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

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 Hum 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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Rao, Karthik, Stella Liang, Michael Cardamone, Corinne E. Joshu, Kyle Marmen, Nrupen Bhavsar, William G. Nelson, et al. “Cost implications of PSA screening differ by age.” Bmc Urol 18, no. 1 (May 9, 2018): 38. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12894-018-0344-5.

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29743049
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Taylor, Donald H., Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Janet H. Bull, Cordt T. Kassner, Andrew Olson, and Nathan A. Boucher. “Will Changes to Medicare Payment Rates Alter Hospice's Cost-Saving Ability?” J Palliat Med 21, no. 5 (May 2018): 645–51. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2017.0485.

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29412764
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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Julia Scialla, Jane Pendergast, Rasheeda Hall, et al. “Nondepressive Psychosocial Factors and CKD Outcomes in Black Americans.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13, no. 2 (February 7, 2018): 213–22. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.06430617.

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29298761
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Kassner, Cordt T., Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Matthew Harker, Janet Bull, and Donald H. Taylor. “Hospital-Based Palliative Care with Medicare Claims: Evidence From Colorado.” Am J Hosp Palliat Care 35, no. 1 (January 2018): 66–68. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909117691020.

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28260393
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Phelan, Matthew, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, and Benjamin A. Goldstein. “Illustrating Informed Presence Bias in Electronic Health Records Data: How Patient Interactions with a Health System Can Impact Inference.” Egems (Wash Dc) 5, no. 1 (December 6, 2017): 22. https://doi.org/10.5334/egems.243.

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29930963
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Bhavsar, Nrupen A., Kate Bloom, Jonathan Nicolla, Callie Gable, Abby Goodman, Andrew Olson, Matthew Harker, Janet Bull, and Donald H. Taylor. “Delivery of Community-Based Palliative Care: Findings from a Time and Motion Study.” J Palliat Med 20, no. 10 (October 2017): 1120–26. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2016.0433.

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28562199
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Locklear, Tracie, Lynn L. DeBar, James Willig, Sean Rundell, Leslie Blackhall, Douglas Zatzick, Karen Staman, Nrupen Bhavsar, Kevin Weinfurt, and Amy P. Abernethy. “Case Studies from the Clinic: Initiating and Implementing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.” Egems (Wash Dc) 5, no. 1 (June 12, 2017): 7. https://doi.org/10.5334/egems.224.

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29930956
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