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

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

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

Email: dbeavers@wakehealth.edu

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

Memberships

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

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Sticht Center on Aging

Research Interests

Weight Loss; Obesity; Postmenopause; Inflammation; Weight Gain
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Contact Information

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

Email: dbeavers@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Bayesian sample size determination for cost-effectiveness studies with censored data. Beavers DP, Stamey JD.. PLoS One. 2018;13(1):e0190422.

Effect of intensive diet and exercise on self-efficacy in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: the IDEA randomized clinical trial. Mihalko SL, Cox P, Beavers DP, Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, Lyles M, Hunter DJ, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF, DeVita P, Messier SP.. Transl Behav Med. 2018;():.

Latent profiles of home environmental modifications use in older women [abstract]. Beavers DP, Rapp SR, Ip E, Shumaker S.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66(Suppl 2):S131.

Does frontal knee kinematics predict treatment outcomes? Exploratory analyses from the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial. Hall M, Bennell KL, Beavers DP, Wrigley TV, DeVita P, Messier SP.. Gait Posture. 2018;63():139-144.

Development of subject-specific proximal femur finite element models of older adults with obesity to evaluate the effects of weight loss on bone strength. Schoell SL, Weaver AA, Beavers DP, Lenchik L, Marsh AP, Rejeski WJ, Stitzel JD, Beavers KM.. J Osteoporos Phys Act. 2018;6(1):213.

Reduction in infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) volume during diet and exercise intervention is associated with improvements in knee function, quality of life, and inflammatory serum markers [abstract]. Eckstein F, Beavers D, Wirth W, Loeser RF, Nicklas BJ, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Hunter DJ, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018;26(Suppl 1):S328-S329.

Evidence-based nutritional and pharmacological interventions targeting chronic low-grade inflammation in middle-age and older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Custodero C, Mankowski RT, Lee SA, Chen Z, Wu S, Manini TM, Hincapie Echeverri J, Sabba C, Beavers DP, Cauley JA, Espeland MA, Fielding RA, Kritchevsky SB, Liu CK, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Tracy RP, Newman AB, Ambrosius WT, Pahor M, Anton SD.. Ageing Res Rev. 2018;46():42-59.

Increase in patellofemoral loading is not associated with worsening symptoms or structure: secondary analysis from the IDEA trial [abstract]. Kumar D, LaValley MP, Beavers DP, Guermazi A, Eckstein F, Hunter DJ, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018;26(Suppl 1):S18-S19.

Dynapenia and metabolic health in obese and nonobese adults aged 70 years and older: the LIFE Study. Aubertin-Leheudre M, Anton S, Beavers DP, Manini TM, Fielding R, Newman A, Church T, Kritchevsky SB, Conroy D, McDermott MM, Botoseneanu A, Hauser ME, Pahor M.. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017;18(4):312-319.

Weight fluctuation and cancer risk in post-menopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative. Welti LM, Beavers DP, Caan BJ, Sangi-Haghpekar H, Vitolins MZ, Beavers KM.. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017;26(5):779-786.

Effect of physical activity on self-reported disability in older adults: results from the LIFE study. Manini TM, Beavers DP, Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Spring B, Church TS, King AC, Folta SC, Glynn NW, Marsh AP, Gill TM.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(5):980-988.

Weight-loss and exercise for communities with arthritis in North Carolina (we-can): design and rationale of a pragmatic, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Messier SP, Callahan LF, Beavers DP, Queen K, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Losina E, Katz JN, Loeser RF, Quandt SA, DeVita P, Hunter DJ, Lyles MF, Newman J, Hackney B, Jordan JM.. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017;18(1):91.

CT of patients with hip fracture: muscle size and attenuation help predict mortality. Boutin RD, Bamrungchart S, Bateni CP, Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Meehan JP, Lenchik L.. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017;208(6):W208-W215.

Change in bone mineral density during weight loss with resistance versus aerobic exercise training in older adults. Beavers KM, Beavers DP, Martin SB, Marsh AP, Lyles MF, Lenchik L, Shapses SA, Nicklas BJ.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(11):1582-1585.

The effect of intervening hospitalizations on the benefit of structured physical activity in promoting independent mobility among community-living older persons: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Gill TM, Beavers DP, Guralnik JM, Pahor M, Fielding RA, Hauser M, Manini TM, Marsh AP, McDermott MM, Newman AB, Allore HG, Miller ME.. BMC Med. 2017;15(1):65.

Social participation modifies the effect of a structured physical activity program on major mobility disability among older adults: results from the LIFE study. Corbett DB, Rejeski WJ, Tudor-Locke C, Glynn NW, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Church TS, Fielding RA, Gill TM, King AC, Miller ME, Chen H, Pahor M, Manini TM, Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Leeuwenburgh C, Caudle C, Crump L, Holmes L, Lee J,.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2017;():.

The association between an inflammatory diet and global cognitive function and incident dementia in older women: the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study. Hayden KM, Beavers DP, Steck SE, Hebert JR, Tabung FK, Shivappa N, Casanova R, Manson JE, Padula CB, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Snetselaar LG, Zaslavsky O, Rapp SR.. Alzheimers Dement. 2017;13(11):1187-1196.

Impact of diet and/or exercise intervention on infrapatellar fat pad morphology: secondary analysis from the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial. Pogacnik Murillo AL, Eckstein F, Wirth W, Beavers D, Loeser RF, Nicklas BJ, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Hunter DJ, Messier SP.. Cells Tissues Organs. 2017;203(4):258-266.

Adult males of very low birth weight with antenatal corticosteroid exposure exhibit an enhanced blood pressure response to acute stress [abstract]. Washburn L, Chappell M, Beavers D, Diz D, Jensen E, Nixon P, Shaltout H, South A, Taylor R, Rose J.. FASEB J. 2017;31(1 Suppl):852.8.

Effects of dietary weight loss with and without exercise on interstitial matrix turnover and tissue inflammation biomarkers in adults with knee osteoarthritis: the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis trial (IDEA). Loeser RF, Beavers DP, Bay-Jensen AC, Karsdal MA, Nicklas BJ, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017;25(11):1822-1828.

ENabling reduction of low-grade inflammation in SEniors Pilot Study: concept, rationale, and design. Manini TM, Anton SD, Beavers DP, Cauley JA, Espeland MA, Fielding RA, Kritchevsky SB, Leeuwenburgh C, Lewis KH, Liu C, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Tracy RP, Walston JD, Radziszewska B, Lu J, Stowe C, Wu S, Newman AB, Ambrosius WT, Pahor M.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(9):1961-1968.

Effects of weight-loss on patellofemoral loading in overweight and obese adults with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: secondary analysis from the IDEA randomized trial [abstract]. Kumar D, Beavers D, DeVita P, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017;25(Suppl 1):S171-S172.

Bayesian analysis and design for joint modeling of two binary responses with misclassification. Stamey JD, Beavers DP, Sherr ME.. Sociol Methods Res. 2017;46(4):772-792.

The effect of weighted vest use during caloric restriction on bone health in obese older adults [abstract]. Kelleher JL, Beavers DP, Henderson RM, Kiel J, Nicklas BJ, Beavers KM.. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017;49(5 Suppl 1):234-235.

Nutrient intake during diet-induced weight loss and exercise interventions in a randomized trial in older overweight and obese adults. Miller GD, Beavers DP, Hamm D, Mihalko SL, Messier SP.. J Nutr Health Aging. 2017;21(10):1216-1224.

Weighted vest use during dietary weight loss on bone health in older adults with obesity. Kelleher JL, Beavers DP, Henderson RM, Yow D, Crotts C, Kiel J, Nicklas BJ, Beavers KM.. J Osteoporos Phys Act. 2017;5(4):210.

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

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

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

Association of urinary metabolites with radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis in overweight and obese adults: an exploratory study. Loeser R, Pathmasiri W, Sumner SJ, McRitchie S, Beavers D, Saxena P, Nicklas BJ, Jordan J, Guermazi A, Hunter DJ, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(8):1479-1486.

Does long-term intensive diet and exercise reduce the biomechanical burden in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis? The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial [abstract]. Messier SP, Beavers D, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, Lyles M, Hunter DJ, Carr JJ, Eckstein F, Guermazi A, Loeser RF, DeVita P.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(Suppl):S47-S48.

At which location is the infrapatellar fat pad most sensitive to reduction by diet and exercise intervention - data from the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial [abstract]. Murillo ALP, Wirth W, Beavers DP, Dannhauer T, Loeser RF Jr, Nicklas BJ, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Hunter DJ, Eckstein F, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(Suppl):S242.

An efficient approach for surveillance of childhood diabetes by type derived from electronic health record data: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Zhong VW, Obeid JS, Craig JB, Pfaff ER, Thomas J, Jaacks LM, Beavers DP, Carey TS, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Hamman RF, Bowlby DA, Pihoker C, Saydah SH, Mayer-Davis EJ.. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016;23(6):1060-1067.

The evolution of the WHI 80+ cohort. Beavers DP, Pettinger M, Espeland MA, Snively BM, Leng X, Hunt JR, Tindle HA, Shumaker SA.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(Suppl 1):S13-S22.

Nine-year effects of 3.7 years of intensive glycemic control on cardiovascular outcomes. Gerstein HC, Beavers DP, Bertoni AG, Bigger JT, Buse JB, Craven TE, Cushman WC, Fonseca V, Geller NL, Giddings SJ, Grimm RH, Genuth S, Hramiak I, Ismail-Beigi F, Jimenez CRL, Kirby R, Probsfield J, Riddle MC, Seaquist ER, Friedewald WT.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(5):701-708.

Effects of exercise and weight loss on interstitial matrix turnover and tissue inflammation biomarkers in adults with knee osteoarthritis: the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis Trial (IDEA) [abstract]. Loeser R, Beavers D, Bay-Jensen AC, Karsdal M, Nicklas B, Hunter D, Messier S.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(Suppl):S32-S33.

Relationship of objectively-measured habitual physical activity to chronic inflammation and fatigue in middle-aged and older adults. Nicklas BJ, Beavers DP, Mihalko SL, Miller GD, Loeser RF, Messier SP.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(11):1437-1443.

Cardiovascular events in a physical activity intervention compared with a successful aging intervention: the LIFE study randomized trial. Newman AB, Dodson JA, Church TS, Buford TW, Fielding RA, Kritchevsky S, Beavers D, Pahor M, Stafford RS, Szady AD, Ambrosius WT, McDermott MM.. JAMA Cardiol. 2016;1(5):568-574.

A putative blood-based biomarker for autism spectrum disorder-associated Ileocolitis. Walker SJ, Beavers DP, Fortunato J, Krigsman A.. Sci Rep. 2016;6():35820.

Inflammation and gait speed: a meta-analysis [abstract]. Beavers DP, Ambrosius W, Newman AB, Manini T, McDermott M, Rejeski W, Fielding R.. Gerontologist. 2016;56(Suppl 3):26.

Pathways linking inflammation to aging [abstract]. Tracy R, Beavers DP, Walston J, Kritchevsky S, Pahor M.. Gerontologist. 2016;56(Suppl 3):25.

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

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

Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its association with physical capacity, disability, and self-rated health in Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Study participants. 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.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(2):222-232.

The Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial: 18-month radiographic and MRI outcomes. 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.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(7):1090-1098.

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]. Murillo ALP, Wirth W, Beavers D, Loeser RF, Nicklas BJ, Miller GD, Hunter D, Eckstein F, Messier SP.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(Suppl 2):A389-A390.

Sedentary time is associated with the metabolic syndrome in older adults with mobility limitations - The LIFE Study. 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.. Exp Gerontol. 2015;70():32-36.

Chronic inflammation, habitual physical activity, and self-reported energy levels [abstract]. Nicklas B, Beavers DP, Mihalko SL, Loeser RF, Miller G, Messier SP.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):733.

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

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

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Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Daniel P. Beavers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistical Sciences
Sticht Center on Aging

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