Anand P. Chokkalingam PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Education: 
  • BA - Molecular and Cellular Biology: Biochemistry; Minor in South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • MS - Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • PhD - Epidemiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - Cancer Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

 

Courses: 
  • PH258: Epidemiology of Neoplastic Disease
  • PH293: Epidemiology Doctoral Seminar
Research Interests: 
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis C
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • "Real world" data
Selected Publications: 

Urayama KY, Chokkalingam AP, Catherine M, Selvin S, Barcellos LF, Ma X, Wiemels JL, Wiencke JK, Taylor GM, Brennan P, Dahl GV, Moonsamy P, Erlich HA, Trachtenberg E, Buffler PA. HLA-DP genetic variation, proxies for early life immune modulation and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk. Blood. 2012.120(15):3039-3047

Lee S-T, Xiao Y, Muench M, Xiao J, Fomin M, Wiencke J, Zheng S, Dou X, de Smith A, Chokkalingam A, Buffler P, Ma X, Wiemels J. A global DNA methylation and gene expression analysis of early human B-cell development reveals a demethylation signature and transcription factor network Nucleic Acids Res. 2012.

Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Scelo G, Chang JS, Schiffman J, Urayama KY, Ma X, Hansen HM, Feusner JH, Barcellos LF, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Fetal growth and body size genes and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2012. 23(9):1577-1585

Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Scelo GA, Chang JS, Urayama KY, Aldrich MC, Guha N, Hansen HM, Dahl GV, Barcellos LF, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Variation in xenobiotic transport and metabolism genes, household chemical exposures, and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2012. 23(8):1367-1375.

Chokkalingam AP, Aldrich MC, Bartley K, Hsu L, Metayer C, Wiemels JL, Wiencke JK, Buffler PA, Selvin S. Matching on race and ethnicity in case-control studies as a means of control for population stratification. Epidemiology Open Access. 2011. 1(1):doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000101.(PMC ID: in process)

Chokkalingam AP, Bartley K, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, Barcellos LF, Hansen HM, Aldrich MC, Guha N, Urayama KY, Scelo G, Chang JS, Month SR, Wiencke JK, Buffler PA. Haplotypes of DNA repair and cell cycle control genes, X-ray exposure, and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2011. 22(12):1721-1730.(PMC ID: 3206192)

Metayer C, Scelo G, Chokkalingam AP, Barcellos LF, Aldrich MC, Chang JS, Guha N, Urayama KY, Hansen HM, Block G, Kiley V, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Genetic variants in the folate pathway and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2011. 22(9):1243-1258.(PMC ID: in process)

Urayama KY, Ma X, Selvin S, Metayer C, Chokkalingam AP, Wiemels JL, Does M, Chang J, Wong A, Trachtenberg E, Buffler PA. Early life exposure to infections and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Int J Cancer. 2011. 128(7):1632-1643.(PMC ID: in process)

Chang JS, Zhou M, Buffler PA, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Profound deficit of IL10 at birth in children who develop childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0162.(PMC ID: in process)

Chang JS, Wiemels JL, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Barcellos LF, Hansen HM, Aldrich MC, Guha N, Urayama KY, Scelo G, Green J, May SL, Kiley VA, Wiencke JK, Buffler PA. Genetic polymorphisms in adaptive immunity genes and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Sep 2010;19(9):2152-2163.(PMC ID: in process)

Taylor M, Hussain A, Urayama K, Chokkalingam A, Thompson P, Trachtenberg E, Buffler P. The human major histocompatibility complex and childhood leukemia: an etiological hypothesis based on molecular mimicry. Blood Cells Mol Dis. Mar-Apr 2009. 42(2):129-135.(PMC ID: n/a)

Chang JS, Buffler PA, Metayer C, Chokkalingam AP, Patoka J, Kronish D, Wiemels JL. Maternal Immunoglobulin E and Childhood Leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009. 18:2221-7

Chokkalingam AP, Buffler PA. Genetic susceptibility to childhood leukaemia. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2008. 132(2):119-129.(PMC ID: n/a)

Urayama KY, Wiencke JK, Buffler PA, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. MDR1 gene variants, indoor insecticide exposure, and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Jun 2007. 16(6):1172-1177.(PMC ID: n/a)

Ioannidis JPA, Gwinn ML., Little J, Higgins JPT, Bernstein JL, Boffetta P, Bondy M, Bray MS, Brenchley PE, Buffler PA, Casas JP, Chokkalingam A, Danesh J, Smith GD, Dolan S, Duncan R, Gruis NA, Hartge P, Hashibe M, Hunter D, Jarvelin M-R, Malmer B, Manolio T, Maraganore DM, Newton-Bishop JA, O'Brien TR, Petersen G, Riboli E, Salanti G, Seminara D, Smeeth L, Taioli E, Timpson N, Uitterlinden AG, Vineis P, Wareham N, Winn DM, Zimmern R, Khoury MJ, Human Genome Epidemiology Network, Network of Investigator Networks.  A road map for efficient and reliable human genome epidemiology.  Nat Genet. 2006. 38:3-5.

Other interests: 
  • Gilead Epidemiology Graduate Summer Internship Program
Profile Updated: September 16, 2016