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
Abshire, M., Russell, S. D., Davidson, P., Budhathoki, C., Han, H. R., Grady, K. L., Desai, S., & Dennison-Himmelfarb, C. (In Press). "The Role of Indicators of Psychological Stress and Social Support on Outcomes in Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device." The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Hong, H., Budhathoki, C., & Farley, J. (In Press). "Increased Risk of HIV Coinfection with Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis for Aminoglycoside-induced Hearing Loss." The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Campbell, J. C., Sabri, B., Budhathoki, C., Kaufman, M. R., Alhusen, J., & Decker, M. R. (2017). "Unwanted Sexual Acts Among University Students: Correlates of Victimization and Perpetration." Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10:1177/0886260517734221.
Choi, S. S. W., Budhathoki, C. & Gitlin, L. N. (2017). "Co-occurrence and Predictors of Three Commonly Occurring Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: Agitation, Aggression, and Rejection of Care." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(5) 459-468.
Stewart, J., Budhathoki, C., Thompson, K., & Hamilton, J. (2017). "Associations of HIV Testing with Anxiety and Stress Within the African American Church: Implications for Faith Based HIV Testing and Treatment." Mental Health, Religion & Culture. DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1358256.
- Clinical trials
- Research synthesis and meta-analysis
- Mixed-effects modeling
Awards and Honors
Gamma Sigma Delta
Xi Sigma Pi