Faculty

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Aliyah Dosani

 

AREAS OF INSTRUCTION
Community Health Nursing, Population Health, Public Health, Global Health
 

Office: Y458
Phone : (403) 440-8631
Fax: (403) 440-6203
E-mail: adosani@mtroyal.ca

 



 

 

DEGREES
 
PhD (Population/Public Health), University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences
MPH (Health Policy Research), University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Public Health Sciences
BN (with Distinction), University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing


RELATED EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


Associate Professor (Tenured): School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, May 2016 – Present


Assistant Professor (Tenurable): School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University, January 2012 - May 2016


Instructor (Tenure Track): Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, February 2007 – December 2011


Program Associate, Health: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Geneva, Switzerland, February 2005 – January 2007


Sessional Instructor: Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, 2004


Graduate Research Assistant: Citizen Participation Partnership Project, University of Alberta, January 2002 – April 2003


Registered Nurse: Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary Health Region, June 2001 – 2005


Registered Nurse: Meningococcal Campaign, Calgary Health Region, May 2001- August 2001


SCHOLARLY INTERESTS


• community health needs assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation
• maternal, infant, and child health
• late preterm infants
• breastfeeding
• community health
• public health
• population health
• global health

COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERESTS

 
2014 – present. I serve as on the editorial board for the Austin Journal of Pediatrics.


AWARDS


May 15, 2017. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant. Premji, S. S., Letourneau, N. L., Shaikh, K. S., Yim, I. S., Jehan, I., Dosani, A., Dunkel Schetter, C., Gulamani, S., Lalani, S., Mian, A., Musana, J. W., Samia, P., Babar, N., Ghani, F., & Shazad, R. (2017, May 15). Psychosocial distress during pregnancy and pathways to preterm birth: Building evidence in LMIC to guide targeted psychosocial intervention. CAD 669,374.00 Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-Investigator)

September 23, 2016. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health and Community Studies Professional Development Fund, Conference Funding: How do the Experiences of Fathers in Caring for their Late Preterm Infants at Home Inform Quality Improvement Initiatives? CAD 600. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Primary Applicant).

June 23, 2015. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health and Community Studies Professional Development Fund, Conference Funding: Improving the Community Based Nursing Care of Late Preterm Infants. CAD 1,373. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Primary Applicant).

June 18, 2015. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health, Community and Education Innovation Fund, Completion Grant: Caring for Late Preterm Infants: Public Health Nurses' and Parents' Experiences. CAD 3,690. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Primary Applicant). Other Investigators: Currie, G.

April 15, 2015. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health and Community Studies Professional Development Reallocation Fund, Meeting Request. CAD 727. Type: Grant-Competitive. (Role: Primary Applicant).

October 8, 2014. Mount Royal University International Education: Internationalization Incentive Fund, Hawaii Field School. CAD 5,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-applicant). Other Investigators: Mansell, D.

February 19, 2014. Office of Research Services, Mount Royal University. Internal Research Grants Fund (IRGF), Adapting a Breastfeeding Protocol for Late Preterm Infants. CAD 3,992. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Currie, G.

December 17, 2013. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health and Community Studies Professional Development Fund, Conference Funding. Improving Community-Based Care for Late Preterm Infants & Stress-Related Pathways to Preterm Birth: '10/90' Gap. CAD 500. Type: Grant-Competitive.

October 11, 2013. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health and Community Studies Professional Development Fund, Conference Funding. Exploring in-Country Partner Perspectives Regarding International Student Placements & Perinatal Distress: Journeyed Around the World, the Discovered, Minding the Gap. CAD 1,500. Type: Grant-Competitive. (Role: Primary Applicant).

March 13, 2013. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University, Faculty of Health and Community Studies Professional Development Fund, Conference Funding. Plagiocephaly in Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Incidence, Risk Factors and Prevention Messaging & Plagiocephaly Assessment Tools: Which One is Best for You? CAD 1,700. Type: Grant-Competitive. (Role: Primary Applicant).

2012 University of Calgary Research Grants Committee: Seed Grant, Psychosocial health of women in Mwanza city: Biomarkers of stress, anxiety, depression and birth outcomes. CAD 18,000. Type: Grant-Non-Competitive (Role: Co-applicant). Other Investigators: Premji, S., Elias, C., Riziki, A., Dahinten, S., Gulamani, S., Jehan, I., Letourneau, N., Musana, J., Shaikh, K., Kanji, Z., Mohamed, A., Naqvi, H., Naugler, C., Samia, P., Wasim, S.

November 2012. Office of Research Services, Mount Royal University: Internal Research Grants Fund (IRGF). In-country Partner Perspectives Regarding International Community Health Nursing Placements. CAD 3,893. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-applicant). Other Investigators: Gleeson, J., Konnert, C., Underwood, M., Wong, K., Valerio, B.

October 19, 2012. Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Mount Royal University: Faculty of Health and Community Studies Scholars’ Council Funding. Dual Realities, Dual Strategies for Aboriginal Community Health & Development and Health Connections in the Yukon. CAD 500. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-applicant). Other Investigators: Kennedy, A., Gleeson, J.

July 12, 2012: Mount Royal University: Provost and Vice President, Academic Funding. High Level Field School. CAD 4,175. (Role: Collaborator). Other Investigators: Judd, L., Lehman, J., Myllykoski, H.

May 9, 2012. Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research: Small Grant. Caring for Late Preterm Infants: Public Health Nurses' and Parents' Experiences. CAD 40,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-applicant). Other Investigators: Premji, S., Lodha, A., Reilly, S., Currie, G., Young, M., York, K.

January 23, 2012. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning Grant. The influence of psychosocial health during pregnancy and postpartum on infant outcomes in a high-risk sample. CAD 25,440 Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-applicant). Other Investigators: Premji, S., Jehan, I., Letourneau, N., Gulamani, S., Kazi, A., Lyon, M., Musana, J., Shaikh, K.

December 19, 2011. Government of Alberta. Campus Alberta Grants for International Learning (CAGFIL). Global Health in Tanzania. CAD 13,500 Grant-Competitive (Role: Primary Applicant). Other Investigators: Premji, S.,


June 20, 2011. Teaching and Learning Centre, University of Calgary: Strategic Enhancement of Engagement through Design (SEED) Funding. Re-design of Global Health in Tanzania Program. CAD 5,000. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Principal Investigator). Other Investigators: Premji, S., Davidson, K.

December 4, 2009. Government of Alberta. Campus Alberta Grants for International Learning (CAGFIL). Global Health in Tanzania. CAD 18,000 Grant-Competitive (Role: Primary Applicant). Other Investigators: Hatfield, J., Graham, J.

August 2009. Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary: Teaching Development Unit Conference Sponsorship Award. CAD 200. Type: Grant-Competitive. (Role: Primary Applicant).

June 4, 2008. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: CIHR National Health Research Poster Competition Award. CAD 3000, Winnipeg, Manitoba

April 18, 2008. Provosts Office, University of Calgary: Teaching and Learning Grant. Redesign of Nursing 401 (Community Health Theory) and Nursing 402 (Community Health Practice) Courses. CAD 35,000. The Faculty of Nursing provided CAD 10,000 in matched funds. Type: Grant-Competitive (Role: Co-Applicant). Other Investigators: Loewen, S., Lind, C., Isherwood-Thompson, R. & Donnelly T.
 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS


Journal Articles


Dosani, A., & Currie, G. Supporting Public Health Nurses with Breastfeeding Interventions for Late Preterm Infants. Austin Journal of Pediatrics (Submitted).

Currie, G., Dosani, A., Premji, S. S., Reilly, S. M., Lodha, A. K., & Young, M. Caring for Late Preterm Infants: Public Health Nurses’ Experiences. BMC Public Health (Submitted).

Premji, S. S., Reilly, S., Currie, G., Dosani, A., Oliver, L.M., Lodha, A.K., Young, M, Hall, M., & Williamson, T. What Fathers Report about Community-based Care of Their Late Preterm Infants: A Mixed Methods Study. Canadian Medical Association Journal (Submitted).

Premji, S. S., Currie, G., Reilly, S., Dosani, A., Oliver, L.M., Lodha, A.K., & Young, M.
Community-Based Care of Late Preterm Infants Can Influence Maternal Confidence in Care - A Qualitative Study. PLoS ONE (Submitted).

Yamamoto, S. S., Premji, S. S., Nyanza, E. C., Jahanpour, O. & MiGHT (Maternal-infant Global Health Team) Collaborators. Investigating Geophagy among Pregnant Women in Mwanza, Tanzania. Appetite (Submitted).

Dosani, A., Hemraj, J. Premji, S. S., Currie, G., Reilly, S. M., Lodha, A. K., Young, M., & Hall, M. (2017, May 8). Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant: Experiences of Mothers and Perceptions of Public Health Nurses. International Breastfeeding Journal, 12:23. (In Print). doi:10.1186/s13006-017-0114-0.

Premji, S. S., Currie, G., Reilly, S., Dosani, A., Oliver, L.M., Lodha, A.K., & Young, M. (2017, March 23). A Qualitative Study: Mothers of Late preterm Infants Relate Their Experiences of Community-Based Care. PLoS ONE, 12(3): e0174419. (In Print). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174419

Premji, S., Yim, I., Dosani, A., Kanji, Z., Sulaiman, S., Musana, J., Samia, P., Shaikh, K., & Letourneau, N. (2015, April 3). Psycho-Bio-Behavioral Model for Preterm Birth in Pregnant Women in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. BioMed Research International - Preterm Birth: Pathophysiology, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment, 2015 Article ID 450309, 12 pages (In Print). http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/450309.

Mpogoro, F.J., Matovelo, D., Dosani, A., Mazigo, H.D., & Ngallaba, S. (2014, November 24). Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for malaria during pregnancy and prevalence of placental malaria: A cross sectional study in Geita district, North-Western Tanzania. Malaria Journal, 13(1), 455 (In Print). doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-455.http://www.malar.

Mawji, A., Robinson Vollman, A., Fung, T., Hatfield, J., McNeil, D., & Sauve, R. (2014,
October). Risk Factors for Positional Plagiocephaly and Appropriate Timeframes for
Prevention Messaging. Paediatrics and Child Health, 19(8), 423-427 (In Print).

Premji, S., Amunga, D., Asami, D., Dahinten, S., Ghani, F., Iqbal, S., Jehan, I., Kanji, Z.,
King, A., Letourneau, N., Mawji, A., Mohamed, A., Musana, J., Naqvi, H., Naugler, C.,
Okoko, C., Rose, S., Samia, P., Shaikh, K., Shazad, R., Sulaiman, S., Swai, R., Wambua, J., & Wasim, S. (2014, April 20). Allostatic load as a framework to examine the effect of perinatal distress on preterm birth and infant health with emphasis on Low- and Middle-
Income Countries. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(4), 2393-2407 (In Print). doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1479-y.

Mawji, A., Lind, C., Loewen, S., Underwood, M., & Thompson-Isherwood, R. (2014, April 17). Slapped in the Face with it: Internalizing community health concepts from an international practice setting. Submitted January 30, 2014. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4(2), 29-36 (In Print).

Mawji, A., & Lind, C. (2013, November). Imogene: A Simulation Innovation to Teach Community Health Nursing. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(11), 513-519 (In Print). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2013.03.004.

Mawji, A., (2013, July). Positional Plagiocephaly - What Is It And How Can I Prevent It? Pediatrics for Parents, 29(8), 26-27 (In Print).

Mawji, A., Robinson Vollman, A., Hatfield, J., McNeil, D., & Sauve, R. (2013, August 1). The Incidence of Positional Plagiocephaly: A Cohort Study. Pediatrics, 132(2), 298-304 (In Print).

Edited Books


Stamler, L.L., Yiu, L., & Dosani, A. (Eds.) (2015). Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto Ontario: Pearson (Status: In Print).

Book Chapters


Dosani, A., & Yiu, L. (2015). Challenges and Future Directions. In. (L.L. Stamler, L. Yiu, & A. Dosani, Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Pearson. (Status: In Print).

Mansell, D., & Dosani, A. (2015). Maternal and Child Health. In. (L.L. Stamler, L. Yiu, & A. Dosani, Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto Ontario: Pearson. (Status: In Print).

Porr, C., & Dosani, A. (2015). Public Health Nursing. In. (L.L. Stamler, L. Yiu, & A. Dosani, Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto Ontario: Pearson. (Status: In Print).

Dosani, A., & Gleeson, J. (2015). Global Health. In. (L.L. Stamler, L. Yiu, & A. Dosani,
Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Pearson. (Status: In Print).

Dosani, A., & Mansell, D. (2015). Gender and Community Health. In. (L.L. Stamler, L. Yiu, & A. Dosani, Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Pearson. (Status: In Print).

Lind, C., Loewen, S., & Mawji, A. (2012). Health promotion. In N. Harder, & C. Twomey (Eds.), Health & physical assessment in nursing (Canadian Ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Huynh, T., Nicolaou, N. & Mawji, A. (2012). Promoting the health of pregnant women. In A. Vollman. T. Anderson & J. McFarlane. Canadian Community as Partner (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Huynh, T., Nicolaou, N. & Mawji, A. Promoting the health of pregnant women. In A. Vollman, E. T. Anderson and J. McFarlane (2008). Canadian Community as Partner (2nd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Technical Report


Church, J., Triska, O., Rondeau, K., Wilson, D., Wagner, P. S., McKim, B., Lafleur, R., Gibbons, K., Marko, J., Chapman, M., Mawji, A. & Lafleur, D., “Citizen Participation Partnership Project”. Technical Report 06-001. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, May 2006.

Letter to the Editor


Lind, C., Lind-Kosten, M., Davidson, K., Mawji, A. & Rogers, C. (2010). University of Calgary Update (letter to the editor). Canadian Nurse, 106 (9). 4-5.


CURRENT SERVICE


Tenure Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Innovation Fund Committee, Faculty of Health, Community, and Education
 

BROADCAST INTERVIEWS

July 8, 2013, 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm Evening News: Global TV, by Yourex, H. "The
Incidence of Positional Plagiocephaly".

June 8, 2013, "The Homestretch": Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, by Dirks, D. "The Incidence of Positional Plagiocephaly".

March 29, 2011, CBC News: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, by Frank. "U of C expands high-tech patient simulation centre".

March 30, 2011, Calgary Herald Online, by Young, G. "Simulators Challenge Nursing Students".

December 3, 2010, Evening News: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Plagiocephaly".

August 19, 2010, The Eye-opener: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, by Blair, J.
"Plagiocephaly".

TEXT INTERVIEWS

2013. American Baby Magazine, by Felsenthal Stewart, R. "The Incidence of
Positional Plagiocephaly".

August 12, 2013. Avenue Magazine, by Olafson, K. "Big Idea: A Shocking Simulation
Mannequin as a Teaching Tool".

July 8, 2013. UToday, by Brandt, R. "Telling the story of 'Imogene', a simulated battered sex trade worker".

July 8, 2013. In Huffington Post, by Pearson, C. "Nearly Half of Babies Now Have 'Flat
Spots' On Their Heads".

July 8, 2013. In USA Today, by Healy, M. "47% of babies studied have flat spots on heads".

July 8, 2013. In Health Day, by Norton, A. "Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study".

July 8, 2013. In The Globe and Mail, by Daugherty, A. "Study shows nearly half of two month-olds have flat spots on their heads".

July 8, 2013. In The Toronto Star, by Rushowy, K. "Flat spots on babies' heads common result of sleeping on back, study finds".

July 8, 2013. In Thomson Reuters, by Pittman, G. "Nearly half of babies have flat skull spot".

July 8, 2013. In The Canadian Press, by Ubelacker, S. "Almost half of babies have flat spot on head, but prevention is simple: study".

July 8, 2013. In NBC Universal Online News, by Fox, M. "Nearly half of babies have flat
spots, study finds".

April 11, 2011. In The University of Calgary Gauntlet, by Coholan, K. "Bringing health care challenges to life".