Audrey L Blewer

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
2200 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 613-7898

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 been fortunate to have published in several noteworthy journals such as Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Circulation, and Critical Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Blewer has been recognized for her work internationally, recently 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.

Education and Training

  • University of Florida, M.P.H. 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Ph.D. 2018


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Blewer AL, Schmicker RH, Morrison LJ, Aufderheide TP, Daya M, Starks MA, et al. Variation in Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Delivery and Subsequent Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Based on Neighborhood-Level Ethnic Characteristics.. Circulation. 2020 Jan 7;141(1):34–41.
Balian S, McGovern SK, Abella BS, Blewer AL, Leary M. Feasibility of an augmented reality cardiopulmonary resuscitation training system for health care providers.. Heliyon. 2019 Aug;5(8).
Alexander TD, McGovern SK, Leary M, Abella BS, Blewer AL. Association of state-level CPR training initiatives with layperson CPR knowledge in the United States.. Resuscitation. 2019 Jul;140:9–15.
Teran F, McGovern SK, Dainty KN, Sawyer KN, Blewer AL, Kurz MC, et al. The Latest in Resuscitation Science Research: Highlights From the 2018 American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium.. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019 May;8(9).

Leary M, McGovern SK, Chaudhary Z, Patel J, Abella BS, Blewer AL. Comparing bystander response to a sudden cardiac arrest using a virtual reality CPR training mobile app versus a standard CPR training mobile app. Resuscitation. 2019 Apr 18. PubMed Central PMCID: 31005588.

Balian S, Buckler DG, Blewer AL, Bhardwaj A, Abella BS, CARES Surveillance Group. Variability in survival and post-cardiac arrest care following successful resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2019 Apr;137:78–86.
Buckler DG, Almodovar A, Snobelen P, Abella BS, Blewer A, Leary M. Observing the stages of bystander intervention in virtual reality simulation.. World J Emerg Med. 2019;10(3):145–51.

Heard DG, Andresen KH, Guthmiller KM, Lucas R, Heard KJ, Blewer AL, Abella BS, Gent LM, Sasson C. Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Education: A Comparison of On-Screen With Compression Feedback, Classroom, and Video Education. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Nov 8. PubMed Central PMCID: 30442510.