Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-1616 | Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • B.S., Wake Forest University, 2001
  • M.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2005
  • Ph.D., Baylor University, 2009
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2010


  • Am Statistical Assoc
  • Intl Biometric Soc, ENAR
Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

Research Interests

aging, arthritis, atherosclerosis/thrombosis, cell growth, differentiation,d, degenerative disorders, drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, education outreach, fitness/physical, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, nutrition, obesity, pain, prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-1616 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Messier SP, Beavers DP, Herman C, Hunter DJ, DeVita P. Are unilateral and bilateral knee osteoarthritis patients unique subsets of knee osteoarthritis? A biomechanical perspective. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(5):807-813.

Vaz Fragoso CA, Beavers DP, Anton SD, Liu CK, McDermott MM, Newman AB, Pahor M, Stafford RS, Gill TM. Effect of structured physical activity on respiratory outcomes in sedentary elderly adults with mobility limitations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016;64(3):501-509.

Chmelo EA, Beavers DP, Lyles MF, Marsh AP, Nicklas BJ, Beavers KM. Legacy effects of short-term intentional weight loss on total body and thigh composition in overweight and obese older adults. Nutr Diabetes. 2016;6():e203.

Loeser R, Pathmasiri W, Sumner SJ, McRitchie S, Beavers D, Saxena P, Nicklas BJ, Jordan J, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ, Messier SP. Association of urinary metabolites with radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis in overweight and obese adults: an exploratory study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;():.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Newman JJ, Anderson AM, Loeser RF Jr, Nicklas BJ, Lyles MF, Miller GD, Mihalko SL, Messier SP. Effects of total and regional fat loss on plasma CRP and IL-6 in overweight and obese, older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(2):249-256.

Beavers KM, Gordon MM, Easter L, Beavers DP, Hairston KG, Nicklas BJ, Vitolins MZ. Effect of protein source during weight loss on body composition, cardiometabolic risk and physical performance in abdominally obese, older adults: a pilot feeding study. J Nutr Health Aging. 2015;19(1):87-95.

Botoseneanu A, Ambrosius WT, Beavers DP, de Rekeneire N, Anton S, Church T, Folta SC, Goodpaster BH, King AC, Nicklas BJ, Spring B, Wang X, Gill TM. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its association with physical capacity, disability, and self-rated health in Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study participants. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(2):222-232.

Hunter DJ, Beavers DP, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF, Nicklas BJ, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Lyles M, DeVita P, Legault C, Carr JJ, Williamson JD, Messier SP. The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial: 18-month radiographic and MRI outcomes. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(7):1090-1098.

Murillo ALP, Wirth W, Beavers D, Loeser RF, Nicklas BJ, Miller GD, Hunter D, Eckstein F, Messier SP. Impact of diet and/or exercise intervention on infra-patellar fat pad morphology - data from the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial [abstract]. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(Suppl 2):A389-A390.

Mankowski RT, Aubertin-Leheudre M, Beavers DP, Botoseneanu A, Buford TW, Church T, Glynn NW, King AC, Liu C, Manini TM, Marsh AP, McDermott M, Nocera JR, Pahor M, Strotmeyer ES, Anton SD. Sedentary time is associated with the metabolic syndrome in older adults with mobility limitations - The LIFE Study. Exp Gerontol. 2015;70():32-36.

Badaru A, Klingensmith GJ, Dabelea D, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dolan L, Lawrence JM, Marcovina S, Beavers D, Rodriguez BL, Imperatore G, Pihoker C. Correlates of treatment patterns among youth with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(1):64-72.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Nesbit BA, Ambrosius WT, Marsh AP, Nicklas BJ, Rejeski WJ. Effect of an 18-month physical activity and weight loss intervention on body composition in overweight and obese older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(2):325-331.

Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht LE, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni AG, Lang W, Lawlor MS, Lefkowitz D, Miller GD, Reynolds PS, Ribisl PM,. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

Stamey JD, Beavers DP, Faries D, Price KL, Seaman JW Jr. Bayesian modeling of cost-effectiveness studies with unmeasured confounding: a simulation study. Pharm Stat. 2014;13(1):94-100.

Espeland MA, Lewis CE, Bahnson J, Knowler WC, Regensteiner JG, Gaussoin SA, Beavers D, Johnson KC. Impact of weight loss on ankle-brachial index and interartery blood pressures. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(4):1032-1041.

Beavers KM, Gordon M, Beavers D, Hairston K, Nicklas B, Kritchevsky S, Vitolins M. Relationship between change in body composition and physical function in abdominally obese, older adults undergoing 12-weeks of caloric restriction [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S20.

Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Loeser RF, Walton NR, Lyles MF, Nicklas BJ, Shapses SA, Newman JJ, Messier SP. The independent and combined effects of intensive weight loss and exercise training on bone mineral density in overweight and obese older adults with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014;22(6):726-733.

Vaz Fragoso CA, Beavers DP, Hankinson JL, Flynn G, Berra K, Kritchevsky SB, Liu CK, McDermott MM, Manini TM, Rejeski WJ, Gill TM. Respiratory impairment and dyspnea and their associations with physical inactivity and mobility in sedentary community-dwelling older persons. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(4):622-628.

Hood KK, Beavers DP, Yi-Frazier J, Bell R, Dabelea D, McKeown RE, Lawrence JM. Psychosocial burden and glycemic control during the first 6 years of diabetes: results from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. J Adolesc Health. 2014;55(4):498-504.

Messier SP, Beavers DP, Loeser RF, Carr JJ, Khajanchi S, Legault C, Nicklas BJ, Hunter DJ, DeVita P. Knee joint loading in knee osteoarthritis: influence of abdominal and thigh fat. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014;46(9):1677-1683.

Messier SP, DeVita P, Nicklas BJ, Beavers D, Miller GD, Hunter DJ, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF. Changes in joint loads, Leptin, and MMP-3 subsequent to long-term intensive weight loss and exercise: secondary outcomes from the intensive diet and exercise for arthritis randomized clinical trial [abstract]. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014;22(Suppl):S83-S84.

Mihalko SL, Beavers D, Miller G, Lyles M, Commander S, Carpenter M, Cook L, Messier S. Predictors of attendance to intensive diet and exercise interventions among older overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: results from the intensive diet and exercise for arthritis (IDEA) Trial [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2014;47(Suppl 1):S120.

Messier SP, Pater M, Beavers DP, Legault C, Loeser RF, Hunter DJ, DeVita P. Influences of alignment and obesity on knee joint loading in osteoarthritic gait. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014;22(7):912-917.

Zhong VW, Pfaff ER, Beavers DP, Thomas J, Jaacks LM, Bowlby DA, Carey TS, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Hamman RF, Pihoker C, Saydah SH, Mayer-Davis EJ. Use of administrative and electronic health record data for development of automated algorithms for childhood diabetes case ascertainment and type classification: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2014;15(8):573-584.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Houston DK, Harris TB, Hue TF, Koster A, Newman AB, Simonsick EM, Studenski SA, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB. Associations between body composition and gait-speed decline: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(3):552-560.

Unick JL, Beavers D, Bond DS, Clark JM, Jakicic JM, Kitabchi AE, Knowler WC, Wadden TA, Wagenknecht LE, Wing RR. The long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals. Am J Med. 2013;126(3):236-242.

Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Houston DK, Beavers DP, Harris TB, Hue TF, Kim LJ, Koster A, Penninx BW, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ. The role of metabolic syndrome, adiposity, and inflammation in physical performance in the Health ABC Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(5):617-623.

Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Lyles MF, Nicklas BJ. Cardiometabolic risk after weight loss and subsequent weight regain in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(6):691-698.

DeVita P, Beavers D, Loeser RF, Hunter DJ, Legault C, Newman J, Messier SP. Predicting knee joint loads in adults with knee osteoarthritis: the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis Trial (IDEA) [abstract]. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013;21(Suppl):S85.

Messier SP, Mihalko SL, Beavers DP, Nicklas BJ, Devita P, Carr JJ, Hunter DJ, Williamson JD, Bennell KL, Guermazi A, Lyles M, Loeser RF. Strength Training for Arthritis Trial (START): design and rationale. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14():208.

Messier SP, Mihalko SL, Legault C, Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, DeVita P, Beavers DP, Hunter DJ, Lyles MF, Eckstein F, Williamson JD, Carr JJ, Guermazi A, Loeser RF. Effects of intensive diet and exercise on knee joint loads, inflammation, and clinical outcomes among overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: the IDEA randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013;310(12):1263-1273.

Saxena P, Loeser RF, Pathmasiri W, Sumner S, Beavers D, Hunter DJ, Messier SP. Metabolomics for the identification of urinary biomarkers in knee osteoarthritis progression [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2013;65(Suppl 10):S1177.

Vaughan L, Leng I, Dagenbach D, Resnick SM, Rapp SR, Jennings JM, Brunner RL, Simpson SL, Beavers DP, Coker LH, Gaussoin SA, Sink KM, Espeland MA. Intraindividual variability in domain-specific cognition and risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2013;():495793.

Katula JA, Jennings JM, Marsh A, Beavers DP, Rejeski W, Kritchevsky SB. Complex mobility and cognitive functioning: baseline relationships from the LIFE Study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2013;53(Suppl 1):548-549.

Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Miller M, Stamey J, Messina MJ. Exposure to isoflavone-containing soy products and endothelial function: a Bayesian meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2012;22(3):182-191.

Miller GD, Marsh AP, Dove RW, Beavers D, Presley T, Helms C, Bechtold E, King SB, Kim-Shapiro D. Plasma nitrate and nitrite are increased by a high-nitrate supplement but not by high-nitrate foods in older adults. Nutr Res. 2012;32(3):160-168.

Unick JL, Beavers D, Jakicic JM, Kitabchi AE, Knowler WC, Wadden TA, Wing RR. Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for individuals with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD trial. Diabetes Care. 2012;34(10):2152-2157.

Messier SP, DeVita P, Nicklas BJ, Beavers D, Mihalko S, Miller GD, Lyles M, Hunter DJ, Eckstein F, Legault C, Williamson JD, Carr JJ, Loeser RF. The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis Trial (IDEA): effects on knee joint loading and inflammation [abstract]. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2012;20(Suppl 1):S28.

Beavers DP, Stamey JD. Bayesian sample size determination for binary regression with a misclassified covariate and no gold standard. Comput Stat Data Anal. 2012;56(8):2574-2582.

Walton NR, Loeser RF, Beavers D, Nicklas BJ, Lyles M, Messier SP. The effects of intensive diet and exercise on bone density in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2012;64(10 Suppl):S1070-71.

Beavers DP, Nicklas B, Newman J, Messier SP. Weight regain following an 18-month intentional weight loss trial in older overweight/obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: the IDEA follow-up pilot study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2012;52(Suppl 1):701.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Houston DK, Harris TB, Simonsick EM, Newman AB, Nicklas B, Kritchevsky SB. Increasing thigh intermuscular fat is an independent predictor of declines in gait speed: results from the Health ABC study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2012;52(Suppl 1):447.

Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Lyles MF, Nicklas B. Body composition and cardiometabolic risk factor changes with intentional weight loss and subsequent weight regain [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2012;52(Suppl 1):701.

Serra MC, Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Willoughby DS. Effects of 28 days of dairy or soy ingestion on skeletal markers of inflammation and proteolysis in post-menopausal women. Nutr Health. 2012;21(2):117-130.

Beavers DP, Stamey JD, Bekele BN. A Bayesian model to assess a binary measurement system when no gold standard system is available. J Qual Technol. 2011;43(1):16-27.

Beavers KM, Lyles MF, Davis CC, Wang X, Beavers DP, Nicklas BJ. Is lost lean mass from intentional weight loss recovered during weight regain in postmenopausal women?. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;94(3):767-774.

Beavers KM, Serra MC, Beavers DP, Cooke MB, Willoughby DS. Soy and the exercise-induced inflammatory response in postmenopausal women. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2010;35(3):261-269.

Beavers KM, Serra MC, Beavers DP, Cooke MB, Willoughby DS. Soymilk supplementation does not alter plasma markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in postmenopausal women. Nutr Res. 2009;29(9):616-622.

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Assistant Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

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