Name:  Dipika Neupane

Email: dipika.neupane@mail.mcgill.ca

Position: Analytical Coordinator

Biography:

Dipika is currently working on DEPRESSD Project as an Analytical Coordinator. She completed bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2016. After a few years of experience in health research and informatics in rural Nepal, she joined McGill University in 2018. She completed MSc Epidemiology from McGill University on 2020 with her thesis on selective cutoff reporting in depression screening tools under the joint supervision of Dr. Brett Thombs and Dr. Andrea Benedetti. Currently, she is working on various projects on systematic review and the individual participant data meta-analysis of the accuracy of depression screening tools. 

Awards:
McGill Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentship, 2019 ($10,000)

 

Publications:
Levis B, Sun Y, He C, Wu Y, Krishnan A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Imran M, Brehaut E, Negeri A, Fischer FH, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, for the Depression Screening Data (DEPRESSD) PHQ Collaboration. Accuracy of the PHQ-2 Alone and in Combination With the PHQ-9 for Screening to Detect Major Depression: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA 2020;323(22):2290–2300.


Adhikari B, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Mishra SR. A retrospective analysis of mortality from 2015 Gorkha earthquakes of Nepal: evidence and future recommendations. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2020;1-7.


Levis B, Benedetti A, Ioannidis JPA, Sun Y, Negeri Z, He C, Wu Y, Krishnan A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Imran M, Rice DB, Riehm KE, Saadat N, Azar M, Boruff J, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Kloda LA, McMillan D, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Alamri SH, Amtmann D, Ayalon L, Baradaran HR, Beraldi A, Bernstein CN, Bhana A, Bombardier CH, Carter G, Chagas MH, Chibanda D, Clover K, Conwell Y, Diez-Quevedo C, Fann JR, Fischer FH, Gholizadeh L, Gibson LJ, Green EP, Greeno CG, Hall BJ, Haroz EE, Ismail K, Jette N, Khamseh ME, Kwan Y, Lara MA, Liu SI, Loureiro SR, Lowe B, Marrie RA, Marsh L, McGuire A, Muramatsu K, Navarrete L, Osorio FL, Petersen I, Picardi A, Pugh SL, Quinn TJ, Rooney AG, Shinn EH, Sidebottom A, Spangenberg L, Lynnette Tan PL, Taylor-Rowan M, Turner A, van Weert HC, Vohringer PA, Wagner LI, White J, Winkley K, Thombs BD. Patient Health Questionnaire-9 scores do not accurately estimate depression prevalence: individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2020;122:115-128.e1
 

Wu Y, Levis B, Sun Y, Krishnan A, He C, Riehm KE, Rice DB, Azar M, Yan XW, Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Imran M, Chiovitti MJ, Saadat N, Boruff JT, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, McMillan D, Ioannidis JPA, Kloda LA, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Henry M, Ismail Z, Loiselle CG, Mitchell ND, Tonelli M, Al-Adawi S, Beraldi A, Braeken APBM, Büel-Drabe N, Bunevicius A, Carter G, Chen CK, Cheung G, Clover K, Conroy RM, Cukor D, da Rocha E Silva CE, Dabscheck E, Daray FM, Douven E, Downing MG, Feinstein A, Ferentinos PP, Fischer FH, Flint AJ, Fujimori M, Gallagher P, Gandy M, Goebel S, Grassi L, Härter M, Jenewein J, Jetté N, Julião M, Kim JM, Kim SW, Kjærgaard M, Köhler S, Loosman WL, Löwe B, Martin-Santos R, Massardo L, Matsuoka Y, Mehnert A, Michopoulos I, Misery L, Navines R, O'Donnell ML, Öztürk A, Peceliuniene J, Pintor L, Ponsford JL, Quinn TJ, Reme SE, Reuter K, Rooney AG, Sánchez-González R, Schwarzbold ML, Senturk Cankorur V, Shaaban J, Sharpe L, Sharpe M, Simard S, Singer S, Stafford L, Stone J, Sultan S, Teixeira AL, Tiringer I, Turner A, Walker J, Walterfang M, Wang LJ, White J, Wong DK, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Probability of major depression diagnostic classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews controlling for Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale - Depression subscale scores: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 73 primary studies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2020;129:109892.


Levis B, McMillan D, Sun Y, He C, Rice DB, Krishnan A, Wu Y, Azar M, Sanchez TA, Chiovitti MJ, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Saadat N, Riehm KE, Imran M, Boruff JT, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Ioannidis JPA, Kloda LA, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Comeau L, Mitchell ND, Tonelli M, Vigod SN, Aceti F, Alvarado R, Alvarado-Esquivel C, Bakare MO, Barnes J, Beck CT, Bindt C, Boyce PM, Bunevicius A, Couto TCE, Chaudron LH, Correa H, de Figueiredo FP, Eapen V, Fernandes M, Figueiredo B, Fisher JRW, Garcia-Esteve L, Giardinelli L, Helle N, Howard LM, Khalifa DS, Kohlhoff J, Kusminskas L, Kozinszky Z, Lelli L, Leonardou AA, Lewis BA, Maes M, Meuti V, Nakić Radoš S, Navarro García P, Nishi D, Okitundu Luwa E-Andjafono D, Robertson-Blackmore E, Rochat TJ, Rowe HJ, Siu BWM, Skalkidou A, Stein A, Stewart RC, Su KP, Sundström-Poromaa I, Tadinac M, Tandon SD, Tendais I, Thiagayson P, Töreki A, Torres-Giménez A, Tran TD, Trevillion K, Turner K, Vega-Dienstmaier JM, Wynter K, Yonkers KA, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Comparison of major depression diagnostic classification probability using the SCID, CIDI, and MINI diagnostic interviews among women in pregnancy or postpartum: An individual participant data meta-analysis. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 2019; 28(4):e1803.


Thapa K, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Bhochhibhoya S, Rajbhandari-Thapa J, Pathak RP. Physical activity and its correlates among higher secondary school students in an urban district of Nepal. BMC Public Health 2019;19(1):886.


Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Thapa K, Bhochhibhoya S, Rijal S, Pathak RP; Self-reported child abuse in the home: a cross-sectional survey of prevalence, perpetrator characteristics and correlates among public secondary school students in Kathmandu, Nepal. BMJ Open 2018;8:e018922. 


Sharma A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Kaplan WA, Mishra SR; Challenges constraining insulin access in Nepal—a country with no local insulin production. International Health 2018, 10(3):182–190 


Acharya P, Adhikari TB, Neupane D, Thapa K and Bhandari PM. Correlates of institutional deliveries among the teenage and non-teenage mothers in Nepal. PLos ONE 2017; 12(10): e0185667


Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Rijal S, Thapa K, Mishra SR and Poudyal AK. Sleep quality, internet addiction and depressive symptoms among undergraduate students in Nepal. BMC Psychiatry 2017; 17(1):106


Neupane D, Dhakal S, Thapa S, Bhandari PM and Mishra SR. Caregivers' attitude towards people with mental illness and perceived stigma: a cross-sectional study in a tertiary hospital in Nepal. PLoS ONE 2016; 11(6): e0158113
12.    Rijal S, Neupane D. An experience at the epicenter: encounter with a traditional healer. Health Prospect, 2016; 15(1): 16-17

 

Peer-reviewed oral presentations:
Neupane D, Levis B, Bhandari PM, Thombs BD, Benedetti A, DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Selective cutoff reporting in diagnostic accuracy studies of the PHQ-9 and EPDS depression screening tools.  In Wu Y (Chair). Addressing challenges in evaluating depression screening tool accuracy via individual participant data meta-analysis (Symposium). 9th Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP). Ottawa, Canada. May 2020.


Neupane D, Levis B, Bhandari PM, Thombs BD, Benedetti A, and the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) EPDS and PHQ-9 Collaboration. Selective cutoff reporting in studies of the accuracy of the PHQ-9 and EPDS depression screening tools: comparison of results based on published cutoffs versus all cutoffs using individual participant data meta-analysis. In Levis B (Chair). Use of individual participant data meta-analysis to address challenges in evaluating depression screening tool accuracy (Symposium). 81st Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 2020.
 

Peer-reviewed presentations:

Neupane D, Levis B, Bhandari PM, Thombs BD, Benedetti A, and the DEPRESSD Collaboration. Selective cutoff reporting in depression screening accuracy studies: a comparison of meta-analysis of published cutoffs only versus all cutoffs. 27th Cochrane Colloquium. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2020. [cancelled due to COVID-19].

Neupane D, Levis B, Bhandari PM, Thombs BD, Benedetti A, and the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Selective Cutoff Reporting in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies of the PHQ-9 and EPDS Depression Screening Tools. MEMTAB. Leuven, Belgium. July 2020. [Accepted]

Neupane D, Levis B, Bhandari PM, Thombs BD, Benedetti A, and the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Selective Cutoff Reporting in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies of the PHQ-9 and EPDS Depression Screening Tools. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society (EBOSS) 16th Annual Research Day. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 2020.

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