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 and Department of Population Health Sciences 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 . She is recognized in the field of resuscitation science nationally and internationally. Dr. Blewer is contributing to the upcoming American Heart Association Guidelines writing group for Resuscitation Education and serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Resuscitation Plus. Dr. Blewer works on interdisciplinary research projects at both Duke and Duke-NUS Medical Center

Current Research Interests

Dr. Blewer's interests lie at the intersection of resuscitation science, epidemiology, health disparities, and implementation science. 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. A 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, bystander CPR and defibrillation, and assessing gender disparities in cardiac arrest. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

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

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