Audrey L. Blewer, PhD, MPH

Audrey Blewer
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Blewer is an epidemiologist and resuscitation scientist in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health with a secondary appointment in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Blewer completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical 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's research interests lie at the intersection of resuscitation science, epidemiology and health disparities research. She has focused these areas of inquiry within the domains of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and CPR training. Dr. Blewer has examined sex disparities in receipt of bystander CPR; this work was featured on media outlets including Good Morning America and the New York Times. Dr. Blewer’s BIRCWH proposal will extend this work by comprehensively examining the mechanisms that influence the receipt of bystander CPR by females in the prehospital setting to inform the design of an evidence-based intervention.