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Nichole Starr, M.D., MPH

Nichole Starr, M.D., MPH

Resident Research Fellow
General Surgery 

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University of Miami, B.A., Theatre Arts, 2006
University of Miami, B.S., Neurosciences, 2006

Boston University, M.P.H., International Studies, 2008
Boston University, M.D., 2015

  • General Surgery Residency 2015-present
  • Barriers to Accessing Surgical Care
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Surgical Organizations
  • Trauma Care
  • Spanish, Amharic

Nichole is a resident in the General Surgery Residency training program with an interest in global health and surgery, cost-effectiveness analyses, and trauma care. She completed an MPH with emphasis in International Studies from Boston University and served in Peace Corps/Ethiopia from 2007-2008 where her work focused on HIV/AIDS services; economic empowerment of women in the form of Rotating Credit and Savings Organization, and community home-based palliative care for patients with HIV/AIDS. She also participated in clinical and research activities in Vitoria, Brazil in 2012 on risk factors associated with MDR-TB transmission. Currently her work at CGSS is focused on cost-effectiveness analysis of surgical activity in Ethiopia and creating a framework for National Surgical Planning.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 6
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  1. Starr N, Rebollo D, Asemu YM, Akalu L, Mohammed HA, Menchamo MW, Melese E, Bitew S, Wilson I, Tadesse M, Weiser TG. Pulse oximetry in low-resource settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 09; 8(9):e1121-e1122. View in PubMed
  2. Ademuyiwa AO, Bekele A, Berhea AB, Borgstein E, Capo-Chichi N, Derbew M, Evans FM, Feyssa MD, Galukande M, Gawande AA, Gueye SM, Harrison E, Jani P, Kaseje N, Litswa L, Mammo TN, Mellin-Olsen J, Muguti G, Nabukenya MT, Ngoga E, Ntirenganya F, Rulisa S, Starr N, Tabiri S, Tadesse M, Walker I, Weiser TG, Wren SM. COVID-19 Preparedness Within the Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthetic Ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ann Surg. 2020 07; 272(1):e9-e13. View in PubMed
  3. Starr N, Weiser TG. Comment on "COVID-19 Preparedness Within the Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthetic Ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa". Ann Surg. 2020 May 20. View in PubMed
  4. Starr N, Gebeyehu N, Tesfaye A, Forrester JA, Bekele A, Bitew S, Wayessa E, Weiser TG, Negussie T. Value and Feasibility of Telephone Follow-Up in Ethiopian Surgical Patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2020 Aug; 21(6):533-539. View in PubMed
  5. Starr NE, Matthay ZA, Fields AT, Nunez-Garcia B, Callcut RA, Cohen MJ, Kornblith LZ. Identification of injury and shock driven effects on ex vivo platelet aggregometry: A cautionary tale of phenotyping. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 07; 89(1):20-28. View in PubMed
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  1. Dechert, T., Stucchi, A., Kauffman, D., Hasty, B., Starr, N., Godfrey, T. (2014). Development of the Medical Student Surgical Research Mentorship Program. Poster presented at: John McCahan Educational Day, Boston University School of Medicine; Boston, MA. (Poster Presentation)
  2. Kaminetzy, L., Kanneganti, M., Karkoska, K., Kimball, A., Leahy, K., Starr, N. (2012). The Outreach Van Project: Meeting People Where They Are. Poster presented at: John McCahan Educational Day, Boston University School of Medicine; Boston, MA. (Poster Presentation)
  3. Karasek, K., Oliveira, T., Silva, D., Starr, N., Hochberg, N., Dietze, R., Ellner, J., Jones-Lopez, E. (2013). TB Index Case Factors Associated with TST Conversion of Household Contacts. Poster presented at: Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Annual Conference; Washington, DC. (Poster Presentation)
  4. Kasotakis, G., Peitzman, E., King, E., Starr, N., Hebert, C., Rosenkranz, P., Sarkar, B., Dechert, T., McAneny, D., Burke, P. (2014). Healthcare Disparities and Risk Factors for Readmission after Emergency General and Vascular Surgical Procedures. Poster presented at: American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 73rd Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA. (Poster Presentation)
  5. Starr, N., Abbensetts, K., Sarkar, B., Dechert, T., Glantz, A., Bird, D., Burke, P., Tompkins, R., Kasotakis, G. (2014). Platelet Transfusion Independently Increases Risk for Acute Lung Injury in the Non-massively Transfused Severely Injured Blunt Trauma Patient. Poster presented at: 100th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Medical Student Program; San Francisco, CA. (Poster Presentation)
  6. Kasotakis, G., Peitzman, E., King, E., Starr, N., Hebert, C., Rosenkranz, P., Sarkar, B., McAneny, D., Burke, P. (2014). Healthcare Disparities and Risk Factors for Readmission After General Surgical Procedures. Oral Presentation presented at: 100th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons; San Francisco, CA. (Oral Presentation)
  7. Starr, N. (2014). "Out of the Box Ideas" for Surgical Interest Groups. Oral Presentation presented at: 100th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Medical Student Program; San Francisco, CA. (Oral Presentation)
  8. Starr, N. (2012). Lessons Learned in a Peace Corps Experience. Oral Presentation presented at: Peace Corps Masters International 25th Anniversary Celebration, Boston University School of Public Health; Boston, MA. (Oral Presentation)
  9. Starr, N., Dechert, T. (2014). Department of Surgery Medical Student Research Mentoring. Oral Presentation presented at: Graduate Medical Education Meeting; Boston, MA. (Oral Presentation)
  10. George Kasotakis, MD MPH; Elizabeth King, MD; Nichole Starr, BS MPH; Elpida Velmahos, BS; Christopher Hebert, BS; Elizabeth Peitzman, PA-C; Pamela Rosenkranz, RN; Peter Burke, MD; David McAneny, MD; Gerard Doherty, MD (2015). Healthcare Disparities and Risk Factors for Readmission After General Surgical Procedures. Submitted for presentation at: 135th Annual Meeting of the American Surgical Association; San Diego, CA. (Oral Presentation)
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