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Chakra Budhathoki, PhD, MS

Associate Professor
Chakra Budhathoki
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular
  • Meta-Analysis


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.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Moser, C. H., Peeler, A., Long, R., Schoneboom, B., Budhathoki, C., Pelosi, P. P., Brenner, M. J., & Pandian, V. (2022). Prevention of endotracheal tube-related pressure injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Critical Care, 31(5), 416-424. doi:

    Speroni, K. G., Budhathoki, C., Walters, C., Dutton, S., Mackay, P. & Oguariri, R. M. (2022). Survey research: Do all RN types have the same perceptions regarding professional nursing governance? The Journal of Nursing Administration, 52(5), 258-265.

    Thornton, C. P., Li, M., Budhathoki, C., Yeh, C. H., & Ruble, K. (2022). Anti-inflammatory mouthwashes for the prevention of oral mucositis in cancer therapy: An integrative review and meta-analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30, 7205-7218. PMID: 35486227

    Young, L., D’Aoust, R. F., Budhathoki, C., & Casida, J. M. (2022). Proposed mechanism of adherence in caregivers providing care to adults living with a left ventricular assist device. Progress in Transplantation, 32(3), 219-225. DOI: 10.1177/15269248221107045

    Campbell, J. C., Sabri, B., Budhathoki, C., Kaufman, M. R., Alhusen, J., & Decker, M. R. (2021). Unwanted sexual acts among university students: correlates of victimization and perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(1-2), NP504-NP526.

    Cudjoe, J., Budhathoki, C., Roter, D., Gallo, J. J., Sharps, P., & Han, H. R. (2021). Exploring health literacy and the correlates of Pap testing among African immigrant women: Findings from the AfroPap study. Journal of Cancer Education. 36(3), 441-451.

    Mendez, K. J. W., Budhathoki, C., Labrique, A. B., Sadak, T., Tanner, E. K., & Han, H. R. (2021). Factors associated with intention to adopt mHealth apps among dementia caregivers with a chronic condition: a cross-sectional, correlational study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 9(8), e27926.

    Hong, H., Dowdy, D. W., Dooley, K. E., Francis, H. W., Budhathoki, C., Han, H. R., & Farley, J. E. (2020). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss among patients being treated for drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: a prediction model. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 70(5), 917-924.

    Koirala, B., Budhathoki, C., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Bhattarai, P., & Davidson, P. M. (2020). The self-care of heart failure index: a psychometric study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29, 645-652.

    Starbird, L. E., Budhathoki, C., Han, H. H., Sulkowski, M. S., Reynolds, N. R., & Farley, J. E. (2020). Nurse case management to improve the hepatitis C care continuum in HIV co-infection: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 27, 376-386.

  • Awards/Honors

    Sigma Xi
    Gamma Sigma Delta
    Xi Sigma Pi