Vinay K. Cheruvu, PhD, MS, MSc, PGD-MISCA

Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics &
Environmental Health Sciences &
College of Public
Health Kent State University
800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, USA


Dr. Cheruvu received his PhD in biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University and Masters in Statistics from Oklahoma State University. He has over 10 years of experience as a consulting biostatistician working with researchers in the fields of medicine and public health. His expertise is in the areas of longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, clinical trials, and mediation analysis.

Research Interest

His research interests includes: HIV/AIDS, Cancer Survivorship, COPD, related to Mental Health, Health Care Access, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Health Care Utilization.

Scientific Activities


1. Reneker JC, Cheruvu VK, Yang J, et al. Differential diagnosis of dizziness after a sports-related concussion based on descriptors and triggers: an observational study. Injury Epidemiology. doi: 10.1186/s40621-015-0055-2
2. Mowls DS, Cheruvu VK, Zullo MD. COPD in a Nationally Representative Sample: Sociodemographic Factors and Co-morbidity, Diagnosis Method, and Healthcare Utilization. COPD. 2015; 12(1): 96-103. doi: 10.3109/15412555.2014.922065.
3. Cheruvu VK, Igo RP Jr, Jurevic RJ, et al. African Ancestry Influences CCR5 -2459G>A Genotype-Associated Virologic Success of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014; 66(1): 102-107.
4. Mowls DS, Cheruvu VK, Zullo MD. Clinical and Individual Factors Associated with Smoking Quit Attempts among Adults with COPD: Do Factory Vary with Regard to Race? Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014; 11(4): 3717-3727. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110403717
5. Keller DS, McGee MF, Goyal S, et al. Construct validation and comparison of a novel postoperative quality-of-life metric and the Short Form-36 in colorectal surgery patients. Surgery. 2013; 154(4): 690-695. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.06.037.
6. Mowls DS, Cheruvu VK, Zullo MD. Influenza Vaccination in Adults with Chronic Pulmonary Disease: Impact of a Diagnostic Breathing Test on Vaccination Rates. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7): 291-298. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067600
7. Mehlotra RK, Cheruvu VK, Blood Zikursh MJ, et al. Chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 -2459 genotype in patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: race-specific influence on virologic success. J Infect Dis. 2011; 204(2): 291-298.
8. Boxer RS, Kenny AM, Cheruvu VK, Vest M, Fiutem JJ, Piña II. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is associated with functional capacity in older adults with heart failure. Am Heart J. 2010; 160(5): 893-899. Erratum in: Am Heart J. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2010.08.004.
9. Eubanks JD, Thorpe SW, Cheruvu VK, Braly BA, Kang JD. Does smoking influence fusion rates in posterior cervical arthrodesis with lateral mass instrumentation? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011; 469(3): 696-701. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1575-2.
10. Di Fiore JM, Bloom JN, Orge F, et al. A higher incidence of intermittent hypoxemic episodes is associated with severe retinopathy of prematurity. J Pediatr. 2010; 157(1): 69-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.01.046
11. Mahalaha SA, Cheruvu VK, Smyth KA. Oral cancer screening: practices, knowledge, and opinions of dentists working in Ohio nursing homes. Spec Care Dentist. 2009; 29(6): 237-243. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2009.00105.x
12. Step MM, Rose JH, Albert JM, Cheruvu VK, Siminoff LA. Modeling patient-centered communication: oncologist relational communication and patient communication involvement in breast cancer adjuvant therapy decision-making. Patient Educ Couns. 2009; 77(3): 369-378. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2009.09.010.
13. Eubanks JD, Cheruvu VK. Prevalence of sacral spina bifida occulta and its relationship to age, sex, race, and the sacral table angle: an anatomic, osteologic study of three thousand one hundred specimens. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009; 34(15): 1539-1543. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181a98560.
14. Delaney CP, Lindsetmo RO, OBrien-Ermlich B, et al. Validation of a novel postoperative quality-of-life scoring system. Am J Surg. 2009; 197(3): 382-385. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2008.11.007.
15. Jing M, Cheruvu VK, Ismail-Beigi F. Stimulation of glucose transport in response to activation of distinct AMPK signaling pathways. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008; 295(5): C1071-C1082. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00040.2008.
16. Debanne SM, Bielefeld RA, Cheruvu VK, Fritsch T, Rowland DY. Alzheimers disease and smoking: bias in cohort studies. J Alzheimers Dis. 2007; 11(3): 313-321.
17. Szczotka-Flynn L, Debanne SM, Cheruvu VK, et al. Predictive factors for corneal infiltrates with continuous wear of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007; 125(4): 488-492. doi: 10.1001/archopht.125.4.488.
18. Canaday DH, Chakravarti S, Srivastava T, et al. Class II MHC antigen presentation defect in neonatal monocytes is not correlated with decreased MHC-II expression. Cell Immunol. 2006; 243(2): 96-106. doi: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2007.01.003
19. Rodríguez B, Sethi AK, Cheruvu VK, et al. Predictive value of plasma HIV RNA level on rate of CD4 T-cell decline in untreated HIV infection. JAMA. 2006; 296(12): 1498-1506. doi: 10.1001/jama.296.12.1498.
20. Ahmed S, Wang N, Hafeez BB, Cheruvu VK, Haqqi TM. Punica granatum L extract inhibits IL-1beta-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinases by inhibiting the activation of MAP kinases and NF-kappaB in human chondrocytes in vitro. J Nutr. 2005; 135(9): 2096-2102.