• Dr. Iyer is a pulmonologist, intensivist and health outcomes researcher. When not caring for patients in the clinic and ICU, he is conducting patient centered outcomes research in COPD, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. He is the founder of @pallipulm and works to bridge the fields of pulmonary medicine, geriatrics, and palliative care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Urban–Rural Disparities in Deaths from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease in the United StatesAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  203:769-772. 2021
    2021 Noninvasive Ventilation in Seriously Ill Older Adults at the End of Life - The Evidence Remains ElusiveJAMA Internal Medicine.  181:102-103. 2021
    2020 The “Good” Home Death in Pulmonary Disease: Avoiding the “Bad” and the “Ugly”Chest.  158:449-450. 2020
    2020 End-of-Life Spending and Healthcare Utilization Among Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Journal of Medicine.  133:817-824.e1. 2020
    2020 Proactive Integration of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Principles into Practice for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseJAMA Internal Medicine.  180:815-816. 2020
    2020 A Qualitative Study of Pulmonary and Palliative Care Clinician Perspectives on Early Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseJournal of Palliative Medicine.  23:513-526. 2020
    2020 Disease progression modeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  201:294-302. 2020
    2020 Factors influencing decline in quality of life in smokers without airflow obstruction: The COPDGene studyRespiratory Medicine.  161. 2020
    2019 The St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire Definition of Chronic Bronchitis May Be a Better Predictor of COPD Exacerbations Compared With the Classic DefinitionChest.  156:685-695. 2019
    2019 A formative evaluation of patient and family caregiver perspectives on early palliative care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease across disease severityAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  16:1024-1033. 2019
    2019 Symptoms of anxiety and depression and use of anxiolytic-hypnotics and antidepressants in current and former smokers with and without COPD - A cross sectional analysis of the COPDGene cohortJournal of Psychosomatic Research.  118:18-26. 2019
    2019 GWAS and systems biology analysis of depressive symptoms among smokers from the COPDGene cohortJournal of Affective Disorders.  243:16-22. 2019
    2018 Longitudinal phenotypes and mortality in preserved ratio impaired spirometry in the COPDGene studyAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  198:1397-1405. 2018
    2018 Association of low income with pulmonary disease progression in smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.ERJ Open Research.  4. 2018
    2018 Easing the Tension Between Palliative Care and Intensive Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseJournal of Palliative Care.  33:123-124. 2018
    2018 Blood eosinophil count thresholds and exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  141:2037-2047.e10. 2018
    2018 The "Obesity paradox" in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Can it be resolved?Annals of the American Thoracic Society.  15:158-159. 2018
    2018 Life-space mobility and clinical outcomes in COPD 2018
    2017 Implications of DRG Classification in a Bundled Payment Initiative for COPD.Am J Accountable Care.  5:12-18. 2017
    2017 Early palliative care in advanced illness: Do right by mamaJAMA Internal Medicine.  177:761-762. 2017
    2017 Results of a Medicare Bundled Payments for care Improvement initiative for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease readmissionsAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  14:643-648. 2017
    2016 Serum eosinophils as a COPD biomarker: Ready for prime time? 2016
    2016 Depression is associated with readmission for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  13:197-203. 2016
    2015 Pulmonary artery enlargement is associated with right ventricular dysfunction and loss of blood volume in small pulmonary vessels in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCirculation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  8. 2015
    2014 CT scan-measured pulmonary artery to aorta ratio and echocardiography for detecting pulmonary hypertension in severe COPDChest.  145:824-832. 2014
    2010 Assessment of risk tolerance for adverse events in emergency department chest pain patients: A pilot studyJournal of Emergency Medicine.  39:247-252. 2010
    2010 Uncontrolled hypertension and increased risk for incident heart failure in older adults with hypertension: findings from a propensity-matched prospective population studyJournal of the American Society of Hypertension.  4:22-31. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Iyer is interested in the role of geriatrics and palliative care in COPD. As part of PCOR K12 funded research, he is developing and testing a novel early palliative care intervention for patients with COPD and their caregivers.
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Other 2017
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Other 2017
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology / Biological Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2007
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program, Residency 2014
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research Training Program, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017
  • Full Name

  • Anand Iyer