March 13, 2019
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Over the past several years our research team has been involved in a large number of projects both as principle investigator and as a collaborating organization. This is a comprehensive list of all our publications.

The database below includes our publications with restricted access, if you would like to access them please contact research@accessalliance.ca.

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Publication TitleAuthorsDateJournal/BookCategoryPublication Type Access
A pilot with computer-assisted psychosocial risk –assessment for refugeesFarah Ahmad, Yogendra Shakya, Jasmine Li, Khaled Khoaja, Cameron D Norman, Wendy Lou, Izzeldin Abuelaish, and Hayat M Ahmadzi2012BMC Medical Informatics and Decision MakingImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Refugee Youth and Migration: Using Arts-Informed Research to Understand Changes in Their Roles and ResponsibilitiesSepali Guruge, Michaela Hynie, Yogendra Shakya, Arzo Akbari, Sheila Htoo & Stella Abiyo2015Forum: Qualitative Social Research SozialforschungImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Self-management, health service use and information seeking for diabetes care among recent immigrants in TorontoI. Hyman, D. Patychuk, Q. Zaidi, D. Kljujic, Y. B. Shakya, J. A. Rummens, M. Creatore, B. Vissandjee 2012Chronic Diseases and Injuries in CanadaImmigrant & Refugee Health, Healthcare Access & EquityPeer Reviewed
Self-Management, Health Service Use and Information Seeking for Diabetes Care among Black Caribbean Immigrants in TorontoIlene Hyman, Enza Gucciardi, Dianne Patychuk, Joanna Anneke Rummens, Yogendra Shakya, Dragan Kljujic, Mehreen Bhamani, Fedaa Boqaileh2013Canadian Journal of DiabetesImmigrant & Refugee Health, Healthcare Access & EquityPeer Reviewed
Family Relationships of Afghan, Karen, and Sudanese Refugee YouthMichaela Hynie, Sepail Guruge, Yogendra B. Shakya2012Canadian Ethnic StudiesImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Pathways between under/unemployment and health among racialized immigrant women in TorontoStephanie Premji & Yogendra Shakya2017Ethnicity & HealthEconomic Security & HealthPeer Reviewed
Precarious work experiences of racialized immigrant women in Toronto: A community based studyStephanie Premji, Yogendra Shakya, Megan Spasevski, Jessica Merolli, Sehr Athar2014Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and SocietyEconomic Security & HealthPeer Reviewed
Health and growth status of immigrant and refugee children in Toronto, Ontario: A retrospective chart reviewLeila Salehi, Aisha K Lofters, Susan M Hoffmann, Jane Y Polsky, Katherine D Rouleau2015Paediatric Child HealthImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Aspirations for Higher Education among Newcomer Refugee Youth in Toronto: Expectations, Challenges, and StrategiesYogendra B Shakya, Sepali Guruge, Michaela Hynie, Arzo Akbari, Mohamed Malik, Sheila Htoo, Azza Khogali, Stella Abiyo Mona, Rabea Murtaza, Sarah Alley2011RefugeEconomic Security & HealthPeer Reviewed
Status and Health Security: An Exploratory Study of Irregular Immigrants in TorontoLaura Simich, Fei Wu, Sonja Nerad2007Canadian Journal of Public HealthImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Cervical cancer screening among vulnerable womenMei-ling Wiedmeyer, Aisha Lofters, Meb Rashid2012Canadian Family PhysicianImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Refugee maternal and perinatal health in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective population-based studyWanigaratne, S., Cole, D.C., Shakya, Y., Rashid, M, Urquia, M, Dastoori, 2018BMJ OpenImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed
Mental health of South Asian youth in Peel Region, Toronto, Canada: a qualitative study of determinants, coping strategies and service accessFarah Ahmad, Yogendra Shakya, Jasmine Li, Khaled Khoaja, Cameron D Norman, Wendy Lou, Izzeldin Abuelaish, and Hayat M Ahmadzi2017BMJ OpenMental HealthPeer Reviewed
Preconsult interactive computer-assisted client assessment survey for common mental disorders in a community health centre: a randomized controlled trialFarah Ahmad, Wendy Lou, Yogendra Shakya, Liane Ginsburg, Peggy T. Ng, Meb Rashid, Serban Dinca-Panaitescu, Cliff Ledwos, and Kwame McKenzie2017CMAJ OpenMental HealthPeer Reviewed
Burden of common mental disorders in a community health centre sampleFarah Ahmad, Yogendra Shakya, Liane Ginsburg, Wendy Lou, Peggy T. Ng, Meb Rashid, Manuela Ferrari, Cliff Ledwos and Kwame McKenzie2016Canadian Family PhysicianMental HealthPeer Reviewed
Computer-assisted client assessment survey for mental health: patient and health provider perspectivesManuela Ferrari, Farah Ahmad, Yogendra Shakya, Cliff Ledwos, and Kwame McKenzie2016BMC Health Services ResearchMental HealthPeer Reviewed
Literature Review: Health Issues of Government Assisted Refugees (GARS) In CanadaZarsanga Popol, Najmus Sadiq and Ilene Hyman2010Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Demographics And Trajectories Of Care For Medically Uninsured Women Accessing Health Care During PregnancyMonika Dalmacio, Manavi Handa, Rachel Spitzer, Yogendra Shakya2015Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Working Rough, Living Poor: Employment and Income Insecurities Faced by Racialized Groups in the Black Creek area and their Impacts on HealthRuth Marie Wilson, Patricia Landolt, Yogendra B. Shakya, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Z.Zahoorunissa, Darren Pham, Felix Cabrera, Sherine Mohamed Abdel Aziz Dahy and Marie-Pier Joly2011Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Best Practices for Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees Phase 1: ResearchAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2003Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Best Practices for Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugee Phase 2: ActionAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2011Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
"Innovating Research, Strengthening Communities" A Forum on Community-Based Research - Forum Summary ReportMary Roufail2004/5Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Self-reflected Health Status of Refugees: A reflection of the healthy immigrant effect?Hashini Bandaranayake, Benjamin Kaasa, and Meb Rashid2009Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Determinants of Health Survey: Summary of Initial Findings for Healthforce Ontario Project
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2009Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Pre-migration and Post-migration Determinants of Mental Health for Newly Arrived Refugees in TorontoRuth Marie Wilson, Rabea Murtaza, Yogendra B. Shakya 2011Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Determinants of Mental Health for Newcomer Youth: Policy and Service ImplicationsYogendra B. Shakya, Nazilla Khanlou, Tahira Gonsalves2010Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Striving For Best Practices And Equitable Mental Health Care Access For Racialized Communities In TorontoSara Shahsiah, June Ying Yee2006Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Examining Systemic and Individual Barriers Experienced by Visible Minority Social Workers in Mainstream Social Service AgenciesJune Ying Yee, Helen Wong, Axelle Janczur2006Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Mental Health Services For Newcomer Youth: Exploring Needs And Enhancing AccessNazilla Khanlou, Yogendra Shakya2009Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
The Global City: Newcomer Health in TorontoToronto Public Health and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2011Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Immigrant Seniors Service Use and Needs: Needs Assessment Survey report, Toronto, 2007Sharmila Shewprasad, Yogendra B. Shakya & Christopher Stamler2007Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Research Bulletin #1: Labour Market Challenges and Discrimination Faced by Racialized Groups in the Black Creek AreaAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2011Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Research Bulletin #2: Health Impacts of Employment and Income Insecurity Faced by Racialized GroupsAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2011Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Research Bulletin #3: Neighbourhood, Discrimination and Health: Critical Perspectives of Racialized Residents from the Black Creek AreaAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2011Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Research Bulletin #4: Strategies for Employment, Income and Health Security: Critical Examination of Policies and ServicesAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2011Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Like Wonder Women, Goddesses & RobotsAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2014Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Literature Review: Costs of Not Providing Interpretation in Health CareDr Ilene Hyman2009Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Racialized Groups and Health Status: A Literature Review Exploring Poverty, Housing, Race-Based Discrimination and Access to Health Care as Determinants of Health for Racialized GroupsAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community ServicesHealthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Literature Review: Determinants of Educational Success for Refugee Youth in TorontoAccess Alliance Multicutural Health and Community Services2010Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Addressing Racialised Disparities in Access to Health Care and Quality of Care: A Literature ReviewYogendra B. Shakya & Ilene Hyman2007Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Ontario Women’s Health Network E-Bulletin: Investigating the barriers based on gender, race and migration experiences faced by women in the search for decent employment in TorontoMegan Spasevski2012Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
The Health Impacts of Precarious Work - Literature ReviewJessica Merolli2012Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Neighbourhood Profiles. Racialization and Health Inequalities: Focus on ChildrenAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2007Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada: System Level Costs, Risks and ResponsesSonal Marwah2014Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
The Regularization of Non‐Status Immigrants in Canada 1960‐2004Carolina Berinstein, Erika Khandor, Jean McDonald, Peter Nyers, Natasha Pravaz, Beth Wilson, and Cynthia Wright2004Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Summary of Research Findings: Impact of Transportation Loan Repayment Requirement on Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) in TorontoAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2009Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Literature Review: Examining Systemic and Individual Barriers Experienced by Visible Minority Social Workers in Mainstream Social Service AgenciesJune Ying Yee, Helen Wong, Axelle Janczur2006Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Quantitative Report: Examining Systemic and Individual Barriers Experienced by Visible Minority Social Workers in Mainstream Social Service AgenciesKelly Tran, June Ying Yee, Helen Wong, Axelle Janczur2006Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Research Summary Report: Refugee health and resettlement, lessons learned from the Syrian ResponseAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2017Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research
Toronto Community Hubs: Evaluation ReportAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2014Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Where are the good jobs?Yogendra B. Shakya, Ruth Wilson, Z. Zahoorunissa, Sherine Mohamed Abdel Aziz Dahy, Alberto Almeida, Cheryl White, Grace Edward Galabuzi, Patricia Landolt, Sana Siddiqui, Andrew Koch, Marie-Pier Joly, and Sarah Alley.2013Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Severe Neonatal Morbidity Among Births to Refugee WomenS. Wanigaratne, D.C. Cole, K. Bassil, I. Hyman, R. Moineddin, Y. Shakya, M. Urquia2016Maternal Child Health JournalImmigrant & Refugee HealthPeer Reviewed (Restricted Access)
Reflexivity: A Methodological Tool in the Knowledge Translation Process?S. Alley, S. Jackson, Y. Shakya2015Health Promotion PracticeHealthcare Access & EquityPeer Reviewed (Restricted Access)
Newcomer Refugee Youth as ‘Resettlement Champions’ for their Families: Vulnerability, Resilience and EmpowermentYogendra B. Shakya, Sepali Guruge, Michaela Hynie, Sheila Htoo, Arzo Akbari, Barinder (Binny) Jandu, Rabea Murtaza, Megan Spasevski, Nahom Berhane, Jessica Forster2014Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Resettled Refugees and Forced MigrantsImmigrant & Refugee Health, Mental HealthPeer Reviewed (Restricted Access)
Newcomer Youth Self-Esteem: A Community-Based Mixed Methods Study of Afghan, Columbian, Sudanese and Tamil Youth in Toronto, CanadaNazilla Khanlou, Yogendra B. Shakya, Farah Islam, Emma Oudeh2014Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Resettled Refugees and Forced MigrantsImmigrant & Refugee Health, Mental HealthPeer Reviewed (Restricted Access)
Tired of the Hustle: Youth Voices on UnemploymentAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services & St Stephen's Community House2016Economic Security & HealthCommunity-based Research
Community Health Assessment of Access Point on Jane: Identifying Assets, Needs and Service PrioritiesAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2013Healthcare Access & EquityCommunity-based Research
Everyone can do Research: A Plain Language Guide on How to do ResearchAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2013ToolkitCommunity-based Research
CBR_Toolkit_Jan2012Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2012Toolkit
eXposed: Using photography to expose the social impacts of poverty and racism in Black CreekAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2009Economic Security & Health
Promoting Green Living and Environmental Leadership among Newcomer CommunitiesAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2017Immigrant & Refugee HealthCommunity-based Research