Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Member of the DHVI
Campus mail 2200 West Main Street, Suite 600 Room 606, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 613-1423
Email address lavanya.vasudevan@duke.edu

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, CPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. Additionally, Dr. Vasudevan holds the title of faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke. Dr. Vasudevan completed her doctoral studies in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently received a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. She is currently a Duke Clinical and Translational Sciences KL2 Research and Career Development Award Scholar. She has received several awards and honors including induction in the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health and the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s Ward Cates Emerging Leader in Global Health award. 

 

 

Education and Training

  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008

Publications

Vasudevan, Lavanya, Joy Noel Baumgartner, Sara Moses, Esther Ngadaya, Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga, and Jan Ostermann. “Parental concerns and uptake of childhood vaccines in rural Tanzania - a mixed methods study.” Bmc Public Health 20, no. 1 (October 20, 2020): 1573. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09598-1.

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33081744
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Bhardwaj, Anvita, Prasansa Subba, Sauharda Rai, Chaya Bhat, Renasha Ghimire, Mark J. D. Jordans, Eric Green, Lavanya Vasudevan, and Brandon A. Kohrt. “Lessons learned through piloting a community-based SMS referral system for common mental health disorders used by female community health volunteers in rural Nepal.” Bmc Res Notes 13, no. 1 (July 1, 2020): 309. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-05148-5.

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32611435
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Ni, Zhao, Namratha Atluri, Ryan J. Shaw, Jingru Tan, Kinza Khan, Helena Merk, Yunfan Ge, et al. “Correction: Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Health-Based Female Community Health Volunteer Program for Hypertension Control in Rural Nepal: Cross-Sectional Study.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 8, no. 6 (June 11, 2020): e19048. https://doi.org/10.2196/19048.

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32525811
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Vasudevan, Lavanya, Jan Ostermann, Sara Marwerwe Moses, Esther Ngadaya, and Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga. “Patterns of Mobile Phone Ownership and Use Among Pregnant Women in Southern Tanzania: Cross-Sectional Survey.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 8, no. 4 (April 8, 2020): e17122. https://doi.org/10.2196/17122.

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32267240
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Vasudevan, Lavanya, Kristin Schroeder, Yadurshini Raveendran, Kunal Goel, Christina Makarushka, Nestory Masalu, and Leah L. Zullig. “Using digital health to facilitate compliance with standardized pediatric cancer treatment guidelines in Tanzania: protocol for an early-stage effectiveness-implementation hybrid study.” Bmc Cancer 20, no. 1 (March 29, 2020): 254. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-6611-3.

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32223740
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Ni, Zhao, Namratha Atluri, Ryan J. Shaw, Jingru Tan, Kinza Khan, Helena Merk, Yunfan Ge, et al. “Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Health-Based Female Community Health Volunteer Program for Hypertension Control in Rural Nepal: Cross-Sectional Study.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 8, no. 3 (March 9, 2020): e15419. https://doi.org/10.2196/15419.

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32149712
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Ostermann, Jan, Lavanya Vasudevan, Joy Noel Baumgartner, Esther Ngadaya, and Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga. “Do mobile phone-based reminders and conditional financial transfers improve the timeliness of childhood vaccinations in Tanzania? Study protocol for a quasi-randomized controlled trial.” Trials 20, no. 1 (July 4, 2019): 397. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3430-4.

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31272487
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Labrique, Alain, Lavanya Vasudevan, William Weiss, and Kate Wilson. “Establishing Standards to Evaluate the Impact of Integrating Digital Health into Health Systems.” Glob Health Sci Pract 6, no. Suppl 1 (October 10, 2018): S5–17. https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00230.

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30305335
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Labrique, Alain, Lavanya Vasudevan, Garrett Mehl, Ellen Rosskam, and Adnan A. Hyder. “Digital Health and Health Systems of the Future.” Glob Health Sci Pract 6, no. Suppl 1 (October 10, 2018): S1–4. https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00342.

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30305334
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Orton, Maeghan, Smisha Agarwal, Pierre Muhoza, Lavanya Vasudevan, and Alexander Vu. “Strengthening Delivery of Health Services Using Digital Devices.” Glob Health Sci Pract 6, no. Suppl 1 (October 10, 2018): S61–71. https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00229.

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30305340
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