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, Putt ME, Becker LB, Riegel BJ, Li J, Leary M, Shea JA, Kirkpatrick JN, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Groeneveld PW, Abella BS, CHIP Study Group* . Video-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Education for High-Risk Families Before Hospital Discharge: A Multicenter Pragmatic Trial. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2016 Nov;9(6):740-748. PubMed Central PMCID: 27703033.

Blewer AL, Li J, Ikeda DJ, Leary M, Buckler DG, Riegel B, Desai S, Groeneveld PW, Putt ME, Abella BS. Recruitment for a hospital-based pragmatic clinical trial using volunteer nurses and students. Clinical Trials (London, England). 2016 Aug;13(4):425-433. PubMed Central PMCID: 27094486.

Ikeda DJ, Buckler DG, Li J, Agarwal AK, Di Taranti LJ, Kurtz J, Reis RD, Leary M, Abella BS, Blewer AL. Dissemination of CPR video self-instruction materials to secondary trainees: Results from a hospital-based CPR education trial. Resuscitation. 2016 Mar;100:45-50. PubMed Central PMCID: 26776900.

Leary M, Blewer AL, Delfin G, Abella BS. Variability in Postarrest Targeted Temperature Management Practice: Implications of the 2015 Guidelines. Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management. 2015 Dec;5(4):184-187. PubMed Central PMCID: 26642933.

Gonzalez M, Leary M, Blewer AL, Cinousis M, Sheak K, Ward M, Merchant RM, Becker LB, Abella BS. Public knowledge of automatic external defibrillators in a large U.S. urban community. Resuscitation. 2015 Jul;92:101-106. PubMed Central PMCID: 25957943.

Blewer AL, Buckler DG, Li J, Leary M, Becker LB, Shea JA, Groeneveld PW, Putt ME, Abella BS. Impact of the 2010 resuscitation guidelines training on layperson chest compressions. World Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015 Jan;6(4):270-276. PubMed Central PMCID: 26693261.

Blewer AL, Abella BS. Incidence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in the United States: assessment of a key link in the "chain of survival". Jama Internal Medicine. 2014 Feb;174(2):201-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 24247271.

Blewer AL, Delfin G, Leary M, Gaieski DF, Abella BS. A structured educational intervention to improve targeted temperature management utilization after cardiac arrest. Journal of Critical Care. 2013 Jun;28(3):259-264. PubMed Central PMCID: 23265288.

Blewer AL, Leary M, Esposito EC, Gonzalez M, Riegel B, Bobrow BJ, Abella BS. Continuous chest compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation training promotes rescuer self-confidence and increased secondary training: a hospital-based randomized controlled trial*. Critical Care Medicine. 2012 Mar;40(3):787-792. PubMed Central PMCID: 22080629.

Blewer AL, Leary M, Decker CS, Andersen JC, Fredericks AC, Bobrow BJ, Abella BS. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training of family members before hospital discharge using video self-instruction: a feasibility trial. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2011 Sep;6(7):428-432. PubMed Central PMCID: 21916007.