Akshaya Bhagavathula, PhD

Associate Professor
640S Aldevron Tower



Research Fellow, Center for Public Health Law Research, 2024-2026

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Fellow, Royal Statistics Society, London, 2023- present

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Public Health & Technology, 2022-2023
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 2022
United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Doctor of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, 2012
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2009
The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India


Faculty member, BS Health Services and Master of Public Health programs

Student advisor, Master of Public Health Program, Epidemiology track

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • E-Health & mHealth
  • Infodemiology
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computation
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Global Burden of Disease

Professional Memberships

American College of Epidemiology
American Public Health Association
Royal Statistics Society
American Pancreatic Association


PH 301: Research Methods in Health Services
PH 474: Epidemiology
PH 750: Epidemiologic Methods I
PH 752: Epidemiologic Methods II

Selected Publications (of 182)
h-index = 52, i-10 index = 147

Complete list: Google Scholar & PubMed

  1. Bhagavathula AS, Aldhaleei WA. Bridging the Telehealth Divide: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Medicare Telehealth Usage Highlights the Need for Equity-Focused Approaches. Telemedicine & e-Health. Doi: 10.1089/tmj.2023.0536.
  2. Bhagavathula AS, Aldhaleei WA. (2024). Alcohol and Substance Use Among the Working Age Population: A Nationwide Study of Fall-Related Emergency Department Visits. Journal of Studies in Alcohol & Drugs. Doi: 10.15288/jsad.23-00330
  3. Aldhaleei WA, Abegaz TM, Bhagavathula AS (2024). Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists Associated Gastrointestinal Adverse Events: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Cohort. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 17(2):199.
  4. Shin E, Leibovitch E, Nishimura Y, Bhagavathula AS. (2024). Long-term trends in mortality from adverse effects of medical treatment in older populations in the United States from 1990 to 2019. Journal of American Pharmacist Association. 64(1):55-61.
  5. Bhagavathula AS, Aldhaleei WA, Atey TM, Assefa S, Tesfaye W. (2023). Efficacy of eHealth Technologies on Medication Adherence in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JMIR Cardio.7:e52697.
  6. Aldhaleei WA, Bhagavathula AS, Wallace MB, DeVault KR, Faubion SS. (2023). The association between menopausal hormone therapy and gastroesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Menopause. 30(8):867-872.
  7. Bhagavathula AS, Bansil S, Nishimura Y. (2023). Google Trends in Breast and Cervical Cancer Searches From 2008 to 2021: An Infodemiology Study. Cureus. 15(5):e39035.
  8. Chenchula S, Vidyasagar K, Pathan S, Sharma S, Chavan MR, Bhagavathula AS, et al. (2023). Global prevalence and effect of comorbidities and smoking status on severity and mortality of COVID-19 in association with age and gender: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression. Scientific Reports. 13(1):6415.
  9. Bhagavathula AS, Bentley BL, Woolf B, Dissanayaka TD, Rahmani J. (2023). Increased risk of stroke among patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Reumatologia clinica. 19(3):136-142.
  10. Bhagavathula AS, Khubchandani J. (2023). Persistent Black-White disparities in mental healthcare needs during the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry 69(5), 1293–1295.
  11. Khubchandani J, Aldhaleei W, Bhagavathula AS. (2023). Monkeypox outbreaks, international health emergency declaration, and Americans' interest in preventing the disease. Journal of Medical Virology. 95(1):e28291.
  12. Bhagavathula AS, Obamiro K, Hussain Z, Tesfaye W. (2023). Workplace violence against pharmacists: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of American Pharmacist Association 63(1):23-31.
  13. Bhagavathula AS, Massey PM. (2022). Google Trends on Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Searches in the United States From 2010 to 2021: Infodemiology Study. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance. 8(8):e37656.
  14. Bhagavathula AS, Khubchandani J. (2022) Monkeypox outbreaks and global health emergency declaration: Can such declarations influence public interest in the disease? Brain Behavior Immunity. 106:113-114.
  15. Bhagavathula AS, Rahmani J, Vidyasagar K, Tesfaye W, Khubchandani J. (2022) Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of cardiovascular mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome. 16(4):102462.
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