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
- 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.
- Nazilla Khanlou, Nida Mustafa, Luz Maria Vazquez, Deborah Davidson & Karen Yoshida (2017): Mothering Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Perspective on Health Promotion, Health Care for Women International, DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1296841
- 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, vol. 2017. DOI:10.1155/2017/8783294
- Khanlou, N., Haque, N., Mustafa, N., Vazquez, L., Mantini, A., & Weiss, J. (2017). Access Barriers to Services by Immigrant Mothers of Children with Autism in Canada. International Journal Of Mental Health And Addiction. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-017-9732-4