CHSPR Seminar | Sex and Gender Determinants of Vascular Disease in the Global Context

Rubee Dev, University of BC

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022
1-2 pm PST
In-person in SPPH (room TBA) or virtual (via Zoom)

Globally, vascular diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Besides sex differences, many of the most significant risk factors for vascular disease have a gendered dimension. This session will illustrate key factors underlying sex and gender-specific risk stratification comparing data from the global North and global South.

Dr. Rubee Dev is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UBC. Her research mainly focuses on integrating sex and gender dimensions in applied health research, to evaluate their impact on clinical outcomes and patients’ reported outcomes related to quality of life in non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease. Her work focuses on comparing and expanding evidence from high-income to low-and middle-income countries. Her comparative exploration of gendered variables between contextually and economically different settings could contribute to the creation of health-related knowledge on broader dimensions of gender variables and the scope of using them in future research to widely cover the determinants of non-communicable diseases. Her work also entails extensive research to identify the data gaps and opportunities for action in meeting the needs of primary healthcare patients.

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