Who We Are


Dr. Rubee Dev is an Assistant Professor of Global Health & Primary Health Care Nursing at the UBC School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Dr. Dev is a principal investigator of the BC-PHCRN and co-director of the BC arm of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (BC-CPCSSN). Her work entails extensive research to identify the data gaps and opportunities for action in meeting the needs of global maternal and child health and improving care delivery in primary health care settings; mainly through collaboration, partnerships, and knowledge translation.

Dr. Nathaniel Hawkins is Associate Professor and cardiologist dual trained in heart failure and electrophysiology at UBC. He is Medical Lead for Quality and Research at Cardiac Services BC and Director of Research for the UBC Division of Cardiology. His research examines cardiovascular outcomes, health services, and comorbidities in patients with heart failure, arrhythmia, and pulmonary disease. He is Co-Principal Investigator for the MAPLE-CHF and international SYMPHONY heart failure screening trial and member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canadian Heart Function Alliance. His work aims to integrate systems of care and utilize data to deliver population health interventions.


Dr. Andy Gibb is a Data Manager for BC-CPCSSN. Andy has an extensive, published track record in scientific research. He is the person that works on solving all of the programming issues, implementing automation algorithms and ensures the data are secure and meets the highest privacy standards.

Dawn Mooney visualizes and communicates health data at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, including for the BC-PHCRN. Dawn is interested in methods of effective graphical communication of health data and statistics, and in using mapping to explore, communicate and address geographic disparities in health and health care.


Innocent Ndateba is a registered nurse and a PhD candidate at the UBC School of Nursing. His research interests include global health, epidemiology, prevention and management of chronic diseases, and organization and delivery of primary care services. His current work entails understanding team-based care in primary care. He is examining how team-based care impacts health outcomes in people living with multimorbidity in primary care. He has conducted research in Rwanda, South Africa, and Canada. The goal of his research is to generate evidence that can be used in development and implementation of health interventions to improve chronic disease prevention and management for all.

Manpreet Thandi is a PhD candidate at the UBC School of Nursing with a background in nursing and population health promotion. Her dissertation research focuses on developing a frailty severity scale that can automatically calculate frailty scores for patients using existing electronic medical record (EMR) data in BC primary care settings. With her work, Manpreet hopes to improve health outcomes for the growing older adult population through early detection and management of frailty.