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Farah N. Mawani Profile


Farah N. Mawani, Hon B A&Sc, MSc, PhD (Candidate)

Research Associate

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Current Position and Professional Functions
Farah is a Research Associate, leading the qualitative components of evaluations of 1. Value Demonstrating Initiative on COPD, and 2. Telehomecare for Patients with Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Education and Training
Farah is in the final stages of completing her PhD at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She has received a CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Research Award, a two year Fellowship in the CIHR Strategic Training Program, Research in Addictions and Mental Health Policy & Services (RAMHPS), and a Statistics Canada Tom Symons Research Fellowship. She holds an MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology from Queen’s University, and an Hon. Bachelors of Arts and Science from McMaster University.  
Research Interests and Expertise

Farah has extensive global, national, and local research experience in health and mental health inequities, social determinants of health and mental health, and immigrant and refugee mental health. She has national experience in roles ranging from Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Mental Health Strategy, Mental Health Commission of Canada to National Coordinator for numerous national health research projects.

She is committed to reducing health and mental health inequities through research that informs program, service, policy, and systems change. She values learning from people with lived experience of health and mental health issues. She integrates her extensive training and experience in qualitative and quantitative research in her work and overall research program.


Mawani, FN, Gilmour, H. (2010). Validation study of self-rated mental health. Health Reports. 21(3): 1-15.

Simich L, Beiser M, Mawani FN. 2003. Social Support and the Significance of Shared Experience in Refugee Migration and Resettlement. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25 (7): 872-891.

Arthur, N, Anchan, JP, Este, D, Khanlou, N, Kwok, S, Mawani, F. 2004. Managing faculty-student collaborations in research and authorship. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 38(3): 177-192.

Simich, L, Beiser, M, Mawani, FN. 2002. Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's Refugee Destining Policy and Paths of Secondary Migration. Canadian Public Policy. Vol. XXVIII (4), pp. 597-607.

Mawani, F. (2002) Sharing Attachment Across Cultures: Learning from Immigrants and Refugees. Attachment: Contributions to Infant Mental Health, Special Issue of IMPrint, January.

Mawani, F. (2002) Sharing Attachment Across Cultures: Learning from Immigrants and Refugees. IMPrint Volume 32, Winter.

Working Papers

Simich, Laura, Farah Mawani, Fei Wu, and Ardo Noor. 2004. Meanings of Social Support, Coping, and Help-seeking Strategies among Immigrants and Refugees in Toronto. CERIS Working Paper Series. #31. 67pp.

Book Chapters

Ardiles P, GermAnn K & Mawani FN. 2014. Illuminating Gender Transformative Mental Health Promotion in the Workplace. In Eds. Lorraine Greaves, Ann Pederson and Nancy Poole, Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, Inc.

Mawani FN. 2014. Social determinants of refugee mental health. In L Simich, L Andermann (Eds). Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among Resettled Refugees and Forced Migrants. Series: International Perspectives on Migration, Vol 7. New York, NY: Springer

Mawani F. 2008. Social Determinants of Depression Among Immigrant and Refugee Women. In S. Guruge, and E. Collins, (Eds.). Working With Immigrant Women: Issues and Strategies for Mental Health Professionals. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Bierman A, Ahmad F, Mawani FN. 2009. Gender, Migration & Health. In V. Agnew, (Ed). Racialized Migrant Women in Canada: Essays on Health, Violence, & Equity. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

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  • Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME)
  • UHN - Toronto General Hospital

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