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Anthony Phillip Nunes PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressOptum Life Sciences
950 Winter Street, Suite 3800
Waltham MA 02451
Phone781-419-8318
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionEpidemiology of Chronic Diseases


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    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesBSEnvironmental Health Science
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesMSEpidemiology
    Brown University, Providence, RI, United StatesPHDEpidemiology

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    Dr. Nunes is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. He is a pharmacoepidemiologist with research interests in drug safety, utilization, and comparative effectiveness. Through his work in these areas, Dr. Nunes has conducted studies in large nationally represented databases of medical claims and electronic medical records. Dr. Nunes has applied machine learning techniques, including natural language processing, to advance the utility of administrative data resources in epidemiological research. His research has supported regulatory commitments instituted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medical Association. Methodologically, Dr Nunes is interested in expanding the application of machine learning techniques for the purposes of data processing and analysis. He is applying these methods to better characterize measures of disease occurrence and to identify biases in medical record documentation practices. As an educator, Dr. Nunes teaches in the core epidemiologic methods courses, mentors doctoral students, and is leading the efforts to incorporate methods such as NLP and machine learning into the core curriculum.




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    1. Osundolire S, Naqvi S, Nunes AP, Lapane KL. Heart failure among US nursing home residents with diabetes mellitus. Int J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 23. PMID: 34826498.
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    2. Mbrah AK, Nunes AP, Hume AL, Zhao D, Jesdale BM, Bova C, Lapane KL. Prevalence and treatment of neuropathic pain diagnoses among US nursing home residents. Pain. 2021 Oct 26. PMID: 34711763.
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    3. Chen Q, Lapane K, Nunes AP, Tjia J, Hugunin J, Alcusky M. Prevalence and the factors associated with oral anticoagulant use among nursing home residents. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2021 Aug 31. PMID: 34463969.
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    4. Nunes AP, Seeger JD, Stewart A, Gupta A, McGraw T. Cardiovascular Outcome Risks in Patients With Erectile Dysfunction Co-Prescribed a Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitor (PDE5i) and a Nitrate: A Retrospective Observational Study Using Electronic Health Record Data in the United States. J Sex Med. 2021 Aug 10. PMID: 34389264.
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    5. Mbrah AK, Bova C, Jesdale BM, Nunes AP, Lapane KL. Pain Behaviors and Pharmacological Pain Management Among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents. Nurs Res. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 70(4):273-280. PMID: 34160183.
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    6. Nunes AP, Zhao D, Jesdale WM, Lapane KL. Multiple imputation to quantify misclassification in observational studies of the cognitively impaired: an application for pain assessment in nursing home residents. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 06 26; 21(1):132. PMID: 34174838.
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    7. Dube CE, Morrison RA, Mack DS, Jesdale BM, Nunes AP, Liu SH, Lapane KL. Prevalence of Pain on Admission by Level of Cognitive Impairment in Nursing Homes. J Pain Res. 2020; 13:2663-2672. PMID: 33116808.
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    8. Morrison RA, Jesdale BM, Dubé CE, Nunes AP, Bova CA, Liu SH, Lapane KL. Differences in Staff-Assessed Pain Behaviors among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents by Level of Cognitive Impairment. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2020 Jul 01; 1-9. PMID: 32610321.
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    9. Zhao D, Shridharmurthy D, Alcusky MJ, Yuan Y, Nunes AP, Hume AL, Baek J, Lapane KL. The Prevalence and Factors Associated with Antiepileptic Drug Use in US Nursing Home Residents. Drugs Aging. 2019 Dec 16. PMID: 31845208.
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    10. Loughlin AM, Qiao Q, Nunes AP, Ezzy SM, Yochum L, Clifford CR, Gately RV, Dore DD, Seeger JD. Effectiveness and Tolerability of Therapy With Once-Weekly Exenatide Versus Basal Insulin Among Injectable-Naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in a Real-World Setting in the United States. Diabetes Spectr. 2018 May; 31(2):129-137. PMID: 29773932.
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    11. Loughlin AM, Qiao Q, Nunes AP, Öhman P, Ezzy S, Yochum L, Clifford CR, Gately R, Dore DD, Seeger JD. Effectiveness and tolerability of therapy with exenatide once weekly vs basal insulin among injectable-drug-naïve elderly or renal impaired patients with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 Apr; 20(4):898-909. PMID: 29193561.
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    12. Nunes AP, Loughlin AM, Qiao Q, Ezzy SM, Yochum L, Clifford CR, Gately RV, Dore DD, Seeger JD. Tolerability and Effectiveness of Exenatide Once Weekly Relative to Basal Insulin Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients of Different Races in Routine Care. Diabetes Ther. 2017 Dec; 8(6):1349-1364. PMID: 28983857.
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    13. Nunes AP, Iglay K, Radican L, Engel SS, Yang J, Doherty MC, Dore DD. Hypoglycaemia seriousness and weight gain as determinants of cardiovascular disease outcomes among sulfonylurea users. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 May 12. PMID: 28497592.
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    14. Nunes AP, Yang J, Radican L, Engel SS, Kurtyka K, Tunceli K, Yu S, Iglay K, Doherty MC, Dore DD. Assessing occurrence of hypoglycemia and its severity from electronic health records of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Nov; 121:192-203. PMID: 27744128.
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    15. Danilack VA, Nunes AP, Phipps MG. Unexpected complications of low-risk pregnancies in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 212(6):809.e1-6. PMID: 26042957.
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    16. Nunes AP, Lapane KL, Weinstock MA. Association between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and keratinocyte carcinomas of the skin among participants in the Veterans Affairs Topical Tretinoin Chemoprevention Trial. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2011 Sep; 20(9):922-9. PMID: 21688346.
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