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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

    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.

    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.

    Farley, J. E., Ndjeka, R., Mlandu, K., Lowensen, K., Geiger, K., Nguyen, Y., Budhathoki, C., & Stamper, P. (2021). Preparing the healthcare workforce in South Africa for short-course rifampicin-resistant TB treatment: Inter-professional training and task-sharing considerations. Human Resources for Health, 19(6), 1-7.

    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.

    Hansen, B., Hodgson, N., Budhathoki, C., & Gitlin, L. (2020). Caregiver reactions to aggressive behaviors in persons with dementia in a diverse community-dwelling sample. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39(1), 50-61.

    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.

    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, 34, 966-973.

  • Awards/Honors

    Sigma Xi
    Gamma Sigma Delta
    Xi Sigma Pi