Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Campus mail 200 Morris St, 3rd Floor, 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., Michael P. Bolognesi, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Colin T. Penrose, and Maggie E. Horn. “Chronic Pain Prevalence and Factors Associated With High Impact Chronic Pain following Total Joint Arthroplasty: An Observational Study.” J Pain 23, no. 3 (March 2022): 450–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2021.09.007.

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34678465
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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 20, no. 1 (February 2022): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clgc.2021.07.002.

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34364796
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Harrison, M. R., B. A. Costello, N. A. Bhavsar, U. Vaishampayan, S. K. Pal, Y. Zakharia, H. S. L. Jim, et al. “Re: Active Surveillance of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results from a Prospective Observational Study (MaRCC).” Journal of Urology 206, no. 6 (December 2021): 1515–16.

Scholars@Duke

Bhavsar, Nrupen A., Clemontina A. Davenport, Lexie Zidanyue Yang, Sarah Peskoe, Julia J. Scialla, Rasheeda K. Hall, Crystal C. Tyson, et al. “Psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular events among black Americans with chronic kidney disease or associated risk factors in the Jackson heart study.” Bmc Nephrol 22, no. 1 (November 11, 2021): 375. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-021-02594-6.

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34763649
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Lunyera, Joseph, Yong-Moon Mark Park, Julia B. Ward, Symielle A. Gaston, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Paul Muntner, Dale P. Sandler, and Chandra L. Jackson. “A prospective study of multiple sleep dimensions and hypertension risk among white, black and Hispanic/Latina women: findings from the Sister Study.” J Hypertens 39, no. 11 (November 1, 2021): 2210–19. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002929.

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34620810
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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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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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33765337
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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 Med 3, no. 4 (July 2021): 565-575.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xkme.2021.03.009.

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34401724
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Bhavsar, Nrupen A., John Pura, Ann Marie Navar, Anne Hellkamp, Paul Muntner, Matthew Maciejewski, Sudha Raman, Brad Hammill, Lesley Curtis, and Ebony Boulware. “Abstract P112: Impact Of Look Back Period Length On Associations When Using Electronic Health Record Data For Epidemiologic Research.” In Circulation, Vol. 143. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2021. https://doi.org/10.1161/circ.143.suppl_1.p112.

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