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Vincent S. Fan, MD, MPHDr
Title: Associate Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Location: Seattle
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See Dr. Fan's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials


Dr. Fan is a pulmonologist and health services researcher whose work focuses on developing interventions to help people with chronic obstructive disease and other chronic illnesses manage their conditions at home, and to develop programs to help patients remain physically active. He has examined self-management interventions for COPD, and studied the effect of depression and anxiety on self-care in COPD. He has used new health care technologies and mHealth to deliver self-management education for COPD and for telemonitoring.

His current research focuses how to improve access to care for patients who develop acute exacerbations of COPD. He is also examining the effect of air pollution on development of early lung disease, as well as the contribution of air pollution to causing COPD exacerbations. Dr. Fan is Associate Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington. Dr. Fan received his MD form the University of Minnesota and MPH in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

The following images visualize Dr. Fan's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Fan's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Fan's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Fan's publications and grants. The categories are based on 109 publications and 6 grant.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Lung
Lung Clinical Research
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Prevention Prevention
Health Services Behavioral and Social Science
Behavioral and Social Science Climate-Related Exposures and Conditions
Mental Health Health Services
Depression Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
Cardiovascular Mental Health
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities Neurosciences

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Recent Publications




Fan VS, Coultas DB. Peer Support and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Self-Management: A Promising Approach? Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Oct;19(10):1640-1641. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202207-591ED. PMID: 36178399
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Locke ER, Young JP, Battaglia C, Simpson TL, Trivedi R, Simons C, Fortney JC, Hebert P, Swenson ER, Edelman J, Fan VS. Care-seeking and delay of care during COPD exacerbations. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2022 Feb 15;32(1):7. doi: 10.1038/s41533-022-00269-9. PMID: 35169140
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O'Hare AM, Berry K, Fan VS, Crothers K, Eastment MC, Dominitz JA, Shah JA, Green P, Locke E, Ioannou GN. Age differences in the association of comorbid burden with adverse outcomes in SARS-CoV-2. BMC Geriatr. 2021 Jul 6;21(1):415. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02340-5. PMCID: PMC8258273. PMID: 34229623.

Suresh M, Young J, Fan V, Simons C, Battaglia C, Simpson TL, Fortney JC, Locke ER, Trivedi R. Caregiver Experiences and Roles in Care Seeking During COPD Exacerbations: A Qualitative Study. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Jun 24:kaab045. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaab045. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34165138

Ioannou GN, O'Hare AM, Berry K, Fan VS, Crothers K, Eastment MC, Locke E, Green P, Shah JA, Dominitz JA. Trends over time in the risk of adverse outcomes among patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 11:ciab419. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab419. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33973000

Ioannou GN, Green P, Fan VS, Dominitz JA, O'Hare AM, Backus LI, Locke E, Eastment MC, Osborne TF, Ioannou NG, Berry K. Development of COVIDVax Model to Estimate the Risk of SARS-CoV-2-Related Death Among 7.6 Million US Veterans for Use in Vaccination Prioritization. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Apr 1;4(4):e214347. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.4347. PMID: 33822066



Yohannes AM, Kohen R, Nguyen HQ, Pike KC, Borson S, Fan VS. Serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms and depressive symptoms in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2021 May;15(5):681-687. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2021.1865159. Epub 2020 Dec 29. PMID: 33325315

Eastment MC, Berry K, Locke E, Green P, O'Hare A, Crothers K, Dominitz J, Fan VS, Shah JA, Ioannou GN. Body mass index (BMI) and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 among US veterans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Dec 18. doi: 10.1002/oby.23111. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33336934

Ioannou GN, Liang PS, Locke E, Green P, Berry K, O'Hare AM, Shah JA, Crothers K, Eastment MC, Fan VS, Dominitz JA. Cirrhosis and SARS-CoV-2 infection in US Veterans: risk of infection, hospitalization, ventilation and mortality. Hepatology. 2020 Nov 21. doi: 10.1002/hep.31649. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33219546

Fan VS, Dominitz JA, Eastment MC, Locke E, Green P, Berry K, O'Hare AM, Shah JA, Crothers K, Ioannou GN. Risk Factors for testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 in a national US healthcare system. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 27:ciaa1624. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1624. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC7665412. PMID: 33105485

Yee N, Locke ER, Pike KC, Chen Z, Lee J, Huang JC, Nguyen HQ, Fan VS. Frailty in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Risk of Exacerbations and Hospitalizations. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2020 Aug 11;15:1967-1976. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S245505. PMCID: PMC7429100. PMID: 32848382.

Nici L, Mammen MJ, Charbek E, Alexander PE, Au DH, Boyd CM, Criner GJ, Donaldson GC, Dreher M, Fan VS, Gershon AS, Han MK, Krishnan JA, Martinez FJ, Meek PM, Morgan M, Polkey MI, Puhan MA, Sadatsafavi M, Sin DD, Washko GR, Wedzicha JA, Aaron SD. Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 May 1;201(9):e56-e69. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202003-0625ST. Erratum in: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Sep 15;202(6):910. PMC7193862. PMID: 32283960.

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Grants & Funding


CMA: Pulmonary and Systemic Effects of Deployment Related Particulate Matter Exposures

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