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Vinutha Vijayadeva, PhD, MPH
Collaborative Investigator
Contact Info
Phone: (808) 432-5555 x1439

Dr. Vijayadeva is an epidemiologist with her interest focused on chronic and infectious diseases. She has functioned as Co-Investigator on several multisite research projects. She worked on the Chronic Hepatitis B and C Cohort Study (CHeCS) and Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) project in collaboration with CDC which involved validating and building a hepatitis registry and vaccine tables. 

She has experience working with electronic medical records (EPIC) and the virtual data warehouse (VDW) at the Center for Integrated Health Care Research (CIHR). She has worked extensively evaluating and analyzing adolescent nutrition data at the Human Nutrition Department at the University of Hawaii. While at the Cancer Center of Hawaii she worked on the Multiethnic Cohort study analyzing data.  

After receiving her bachelor’s in medicine (India), Dr. Vijayadeva worked as a physician and gained experience in intensive care units. She has a M.S. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. 

Full List of Publications:

  • Adams AL, Adams JL, Raebel MA, Tang BT, Kuntz JL, Vijayadeva V, McGlynn EA, Gozansky WS. Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday and Fracture Risk: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2018 Jul;33(7):1252-1259. doi:10.1002/jbmr.3420. Epub 2018 May 24. PMID: 29529334.

  • Lu M, Li J, Zhang T, Rupp LB, Trudeau S, Holmberg SD, Moorman AC, Spradling PR, Teshale EH, Xu F, Boscarino JA, Schmidt MA, Vijayadeva V, Gordon SC; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study Investigators. Serum Biomarkers Indicate Long-term Reduction in Liver Fibrosis in Patients With Sustained Virological Response to Treatment for HCV Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jul;14(7):1044-1055.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.01.009. Epub 2016 Jan 22. PMID: 26804385; PMCID: PMC5726250.

  • Xu F, Moorman AC, Tong X, Gordon SC, Rupp LB, Lu M, Teshale EH, Spradling PR,Boscarino JA, Trinacty CM, Schmidt MA, Holmberg SD; Chronic Hepatitis CohortStudy (CHeCS) Investigators; Holmberg SD, Teshale EH, Spradling PR, Moorman AC, Xing J, Tong X, Xu F, Gordon SC, Nerenz DR, Lu M, Lamerato L, Wang Y, Rupp LB, Akkerman N, Oja-Tebbe N, Zhang T, Li J, Sitarik A, Larkin D, Boscarino JA, Daar ZS, Curry PJ, Smith RE, Vijayadeva V, Parker JV, Schmidt MA, Donald JL, Keast EM. All-Cause Mortality and Progression Risks to Hepatic Decompensation and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients Infected With Hepatitis C Virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Feb 1;62(3):289-297. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ860. Epub 2015 Sep 28. PMID: 26417034

  • Hazlehurst BL, Kurtz SE, Masica A, Stevens VJ, McBurnie MA, Puro JE, Vijayadeva V, Au DH, Brannon ED, Sittig DF. CER Hub: An informatics platform for conducting comparative effectiveness research using multi-institutional, heterogeneous, electronic clinical data. Int J Med Inform. 2015 Oct;84(10):763-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.06.002. Epub 2015 Jun 10. PMID: 26138036.

  • Gordon SC, Lamerato LE, Rupp LB, Holmberg SD, Moorman AC, Spradling PR, Teshale E, Xu F, Boscarino JA, Vijayadeva V, Schmidt MA, Oja-Tebbe N, Lu M. Prevalence of cirrhosis in hepatitis C patients in the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS): a retrospective and prospective observational study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug;110(8):1169-77; quiz 1178. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.203. Epub 2015 Jul 28. PMID: 26215529; PMCID: PMC5731242.

  • Moorman AC, Xing J, Ko S, Rupp LB, Xu F, Gordon SC, Lu M, Spradling PR, Teshale EH, Boscarino JA, Vijayadeva V, Schmidt MA, Holmberg SD; CHeCS Investigators. Late diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection in the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS): Missed opportunities for intervention. Hepatology. 2015 May;61(5):1479-84. doi: 10.1002/hep.27365. Epub 2015 Mar 20. PMID: 25131217; PMCID: PMC5675516.

  • Boscarino JA, Lu M, Moorman AC, Gordon SC, Rupp LB, Spradling PR, Teshale EH, Schmidt MA, Vijayadeva V, Holmberg SD; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) Investigators. Predictors of poor mental and physical health status among patients with chronic hepatitis C infection: the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS). Hepatology. 2015 Mar;61(3):802-11. doi: 10.1002/hep.27422. Epub 2015 Jan 30. PMID: 25203533; PMCID: PMC5675518.

  • Henkle E, Lu M, Rupp LB, Boscarino JA, Vijayadeva V, Schmidt MA, Gordon SC; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) Investigators. Hepatitis A and B immunity and vaccination in chronic hepatitis B and C patients in a large United States cohort. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 15;60(4):514-22. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu879. Epub 2014 Nov 3. PMID: 25371489.

  • Lu M, Rupp LB, Moorman AC, Li J, Zhang T, Lamerato LE, Holmberg SD, Spradling PR, Teshale EH, Vijayadeva V, Boscarino JA, Schmidt MA, Nerenz DR, Gordon SC. Comparative effectiveness research of chronic hepatitis B and C cohort study (CHeCS): improving data collection and cohort identification. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Dec;59(12):3053-61. doi: 10.1007/s10620-014-3272-6. Epub 2014 Jul 17. PMID: 25030940; PMCID: PMC5719869

  • Teshale E, Lu M, Rupp LB, Holmberg SD, Moorman AC, Spradling P, Vijayadeva V, Boscarino JA, Schmidt MA, Gordon SC; CHeCS Investigators. APRI and FIB-4 are good predictors of the stage of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B: the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS). J Viral Hepat. 2014 Dec;21(12):917-20. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12279. Epub 2014 Aug 1. PMID: 25131445.

  • Li J, Gordon SC, Rupp LB, Zhang T, Boscarino JA, Vijayadeva V, Schmidt MA, Lu M; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) Investigators. The validity of serum markers for fibrosis staging in chronic hepatitis B and C. J Viral Hepat. 2014 Dec;21(12):930-7. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12224. Epub 2014 Jan 29. PMID: 24472062.

  • Boscarino JA, Sitarik A, Gordon SC, Rupp LB, Nerenz DR, Vijayadeva V, Schmidt MA, Henkle E, Lu M. Risk factors for hepatitis C infection among Vietnam era veterans versus nonveterans: results from the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS). J Community Health. 2014 Oct;39(5):914-21. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9863-5. PMID: 24682941.

  • Spradling PR, Tong X, Rupp LB, Moorman AC, Lu M, Teshale EH, Gordon SC, Vijayadeva V, Boscarino JA, Schmidt MA, Holmberg SD; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) Investigators. Trends in HCV RNA testing among HCV antibody-positive persons in care, 2003-2010. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct;59(7):976-81. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu509. Epub 2014 Jul 2. PMID: 24991025; PMCID: PMC6463879.

  • Vijayadeva V, Nichols GA. Impact of implementing glycated hemoglobin testing for identification of dysglycemia in youth. Perm J. 2014 Fall;18(4):21-7. doi: 10.7812/TPP/14-029. Epub 2014 Aug 18. PMID: 25141989; PMCID: PMC4206167.

  • Gordon SC, Lamerato LE, Rupp LB, Li J, Holmberg SD, Moorman AC, Spradling PR, Teshale EH, Vijayadeva V, Boscarino JA, Henkle EM, Oja-Tebbe N, Lu M; CHeCS Investigators. Antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection and development of hepatocellular carcinoma in a US population. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 May;12(5):885-93. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.09.062. Epub 2013 Oct 6. PMID: 24107395; PMCID: PMC5719871.

  • Vijayadeva V, Spradling PR, Moorman AC, Rupp LB, Lu M, Gordon SC, Henkle E, Boscarino JA, Teshale EH, Nakasato C. Hepatitis B virus infection testing and prevalence among Asian and Pacific Islanders. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Apr 1;20(4):e98-e104. PMID: 24884958; PMCID: PMC6542464.

  • Holmberg SD, Lu M, Rupp LB, Lamerato LE, Moorman AC, Vijayadeva V, Boscarino JA, Henkle EM, Gordon SC; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) Investigators. Noninvasive serum fibrosis markers for screening and staging chronic hepatitis C virus patients in a large US cohort. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;57(2):240-6. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit245. Epub 2013 Apr 16. PMID: 23592832; PMCID: PMC5672918.

  • Greene SK, Rett MD, Vellozzi C, Li L, Kulldorff M, Marcy SM, Daley MF, Belongia EA, Baxter R, Fireman BH, Jackson ML, Omer SB, Nordin JD, Jin R, Weintraub ES, Vijayadeva V, Lee GM. Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Influenza Vaccination, and Antecedent Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Infections: A Case-Centered Analysis in the Vaccine Safety Datalink, 2009-2011. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 26;8(6):e67185. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067185. PMID: 23840621; PMCID: PMC3694016.

  • Novotny R, Vijayadeva V, Grove J, Lim U, Le Marchand L. Birth size and later central obesity among adolescent girls of Asian, White, and Mixed ethnicities. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Feb;72(2):50-5. PMID: 23467588; PMCID: PMC3585499.

  • Novotny R, Vijayadeva V, Grove J, Gittelsohn J, Avila J, Su Y, Murphy S. Dietary intake among Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and White children and caregivers in Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 Dec;71(12):353-8. PMID: 23251873; PMCID: PMC3525334.

  • Black N, Nabokov V, Vijayadeva V, Novotny R. Higher percent body fat in young women with lower physical activity level and greater proportion Pacific Islander ancestry. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Nov;70(11 Suppl 2):43-6. PMID: 22235159; PMCID: PMC3254223.

  • Novotny R, Vijayadeva V, Ramirez V, Lee SK, Davison N, Gittelsohn J. Development and implementation of a food system intervention to prevent childhood obesity in rural Hawai'i. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Jul;70(7 Suppl 1):42-6. PMID: 21886293; PMCID: PMC3158448.

  • Epplein M, Novotny R, Daida Y, Vijayadeva V, Onaka AT, Le Marchand L. Association of maternal and intrauterine characteristics with age at menarche in a multiethnic population in Hawaii. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Feb;21(2):259-68. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9457-1. Epub 2009 Oct 28. PMID: 19862633; PMCID: PMC2811221.

  • Gittelsohn J, Vijayadeva V, Davison N, Ramirez V, Cheung LW, Murphy S, Novotny R. A food store intervention trial improves caregiver psychosocial factors and children's dietary intake in Hawaii. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Feb;18 Suppl 1:S84-90. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.436. PMID: 20107467.

  • Novotny R, Nabokov V, Derauf C, Grove J, Vijayadeva V. BMI and waist circumference as indicators of health among Samoan women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Aug;15(8):1913-7. doi: 10.1038/oby.2007.227. PMID: 17712106.

  • Novotny R, Coleman P, Tenorio L, Davison N, Camacho T, Ramirez V, Vijayadeva V, Untalan P, Tudela MD. Breastfeeding is associated with lower body mass index among children of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Oct;107(10):1743-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2007.07.018. PMID: 17904934.

  • Lee SK, Novotny R, Daida YG, Vijayadeva V, Gittelsohn J. Dietary patterns of adolescent girls in Hawaii over a 2-year period. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Jun;107(6):956-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2007.03.009. PMID: 17524716.

  • Novotny R, Daida YG, Grove JS, Le Marchand L, Vijayadeva V. Asian adolescents have a higher trunk:peripheral fat ratio than Whites. J Nutr. 2006 Mar;136(3):642-7. doi: 10.1093/jn/136.3.642. PMID: 16484537; PMCID: PMC1478165.


This is a 10- year prospective, longitudinal biobank study to identify predictors of cancer development in healthy adults.


Sponsor: NIH/NCI

Subcontract to KP Colorado; Institute for Health Research

KPHI Co-Investigator: Stacey Honda, MD, PhD

KPHI Co-Investigator: Yihe Diada, PhD, MS

KPHI Project Manager: Vinutha Vijayadeva, PhD, MS


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Sponsor: Kaiser Community Benefit

KPHI Co-Investigator: Stacey Honda, MD, PhD

KPHI Project Manager: Vinutha Vijayadeva, PhD, MS