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Chakra Budhathoki, PhD, MS

Associate Professor
Chakra Budhathoki
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Quantitative Research Methods


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

    Choi, S. S. W., Budhathoki, C., & Gitlin, L. N. (2019). Impact of Three Dementia-Related Behaviors on Caregiver Depression: the Role of Rejection of Care, Aggression, and Agitation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

    Hong, H., Dowdy, D. W., Dooley, K. E., Francis, H. W., Budhathoki, C., Han, H. R., & Farley, J. E. (2019). Prediction of Aminoglycoside-Induced Hearing Loss among Patients being Treated for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa. Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    Abshire, M., Bidwell, J. T., Page, G., Budhathoki, C., Davidson, P., Russell, S. D., Han, H. R., Desai, S., & Dennison-Himmelfarb, C. (2018). Physiological and psychological stress in patients living with a left ventricular assist device. ASAIO Journal.

    Gross, D., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C., Ofonedu, M. E., Dutrow, D., Uveges, M. K., & Slade, E. (2018). Reducing Preschool Behavior Problems in an Urban Mental Health Clinic: A Pragmatic Non-Inferiority Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Hong, H., Budhathoki, C., & Farley, J. (2018). "Increased Risk of HIV Coinfection with Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis for Aminoglycoside-induced Hearing Loss." The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 22(6) 667-674.

    Koirala, B., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Asano, R., Tankumpuan, T., Budhathoki, C., & Davidson, P. M. (2018). Factors Affecting Heart Failure Self-Care: A Theoretically informed Integrative Review. Heart & Lung – The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.

    Starbird, L. E., Han, H. R., Sulkowski, M. S., Budhathoki, C., Reynolds, N. R., & Farley, J. E. (2018). Care2Cure: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol for Evaluating Nurse Case Management to Improve the Hepatitis C Care Continuum within HIV Primary Care. Journal of Nursing & Health.

  • Awards/Honors

    Sigma Xi
    Gamma Sigma Delta
    Xi Sigma Pi