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.
Request for published or grey literature: Mental health support of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence during the covid-19 pandemic.
We are conducting a rapid synthesis of literature to inform trauma-informed mental health care for racialized women at risk of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic’s response and recovery phases.
We are asking service providers, researchers, and members of the community, who know of any mental health reports, guidelines, or any type of mental health literature on gender-based violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic to please email us with details so we can include the sources in our review of available information. See flyer: Request for literature CIHR Racialized Women GBV COVID-19
Please email Luz Maria Vazquez at: email@example.com
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, Ssawe A, S Zahraei, Connolly JA , Pashang S, Bohr Y, & Vazquez LM. Information Sheet 16: Gender-Based Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Risk Factors and Systemic Challenges. Toronto, ON: York University. Info Sheet 16 GBV and COVID19 pandemic July 2020
- 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.