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

Rivenbark, Joshua, Lily Martyn, Kathryn Whetten, and Lavanya Vasudevan. “A survey of healthcare-seeking practices and related stigma among community- and street-based children in Cambodia.” Int Health 10, no. 3 (May 1, 2018): 211–13. https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihy008.

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Agarwal, S., L. Vasudevan, T. Tamrat, C. Glenton, S. Lewin, H. Bergman, N. Henschke, G. L. Mehl, and M. S. Fønhus. “Digital tracking, provider decision support systems, and targeted client communication via mobile devices to improve primary health care.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, no. 1 (January 18, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012925.

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Vasudevan, L., N. Henschke, C. Glenton, S. Lewin, N. Maayan, J. Eyers, M. S. Fønhus, T. Tamrat, and G. L. Mehl. “Birth and death notification via mobile devices.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, no. 1 (January 4, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012909.

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Vasudevan, L., S. Ghoshal, and A. B. Labrique. “mHealth and its role in disease surveillance.” In Disease Surveillance: Technological Contributions to Global Health Security, 131–38, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Agarwal, Smisha, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Jaime Lee, Kelly L’Engle, Garrett Mehl, Chaitali Sinha, Alain Labrique, and Alain WHO mHealth Technical Evidence Review Group. “Guidelines for reporting of health interventions using mobile phones: mobile health (mHealth) evidence reporting and assessment (mERA) checklist.” Bmj 352 (March 17, 2016): i1174. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1174.

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26988021
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Uddin, Md Jasim, Md Shamsuzzaman, Lily Horng, Alain Labrique, Lavanya Vasudevan, Kelsey Zeller, Mridul Chowdhury, Charles P. Larson, David Bishai, and Nurul Alam. “Use of mobile phones for improving vaccination coverage among children living in rural hard-to-reach areas and urban streets of Bangladesh.” Vaccine 34, no. 2 (January 4, 2016): 276–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.024.

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26647290
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Mehl, Garrett, Lavanya Vasudevan, Lianne Gonsalves, Matt Berg, Tamsyn Seimon, Marleen Temmerman, and Alain Labrique. “Harnessing mHealth in Low-Resource Settings to Overcome Health System Constraints and Achieve Universal Access to Healthcare.” In Behavioral Health Care and Technology, 239–63. Oxford University Press, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199314027.003.0017.

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Vasudevan, Lavanya, Alain B. Labrique, Sucheta Mehra, Lee Wu, Orin Levine, Danny Feikin, Rolf Klemm, Parul Christian, and Keith P. West. “Maternal determinants of timely vaccination coverage among infants in rural Bangladesh.” Vaccine 32, no. 42 (September 22, 2014): 5514–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.06.092.

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Bloomfield, Gerald S., Rajesh Vedanthan, Lavanya Vasudevan, Anne Kithei, Martin Were, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Mobile health for non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature and strategic framework for research.” Global Health 10 (June 13, 2014): 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-10-49.

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24927745
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Majeed, Sophia R., Lavanya Vasudevan, Chih-Ying Chen, Yi Luo, Jorge A. Torres, Timothy M. Evans, Andrew Sharkey, et al. “Clathrin light chains are required for the gyrating-clathrin recycling pathway and thereby promote cell migration.” Nat Commun 5 (May 23, 2014): 3891. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4891.

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