Audrey L Blewer
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Audrey L. Blewer, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist and resuscitation scientist in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health within Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Blewer completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania from the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics and her Master of Public Health in Social in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Florida.

Dr. Blewer has published in several noteworthy journals such as Circulation, Lancet Public Health,  Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Critical Care Medicine . Additionally, Dr. Blewer has been recognized for her work internationally, nominated as a finalist for the Ian Jacobs Young Investigator Award by the European Resuscitation Council. Her recent work investigating bystander CPR disparities was chosen as a top abstract, where she received a young investigator award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. She participated in the 2020 American Heart Association Resuscitation Education Guidelines Writing Group and 2018 American Heart Association Resuscitation Education Scientific Statement. 

Current Research Interests

Dr. Blewer's interests lie at the intersection of resuscitation science, epidemiology, health disparities research, implementation science, and improving outcomes from cardiovascular disease. Her methodological interests include handling missing data in observational and clinical trials and implementation of pragmatic clinical trials.

She has examined how cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training dissemination strategies can be expanded, and tailored to target geographic, racial, and socioeconomic disparities in layperson CPR education and bystander CPR delivery. Her recent publication used national data to assess variation in receipt of bystander CPR by neighborhood-level ethnicity. Dr. Blewer is also collaborating with partners in Singapore to improve prehospital emergency care and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Southeast Asia. In her current work, Dr. Blewer is examining dispatch-assisted CPR and assessing disparities in receipt of bystander CPR. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 2200 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705
  • Box 104006 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710

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