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William Checkley, MD

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

School of Medicine (Primary)
International Health (Joint)
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

600 N. Wolfe Street
5th Floor
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

443-287-8741
410-955-0036

Education

MD
PhD
MS

Overview

My research interests include the Epidemiology of obstructive lung diseases in children and adults; studies of lung function and physiology; studies of the interactions between nutrition and infection; and, Critical Care Epidemiology, specifically studies of Acute Lung Injury.

Honors and Awards

1998            Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health.

1998            First Place in Applied Research, Annual Delta Omega Honors Society Scientific Competition, The Johns Hopkins University

1999            Best poster presentation in Epidemiology, VIII Congress of Public Health,  National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

2001            First Place in Applied Research and Grand Prize, Annual Delta Omega Honors Society Scientific Competition, The Johns Hopkins University.

2002            Delta Omega Honors Society, Alpha Chapter, The Johns Hopkins University.

2007            Post-doctoral National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health.

2007            ATS fellow career development award.

2009               Clinician Scientist Award, The Johns Hopkins University.

2009            Pathway to Independence Career Award, National Institutes of Health.

  • 15 selected publications:

  • 1.    Checkley W, West KP Jr, Wise RA, Baldwin MR, Wu L, LeClerq SC, Christian P, Katz J, Tielsch JM, Khatry S, Sommer A. Maternal Vitamin A Supplementation and Lung Function in Offspring. N Eng J Med 2010; 362:1784-94.

  • 2.    Dasenbrook EC, Checkley W, Merlo CA, Konstan MW, Lechtzin N, Boyle MP. Association Between Respiratory Tract Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Survival in Cystic Fibrosis. J Am Med Assoc 2010; 303: 2386-92.

  • 3.    Checkley W, Brower R, Muñoz A; for the ARDS Network.  Inference for mutually exclusive competing events through a mixture of generalized gamma distributions.  Epidemiology 2010; 21: 557-65.

  • 4.    Lee G, Cama V, Gilman RH, Cabrera L, Saito M, Checkley W; CONTENT investigators.  Comparison of two types of epidemiological surveys aimed at collecting daily clinical symptoms in community-based longitudinal studies. Ann Epidemiol 2010;20:151-8.