Rush, Kathy

Kathy Rush

Kathy L Rush  PhD, RN


School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road ART 150
Kelowna BC V1V 1V7

Tel: 250-807-9561

web:  School of Nursing

  • MSN Program Coordinator, School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Professor, School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Mobility, Mobility Aids
  • Exercise/Physical Activity, Nutrition
  • Falls, Fall Risk Assessment, Fall Prevention
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Professional Development and Socialization
  • Health Promotion in Nurses and Nursing Students
  • Evidence-based Teaching (eg. distance learning, simulation, preceptorships, technology in   the classroom)
  • Concept Analysis and Development
  • Measurement and Psychometrics
  • Instrument Development
  • Weakness
  • Aging

Food Odyssey: An exploratory study of the implementation of sustainable and resilient local food systems
PI: Eric Li
Co-Is: Amir Ardestanijaafar, Jennifer Davis, John Graham, Kathy Rush, Zheng Liu
Date: 2021 – 2024
Funded by: SSHRC – Individual Partnership Development Grant $179,800

Rural Health Equity through Social Enterprise and Technology Synergies (RHE-SETS)
Co-Leads:  Rush, K., Li, E.
Co-Is:  Currie, L., Dow-Fleisner, S., Hasan, K., Jones, C., Kurtz, D.,Oelke, N., Pesut, B., Plamondon, K.
Date:  November 2019 – October 2022
Funded by:  University of British Columbia Eminence Program

Understanding the Meaning, Value, and Use of Patient-Reported Data For Personal Health Records within a Primary Care Network in Rural BC
Co-Leads:  Rush, K.L., Kingsford, D
Co-Is:  Currie, L., Davis, S., Gorges, M., Ramsey, D., Earnshaw, A.
Date:  July 2019 – December 2021
Funded by:  BC Support Unit

Community Health: Building a framework for community-engaged community health research and knowledge translation
Co-Leads:  Kathleen Martin Ginis, Mary Jung
Co-Is:  Susan HoltzmanJonathan LittleNelly OelkeCharlotte JonesLesley LutesDonna KurtzStephen BergKathy Rush, Ross Hickey
Dates: 2017-2020
Funding:  2017 UBC Okanagan Eminence Fund



Rush, K.L., Burton, L., van der Merwe, F., Hatt, L., Galloway, C. (2019). Atrial Fibrillation Care in Rural Communities: A Mixed Methods Study of Physician and Patient Perspectives. BMC Family Practice, 20: 144.

Rush, K.L., Chiasson, M., Butterfield, M., Straka, S., Buckley, B.J. (2019). Recognition: Key to the Entrepreneurial Activities of Rural Coalitions in Advancing Access to Healthcare.  International Journal for Equity in Health, 18, 119.

Rush, K.L., Hatt, L., Shay, M., Gorman, N., Laberge, C.G., Reid, R.C. & Wilson, R. (2015, publish on line before print). The stressors and coping strategies of older adults with persistent atrial fibrillation prior to and following direct current cardioversion. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/0733464815608495

Pesut, B., Laberge, C., Sawatzky, R., Mallinson, J., & Rush, K. (2013). Understanding the landscape: Promoting health for rural individuals after tertiary level cardiac intervention. Journal of Rural Health, 29(1), 88-96. Link to Article