As the inaugural Chair, since 2008, Dr. Nazilla Khanlou has set-up and led the Office of Women’s Health Research Chair in Mental Health at York University.
The Office aims to promote community-based research on women’s mental health and well-being. We focus on identifying risk factors related to marginalized populations, and promote community-based approaches, prioritizing the involvement of community members in research.
Our goals are to 1) conduct interdisciplinary scholarship toward enhancing the mental health of Ontario’s and Canada’s women, children and youth; 2) to develop new models of faculty-student and faculty-faculty collaboration on scholarly initiatives; and 3) to contribute to York University’s Faculty of Health’s advancement and initiatives from local to global levels.
Community Event on Health Promotion for Immigrant Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities: What is relevant?
On September 23 2016, we had a successful outcome on our community event that presented findings on our community-based research project: Health Promotion for Immigrant Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities: What is relevant? For more information visit:
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New Publications and New Releases
- Su C, Khanlou N & Mustafa N. (2018). Chinese Immigrant Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities: Stressors and Social Support. International of Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 16(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-018-9882-z
- Pashang S, Khanlou N & Clarke J. (Editors) (2018). Today’s youth and mental health: Hope, power, and resilience. Advances in Mental Health and Addiction (Series editor: Masood Zanganeh). New York: Springer.
- Khanlou, N., & Khan, A. Mental Health. (2018). In M. H. Bornstein. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506307633.n518
- Khanlou N, Mantini A, Khan A, Degendorfer, & Zangeneh M. (2018). Protection of privacy of information rights among young adults with developmental disabilities. International of Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. pp1-28, DOI: 10.1007/s11469-018-9904-xonline: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11469-018-9904-x
- Khanlou N, Haque, N, Skinner A, Mantini A, & Kurtz Landy C. (2017). Scoping review on maternal health among immigrant and refugee women in Canada: Prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. Journal of Pregnancy, Article ID 8783294, 14 pages, Available URL: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/2017/8783294/cta/
- MacDonnell JA, Dastjerdi M, Bokore N, Tharao W, Khanlou N & Wairimu N. (2017) “Finding a space for me outside the stereotypes”: Engaging community in mental health promotion research and policy for racialized immigrant women. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction (15), 738-752. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-017-9776-5
- Abdullah P, Costanian C, Khanlou N, & Tamim H. (2017). Prevalence and characteristics of water-pipe smoking in Canada: Results from the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS). Public Health (148), 102-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.03.007
- MacDonnell JA, Dastjerdi M, Khanlou N, Bokore N & Tharao W. (2017). Activism as a feature of mental health and wellbeing for racialized immigrant women in a Canadian context. Health Care for Women International,38(2), 187-204.