Office of Women's Health Research Chair in Mental Health

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.


5th Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute: Gender-Based Violence and Trauma- Informed Approaches

Our 5th Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute was a great success! For those who were unable to join us, here is a piece in YFile about the event:  http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/11/08/lillian-meighen-wright-maternal-child-health-learning-institute-explores-gender-based-violence/

Here is a link to our event's booklet, containing presenters' bios and abstracts:  http://nkhanlou.info.yorku.ca/files/2019/11/Final-Booklet-5th-LMW-Learning-Institute.2019.pdf


Project Video: Mothering at the Margins: Towards an equity-based health promotion framework for racialized mothers of children with developmental disabilities


New Publications and New Releases