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
- Conduct interdisciplinary scholarship toward enhancing the mental health of Ontario’s and Canada’s women, children and youth
- To develop new models of faculty-student and faculty-faculty collaboration on scholarly initiatives
- To contribute to York University’s Faculty of Health’s advancement and initiatives from local to global levels.
We are pleased to share with you KT outcomes of our ongoing project titled “COVID-19 PANDEMIC GUIDELINES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT OF RACIALIZED WOMEN AT RISK OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE” (CIHR Knowledge Synthesis- 2020)
- Report COVID19 Pandemic guidelines for mental health support of racialized women at risk of GBV [PDF]
- Policy Brief COVID19 Pandemic guidelines [PDF]
- Information Brief GBV and COVID19 pandemic [PDF]
- Infographic GBV during COVID-19 [PDF]
- Toolkit GBV during COVID-19 [PDF]
6th Lillian Meighan Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Academy
New Publications and New Releases
- Khanlou N, Khan A, Pashang S, Vazquez LM, Gateri H, Hutchison N, & Ohiku T. (2023). Policy Brief. Guidelines to Address Pandemic Health Disparities Experienced by Racialized Families with Developmental Disabilities. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Exchange – KMb Grant. York University.
- Khanlou N, Vazquez LM, & Pashang S. (2023). Chapter 10: Gender-based violence and COVID-19 pandemic: Addressing a pervasive public health issue through an upstream multi-systems approach. In Santos L. (Editor). Cultures of silence: The power of untold narratives. Oxfordshire: Routledge (Taylor & Francis). (pp. 172-189)
- Khanlou N, Khan A, Vazquez LM, Pashang S, Gateri H, Ohiku T, Hutchinson N, Alawiye R. (2023). Social support for racialized families of children and youth with developmental disabilities: COVID-19 pandemic inequities.
- Khanlou N, Khan A, Kurtz Landy C, Srivastava R, McMillan S, Vandevelde-Coke S, & Vazquez LM. (2022). Nursing care for persons with developmental disabilities: Review of literature on barriers and facilitators faced by nurses to provide care. Nursing Open. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nop2.1338
- Khanlou N, Khan A, Vazquez LM, Nunes F, Felice S, Gateri H, Srivastava R, McMillan S, Francis Xavier JM. (2022). Information Brief 18: Health Inequities Experienced by People with Developmental Disabilities. York University.
- Khanlou N, Vazquez LM, Khan A, Orazietti B, & Ross G. (2022). Readers Theatre as an arts-based approach to education: A scoping review on experiences of adult learners and educators. Nurse Education Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105440
- Khanlou, N., Nunes, F., Davidson, D., Seto Nielsen, L., Alamdar, N., Vazquez, LM. (2021). Information Sheet 17: Arts-based methodologies: Exploring Asian-Canadian youth identities and experiences. York University.
- Khanlou N, Vazquez LM, Pashang S, Connolly JA, Ahmad F, & Ssawe A. (2021). 2020 Syndemic: Convergence of COVID-19, gender-based violence, and racism pandemics. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Disparities. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-021-01146-w https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40615-021-01146-w