Bharath Chakravarthy

Vice Chair of Research and Academic Affairs, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine

M.D., Boston University, 2002


M.P.H., UCLA, 2012


A.B., UC Berkeley, 1995, Molecular Biology

Phone: (714) 456-6986
Email: bchakrav@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive
Route 128
Mail Code: 4064
Orange, CA 92868

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Research
Interests
Population Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
   
Academic
Distinctions
Michael Burns Emergency Medicine Faculty of the Year 2015. Teaching Faculty of the Year Emergency Medicine Student Clerkship 2012. Michael Burns Emergency Medicine Faculty of the Year 2008
   
Publications Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Ogbu UC, McCoy CE, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Hoonpongsimanont W, Alix K, Chakravarthy B. “A retrospective analysis of ethnic and gender differences in alcohol consumption among emergency department patients: a cross sectional study.” BMC Emerg Med. 2015 Sep 29;15:24. doi: 10.1186/s12873-015-0050-5. PMID: 26419652

Hoonpongsimanont W, Nguyen K, Deng W, Nasir D, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Effectiveness of a 40-minute Ophthalmologic Examination Teaching Session on Medical Student Learning.” West J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;16(5):721-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.7.24933. Epub 2015 Oct 20. PMID: 26587097

Kahn CA, Cisneros V, Lotfipour S, Imani G, Chakravarthy B. “Distracted Driving, A Major Preventable Cause of Motor Vehicle Collisions: ‘Just Hang up and Drive’”.
West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;16(7):1033-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.10.28040. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PMID: 26759649.

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Ogbu UC, McCoy CE, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Hoonpongsimanont W, Alix K, Chakravarthy B.“A retrospective analysis of ethnic and gender differences in alcohol consumption among emergency department patients: a cross-sectional study”. BMC Emerg Med. 2015 Sep 29;15:24. doi: 10.1186/s12873-015-0050-5. PMID: 26419652

Langdorf MI, Beier L, Youseffian A, Anderson CL, Iqbal A, Kashi M, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. “Neck seatbelt sign suspicion of injury score derived from emergency physician diagnostic imaging practice.” Trauma April 2016 18:2 134-140 DOI: 10.1177/1460408615622516

Menchine M, Zhou M, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. “Moving Beyond Screening: How Emergency Departments Can Help Extinguish the HIV/AIDS Epidemic” West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):135-8. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.1.29100. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PMID: 26973737

Marshall JR, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. “Growing Trend of Alternative Tobacco Use Among the Nation’s Youth: A New Generation of Addicts.” West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):139-42. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.1.29383. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PMID: 26973738

Banimahd F, Loo T, Amin M, Ahadiat OR, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “A rare but Important Clinical Presentation of Induced Methemoglobinemia”.
West J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep;17(5):627-9. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.6.30504. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

Hoonpongsimanont W, Kulkarni M, Tomas-Domingo P, Anderson C, McCormack D, Tu K, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Text messaging versus email for emergency medicine residents' knowledge retention: a pilot comparison in the United States.” J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Oct 26. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2016.13.36. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27780350

Imani G, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Hosseini Farahabadi M, Banimahd F, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, McCoy CE, Mercado G, Farivar B, Pham JK, Lotfipour S. “ Computerized alcohol screening identified more at-risk drinkers in a level 2 than a level 1 trauma center.” BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 6;17(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3989-6. PMID:28056919

Marshall JR, Katzer R, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B, Shastry S, Andrusaitis J, Anderson CL, Barton ED. “Use of Physician-in-Triage Model in the Manangement of Abdominal Pain in an Emergency Department Observation Unit.” West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):181-188. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.10.32042. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID 28210350
   
  Lozano K, Ogbu UC, Amin A, Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Lotfipour S.
“Patient Motivators for Emergency Department Utilization: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Survey of Uninsured Admitted Patients at a University Teaching Hospital.” J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug;49(2):203-210.e3. Epub 2015 Jun 9. PMID: 26066991

Chakravarthy B, Menchine M, Thompson DE, Rajeev S, Santos BJ.
“Psychiatric patient disposition agreement between the emergency physician and the psychiatry consultant.” Crisis. 2013 Jan 1;34(5):354-62. PMID:23502061

Chakravarthy B, Yang A, Ogbu UC, Kim C, Iqbal A, Haight J, Anderson CL, Dimassa G, Bruckner T, Bhargava R, Schreiber M, Lotfipour S. “Determinants of pediatric psychiatry length-of-stay in two urban emergency departments”. Pediatric Emergency Care. Accepted.

Ogbu UC, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. Polysubstance abuse: alcohol, opioids and benzodiazepines require coordinated Engagement by society, patients, and physicians.
West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;16(1):76-9. Epub 2014 Dec 15. PMID: 25671013

Bruckner T, Kim Y, Lubens P, Singh A, Snowden L, Chakravarthy B, "Emergency Services for Mental Health among Children after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001". Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015 Jan 9. PMID: 25573077

McCoy C, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B, Schultz C, Barton E. “Emergency Medical Services Public Health Implications and Interim Guidance for the Ebola Virus in the United States.” West J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov;15(7):723-727. Epub 2014 Oct 10. Review. PMID: 25493108

Chakravarthy B, Posadas E, Ibrahim D, McArthur D, Osborn M, Hoonpongsimanont W, Wong A, Lotfipour S, “Increasing Off-Service Resident Productivity while on their Emergency Department Rotation Using Shift Cards.” J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr;48(4):499-505. Epub 2015 Jan 22. PMID: 25618835

Harrison C, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Roumani S, Weiss J, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Readiness to Change and Reasons for Intended Reduction of Alcohol Consumption in Emergency Department versus Trauma Population.” West J Emerg Med. 2014 May;15(3):337-44. PMID: 24829617

Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Habicht M, Bruckner T, Lotfipour S. “Depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt presenting to the emergency department: differences between these cohorts.” West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar;15(2):211-6. PMID:24672614.

Chakravarthy B, Frumin E, Lotfipour S. ”Increasing Suicide Rates between Middle-age Person and Interventions to Manage Patients with Psychiatric Complaints”. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;15(1):11-3. PMID:24578763.

Chakravarthy B, Toohey S, Rezaimehr Y, Anderson CL, Hoonpongsimanont W, Menchine M, Lotfipour S. “National Differences between ED and ambulatory visits for suicidal ideation and attempts and depression. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec 26. PMID:24637133

Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S. “Adolescent drug abuse – Awareness & prevention.” Indian J Med Res. 2013 Jun;137(6):1021-3. PMID:23852281

Chakravarthy B, Tenny M, Anderson CL, Rajeev S, Istanbouli T, Lotfipour S, “Analysis of Mental Health Substance Abuse-related Emergency Department Visits from 2002 to 2008,” Subst Abus. 2013;34(3):292-7. 11 Jul 2013. PMID: 23844961

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B, “Vital Signs: Fatalities and Binge Drinking Among High School Students: A Critical Issue to Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers,” West J Emerg Med. 2013 May;14(3)271-4. PMID 23687547

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Anderson CL, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Weiss J, Chakravarthy B, Dykzeul B, Vaca F. “Assessment of alcohol use patterns among Spanish-speaking patients. Subst Abus. 2013 Apr-Jun;34(2):155-61. PMID: 23577910

McCoy CE, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, “Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients: In conjunction with the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,” West J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;14(1):69-76. PMID:23447758

Lotfipour S, Howard J, Roumani S, Hoonponsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Weiss J, Cisneros V, Dykzeul B. "Increased Detection of Alcohol Consumption and At-risk Drinking with Computerized Alcohol Screening". Journal of Emergency Medicine. J Emerg Med, 2013 Apr;44(4):861-6. PMID:23321293

Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S. “Vital Signs: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Other Interventions to Combat Increasing Overdoses on Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers". West J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;13(5):422-5. PMID:23357954.

Anderson CL, Dominguez KM, Hoang TV, Rowther A, Carroll MC, Lotfipour S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B. “An Analysis of Distance from Collision Site to Pedestrian Residence in Pedestrian versus Automobile Collisions Presenting to a Level 1 Trauma Center” Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. 2012, vol. 56. PMID: 23169114

Bruckner TA, Kim Y, Chakravarthy B, Brown TT. “Voluntary Psychiatric Emergencies in Los Angeles County after California’s Mental Health Services Act”. Psychiatric Services. Aug 2012; 63 (8); 808-814. PMID: 22660697

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Fox J, Roumani S, Hoonponsimanont W, Vaca F. “Assessment of Readiness to Change and Relationship to AUDIT Score in a Trauma Population Utilizing Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention” Substance Abuse. Article in press

Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Ludlow J, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. “A Geographic Analysis of Collisions Involving Child Pedestrians in a Large Southern California County”. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2012 Mar;13(2):193-8.

Lotfipour S, Sayegh R, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Fox JC, Vaca FE. “Fatality and Injury Severity of Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions in Orange County, California, 1998-2007” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011. Epub.

Schoen JC, Boysen MM, Warren CR, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Vertebrobasilar artery occlusion: A Review of the Literature,” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Nov;12(4):461-6.

Cardena R, Fox Chris, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “A Practical Guide for Medical Students in Spain interested in Emergency Medicine,” Emergencias. 2011; 23: 67-71.

Chakravarthy B, Haar E, Bhatt SS, McCoy CE, Denmark TK, Lotfipour S. “Simulation in Medical School Education: A Review for Emergency Medicine,” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Nov;12(4):461-6.

Lotfipour S, Mortazavi R, Chakravarthy B. “Commentary: Alcohol and Motor Vehicle-Related Crashes—Driver Attitudes Need Further Intervention”. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Apr;57(4):406-8.

Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Ludlow J, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. “The Relationship of Pedestrian Injuries to Socioeconomic Characteristics in a Large Southern California County”. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2010 Oct;11(5):508-13.

Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B; “Comparison of the Visual Function Index to the Snellen Visual Acuity Test in Predicting Self-Restricted Driving in Older Adults”. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2010 Oct;11(5):503-7.

Silman E, Chakravarthy B,et al; Polycystic Kidney Disease with Renal Failure Presenting as Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia in the ED, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Feb 2009, 10:1

Chakravarthy B, Vaca F, et al; Pediatric Pedestrian Injuries; Emergency Care Considerations, Pediatric Emergency Care 23:10, October 2007

Chu I, Vaca F, Stratton S, Chakravarthy B, et al; Geriatric Trauma Care: Challenges Facing Emergency Medical Services, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, May 2007, 8:2

Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, et al; Pedestrian Injuries: Emergency Care Considerations; Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Feb 2007, 8:1
   
Grants Nov 2013-Sept 2014 Orange County Sheriff’s Department Contract- $30,000 Programmatic Evaluation of ‘Drug Use is Life Abuse’ program Chakravarthy (PI)
   
May 2010-June 2010 UC Irvine Faculty Grant - $9,675 Committee on Research and Graduate Academic Programs Chakravarthy (PI)
   
Nov 2012 State Farm ‘Celebrate My Drive’ Grant - $2,500 State Farm Insurance Company Chakravarthy (PI)
   
Nov 2015-Current California Health Care Foundation - $59,965 SafeRx OC: Orange County’s Collaborative on Prescription Drug Abuse Chakravarthy (PI)
   
Oct 2016-Current Office of Traffic Safety - $238,571 Evaluation and Investigation of Drivers in Motor Vehicle Collisions under the influence of Drugs admitted to a Trauma Center Chakravarthy (PI)
   
Jan 1 2017-Jan 1 2018 UC Irvine Initiative to End Family Violence - $17,000 “Exploring the Relationships Between Relationship Violence, Unplanned Pregnancy, and Substance Use Among Injection Drug Users” Perry (PI). Chakravarthy (Co-PI)
   
April 2017-Current NIMH R21 Grant Award - $418,487 “Racial disparities in pediatric psychiatric emergencies: A Health systems approach” Bruckner (PI). Chakravarthy (Co-PI)
   
Professional
Society
ACEP, AAEM, SAEM
   
Other Experience Residency
Mt. Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine 2002—2006

Research Center Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5752
   
Last updated 06/26/2017