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Dr Karen Devries

BSc PhD

Associate Professor
in Social Epidemiology

 

I am a social epidemiologist at the Gender, Violence and Health Centre.  My main interests relate to violence against children and women, mental health, sexual health and epidemiological methods.

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Evidence on Disability
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Global Mental Health

Teaching

 

Currently I supervise MSc and PhD students, co-organise the module on Social Epidemiology, and co-organise the short course Researching Gender-Based Violence.  I also teach on Basic Statistics (in-house).

Research

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My current work consists of several intervention trials and evidence synthesis projects.  I am currently leading a cluster RCT in Uganda to evaluate the Good School Toolkit for prevention of violence against children attending primary schools, with partners at the Institue of Education, Makerere University, and Raising Voices.  I am also conducting related work on child protection in East Africa with various partners.  I coordinate the GVH Centre’s involvement in Global Burden of Disease Study, and produce estimates of the prevalence of and disease burden associated with intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse for every region of the world.  I also coordinated SASA!, a cluster-randomised trial of a violence and HIV prevention intervention in Kampala, Uganda.

 

If you would like a copy of our recent Science article on the prevalence of intimate partner violence, please click here:

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/science.1240937?ijkey=JhqDr92GkKHUQ&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Risk
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Evaluation
Gender
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Randomised controlled trials
Schools
Smoking
Violence
Education
Discipline
Epidemiology
Psychology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Addiction
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Sexually transmitted disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Canada
United Kingdom
Region
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies.
Devries, K.M. ; Mak, J.Y. ; Bacchus, L.J. ; Child, J.C. ; Falder, G. ; Petzold, M. ; Astbury, J. ; Watts, C.H. ;
PLoS Med
Global health. The global prevalence of intimate partner violence against women.
Devries, K.M. ; Mak, J.Y. ; García-Moreno, C. ; Petzold, M. ; Child, J.C. ; Falder, G. ; Lim, S. ; Bacchus, L.J. ; Engell, R.E. ; Rosenfeld, L. ; Pallitto, C. ; Vos, T. ; Abrahams, N. ; Watts, C.H. ;
Science
The global prevalence of intimate partner homicide: a systematic review.
Stöckl, H.; Devries, K.; Rotstein, A.; Abrahams, N.; Campbell, J.; Watts, C.; Moreno, C.G.;
Lancet
The Good Schools Toolkit to prevent violence against children in Ugandan primary schools: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Devries, K.M. ; Allen, E. ; Child, J.C. ; Walakira, E. ; Parkes, J. ; Elbourne, D. ; Watts, C. ; Naker, D. ;
Trials
Intimate partner violence during pregnancy: analysis of prevalence data from 19 countries.
Devries, K.M.; Kishor, S.; Johnson, H.; Stöckl, H.; Bacchus, L.J.; Garcia-Moreno, C.; Watts, C.;
Reprod Health Matters
Factors associated with pregnancy and STI among Aboriginal students in British Columbia.
Devries, K.M.; Free, C.J.; Morison, L.; Saewyc, E.;
Can J Public Health
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