Carolyn Hendrickson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Medicine
+1 415 476-0735

Dr. Hendrickson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine at UCSF.  She is an attending physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  Her research focuses on understanding the biology driving the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after severe traumatic injury.  ARDS is a form of acute lung injury marked by low oxygen levels and associated with significant morbidity and mortality among patients with critical illness.  This project studies how environmental exposures, including tobacco smoke, air pollution, and alcohol use effect the risk of developing ARDS after trauma.  This work uses biomarkers to measure exposures to cigarette smoke and alcohol and to understand how these exposures may interact with exposure to ambient air pollution.  Dr. Hendrickson is implementing a prospective cohort study in Fresno, California, a region with very poor air quality, to measure plasma proteins associated with inflammation and the regulation of the vascular endothelium among patients who have suffered acute traumatic injuries. She will compare these protein levels between people who have varying degrees of exposure to air pollution, tobacco smoke, and alcohol use.  This research may improve our understanding of the pathogenesis of ARDS with the ultimate goal of developing new preventative strategies for this syndrome perhaps through regulation of environmental exposures or public health campaigns.

Publications: 

Tracheal aspirate RNA sequencing identifies distinct immunological features of COVID-19 ARDS.

Nature communications

Sarma A, Christenson SA, Byrne A, Mick E, Pisco AO, DeVoe C, Deiss T, Ghale R, Zha BS, Tsitsiklis A, Jauregui A, Moazed F, Detweiler AM, Spottiswoode N, Sinha P, Neff N, Tan M, Serpa PH, Willmore A, Ansel KM, Wilson JG, Leligdowicz A, Siegel ER, Sirota M, DeRisi JL, Matthay MA, COMET Consortium , Hendrickson CM, Kangelaris KN, Krummel MF, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ, Calfee CS, Langelier CR

Type I interferon autoantibodies are associated with systemic immune alterations in patients with COVID-19.

Science translational medicine

van der Wijst MGP, Vazquez SE, Hartoularos GC, Bastard P, Grant T, Bueno R, Lee DS, Greenland JR, Sun Y, Perez R, Ogorodnikov A, Ward A, Mann SA, Lynch KL, Yun C, Havlir DV, Chamie G, Marquez C, Greenhouse B, Lionakis MS, Norris PJ, Dumont LJ, Kelly K, Zhang P, Zhang Q, Gervais A, Le Voyer T, Whatley A, Si Y, Byrne A, Combes AJ, Rao AA, Song YS, Fragiadakis GK, Kangelaris K, Calfee CS, Erle DJ, Hendrickson C, Krummel MF, Woodruff PG, Langelier CR, Casanova JL, Derisi JL, Anderson MS, Ye CJ, UCSF COMET consortium

Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19.

The New England journal of medicine

REMAP-CAP Investigators , ACTIV-4a Investigators , ATTACC Investigators , Goligher EC, Bradbury CA, McVerry BJ, Lawler PR, Berger JS, Gong MN, Carrier M, Reynolds HR, Kumar A, Turgeon AF, Kornblith LZ, Kahn SR, Marshall JC, Kim KS, Houston BL, Derde LPG, Cushman M, Tritschler T, Angus DC, Godoy LC, McQuilten Z, Kirwan BA, Farkouh ME, Brooks MM, Lewis RJ, Berry LR, Lorenzi E, Gordon AC, Berry SM, McArthur CJ, Neal MD, Hochman JS, Webb SA, Zarychanski R, Ahuja T, Al-Beidh F, Annane D, Arabi YM, Aryal D, Baumann Kreuziger L, Beane A, Bhimani Z, Bihari S, Billett HH, Bond L, Bonten M, Brunkhorst F, Buxton M, Buzgau A, Castellucci LA, Chekuri S, Chen JT, Cheng AC, Chkhikvadze T, Coiffard B, Contreras A, Costantini TW, de Brouwer S, Detry MA, Duggal A, Džavík V, Effron MB, Eng HF, Escobedo J, Estcourt LJ, Everett BM, Fergusson DA, Fitzgerald M, Fowler RA, Froess JD, Fu Z, Galanaud JP, Galen BT, Gandotra S, Girard TD, Goodman AL, Goossens H, Green C, Greenstein YY, Gross PL, Haniffa R, Hegde SM, Hendrickson CM, Higgins AM, Hindenburg AA, Hope AA, Horowitz JM, Horvat CM, Huang DT, Hudock K, Hunt BJ, Husain M, Hyzy RC, Jacobson JR, Jayakumar D, Keller NM, Khan A, Kim Y, Kindzelski A, King AJ, Knudson MM, Kornblith AE, Kutcher ME, Laffan MA, Lamontagne F, Le Gal G, Leeper CM, Leifer ES, Lim G, Gallego Lima F, Linstrum K, Litton E, Lopez-Sendon J, Lother SA, Marten N, Saud Marinez A, Martinez M, Mateos Garcia E, Mavromichalis S, McAuley DF, McDonald EG, McGlothlin A, McGuinness SP, Middeldorp S, Montgomery SK, Mouncey PR, Murthy S, Nair GB, Nair R, Nichol AD, Nicolau JC, Nunez-Garcia B, Park JJ, Park PK, Parke RL, Parker JC, Parnia S, Paul JD, Pompilio M, Quigley JG, Rosenson RS, Rost NS, Rowan K, Santos FO, Santos M, Santos MO, Satterwhite L, Saunders CT, Schreiber J, Schutgens REG, Seymour CW, Siegal DM, Silva DG, Singhal AB, Slutsky AS, Solvason D, Stanworth SJ, Turner AM, van Bentum-Puijk W, van de Veerdonk FL, van Diepen S, Vazquez-Grande G, Wahid L, Wareham V, Widmer RJ, Wilson JG, Yuriditsky E, Zhong Y

Therapeutic Anticoagulation with Heparin in Noncritically Ill Patients with Covid-19.

The New England journal of medicine

ATTACC Investigators , ACTIV-4a Investigators , REMAP-CAP Investigators , Lawler PR, Goligher EC, Berger JS, Neal MD, McVerry BJ, Nicolau JC, Gong MN, Carrier M, Rosenson RS, Reynolds HR, Turgeon AF, Escobedo J, Huang DT, Bradbury CA, Houston BL, Kornblith LZ, Kumar A, Kahn SR, Cushman M, McQuilten Z, Slutsky AS, Kim KS, Gordon AC, Kirwan BA, Brooks MM, Higgins AM, Lewis RJ, Lorenzi E, Berry SM, Berry LR, Angus DC, McArthur CJ, Webb SA, Farkouh ME, Hochman JS, Zarychanski R, Aday AW, Al-Beidh F, Annane D, Arabi YM, Aryal D, Baumann Kreuziger L, Beane A, Bhimani Z, Bihari S, Billett HH, Bond L, Bonten M, Brunkhorst F, Buxton M, Buzgau A, Castellucci LA, Chekuri S, Chen JT, Cheng AC, Chkhikvadze T, Coiffard B, Costantini TW, de Brouwer S, Derde LPG, Detry MA, Duggal A, Džavík V, Effron MB, Estcourt LJ, Everett BM, Fergusson DA, Fitzgerald M, Fowler RA, Galanaud JP, Galen BT, Gandotra S, García-Madrona S, Girard TD, Godoy LC, Goodman AL, Goossens H, Green C, Greenstein YY, Gross PL, Hamburg NM, Haniffa R, Hanna G, Hanna N, Hegde SM, Hendrickson CM, Hite RD, Hindenburg AA, Hope AA, Horowitz JM, Horvat CM, Hudock K, Hunt BJ, Husain M, Hyzy RC, Iyer VN, Jacobson JR, Jayakumar D, Keller NM, Khan A, Kim Y, Kindzelski AL, King AJ, Knudson MM, Kornblith AE, Krishnan V, Kutcher ME, Laffan MA, Lamontagne F, Le Gal G, Leeper CM, Leifer ES, Lim G, Lima FG, Linstrum K, Litton E, Lopez-Sendon J, Lopez-Sendon Moreno JL, Lother SA, Malhotra S, Marcos M, Saud Marinez A, Marshall JC, Marten N, Matthay MA, McAuley DF, McDonald EG, McGlothlin A, McGuinness SP, Middeldorp S, Montgomery SK, Moore SC, Morillo Guerrero R, Mouncey PR, Murthy S, Nair GB, Nair R, Nichol AD, Nunez-Garcia B, Pandey A, Park PK, Parke RL, Parker JC, Parnia S, Paul JD, Pérez González YS, Pompilio M, Prekker ME, Quigley JG, Rost NS, Rowan K, Santos FO, Santos M, Olombrada Santos M, Satterwhite L, Saunders CT, Schutgens REG, Seymour CW, Siegal DM, Silva DG, Shankar-Hari M, Sheehan JP, Singhal AB, Solvason D, Stanworth SJ, Tritschler T, Turner AM, van Bentum-Puijk W, van de Veerdonk FL, van Diepen S, Vazquez-Grande G, Wahid L, Wareham V, Wells BJ, Widmer RJ, Wilson JG, Yuriditsky E, Zampieri FG

Publisher Correction: Global absence and targeting of protective immune states in severe COVID-19.

Nature

Combes AJ, Courau T, Kuhn NF, Hu KH, Ray A, Chen WS, Chew NW, Cleary SJ, Kushnoor D, Reeder GC, Shen A, Tsui J, Hiam-Galvez KJ, Muñoz-Sandoval P, Zhu WS, Lee DS, Sun Y, You R, Magnen M, Rodriguez L, Im KW, Serwas NK, Leligdowicz A, Zamecnik CR, Loudermilk RP, Wilson MR, Ye CJ, Fragiadakis GK, Looney MR, Chan V, Ward A, Carrillo S, UCSF COMET Consortium , Matthay M, Erle DJ, Woodruff PG, Langelier C, Kangelaris K, Hendrickson CM, Calfee C, Rao AA, Krummel MF

Plasma Metabolites in Early Sepsis Identify Distinct Clusters Defined by Plasma Lipids.

Critical care explorations

Rogers AJ, Leligdowicz A, Contrepois K, Jauregui A, Vessel K, Deiss TJ, Belzer A, Liu T, Lippi M, Ke S, Ross E, Zhou H, Hendrickson C, Gomez A, Sinha P, Kangelaris KN, Liu KD, Calfee CS, Matthay MA

Characteristics of High-Titer Convalescent Plasma and Antibody Dynamics After Administration in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Bainbridge ED, Hsue PY, Esensten JH, Lynch KL, Hendrickson CM, Doernberg SB, Fung M, Chin-Hong P, Di Germanio C, Norris PJ, Simmons G, Glidden DV, Luetkemeyer AF

Latent class analysis-derived subphenotypes are generalisable to observational cohorts of acute respiratory distress syndrome: a prospective study.

Thorax

Sinha P, Delucchi KL, Chen Y, Zhuo H, Abbott J, Wang C, Wickersham N, McNeil JB, Jauregui A, Ke S, Vessel K, Gomez A, Hendrickson CM, Kangelaris KN, Sarma A, Leligdowicz A, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Ware LB, Calfee CS

Impaired immune signaling and changes in the lung microbiome precede secondary bacterial pneumonia in COVID-19.

Research square

Tsitsiklis A, Zha B, Byrne A, DeVoe C, Levan S, Rackaityte E, Sunshine S, Mick E, Ghale R, Jauregui A, Neff N, Sarma A, Serpa P, Deiss T, Kistler A, Carrillo S, Ansel KM, Leligdowicz A, Christenson S, Jones N, Wu B, Darmanis S, Matthay M, Lynch S, DeRisi J, Consortium C, Hendrickson C, Kangelaris K, Krummel M, Woodruff P, Erle D, Rosenberg O, Calfee C, Langelier C

Impaired antibacterial immune signaling and changes in the lung microbiome precede secondary bacterial pneumonia in COVID-19.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Tsitsiklis A, Zha BS, Byrne A, Devoe C, Levan S, Rackaityte E, Sunshine S, Mick E, Ghale R, Jauregui A, Sarma A, Neff N, Serpa PH, Deiss TJ, Kistler A, Carrillo S, Ansel KM, Leligdowicz A, Christenson S, Jones N, Wu B, Darmanis S, Matthay MA, Lynch SV, DeRisi JL, COMET Consortium+ , Hendrickson CM, Kangelaris KN, Krummel MF, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ, Rosenberg O, Calfee CS, Langelier CR

Internal and External Validation of an Alcohol Biomarker for Screening in Trauma.

Annals of surgery

Afshar M, Baker K, Corral J, Ross E, Lowery E, Gonzalez R, Burnham EL, Callcut RA, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson C, Kovacs EJ, Joyce C

Longitudinal single-cell epitope and RNA-sequencing reveals the immunological impact of type 1 interferon autoantibodies in critical COVID-19.

bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology

van der Wijst MGP, Vazquez SE, Hartoularos GC, Bastard P, Grant T, Bueno R, Lee DS, Greenland JR, Sun Y, Perez R, Ogorodnikov A, Ward A, Mann SA, Lynch KL, Yun C, Havlir DV, Chamie G, Marquez C, Greenhouse B, Lionakis MS, Norris PJ, Dumont LJ, Kelly K, Zhang P, Zhang Q, Gervais A, Voyer TL, Whatley A, Si Y, Byrne A, Combes AJ, Rao AA, Song YS, UCSF COMET consortium , Fragiadakis GK, Kangelaris K, Calfee CS, Erle DJ, Hendrickson C, Krummel MF, Woodruff PG, Langelier CR, Casanova JL, Derisi JL, Anderson MS, Ye CJ

Global absence and targeting of protective immune states in severe COVID-19.

Nature

Combes AJ, Courau T, Kuhn NF, Hu KH, Ray A, Chen WS, Chew NW, Cleary SJ, Kushnoor D, Reeder GC, Shen A, Tsui J, Hiam-Galvez KJ, Muñoz-Sandoval P, Zhu WS, Lee DS, Sun Y, You R, Magnen M, Rodriguez L, Im KW, Serwas NK, Leligdowicz A, Zamecnik CR, Loudermilk RP, Wilson MR, Ye CJ, Fragiadakis GK, Looney MR, Chan V, Ward A, Carrillo S

COVID-19 ARDS is characterized by a dysregulated host response that differs from cytokine storm and is modified by dexamethasone.

Research square

Sarma A, Christenson S, Mick E, Deiss T, DeVoe C, Pisco A, Ghale R, Jauregui A, Byrne A, Moazed F, Spottiswoode N, Sinha P, Zha B, Neff N, Tan M, Serpa PH, Ansel KM, Wilson J, Leligdowicz A, Seigel E, Sirota M, DeRisi J, Matthay M, Consortium C, Hendrickson C, Kangelaris K, Krummel M, Woodruff P, Erle D, Calfee C, Langelier C

448. Disproportionate Burden of COVID-19 on Latinx Residents among Hospitalized Patients at San Francisco’s Public Health Hospital.

Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Vivek Jain, Lillian B Brown, Carina Marquez, Luis Rubio, Natasha Spottiswoode, Bethlehem Churnet, Katherine Brooks, Mengyu Zhou, Timothy Muldoon, Carolyn Hendrickson, Adithya Cattamanchi, Antonio Gomez, Brian Haas, Edwin Charlebois, Annie Luetkemeyer, Annie Luetkemeyer, Monica Gandhi, Diane Havlir, Sumant Ranji, Lisa Gail Winston

Global Absence and Targeting of Protective Immune States in Severe COVID-19.

bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology

Combes AJ, Courau T, Kuhn NF, Hu KH, Ray A, Chen WS, Cleary SJ, Chew NW, Kushnoor D, Reeder GC, Shen A, Tsui J, Hiam-Galvez KJ, Muñoz-Sandoval P, Zhu WS, Lee DS, Sun Y, You R, Magnen M, Rodriguez L, Leligdowicz A, Zamecnik CR, Loudermilk RP, Wilson MR, Ye CJ, Fragiadakis GK, Looney MR, Chan V, Ward A, Carrillo S, Matthay M, Erle DJ, Woodruff PG, Langelier C, Kangelaris K, Hendrickson CM, Calfee C, Rao AA, Krummel MF

Global Absence and Targeting of Protective Immune States in Severe COVID-19.

Research square

Krummel M, Combes A, Courau T, Kuhn N, Hu K, Ray A, Chen W, Cleary S, Chew N, Kushnoor D, Reeder G, Shen A, Tsui J, Hiam K, Sandoval PM, Zhu W, Lee D, Sun Y, You R, Magnen M, Rodriguez L, Leligdowicz A, Zamecnik C, Loudermilk R, Wilson M, Ye C, Fragiadakis G, Looney M, Chan V, Ward A, Carrillo S, Matthay M, Erle D, Woodruff P, Langelier C, Kangelaris K, Hendrickson C, Calfee C, Rao A

Using Best Subsets Regression to Identify Clinical Characteristics and Biomarkers Associated with Sepsis-Associated Acute Kidney Injury.

American journal of physiology. Renal physiology

Kwong YD, Mehta K, Miaskowski C, Zhuo H, Yee K, Jauregui A, Ke S, Deiss T, Abbott J, Kangelaris KN, Sinha P, Hendrickson CM, Gomez A, Leligdowicz A, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Liu KD

Cigarette Smoking and ARDS After Blunt Trauma: The Influence of Changing Smoking Patterns and Resuscitation Practices.

Chest

Moazed F, Hendrickson C, Conroy A, Kornblith LZ, Benowitz NL, Delucchi K, Cohen MJ, Calfee CS

Management and Outcomes of Critically-Ill Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia at a Safety-net Hospital in San Francisco, a Region with Early Public Health Interventions: A Case Series.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Vanderburg S, Alipanah N, Crowder R, Yoon C, Wang R, Thakur N, Slown K, Shete PB, Rofael M, Metcalfe JZ, Merrifield C, Marquez C, Malcolm K, Lipnick M, Jain V, Gomez A, Burns G, Brown LB, Berger C, Auyeung V, Cattamanchi A, Hendrickson CM

Acute respiratory distress syndrome-attributable mortality in critically ill patients with sepsis.

Intensive care medicine

Auriemma CL, Zhuo H, Delucchi K, Deiss T, Liu T, Jauregui A, Ke S, Vessel K, Lippi M, Seeley E, Kangelaris KN, Gomez A, Hendrickson C, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Ware LB, Calfee CS

Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Telomere Length is Associated with Survival of Sepsis Patients.

The European respiratory journal

Liu S, Wang C, Green G, Zhuo H, Liu KD, Kangelaris KN, Gomez A, Jauregui A, Vessel K, Ke S, Hendrickson C, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Ware LB, Wolters PJ

It's About Time: Transfusion Effects on Post-Injury Platelet Aggregation Over Time.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Kornblith LZ, Decker A, Conroy AS, Hendrickson CM, Fields AT, Robles AJ, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ

Do Plasma Biomarkers Have Value in Identifying Hypoxemic Trauma Patients Who Will Develop ARDS?.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

James T. Ross, Carolyn M. Hendrickson, Brenda Nunez-Garcia, Erin Ross, Amanda Conroy, Michael A. Matthay, Rachael A. Callcut, Lucy Z. Kornblith

Treatment outcomes among HIV-positive orphaned and non-orphaned children on antiretroviral therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde

Hendrickson C, Evans D, Brennan AT, Patz S, Untiedt S, Bassett J, Levin L, Sanne I, Fox MP

Embolic Hypodermic Needle Causing Traumatic Cardiac Tamponade: A Case Report.

Critical care explorations

Yen AF, Homer CM, Mohapatra A, Langnas E, Gomez A, Hendrickson CM

A new frontier in ARDS trials: phenotyping before randomisation.

The Lancet. Respiratory medicine

Hendrickson CM, Calfee CS

PREDICTORS OF POST-INJURY ARDS: LUNG INJURY PERSISTS IN THE ERA OF HEMOSTATIC RESUSCITATION.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Kornblith LZ, Robles AJ, Conroy AS, Redick BJ, Howard BM, Hendrickson CM, Moore S, Nelson MF, Moazed F, Callcut RA, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ

Perhaps It's Not the Platelet: Ristocetin Uncovers the Potential Role of von Willebrand Factor in Impaired Platelet Aggregation Following Traumatic Brain Injury.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Kornblith LZ, Robles AJ, Conroy AS, Hendrickson CM, Calfee CS, Fields AT, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ

Health care utilization and the cost of posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome care.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Robles AJ, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson CM, Howard BM, Conroy AS, Moazed F, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA

Elevated plasma levels of TIMP-3 are associated with a higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome and death following severe isolated traumatic brain injury.

Trauma surgery & acute care open

Hendrickson CM, Gibb SL, Miyazawa BY, Keating SM, Ross E, Conroy AS, Calfee CS, Pati S, Cohen MJ

Platelet aggregation after blunt trauma is associated with the acute respiratory distress syndrome and altered by cigarette smoke exposure.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Moazed F, Hendrickson C, Nelson M, Conroy A, Cohen MJ, Calfee CS

Characterization of distinct coagulopathic phenotypes in injury: Pathway-specific drivers and implications for individualized treatment.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Christie SA, Kornblith LZ, Howard BM, Conroy AS, Kunitake RC, Nelson MF, Hendrickson CM, Calfee CS, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ

Higher mini-BAL total protein concentration in early ARDS predicts faster resolution of lung injury measured by more ventilator-free days.

American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology

Hendrickson CM, Abbott J, Zhuo H, Liu KD, Calfee CS, Matthay MA

The acute respiratory distress syndrome following isolated severe traumatic brain injury.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Hendrickson CM, Howard BM, Kornblith LZ, Conroy AS, Nelson MF, Zhuo H, Liu KD, Manley GT, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ

Misclassification of acute respiratory distress syndrome after traumatic injury: The cost of less rigorous approaches.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Hendrickson CM, Dobbins S, Redick BJ, Greenberg MD, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ

Differences in degree, differences in kind: characterizing lung injury in trauma.

The journal of trauma and acute care surgery

Howard BM, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson CM, Redick BJ, Conroy AS, Nelson MF, Callcut RA, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ

Biology and pathology of fibroproliferation following the acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Intensive care medicine

Hendrickson CM, Crestani B, Matthay MA

Differences in biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from airways of mechanically ventilated patients and cystic fibrosis patients.

International journal of antimicrobial agents

Fricks-Lima J, Hendrickson CM, Allgaier M, Zhuo H, Wiener-Kronish JP, Lynch SV, Yang K