- Email Rubee.Dev@ubc.ca
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Alberta, Canada
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Sun Yat-sen University, China
PhD (Nursing), University of Washington, USA
MPH, University of Washington, USA
BScN, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Honours & Awards
- CIHR-IGH Trainee Travel Award (2022)
- Guangdong Province Postdoctoral Talent Introduction Programme Award from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security (2019)
- Nepal Bidhya Bhusan ‘Ka’ Award (Highest National Academic Award) from the President of Nepal, Government of Nepal (2019)
- The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) in Training Award, The DAISY Foundation, School of Nursing, University of Washington (2018)
- Hagyvary Citizens of the World Endowed Fund, Center for Global Health Nursing Travel and Fieldwork Scholarship (2018)
- Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Research Award, Psi Chapter-at-Large, Honor Society of Nursing (2018)
- Hester McLaws Dissertation Grant, School of Nursing, University of Washington (2017)
- Global Opportunity (GO) Health Travel Fellowship (2017)
- Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Jean Negus Malmo International Peace Scholarship (2012)
- Fulbright Scholarship (The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) (2012)
Area of Research
- Global health
- Sex and gender science
- Noncommunicable diseases prevention and management
- Maternal & child health
- Sexual and reproductive health
Cardiovascular health through a sex and gender lens
This study will explore and contrast the association between biological sex, socio-culturally constructed gender, cardiovascular health, and cardiovascular diseases amongst residents of South Asian (SA) countries, SA immigrants in Canada, and a Canadian population, using nationally representative surveys.
Influence of sex and gender on adoption of self-care behaviours
This study will enhance the understanding on broader dimensions of gender-related factors impacting self-care behaviour adoption in different contextual settings that will help in the discussion of broader notions of CVD risk management nationally and globally. Furthermore, it will help in the promotion of self-care as a suitable intervention strategy in response to the high incidence of CVD worldwide.
SPIDER (Structured Process Informed by Data, Evidence, and Research)
The Structured Process Informed by Data, Evidence and Research (SPIDER) will help primary care practices to optimize their management of patients with complex needs by combining a number of proven methods and leveraging existing Quality Improvement capacity, partnerships in primary care and EMR evaluation capacity. The main objective of the study is to assess the impact of SPIDER compared to usual care in reducing Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (PIPs) prescribed to patients aged 65 and older on ten or more medications.
Dev R, Favour-Ofili D, Raparelli V, Behlouli H, Azizi Z, Kublickiene K, Kautzky-Willer A, Herrero MT, Pilote, L, Norris CM. Sex and gender influence on cardiovascular health in sub-Saharan Africa: findings from Ghana, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, and Botswana. Global Heart. 2022;17(1):63
Dev R, Adams AM, Raparelli V, Norris CM, Pilote L. Sex and gender determinants of vascular disease in the global context. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2022 Jun 3:S0828-282X(22)00341-5.
Dev R, Raparelli V, Bacon S, Lavoie KL, Pilote L, Norris CM. Impact of Biological Sex and Gender-related Factors on Public Engagement in Protective Health Behaviours during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Analyses from a Global Survey. BMJ Open. 2022 Jun 10;12(6):e059673
Dev R, Raparelli V, Pilote L, Azizi Z, Kublickiene K, Kautzky-Willer A, Herrero MT, Norris CM. Cardiovascular Health through a Sex and Gender Lens in Six South Asian Countries: Findings from the WHO STEPS Surveillance. Journal of Global Health. 2022 Feb 26;12:04020
Dev R, Williams-Nguyen J, Adhikari SP, Dev U, Deo S, Hillan E. Impact of maternal decision-making autonomy and self-reliance in accessing healthcare on childhood diarrhea and acute respiratory tract infections in Nepal. Public Health. 198, 2021:89-95
Dev R, Adhikari SP, Dongol A, Madhup SK, Pradhan P, Shakya S, Shrestha S, Maskey S, Taylor M. Prevalence assessment of sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women visiting an antenatal care center of Nepal: Pilot of the World Health Organization’s standard protocol for conducting STI prevalence surveys among pregnant women. PLOS ONE. 2021;16(4):e0250361. PMID: 33891652
Dev R, Kohler P, Begnel E, Achwoka D, McGrath CJ, Pintye J, Muthigani W, Singa B, Gondi J, Ng’ang’a L, Langat A, John-Stewart G, Kinuthia J, Drake AL. Contraceptive counseling experiences among women attending HIV Care and Treatment Centers: a national survey in Kenya. Contraception. 2021;104(2):139-146.
Dev R, Li J, Zhang D, Cai Y, Hao C, Hou F, Wang R, Lin M, Xu D. An economic evaluation of a mobile text messaging intervention to improve mental health care in resource-poor communities in China: A cost-effectiveness study. BMC Health Services Research. 2020; 20(1):989.
Dev R, Zaslavsky O, Cochrane BB, Woods NF. Healthy aging through the lens of community-based practitioners: a focus group study. BMC Geriatrics. 2020;20(1):211.
Xu Dong*, Dev R*, Shrestha A, Zhang L, Shrestha A, Shakya P, Hughes JP, Shakya PR, Li J, Liao J, Karmacharya BM. NUrse-led COntinuum of care for people with Diabetes and pre-diabetes in Nepal (NUCOD): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2020; 21(1):442. (*joint first authors)
Dev R, Kohler P, Feder M, Unger J, Woods NF, Drake AL. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Postpartum Contraceptive Use, Predictors, and Barriers among Women in Resource-Limited Settings. Reproductive Health. 2019; Vol. 16 (97):1-17.
Dev R, Woods NF, Unger J, Kinuthia J, Matemo D, Farid S, Begnel ER, Kohler P, Drake AL. Acceptability, Feasibility and Utility of a Mobile Health Family Planning Decision-Aid for Postpartum Women in Kenya. Reproductive Health. 2019; Vol. 16(97):1-11.
Dev R, Williams M, Fitzpatrick A, Connell F. Topographical Differences of Infant Mortality in Nepal: Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2016; Vol. 14 (54), pp: 96-102
NURS 504: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 552: Methods in Nursing Science