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Dr.Nidup Dorji

Name: Dr.Nidup Dorji

Designation: Assistant Professor


Dr Nidup Dorji is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Dean of Public Health and Allied Health Sciences looking after the academic, research, and international linkages at the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health (FNPH), KGUMSB. After obtaining his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2016, he rigorously worked in the area of psychological wellbeing, happiness, and health-related quality of life in Bhutan. He also obtained his Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Quebec based at Montreal (UQAM), Canada, 2020. He has published book chapters and scientific articles in the national and international peer-reviewed journals as first and second author through independent research undertakings and collaborations. He also presented scientific papers in the national and international conferences. Dr Dorji is an editorial member of the Bhutan Journal of Management, and serves as an external reviewers for the national and international journals. Dr Dorji is currently teaching international public health, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental health, sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS, and health research at FNPH. Besides his interest to study more about happiness, quality of life, elderly and child health, life skills education, end-of-life care and spirituality, he also developed his patience to research more about adverse and positive childhood experiences and their influence on health and wellbeing. Dr Dorji started his teaching career at FNPH since 2006.    

Lists of Publications

Thesis and monographs

  1. Thesis: “Adverse life experiences and quality of life among senior citizens of Bhutan”, School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2013-2016. Available at https://eprints.qut.edu.au/101525/
  2. Monograph: Chewing of Betel Quid among Health Care Providers in Thimphu, Bhutan. Lambert Academic Publishing House. ISBN 978-3-8433-8396-7. (2012). Available at https://www.amazon.com/Chewing-Health-Providers-Thimphu-Bhutan/dp/3843383960 

Book Chapter

  1. Dorji, N. (2022). Chapter 19: “Older Adults’ Happiness and Quality of Life: Spiritualism, Social Connectedness, and Health Status”. Title Book: Springer Handbook of Health and Well-being: Challenges, Strategies and Future Trends. Springer Nature (Published)
  2. Deb.S., Dorji.N, Sunny.A.M., & Deb.S. (2022). Chapter 15:COVID-19 and Mental Health of Indian Youth: Association with Background Variables and Stress”. Title Book: Springer Handbook of Health and Well-being: Challenges, Strategies and Future Trends. Springer Nature (Published)
  3. Dorji, N. & Deb, S. (2022). Chapter 15: “Adverse and positive childhood experience: The role of Buddhism and resilience”. Title of the Routledge Book: School-Based Family Counseling for Crisis and Disaster: A Global Perspectives. (pp. 212-225). Routledge, California.
  4. “Developing Bhutan: Nurturing Youth” Chapter to be published in Springer House of Publication (Under review).

Researched articles

  1. Dorji. N, Pacheun. O and Boonshuyar C. “Chewing of betel Quid: Why health care providers in Thimphu, Bhutan do it?” J Med Assoc Thai Vol. 95 Suppl. 2012. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23130501
  2. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. “Quality of Life among Senior Citizens in Bhutan: Associations with Adverse Life Experiences, Chronic Diseases, Spirituality, and Social Connectedness”. (2017). Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. Vol 29(1) 35-46. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23130501
  3. Dorji, N. “Cessation of Betel Quid Chewing: Lessons from the ex-chewers”. Bhutan Health Journal, 2017, Vol. 2(3). 1-6. Available at http://www.bhj.com.bt/index.php/bhj/article/view/40 
  4. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. “Health-related quality of life and co-morbidities among older adults in Bhutan”. 2018. Bhutan Health Journal. Vol. 4(2). 15-24. Available at http://www.bhj.com.bt/index.php/bhj/article/view/72
  5. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. “Qualitative inquiry into quality of life among older adults in Bhutan”. (2018). Biomed J Sci&Tech Res 5(4). BJSTR. MS.ID.001244. DOI: 10.26717/ BJSTR.2018.05.001244. Available at https://miomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.001244.pdf
  6. Dorji, N., Dunne, M., Gurung, M. “Socio-demographic correlates of psychological wellbeing among older adults in Bhutan”. (2019). Environ Soc Psychol, 4(2); doi: 10.18063/esp.v3.i2.782. Available at http://ojs.whioce.com/index.php/esp/article/view/782
  7. Dorji, N., Dunne, M., Seib, C., Deb, Si., & Lui, P.S.C. “Perceived Benefits of Spirituality and Religiosity on Health among Senior Citizens of Bhutan: A Mixed-methods Approach”. (2019). Thai Journal of Public Health (493), 300-213. Available at https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jph/article/view/232482
  8. Dorji, N., Dunne, P.M, Seib, C. and Deb, S. “Adverse childhood experiences: Associations with physical and mental health conditions among older adults in Bhutan”. (2020). Public Health. 182: p. 173-178 Available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350620300524?dgcid=author
  9. Dorji, N., S. Lapierre, and D.A.C. Dransart. “Perception of Medical Assistance in Dying Among Asian Buddhists Living in Montreal, Canada”. (2020). OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, 2020: p. 0030222820948645. Available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222820948645
  10. Dorji, N., & S. Lapierre. “Perception of death and preference for end-of-life care among Asian Buddhists living in Montreal, Canada”. (2021). Journal of Death Studies. Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2021.1872743 
  11. Dorji, N., & Lhamo, P.S. “Nothing lasts forever”: A reminder from COVID-19 pandemic”. (2021). Thai Journal of Public Health. Vol. 51 (3). Available at https://www.ph.mahidol.ac.th/thjph/journal/51_3/


12. Wang, U., & Dorji, N. “Perception on nursing profession and academic and work related stress among nursing students in Bhutan”. (2019). SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science 5(3), 13-19. Available at http://www.internationaljournalssrg.org/IJNHS/paper-details?Id=33

13. Dukpa, T., Dorji, N., Thinley, S., Wangchuk, Tshering, K, Gyen, K., et al. “Soil-Tramsmitted Helminth infections reduction in Bhutan: A report of 29 years of deworming”. (2020). PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227273. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227273  Available at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227273

14. Rai, R., Fritschi, L., Carey, RN, Lewkowski,K, Glass, DC., Dorji, N., & EI-Zaemey,S. “The estimated prevalence of exposure to carcinogens, asthmagens, and ototoxic agents among healthcare workers in Australia”. (2020). American Journal of Industrial Medicine. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23108. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32236973

15. Lui, P.S.C. & Dorji, N. (2020). “Prevalence and predictors of lower urinary tract symptoms in Solomon Islander men aged 18 years and over”. (2020). Journal of Clinical Urology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2051415820945537

16. Rai, R., EI-Zaemey,S., Dorji, N. & Fritschi, L., “Reliability and Validity of an Adapted Questionnaire Assessing Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals among HealthCare Workers in Bhutan”. (2020). International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 11(3):128-139. Available at https://www.theijoem.com/ijoem/index.php/ijoem/article/view/1878

17. Rai, R., EI-Zaemey,S., Dorji, N. & Fritschi, L., “Occupational exposures to hazardous chemicals and agents among healthcare workers in Bhutan”. (2020). American Journal of Industrial Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23192. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.23192; 63:1109–1115.

18. Rai R, EI-Zaemey S, Dorji, N., Rai BD, & Fritschi L. “Exposure to Occupational Hazards among Health Care Workers in Low – and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review”. (2021). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(5):2603. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052603

19. Wangchuk, Chuki, P., Dorji, K., Dhendup, T., & Dorji, N. (2021). “Prevalence and risk factors of pulmonary tuberculosis among people living with diabetes mellitus at the National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan.” Bhutan Health Journal. 7(1): 24-28. Available at https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.116

20. Choden, K. & Dorji, N. (2021). “Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of nurse-midwives on the use of partograph in health care centres of Bhutan.” Bhutan Health Journal. 7(1):  10-15. Available at https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.114

21. Kohori-Segawa, H., Uematsu, H., Dorji. N., Wangdi, W., Dorjee, C., Yangchen, P., Kunisawa, S., Sakamoto, R., & Imanaka, Y. (2021). “Gender with marital status, cultural differences, and vulnerability to hypertension: Findings from the national survey for noncommunicable disease risk factors and mental health using WHO STEPS in Bhutan”.  PLoS ONE 16(8): e0256811. Available at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0256811  

22. Dorji, T., Dorji, N., Yangdon, K., Gyeltshen, D., & Tenzin, L. (2022). Exploring the Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Care and the Concept of a Good Death in Bhutan. Asian Bioethics Review, 1-7. Available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41649-021-00199-7

23. Kohori Segawa H, Uematsu H, Dorji N, Wangdi U, Dorjee C, Yangchen P, et al. (2022). “Social and behavioral factors related to blood pressure measurement: A cross-sectional study in Bhutan.” PLoS ONE 17(8): e0271914. Available at https://doi. org/10.1371/journal.pone.0271914 

24. Phuntsho S. & Dorji. N. (2022). “Relationship between academic stress and socio-demographic information among the health trainees of the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health (FNPH), KHesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB).” Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 3(4):1039. Available at https://www.medtextpublications.com/open-access/relationship-between-academic-stress-and-socio-demographic-information-among-the-1156.pdf

25. Rai, R., Fritschi, L., Glass, D. C., Dorji, N., & El-Zaemey, S. (2022). Comparison of agreement in asthmagen exposure assessments between rule-based automatic algorithms and a job exposure matrix in healthcare workers in Australia and Bhutan. BMC Public Health22(1), 1-12. Available at https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-022-14514-w