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Anthony Phillip Nunes PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan 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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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionEpidemiology

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPopulation Health Sciences

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPostbaccalaureate Research Education Program


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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. Shridharmurthy D, Lapane KL, Baek J, Nunes AP, Weisman MH, Kay J, Liu SH. Sex differences in time to initiate NSAIDs or bDMARDs among patients with axial spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Mar 27. PMID: 38538532.
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    2. McNicholas E, Boama-Nyarko E, Julce C, Nunes AP, Flahive J, Byatt N, Moore Simas TA. Understanding Perinatal Depression Care Gaps by Examining Care Access and Barriers in Perinatal Individuals With and Without Psychiatric History. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 10; 32(10):1111-1119. PMID: 37582274.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Liu SH, Yuan Y, Baek J, Nunes AP, Pawasauskas J, Hume AL, Lapane KL. Comparative safety of adding serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) versus nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to short-acting opioids for non-malignant pain in nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 11; 71(11):3390-3402. PMID: 37530560.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Shridharmurthy D, Lapane KL, Nunes AP, Baek J, Weisman MH, Kay J, Liu SH. Postpartum Depression in Reproductive-Age Women With and Without Rheumatic Disease: A Population-Based Matched Cohort Study. J Rheumatol. 2023 10; 50(10):1287-1295. PMID: 37399461.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Naqvi SH, Osundolire S, Goldberg RJ, Lapane KL, Nunes AP. Unhealed pressure ulcers among nursing home residents with diabetes. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2023 08; 111:104969. PMID: 37004252.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Wilkie GL, Leftwich HK, Delpapa E, Moore Simas TA, Nunes AP. Trends in Screening for Diabetes in Early Pregnancy in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 04; 32(4):416-422. PMID: 36795976.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Hume AL, Osundolire S, Mbrah AK, Nunes AP, Lapane KL. Antihyperglycemic Drug Use in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents with Diabetes Mellitus. J Nurs Home Res Sci. 2022; 8:10-19. PMID: 36451895.
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    8. Zhao D, Nunes AP, Baek J, Lapane KL. An algorithm to identify gabapentin misuse and/or abuse in administrative claims data. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 06 01; 235:109429. PMID: 35427982.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Kloppenburg JE, Nunes AP, Jesdale WM, Leftwich HK. Prevalence and outcomes of hypertension in pregnancy in non-metropolitan and metropolitan communities. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Dec; 35(25):9489-9495. PMID: 35227142.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Nunes AP, Seeger JD, Stewart A, Gupta A, McGraw T. Retrospective Observational Real-World Outcome Study to Evaluate Safety Among Patients With Erectile Dysfunction (ED) With Co-Possession of Tadalafil and Anti-Hypertensive Medications (anti-HTN). J Sex Med. 2022 01; 19(1):74-82. PMID: 34872842.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Osundolire S, Naqvi S, Nunes AP, Lapane KL. Heart failure among US nursing home residents with diabetes mellitus. Int J Cardiol. 2022 Feb 15; 349:138-143. PMID: 34826498.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Mbrah AK, Nunes AP, Hume AL, Zhao D, Jesdale BM, Bova C, Lapane KL. Prevalence and treatment of neuropathic pain diagnoses among U.S. nursing home residents. Pain. 2022 07 01; 163(7):1370-1377. PMID: 34711763.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. 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 Dec; 46(6):1714-1728. PMID: 34463969.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. 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 09; 18(9):1511-1523. PMID: 34389264.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. 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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    18. Morrison RA, Jesdale BM, Dub? 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; 49(3):243-251. PMID: 32610321.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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. 2020 02; 37(2):137-145. PMID: 31845208.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. 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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    21. Loughlin AM, Qiao Q, Nunes AP, ?hman 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-na?ve elderly or renal impaired patients with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 04; 20(4):898-909. PMID: 29193561.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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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    23. 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 10; 19(10):1425-1435. PMID: 28497592.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. 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.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Harrison MS, Eckert LO, Cutland C, Gravett M, Harper DM, McClure EM, Nunes AP, Lazo S, Moore TM, Watson W, Kochhar S, Goldenberg RL. Pathways to preterm birth: Case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 2016 12 01; 34(49):6093-6101. PMID: 27491689.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. 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.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Nunes AP, Phipps MG. Postpartum depression in adolescent and adult mothers: comparing prenatal risk factors and predictive models. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Aug; 17(6):1071-9. PMID: 22886352.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Phipps MG, Nunes AP. Assessing pregnancy intention and associated risks in pregnant adolescents. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Dec; 16(9):1820-7. PMID: 22160612.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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