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

Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Chandra L. Jackson, Dayna A. Johnson, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Julia J. Scialla, et al. “Evaluation of Allostatic Load as a Mediator of Sleep and Kidney Outcomes in Black Americans.” Kidney Int Rep 4, no. 3 (March 2019): 425–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2018.12.005.

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30899870
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Diamantidis, Clarissa J., Clemontina A. Davenport, Joseph Lunyera, Nrupen Bhavsar, Julia Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Crystal Tyson, et al. “Low use of routine medical care among African Americans with high CKD risk: the Jackson Heart Study.” Bmc Nephrol 20, no. 1 (January 10, 2019): 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-018-1190-0.

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30630437
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Olivo, Robert E., Sarah L. Hale, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Crystal C. Tyson, Katherine L. Tucker, Teresa C. Carithers, et al. “Dietary Phosphorus and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study.” Am J Hypertens 32, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 94–103. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpy126.

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30107444
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Mondul, Alison M., Corinne E. Joshu, John R. Barber, Anna E. Prizment, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Elizabeth Selvin, Aaron R. Folsom, and Elizabeth A. Platz. “Longer-term Lipid-lowering Drug Use and Risk of Incident and Fatal Prostate Cancer in Black and White Men in the ARIC Study.” Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 11, no. 12 (December 2018): 779–88. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-17-0396.

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30327368
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Green, J. A., P. L. Ephraim, F. F. Hill-Briggs, T. Browne, T. S. Strigo, C. L. Hauer, R. A. Stametz, et al. “Putting patients at the center of kidney care transitions: PREPARE NOW, a cluster randomized controlled trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 73 (October 2018): 98–110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.004.

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30218818
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Bhavsar, Nrupen A., Aijing Gao, Matthew Phelan, Neha J. Pagidipati, and Benjamin A. Goldstein. “Value of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status in Predicting Risk of Outcomes in Studies That Use Electronic Health Record Data.” Jama Netw Open 1, no. 5 (September 7, 2018): e182716. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.2716.

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30646172
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Kaufman, Brystana G., David Klemish, Cordt T. Kassner, Jerome P. Reiter, Fan Li, Matthew Harker, Emily C. O’Brien, Donald H. Taylor, and Nrupen A. Bhavsar. “Predicting Length of Hospice Stay: An Application of Quantile Regression.” J Palliat Med 21, no. 8 (August 2018): 1131–36. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2018.0039.

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29762075
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Schoen, Martin W., Ethan Basch, Lori L. Hudson, Arlene E. Chung, Tito R. Mendoza, Sandra A. Mitchell, Diane St Germain, et al. “Software for Administering the National Cancer Institute's Patient-Reported Outcomes Version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events: Usability Study.” Jmir Human Factors 5, no. 3 (July 16, 2018): e10070. https://doi.org/10.2196/10070.

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30012546
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Olivo, Robert E., Clemontina A. Davenport, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Crystal C. Tyson, Rasheeda Hall, Aurelian Bidulescu, et al. “Obesity and synergistic risk factors for chronic kidney disease in African American adults: the Jackson Heart Study.” Nephrol Dial Transplant 33, no. 6 (June 1, 2018): 992–1001. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfx230.

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28992354
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