The Chair actively promotes the involvement of students in different academic and research activities. She is the Academic Lead of the Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Scholars program, an initiative that provides scholarships to students examining maternal-child health. Dr. Khanlou supervises students from undergraduate to postdoctoral levels and research personnel from diverse disciplines (such as health, nursing, psychology, sociology, law). She teaches in the School of Nursing, and is cross-appointed to the Graduate Program in Health and the Graduate Program in Psychology at York University.