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.
International Network on Youth Integration (INYI)
Our recent volume of the INYI Journal is released. It consists of two issues, containing research articles, commentaries, and other INYI related information. To find out more about INYI (International Network on Youth Integration) please see: https://nkhanlou.info.yorku.ca/international/inyi/
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
- Khanlou N & Orazietti BE. (2020). Commentary: Nurses respond to COVID-19 pandemic: Mental health support for frontline nurses. Journal of Concurrent Disorders.
- Khanlou N. (2020). Commentary: Call for a Canadian Public Mental Health System: Transformative change amid a global pandemic. Journal of Concurrent Disorders.
- Filler T, Georgiadis K, Khanlou N, Wahoush O. (2019). Understanding identity and mental health from Syrian refugee adolescents’ perspectives. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
- Nyhof BB, Jameel B, Dunn S, Grace SL, Khanlou N, Stewart DE, Gagliardi AR. (2020). Identifying strategies to implement patient-centred care for women: Qualitative interviews with women. Patient Education & Counseling.
- Gagliardi AR, Dunn S, Foster AM, Grace SL, Khanlou N, Stewart DE. (2020). Is patient-centred care for women a priority for policy-makers? Content analysis of government policies. BMC Health Research Policy & Systems, 18(23).
- Khanlou N, Khan A, Vazquez MA, & Zangeneh M. (2020). Digital literacy, access to technology and inclusion for young adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
- Islam F, Tamim H, & Khanlou N. (2020). “Maybe once I find a good job, I will be better’: Seeking Mental Healthcare in Little Bangladesh, Toronto, Canada. Journal of Concurrent Disorders.