Gaurav Dave, MD, DrPH, MPH
Research Associate Professor
DrPH | University of North Carolina at Greensboro | Public Health
MPH | University of North Carolina at Greensboro | Public Health
MD | University of Pune | Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Dave is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Dr. Dave is an expert in the field of formative and summative evaluation research, specializing in evaluating multi-level, complex initiatives, programs and interventions. He has over 15 years of clinical and public health practice and evaluation experience. His area of research focuses primarily on hypertension and chronic diseases, integrating systems thinking in evaluation research. He is the Director of Evaluation of the NIH-funded North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (TraCS) at UNC, which aims at to accelerate clinical and translational research from health science to discovery to dissemination to patients and communities. He also co-directs the Systems Science and Evaluation Lab at UNC to foster the integration systems thinking and evaluation in biomedical, clinical and public health research. He also serves as the Evaluation chair for HRSA’s Southeast Regional Genetics Network at Emory University to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions.
As the principal evaluator and investigator, Dr. Dave has worked on various federally and foundation-funded projects all over the U.S., including the Newborn Screening and Sickle Cell Disease Program, Heart Matters and Community Initiative to Eliminate Stroke. Dr. Dave has a medical degree from the University of Pune, India and worked as an emergency room physician in Mumbai, before coming to the U.S. in 2004. He attended the UNC at Greensboro and completed a Masters and a Doctorate in Public Health in 2006 and 2011 respectively, with a concentration in public health, community-based prevention research and evaluation. Dr. Dave’s research interests include evaluation, systems science, and methods research to reduce disparities associated with chronic diseases and hypertension.
HEALTH EQUITY FOCUSCommunity engagement Community-Based Participatory Research Health Disparities Public Health
- A cluster randomized trial of a community-based intervention among African American adults: Effects on dietary and physical activity outcomes. Leah Frerichs, Kiana Bess, Tiffany L. Young, Stephanie M. Hoover, Larissa Calancie, Mysha Wynn, Seth McFarlin, Crystal W. Cené, Gaurav Dave, Giselle Corbie-Smith (2020). Prevention Science 21(3): 344-354
- Conceptualizing trust in community-academic research partnerships using concept mapping approach: A multi-CTSA study. Gaurav Dave; Leah Frerichs; Jennifer Jones; Mimi Kim; Jennifer Schaal; Stefanie Vassar; Deepthi Varma; Catherine Striley; Corrine Ruktanonchai; Adina Black; Jennifer Hankins; Nakita Lovelady; Crystal Cene; Melissa Green; Tiffany Young; Shristi Tiwari; Ann Cheney; Linda Cottler; Greer Sullivan; Arleen Brown; Jessica Burke; Giselle Corbie-Smith, (2017). Evaluation and Program Planning 66: 70-78
- Development of a Systems Science Curriculum to Engage Rural African American Teens in Understanding and Addressing Childhood Obesity Prevention. Leah Frerichs, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Tiffany L. Young, Gaurav Dave, Doris Stith, Giselle Corbie-Smith (2017). Health Education and Behavior
- Understanding the Relationship Between Religiosity and Caregiver–Adolescent Communication About Sex Within African-American Families. Tiarney D. Ritchwood, Terrinieka W. Powell, Isha W. Metzger, Gaurav Dave, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Millicent Atujuna, Emily B. Vander Schaaf, Mysha Wynn, Feng-Chang Lin, Wenxiao Zhou, Aletha Y. Akers (2017). Journal of Child and Family Studies : 1-11
- Stakeholder Perspectives on Creating and Maintaining Trust in Community-Academic Research Partnerships. Leah Frerichs, Mimi Kim, Gaurav Dave, Ann Cheney, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Jennifer Jones, Tiffany L. Young, Crystal W. Cene, Deepthi S. Varma, Jennifer Schaal, Adina Black, Catherine W. Striley, Stefanie Vassar, Greer Sullivan, Linda B. Cottler, Arleen Brown, Jessica G. Burke, Giselle Corbie-Smith (2016). Health Education and Behavior 44(1): 182-191