Dr. Nazilla Khanlou is the Maternal-Child lead for the Immigrant and Racialized Women's Health Promotion Knowledge Mobilization Project (IRWHP). IRWHP focuses on three health priority areas for immigrant and racialized women: mental health, health promotion and prevention of chronic illnesses, and maternal/child health. Ryerson University in partnership with York University, University of Toronto, and the Health For All Clinic of Markham Stouffville Hospital will function as a health Knowledge exchange and transfer (KTE) team to ensure timely and successful completion of this project.
RWHP is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
Dr. Nazilla Khanlou was the York University Co-Director of the Ontario Multicultural Health Applied Research Network (OMHARN) 2011-2013. Dr. Sepali Guruge was the Ryerson University Co-Director of OMHARN. OMHARN was funded by the Applied Health Research Network Initiatives program of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
OMHARN brought together Ontario-based researchers, health, social and settlement service providers, and policymakers in the field of multicultural health to explore opportunities for high quality multicultural health research and to synthesize existing research to inform health planning and management, clinical practice, and policy to ensure culturally safe, effective, and equitable health services in Ontario.
Khanlou, N. & Wray, R. (2009-2010). Resilience and promotion of social emotional protective factors: Review of concepts, promising practices and public health roles in mental health promotion. Ottawa: Health Determinants and Global Initiatives Division, Public Health Agency of Canada.
Khanlou, N. (2008-2010). Research on immigrant health in Ontario - Equity in Health and Human Services Strategic Research Initiative. Funded by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario.
Khanlou, N. (2009). Policy Brief: Mental health and immigrant populations. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada and Metropolis Canada.