Maria Benkhalti Jandu

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  • Programme:
    Doctoral Programme in Population Health, University of Ottawa (2011-2015)
  • Project Title:
    Health Equity Impact Assessment from a Global Perspective. Co-supervised with Peter Tugwell, Project Description: Assessing how different health equity impact assessment frameworks have been utilized with immigrant populations and understanding whether the processes were capable of responding to their unique needs.
  • Project Description:
    Assessing how different health equity impact assessment frameworks have been utilized with immigrant populations and understanding whether the processes were capable of responding to their unique needs.
  • Research Projects:
    Health Equity Impact Assessment Evidence Summaries for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care READ MORE...
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Publications & Presentations:

  • Peer-reviewed Publications
    • Benkhalti Jandu M, Doull M, O'Connor, Welch V, Tugwell P, Wells GA, Jones D, Ferguson M, Smith S. Peer Support Strategies for Improving the Health and Well-Being of Individuals with Chronic Diseases. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, in review January 2014
    • Kristjansson E, Francis D, Liberato S, Benkhalti Jandu M, Tugwell P, Welch V, Shea B, Greenhalgh T, Janzen L, Krasevec J, Wells G, Petticrew M, Batal M, Jama S, Arabi M, Noonan E. Food Supplementation for improving the physical and psychosocial health of disadvantaged children aged three months to five years. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, in review October 2013
    • Hochberg MC, Altman RD, April KT, Benkhalti M, Guyatt G, McGowan J, Towheed T, Welch V, Wells G, Tugwell P. American College of Rheumatology 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of Hand, Hip, and Knee. Arthritis Care & Research, 64(4):465-474, 2012
    • Welch V, Petticrew M, Ueffing E, Benkhalti Jandu M, Brand K, Dhaliwal B,  Kristjansson E, Smylie J, , Wells G, Tugwell P. Does Consideration and Assessment of Effects on Health Equity Affect the Conclusions of a Systematic Review? A Methodology Study.  PLOS ONE 7(3) e:31360, 2012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.003136
    • Kristjansson B, Francis D, Liberato S, Benkhalti Jandu M, Tugwell P, Welch V, Shea B, Greenhalgh T, Janzen L, Krasevec J, Wells G, Petticrew M, Batal M, Jama S, Arabi M, Noonan E. Supplementary Feeding Programs for Improving the Growth and Cognitive Development in Infants and Young Children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Protocol in editorial process
    • Hochberg MC, Altman RD, April KT, Benkhalti Jandu M, Guyatt G, McGowan J, Towheed T, Welch V, Wells G, Tugwell P. The 2010 American College of Rheumatology Recommendations for the Use of Non-Pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Therapies in Osteoarthritis of Hand, Hip, and Knee. Arthritis Care & Research. Submitted August 2011.
    • Welch V, Tugwell P, Petticrew M, de Montigny J, Ueffing E, Kristjansson B, McGowan J, Benkhalti Jandu M, Wells GA, Brand K, Smylie J. How effects on health equity are assessed in systematic reviews of interventions. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Dec 8;12:MR000028
    • Scott K, Li Z, Benkhalti M, Renaud JM. Energy Metabolism During Fatigue in FDB Muscle is Impaired by the Lack of KATP Channel Activity. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise 42(10): 86-87, 2010
    • Carlo Cifelli, François Bourassa, Louise Gariépy, Krystyna Banas, Maria Benkhalti, and Jean-Marc Renaud. KATP channel deficiency in mouse flexor digitorum brevis causes fibre damage and impairs Ca2+ release and force development during fatigue in vitro. J Physiol582(Pt 2): 843–857, 2007
  • Book Chapter
    • K. Toupin April, M. Benkhalti Jandu, G. Paterson, E. Ueffing, T. Rader, V. Welch, J. McGowan, M.C. Hochberg, R.D. Altman, T. Towheed, G. Wells, P. Tugwell. "Clinical guidelines in osteoarthritis", in J. Martel-Pelletier and J-P. Pelletier, Addressing Unmet Needs in Osteoarthritis. Future Science Group e-Book, 2013
  • Acknowledgements
    • Health Technology Assessment for Medical Devices. WHO Medical Device Technical Series. WHOPress, 2011 ISBN 978 92 4 150136 1(draft contribution and revision)
    • Pottie K et al. Evidence-based Clinical Guidelines for Immigrants and Refugees. CMAJ, 2011. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.090313 (contribution to GRADE Summary of Findings tables)
  • Presentations
    • Paterson G, Toupin-April K, Benkhalti Jandu M, Ueffing E, Hochberg M, McGowan J, Welch V, Towheed T, Tugwell P. Source and Quality of the Evidence used in the Development of the 2012 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines. Canadian Rheumatology Association-Arthritis Health Professions Association Annual Scientific Meeting (Whistler, Canada), February 2014 Presented by: Gail Paterson
    • Benkhalti Jandu M, Canuto de Medeiros B. The Inclusion of Migrants in Health Impact Assessment. 13th International Health Impact Assessment Conference (Geneva, Switzerland), October 2013 Presented by: Maria Benkhalti Jandu
    • Paterson G., Toupin April K, Ueffing E, Hochberg MC, Altman RD, Benkhalti M, Guyatt G, McGowan J, Towheed T, Welch V, Wells G, Tugwell P. Use and Quality of Cochrane Reviews Included in Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines. Cochrane Colloquium (Quebec, Canada), September 2013 Presented by: Erin Ueffing
      Benkhalti Jandu M. A Health Equity Impact Assessment Framework Suited for Canadian Immigrants. 12th International Health Impact Assessment Conference (Quebec City, Canada). August 2012. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti Jandu
    • Francis D, Benkhalti Jandu M, Kristjansson E. Feeding Programmes to Improve Physical and Psychosocial Health of Children Aged 6 months to 5 years: Methodological Challenges and Approaches. Presentation at the Campbell Collaboration Colloquium (Copenhagen, Denmark), May 2012. Presented by: Damian Francis
      Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Tugwell P etc. In Search for Equity in Medical Devices Accessibility. World Health Organization Consultation (Kobe, Japan). July 2010. Presented by: Janet Hatcher Roberts
    • Benkhalti M. Ueffing E, Welch V, Tugwell P, Petticrew M. The Social Determinants of Health and the Equity Lens: Methods and Guidance for Systematic Reviews. Canadian Public Health Agency Centennial Conference (Toronto, Canada) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
    • Benkhalti M, Ueffing E, Welch V, Tugwell P. Equity Evidence Aid: A Database for What Works for Disadvantaged. Canadian Public Health Agency Centennial Conference (Toronto, Canada) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Tugwell P. Integrating Health Impact Assessment into an Equity-Oriented Health Technology Assessment Toolkit. The Canadian Public Health Agency Centennial Conference (Toronto, Canada) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti and Janet Hatcher Roberts.
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Banken R, Tugwell P. The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Health Technology Assessment Annual Meeting. HTA International Symposium (Dublin, Ireland) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Reiner Banken.
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Banken R, Tugwell P. The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Health Technology Assessment Annual Meeting. HTA International Symposium (Dublin, Ireland) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Reiner Banken.Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Tugwell P etc. In Search for Equity in Medical Devices Accessibility. World Health Organization Consultation (Kobe, Japan). July 2010. Presented by: Janet Hatcher Roberts
    • Benkhalti M. etc The Social Determinants of Health and the Equity Lens: Methods and Guidance for Systematic Reviews. Canadian Public Health Agency Centennial Conference (Toronto, Canada) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
    • Benkhalti M etc. Equity Evidence Aid: A Database for What Works for Disadvantaged. Canadian Public Health Agency Centennial Conference (Toronto, Canada) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Tugwell P. Integrating Health Impact Assessment into an Equity-Oriented Health Technology Assessment Toolkit. The Canadian Public Health Agency Centennial Conference (Toronto, Canada) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti and Janet Hatcher Roberts.
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Banken R, Tugwell P. The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Health Technology Assessment Annual Meeting. HTA International Symposium (Dublin, Ireland) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Reiner Banken.
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Velazquez Berumen A, Mathew J, Banken R, Tugwell P. HTA in Developing Countries: Where are we and where do we go?- a joint workshop of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Technology Assessment, HTAi Developing Countries Interest Sub-Group, and the World Health Organization Head Quarters. HTA International Symposium (Dublin, Ireland) June 2010. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Joseph Mathew, Adriana Velazquez, Reiner Banken, Laura Sampietro Colom
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Tugwell P, Sadana R, Welch V, Ueffing E, Jaramillo A. Exploring the Potential for a Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres on Health Equity. Global Forum for Health Research (Havana, Cuba) November 2009. Presented by: Janet Hatcher Roberts.
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Tugwell P, Sadana R, Welch V, Ueffing E, Jaramillo A. Exploring the Potential for a Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres on Health Equity. Equity-Focused Health Impact Assessment workshop, Public Health Agency of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), October 2009. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti and Janet Hatcher Roberts.
    • Benkhalti M and Renaud JM. KATP channel deficient FDB muscles use the same amount of glucose but produce less lactate than wild type FDB. MyoNaK Conference, Palm Cove (Queensland, Australia), August 2009. Presented by: Jean-Marc Renaud.
    • Benkhalti M. Report on the launch of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres on Health Technology Assessment. University of Ottawa Institute of Population Health, Research Coordination meeting, Ottawa, Canada, July 2009. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
    • Benkhalti M, Hatcher Roberts J, Issakov A, Tugwell P. WHO Collaborating Centres on Health Technology Assessment: Establishing a new network. HTAi Symposium. Singapore, June 2009 Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
    • Benkhalti M, Li Z, Renaud JM. The role of the KATP channel activity on energy metabolism in skeletal muscle during fatigue. Presentation at MyoNaK Conference, Lake Louise (Alberta, Canada), June 2007. Presented by: Maria Benkhalti
  • Posters
    • Toupin April K, Hochberg M, Tugwell P, Altman R, Benkhalti M, Guyatt G, Maxwell L, McGowan J, Rader T, Tanjong-Ghogomu E, Towheed T, Ueffing E, Welch V, Paterson G, Wells G. Development of the 2009 Revised ACR recommendations for the management of osteoarthritis. Presentation at American College of Rheumatology Conference (Vancouver, Canada), November 2009. Presented by: Karine Toupin April
  • Invited Speaker
    • Maria Benkhalti Jandu, Janet Hatcher-Roberts, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Leanne Idzerda, Jennifer O'Neil. The Equity Dimension of Health Technology Assessment. RedETSA Pan American Health Organization HTA Network 3rd Annual Meeting. Brasilia (Brazil), September 2013.

Where are you now?: 3rd year PhD student at the University of Ottawa, Institute of Population Health

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