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Ramraj Gautam

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Dr. Ramraj GautamSenior Lecturer I
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentSusan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone(978) 934-4398
  • OfficeHealth and Social Sciences Building
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  • Ph D: Health Sciences and Nursing with specialization in Social Gerontology, (2008), University of Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
  • MA: Sociology, (2000), Tribhuvan University, Department of Sociology - Kathmandu, Nepal

Awards and Honors

  • Second prize: 10th AnnSual contest for scientific papers by foreign students in the Graduate school of Medicine (2008), Scholarship/Research - The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - Japanese Government


  • Gautam, R. () "Caregiving of older adults in Nepal: A context of urbanization, modernization, and globalization in a developing country,"
  • Gautam, R. (2017) "New Findings in Transcultural Nursing Described by R. Gautam and Co-Researchers (Bhutanese Older Adult Refugees Recently Resettled in the United States: A Better Life With Little Sorrows).," Health & Medicine Week
  • Gautam, R., Mawn, B., Beehler, S. () "Bhutanese Older Adult Refugees recently Resettled in the United States: A Better life but with Little Sorrows," Journal of Transcultural Nursing
  • Gautam, R., Abdallah, L., Lee, A.J., Melillo, K.D., Remington, R. (Framingham State University), VanEtten, D. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Gore, R. (2016) "An MCBS-Based Investigation of Alternative Primary Care Models in Nursing Homes: Cost and Utilization Differences," Research in Gerontological Nursing 9:3 pp. 115-122
  • Gautam, R., VanEtten, D. (2012) "Custodial Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Lack of Legal Relationship is a Barrier for Services," Journal of Gerontological Nursing 38:6 pp. 18-22
  • Gautam, R., Abdallah, L.M., Markkanen, P., Lee, A.J. (2012) "Long-term Care in the United States and Finland: Policy Lessons to be Learned.," Journal of Gerontological Nursing 38:12 pp. 16-21
  • Gautam, R., Houde, S. (2011) "Correlates of Intergenerational Conflict of Older Nepalese Adults with their Daughters-In-Law," Gerontologist 51:
  • Gautam, R., Houde, S.C. (2011) "Geriatric Depression Scale for community-dwelling older adults in Nepal," Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics 6:2 pp. 93-9
  • Gautam, R., Saito, T., Crocker, S.H., Kai, I. (2011) "Social interactions and depressive symptoms among community dwelling older adults in Nepal: A synergic effect model," Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics 53:1 pp. 24-30
  • Gautam, R., Saito, T., Houde, S., Kai, I. (2010) "Relationship of Orientation to Traditional Norms with Negative Interaction of Older Adults with their Son in Nepal," Gerontologist 50:
  • Gautam, R. (2009) "Intergenerational Social Support, Conflict and Mental Health of Older Adults in Nepal: Evidence of Synergic Effects," Gerontologist 49:
  • Gautam, R., Saito, T., Kai, I. (2008) "Correlates of life satisfaction among older Nepalese adults living with a son.," Bioscience trends 2:5 pp. 187-192
  • Gautam, R., Houde, S., Kai, I. (2007) "Public Policy. Long-term Care Insurance in Japan," Journal of gerontological nursing 33:1 pp. 7


  • Global health and aging issues - Guest speaker for the pre-med students, March 2017 - Fox Hall, UMass Lowell
  • Bhutanese Older Adult Refugees: Concerns about Aging in the U.S - A symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2016 - New Orleans, LA
  • An MCBS-Based Investigation of Alternative Primary Care Models in Nursing Homes: Cost and Utilization Differences - 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 2015 - Orlando, FL

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Effect of modernization on intergenerational relationships in Nepal. Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) (2007), Grant - University of Tokyo, Japan
    Gautam, R.
  • Predictors of adult Bhutanese refugees’ mental health outcomes: A survey study in the northeastern United States (), Grant - Circle Health Ball for Community Health Initiatives, 2017 Community Health Initiatives grant
    Gautam, R., Mawn, B., Ho, I.K.
  • Pilot testing of a suicide prevention program for Bhutanese refugees. (), Grant - UMass Lowell Chancellor’s 2020 Challenge Grant Fund
    Gautam, R., Mawn, B., Rizal, T.
  • Comparative analysis of alternative primary care models in institutional long-term care residents using the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (2011), Grant - UMass Lowell SHE Interdisciplinary Seed Grant