Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
MGH BIDMC Harvard Medical School

Krishna Reddy


Krishna Reddy, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interests

In his research, Dr. Reddy focuses on comorbidities in people with HIV, including smoking-related diseases and tuberculosis. He applies methods of simulation modeling, clinical epidemiology, and cost-effectiveness analysis to study clinical and economic outcomes in the US and in other countries. He is a faculty investigator in the Medical Practice Evaluation Center at MGH (http://www.massgeneral.org/mpec).

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Reddy’s work has been reported by NBC News, Reuters, and WBUR/National Public Radio.


A full list of Dr. Reddy’s published work can be found on My Bibliography.

More information can be found on Dr. Reddy's Harvard Catalyst profile.


+Current Projects

  • Clinical and economic outcomes of smoking and smoking cessation: model-based approaches
  • Smoking-related diseases in people with HIV
  • Tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment strategies in resource-limited settings: cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Model-based projections of uptake and outcomes of e-cigarettes

+Selected Publications

  • Murray EJ, Robins JM, Seage GR, Lodi S, Hyle EP, Reddy KP, Freedberg KA, Hernán MA. Using Observational Data to Calibrate Simulation Models. Med Decis Making. 2018 Feb; 38(2):212-224. PMID: 29141153.
  • Reddy KP, Kong CY, Hyle EP, Baggett TP, Huang M, Parker RA, Paltiel AD, Losina E, Weinstein MC, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP. Lung Cancer Mortality Associated With Smoking and Smoking Cessation Among People Living With HIV in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 01; 177(11):1613-1621. PMID: 28975270.
  • Reddy KP. Herpes Zoster Vaccine: Time for a Boost? J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb; 32(2):145-147. PMID: 27730484.
  • Reddy KP, Parker RA, Losina E, Baggett TP, Paltiel AD, Rigotti NA, Weinstein MC, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP. Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Life Expectancy Among People With HIV: A US-Based Modeling Study. J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 01; 214(11):1672-1681. PMID: 27815384.
  • Gupta-Wright A, Fielding KL, van Oosterhout JJ, Wilson DK, Corbett EL, Flach C, Reddy KP, Walensky RP, Peters JA, Alufandika-Moyo M, Lawn SD. Rapid urine-based screening for tuberculosis to reduce AIDS-related mortality in hospitalized patients in Africa (the STAMP trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 09 22; 16(1):501. PMID: 27659507.
  • Reddy KP, Bajwa EK, Parker RA, Onderdonk AB, Walensky RP. Relationship Between Upper Respiratory Tract Influenza Test Result and Clinical Outcomes Among Critically Ill Influenza Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 3(1):ofw023. PMID: 26966696; PMCID: PMC4784015.
  • Reddy KP, McCannon JB, Venna N. Diaphragm paralysis in lyme disease: late occurrence in the course of treatment and long-term recovery. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Apr; 12(4):618-20. PMID: 25897747.
  • Fitzwater SP, Caviedes L, Gilman RH, Coronel J, LaChira D, Salazar C, Saravia JC, Reddy K, Friedland JS, Moore DA. Prolonged infectiousness of tuberculosis patients in a directly observed therapy short-course program with standardized therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Aug 15; 51(4):371-8. PMID: 20624064; PMCID: PMC4465448.
  • Reddy KP, Brady MF, Gilman RH, Coronel J, Navincopa M, Ticona E, Chavez G, Sánchez E, Rojas C, Solari L, Valencia J, Pinedo Y, Benites C, Friedland JS, Moore DA. Microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for tuberculosis screening before isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected persons. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 01; 50(7):988-96. PMID: 20192727; PMCID: PMC2947458.
  • Saslowsky DE, Tanaka N, Reddy KP, Lencer WI. Ceramide activates JNK to inhibit a cAMP-gated K+ conductance and Cl- secretion in intestinal epithelia. FASEB J. 2009 Jan; 23(1):259-70. PMID: 18820034; PMCID: PMC2626619.
  • Reddy KP, Markowitz JE, Ruchelli ED, Baldassano RN, Brown KA. Lamina propria and circulating interleukin-8 in newly and previously diagnosed pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Feb; 52(2):365-72. PMID: 17219072.
  • Pelish HE, Ciesla W, Tanaka N, Reddy K, Shair MD, Kirchhausen T, Lencer WI. The Cdc42 inhibitor secramine B prevents cAMP-induced K+ conductance in intestinal epithelial cells. Biochem Pharmacol. 2006 Jun 14; 71(12):1720-6. PMID: 16677615; PMCID: PMC3511784.
  • Sala F, Mulet J, Reddy KP, Bernal JA, Wikman P, Valor LM, Peters L, König GM, Criado M, Sala S. Potentiation of human alpha4beta2 neuronal nicotinic receptors by a Flustra foliacea metabolite. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Jan 10; 373(2):144-9. PMID: 15567570.
  • Kadivar K, Ruchelli ED, Markowitz JE, Defelice ML, Strogatz ML, Kanzaria MM, Reddy KP, Baldassano RN, von Allmen D, Brown KA. Intestinal interleukin-13 in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2004 Sep; 10(5):593-8. PMID: 15472520.
  • Doty RL, Philip S, Reddy K, Kerr KL. Influences of antihypertensive and antihyperlipidemic drugs on the senses of taste and smell: a review. J Hypertens. 2003 Oct; 21(10):1805-13. PMID: 14508182.
  • DeFelice ML, Ruchelli ED, Markowitz JE, Strogatz M, Reddy KP, Kadivar K, Mulberg AE, Brown KA. Intestinal cytokines in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Aug; 98(8):1777-82. PMID: 12907332.