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
- Khanlou, N. (2019). Post-Secondary Student Mental Health and Well-being: a Systems and Intersectionality-Informed Approach. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 17:415-417.
- Shanmuganandapala, B., & Khanlou, N. (2019). An Interview Between a Professor and a Nursing Graduate Student on the Current State of Post-secondary Student Mental Health in Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-7.
- Vazquez, L. M., Khanlou, N., Davidson, D., & Aidarus, F. (2019). Strategies to promote the inclusion of young adults with developmental disabilities in community-based health studies. Qualitative Health Research, 29(7), 958-971.
- 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