• Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Alberta (2017)
• PhD (Nursing), University of Alberta (2016)
• MScN, Aga Khan university (2007)
• BScN, Aga Khan University (2002)
• Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017)
• Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Sigma Chapter Research Award (2014)
• Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship (2013)
• Aga Khan Foundation graduate Scholarship (2010)
My research interests are in the area of migration and global child & adolescent health. Her research program comprises three areas of inquiry –immigrant adolescent/youth in Canada, sexual and reproductive health and rights and mental health of immigrant youth in Canada and in the developing world, and theorizing gender intersections within vulnerable populations. As a principal investigator, she has been involved in community-based participatory action research projects to actively engage with adolescents/youth to evaluate their mental health and sexual and reproductive health needs in Canada and in the global health context. Dr. Meherali has a special interest in research synthesis, scaling up evidence-based interventions in community settings, and knowledge translation research.
2020-2021 | Nominated Principal Investigator: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and middle-income countries. Funding: Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund, $22,000.
2020-2023 | Nominated Principal Investigator: Understanding Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of South Asian Immigrant Adolescents: A Community-Based Participatory Research. Funding: Women and Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Clinical/Community Research and Integration Support Program, $20,000.
2020-2021 | Nominated Principal Investigator: Mental Health of Children and Adolescents Amidst COVID-19 and Past Pandemics: A Rapid Systematic Review. Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health & Substance Use, $46,886.
2020-2023 | Nominated Principal Investigator: Girls empowerment through the Girls' voices curriculum in Pakistan. Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Planning and Dissemination Grant, $20,000.
2020-2022 | Nominated Principal Investigator: Empowering Immigrant Adolescent Girls’ Through Girls’ Voices Curriculum: A Pilot Project. Funding: Endowment Fund for the Future: Support for the Advancement of Scholarship (EFF-SAS) Research Fund, $10,000.
2020-2021 | Co-Investigator: Navigating Sexual and Reproductive Health Care in BC: Unmet needs of Migrant Youth. Funding: Vancouver Foundation System Change Grant, $10,000
2020-2024 | Co-Investigator: Acceptance and Commitment to Empowerment (ACE) Intervention: Reducing HIV Stigma and Promoting Community Resilience Through Capacity Building. Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant, $637,500.
2019-2024 | Co-Investigator: Culturally appropriate and safe assistance through home visitation for survivors of violence (CASA). Government of Alberta Women's Program and regional Operations Directorate, Department for Women and Gender Equality, $560,000
I have international teaching experience. Before joining the University of Alberta I was a faculty member at Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery. In the past, I have taught the following courses: Nursing Research, Advance Theoretical Concepts in Nursing, Health Assessment, and Acute Care Nursing.
I am currently accepting graduate students with interests in child and adolescent health. I am especially seeking master's students who wish to complete a thesis and doctoral students to support my program of research. Students will have the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary research teams on a diverse range of projects. Interested individuals can contact me directly at her University of Alberta email.
The focus is on evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Aligns with concepts from NURS 216 and NURS 221 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program. Prerequisite: NURS 116 (or NURS 113), NURS 124 (or NURS 103), and NURS 125 (or NURS 105). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 220 or 201.Fall Term 2021
The focus on evidence-informed assessment and management of health challenges in both episodic and chronic illness. Aligns with concepts from NURS 216 and NURS 225 intentional clinical learning activities. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 220 (or NURS 201) and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 223 (or SC INF 217 or SC INF 220) and SC INF 221 (or SC INF 218). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 225 (or NURS 308). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 224 or 307.Winter Term 2022