Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Campus mail Ste 500 NC Mutual Mldg, Box 104427, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-7211
Email address nrupen.bhavsar@duke.edu

I am a quantitative epidemiologist with methodological expertise in the design and analysis of observational studies that leverage data from cohort studies, registries, and the electronic health record (EHR). My background, training, and research is in the measurement and characterization of biomarkers, risk factors and treatment outcomes for chronic disease using real-world datasets. My primary research interests are in the use of novel sources of data, including the EHR, to conduct chronic disease research at the intersection of informatics, biostatistics, and epidemiology. My ongoing work aims to integrate informatics, epidemiology, and biostatistics to reduce the burden of chronic disease. I have topical expertise in multiple chronic diseases, including oncology, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. In parallel, I have a portfolio of research that aims to understand the impact of social determinants of health, including dynamic neighborhood changes, such as gentrification, on the health of adults and children. 

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2013
  • Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2011
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2010

Publications

George, Steven Z., Anna Giczewska, Brooke Alhanti, Adam D. Lutz, Ellen Shanley, Charles A. Thigpen, and Nrupen A. Bhavsar. “Predicting Recurrent Care Seeking of Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions.” Pain Med 22, no. 8 (August 6, 2021): 1837–49. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab154.

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Costello, Brian A., Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Yousef Zakharia, Sumanta K. Pal, Ulka Vaishampayan, Heather Jim, Mayer N. Fishman, et al. “A Prospective Multicenter Evaluation of Initial Treatment Choice in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Prior to the Immunotherapy Era: The MaRCC Registry Experience.” Clin Genitourin Cancer, July 10, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clgc.2021.07.002.

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Harrison, Michael R., Brian A. Costello, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Ulka Vaishampayan, Sumanta K. Pal, Yousef Zakharia, Heather S. L. Jim, et al. “Active surveillance of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: Results from a prospective observational study (MaRCC).” Cancer 127, no. 13 (July 1, 2021): 2204–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.33494.

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Green, Jamie A., Patti L. Ephraim, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Teri Browne, Tara S. Strigo, Chelsie L. Hauer, Christina Yule, et al. “Integrated Digital Health System Tools to Support Decision Making and Treatment Preparation in CKD: The PREPARE NOW Study.” Kidney Medicine 3, no. 4 (July 2021): 565-575.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xkme.2021.03.009.

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Bhavsar, Nrupen A., Shannon M. Doerfler, Anna Giczewska, Brooke Alhanti, Adam Lutz, Charles A. Thigpen, and Steven Z. George. “Prevalence and predictors of no-shows to physical therapy for musculoskeletal conditions.” Plos One 16, no. 5 (January 2021): e0251336. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251336.

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Mitchell, Nia S., Emmanuel A. Seyoum, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, and Fern J. Webb. “Continuous Engagement in a Weight-Loss Program Promotes Sustained Significant Weight Loss.” Wmj 119, no. 4 (December 2020): 253–57.

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Scholars@Duke

Boulware, L. E., G. B. Harris, P. Harewood, F. F. Johnson, P. Maxson, N. Bhavsar, S. S. Blackwelder, et al. “Democratizing health system data to impact social and environmental health contexts: a novel collaborative community data-sharing model.” J Public Health (Oxf) 42, no. 4 (November 23, 2020): 784–92. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdz171.

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Bedoya, Armando D., Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Bhargav Adagarla, Courtney B. Page, Benjamin A. Goldstein, and Neil R. MacIntyre. “Unanticipated Respiratory Compromise and Unplanned Intubations on General Medical and Surgical Floors.” Respir Care 65, no. 9 (September 2020): 1233–40. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.07438.

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Lunyera, Joseph, John W. Stanifer, Clemontina A. Davenport, Dinushika Mohottige, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Julia J. Scialla, Jane Pendergast, L Ebony Boulware, and Clarissa Jonas Diamantidis. “Life Course Socioeconomic Status, Allostatic Load, and Kidney Health in Black Americans.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 15, no. 3 (March 6, 2020): 341–48. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.08430719.

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32075808
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George, Steven Z., Trevor A. Lentz, Jason M. Beneciuk, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Jennifer M. Mundt, and Jeff Boissoneault. “Framework for improving outcome prediction for acute to chronic low back pain transitions.” Pain Rep 5, no. 2 (March 2020): e809. https://doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000809.

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