Chakra Budhathoki, PhD
Chakra Budhathoki is a broadly trained applied statistician, an expert in the design, analysis, and reporting of both experimental research and observational studies. He has worked as a biostatistician with biomedical researchers in heart failure and HIV/AIDS and with nursing researchers in psychiatric nursing, HIV/AIDS, and cancer, among other topics. Dr. Budhathoki teaches Biostatistics and Data Management/Analytics courses in the Master’s Program and DNP Program. He also provides statistical consultation to faculty members and students, especially PhD nursing students on their dissertation projects. Because the demand for rigor in research methods and statistics increases every day, he believes that all research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice initiatives should be based on a sound methodological ground to be useful to patients and society in general. Dr. Budhathoki is a member of American Statistical Association and International Biometric Society.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestMixed-effects modeling, clustered and longitudinal data analysis, research synthesis and meta-analysis, statistical consulting; HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease
Cajita, M., Whitehouse, E., Budhathoki, C., & Hodgson, N. (2016). "Association between internet use and decision-making preference in older adults." Gerontechnology, 14(2), 97-104.
Foronda, C., Alhusen, J., Budhathoki, C., Lamb, M., Tinsley, K., MacWilliams, B., Daniels, J., Baptiste, D., Reese, K., & Bauman, E. (2015). "A mixed methods study to develop and validate a measure of nurse-to-physician communication in simulation." Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(6), 383-388.
Newland, P., Jensen, M. P., Budhathoki, C., & Lorenz, R. (2015). "Secondary health conditions in individuals with multiple sclerosis: A cross-sectional web-based survey analysis." Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 47(3), 124-130.
Gross, D. A., Belcher, H. M., Ofonedu, M. E., Breitenstein, S., Frick, K. D., & Budhathoki, C. (2014). "Study protocol for a comparative effectiveness trial of two parent training programs in a fee-for-service mental health clinic: can we improve mental health services to low-income families?" Trials, 15(1), 70.
Lorenz, R. A., Budhathoki, C. B., Kalra, G. K., & Richards, K. C. (2014). "The relationship between sleep and physical function in community-dwelling adults: a pilot study." Family & Community Health, 37(4), 298-306.
- Clinical trials
- Research synthesis and meta-analysis
- Mixed-effects modeling
Awards and Honors
Gamma Sigma Delta
Xi Sigma Pi