Whelton PK, He J.  Metabolic syndrome and salt-sensitivity of blood pressure among persons without diabetes.  Lancet 2009;373:829-835.

 Gu D, Chen J, Wu X, Klag MJ, Duan X, Jones DW, Huang J, Chen CS, Chen J, Kelly TN, Whelton PK, He J.  Prehypertension and risk of cardiovascular disease in Chinese adults.  J Hypertens 2009;27:721-9.

Kelly TN, Rice TK, Gu D, Hixson JE, Chen J, Liu D, Jaquish CE, Bazzano LA, Hu D, Ma J, Gu C, Huang J, Hamm LL, He J.  The association between novel genetic variants in the ADD1 and GNB3 genes and salt-sensitivity of blood pressure.  Am J Hypertens 2009;22:985-992.

Kelly TN, Bazzano LA, Fonseca VA, Thethi TK, Reynolds K, He J.  Effect of intensive glucose control on risk of cardiovascular disease in type-2 diabetes:  A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Ann of Intern Med 2009;151;394-403.

 Mei H, Gu D, Rice TK, Hixson JE, Chen J, Jaquish CE, Zhao Q, Chen CS, Chen JC, Gu C, Kelly TN, He J.  Heritability of blood pressure responses to cold pressor test in a Chinese population.  Am J Hypertens 2009; 10:1096-100.

 He J, Gu D, Chen J, Wu X, Kelly TN, Huang JV, Chen JC, Chen CS, Bazzano LA, Reynolds K, Whelton PK, Klag MJ.  Premature deaths attributable to blood pressure in China.  Lancet 2009;374:1765-72.

 Zhang Y, Thompson AM, Tong W, Xu T, Chen J, Zhao L, Kelly TN, Chen CS, He J.  Biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction and risk of hypertension among Inner Mongolians in China. J  Hypertens 2010;28:35-40.

 Montasser ME, Shimmin LC, Gu D, Chen J, Gu C, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rice TK, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Liu D, Whelton PK, He J, Hixson JE.  Blood pressure response to potassium supplementation is associated with genetic variation in endothelin 1 (EDN1) and Interactions with E selectin (SELE) in rural Chinese.  J Hyperten 2010;28:748-55.

 Zhao Q, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Huang JF, Kelly TN, Gu CC, Whelton PK, He J.  Association between genetic variants of the ACE2 and apelin-APJ system and blood pressure responses to dietary potassium supplement:  The GenSalt Study.  Am J Hypertens 2010; 23:606-13.

 Zhao Q, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Gu D, Jaquish CE, Rice TK, Shimmin LC, Chen JC, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, He J.  Genetic variants in the apelin system and blood pressure responses to dietary sodium interventions:  a family-based association study. J Hyperten 2010; 28:756-63.

Gu D*, Kelly TN*, Hixson JE, Chen J, Liu D, Chen JC, Rao DC, Mu J, Ma J, Jaquish CE, Rice TK,Gu C, Hamm LL, Whelton PK, He J.  Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and salt sensitivity of blood pressure.  J Hypertens 2010;28:1210-20.

 Chen S, Lu X, Liu D, Chen J, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Kelly TN, Hou L, Wang L, Huang J, Chen CS, Rice TK, Whelton PK, He J, Gu DF.  Polymorphisms in the ADD1 and GNB3 genes and blood pressure in the Chinese population.  Hum Genet. 2010;128:137-43.

 Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Mei H, Rice TK, Jaquish CE, Shimmin LC, Schwander K, Chen CS, Liu D, Chen JC, Whelton PK, Gu D, He J.  Genome-wide linkage and positional candidate gene study of blood pressure response to dietary potassium intervention:  The GenSalt Study.  Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2010;3:539-47.

 Wang L, Hou L, Li H, Chen J, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Hu D, Chen CS, Gu C, Chen S, Lu X, Whelton PK, He J, Lu F, Huang J, Liu DP, Gu D; for the GenSalt Collaborative Research Group. Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin system and blood pressure reactions to the cold pressor test. J Hypertens. 2010; 28:2422-2428.

 Thompson AM, Zhang Y, Tong W, Xu T, Chen J, Zhao L, Kelly TN, Chen CS, Bazzano LA, He J.  The association of obesity and biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in Inner Mongolia China.  Int J Cardiol 2011; 150; 247-252.

 Kato N*, Takeuchi F*, Tabara Y*, Kelly TN*, GoMJ*, Sim X*, Tay W*, Chen CH*, Zhang Y*, Yamamoto K*, Katsuya T*, Yokota M*, Kim YJ, Ong RTH3, Nabika T, Gu D, Chang L, Kokubo Y, Huang W, Ohnaka K,Yamori Y, Nakashima E, Lee JY, Seielstad M, Isono M, Hixson JE, Chen YT, Miki T, Zhang X, Sugiyama T, Jeon JP, Liu JJ, Takayanagi R, Kim SS, Aung T, Sung YJ, Jin L, Wong TY, Han BG, Kobayashi S, Ogihara T#, Zhu D#, Iwai N#, Wu JY#, Teo YY#, Tai ES#, Cho YS#, He J#.  Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies five novel loci associated with blood pressure in East Asians.  Nat Genet 2011; 43:531-538.

 Rebholz CM, Gu D, Yang W, Chen J, Wu X, Huang J, Chen J, Chen CS, Kelly TN, Duan X, Bazzano LA, He J.  Mortality from suicide and other external cause injuries in China: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pub Hlth 2011;11:56.

 He J, Gu D, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Gu CC, Huang J, Shimmin LC, Chen JC, Mu J, Ji X, Liu D, Whelton PK. Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and blood pressure responses to potassium intake:  the GenSalt Study.  J Hypertens 2011; 29:1719-1730.

 Mei H, Rice TK, Gu D, Hixon JE, Jaquish CE, Zhao Q, Chen JC, Cao J, Li J, Gu C, Kelly TN, He J.  Genetic correlation of blood pressure responses to dietary sodium and potassium intervention and cold pressor test in the Chinese population. J Hum Hypertens 2011;25:500-508.

 Zhao Q, Gu D, Hixson JE, Liu D, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Kelly TN, Lu F, Ma J, Mu J, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Mei H, Hamm L, He J.  Common variants in epithelial sodium channel genes contribute to salt-sensitivity of blood pressure:  the GenSalt Study.  Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2011; 4:375-80.

 Montasser ME, Gu D, Chen J, Shimmin LC, Gu CC, Kelly TN, Jaquish CE, Rice TK, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Liu D, Whelton PK, He J, Hixson JE.  Interactions of Genetic Variants With Physical Activity Are Associated With Blood Pressure in Chinese: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens 2011; 24:1035-40.

 Bellows CF, Mills K, Kelly TN, Gagliardi G. Combination of oral non-absorbable and intravenous antibiotics versus intravenous antibiotics alone in the prevention of surgical site infections after colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Tech Coloproctol 2011; 15:385-95.

 Khan N, Abbas AM, Whang N, Balart LA, Bazzano LA, Kelly TN. Incidence of liver toxicity in inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with methotrexate: A meta-analysis of clinical trials. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012; 18:359-367.

 Kelly TN, He J. The genomic epidemiology of blood pressure salt-sensitivity. J Hypertens 2012; 30:861-873.

 Kelly TN, He J. Gene-sodium interaction and blood pressure: findings from genomics research of blood pressure salt sensitivity. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2012; 108:237-260.

 Rebholz CM, Friedman EE, Powers LJ, Arroyave WD, He J, Kelly TN. The effect of dietary protein on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Epidemiol 2012; 176:S27-S43.

 Hu T, Mills KT, Demanelis K, Yancy WS, Lu Y, Eloustaz M, Kelly TN, He J, Bazzano L. Effect of Low-Carbohydrate Diets versus Low-Fat Diets on Metabolic Risk Factors: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. Am J Epidemiol 2012; 176:S44-S54.

 Kelly TN, Gu D, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, Chen J, Cao J, Chen J, Li J, Lu F, Ma J, Mu J, Whelton PK, He J.  Maternal history of hypertension predicts blood pressure response to potassium intake: The GenSalt Study.  Am J Epidemiol 2012; 176:S55-63.

 Gu D, Zhao Q, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Li J, Chen J, Ji X, Hu D, Wang X, Liu D, He J. The role of the kallidrein-kinin system genes in the salt-sensitivity of blood pressure: The GenSalt study. Am J Epidemiol 2012; 176:S72-S80.

 Mei H, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rice TK, Chen J, Shimmin LC, Schwander K, Kelly TN, Liu D, Chen S, Huang J, Jaquish CE, Rao DC, He J.  Genome-wide linkage and association study of blood pressure response to dietary sodium intervention: The GenSalt Study.  Am J Hypertens 2012; 176:S81-S90.

 Zhao Q, Bazzano LA, Cao J, Li J, Chen J, Huang J, Chen J, Kelly TN, Chen CS, Hu D, Ma J, Rice TK, He J, Gu D. Reproducibility of blood pressure response to cold pressor test: the GenSalt study. Am J Epidemiol 2012; S91-S98.

 Rebholz CM, Reynolds K, Wofford MR, Chen J, Kelly TN, Mei H, Whelton PK, He J. Effect of soybean protein on novel cardiovascular disease risk factors: a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Clin Nutr 2013;67:58-63.

 Kelly TN, Rebholz CM, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rice TK, Cao J, Chen J, Li J, Lu F, Ma J, Mu J, Whelton PK, He J. Analysis of sex hormone genes reveals gender differences in the genetic etiology of blood pressure salt-sensitivity: The GenSalt study. Am J Hypertens 2013; 26:191-200.

 Liu AY, Gu D, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Shimmen LC, Jaquish CE, Liu D, He J, Kelly TN. A novel low-frequency TBC1D22A gene variant associates with obesity in a Han Chinese population: The GenSalt Study. Obesity [Accepted].

 Defago MD, Gu D, Hixson JE, Shimmin LC, Rice TK, Gu CC, Jaquish CE, Liu D, He J, Kelly TN. Common genetic variants in the endothelial system predict blood pressure response to sodium intake: The GenSalt study. Am J Hypertens [Accepted].

(* Contributed evenly)

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate

 

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