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Hala Tamim

Associate Professor

Hala Tamim


Department: School of Kinesiology and Health Science
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Research Interests

Dr. Hala Tamim is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University and holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. Hala has a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University and a Masters in Public Health from Emory University. She is a member of the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research at York University, and a co-investigator of the National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN) at the American University of Beirut. She has over 20 years of professional teaching and training experience. Hala has extensive expertise in research methods and statistical analyses. She has managed several community-based and multi-centre projects and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers. Her main research interest is in the area of maternal and child health. Currently, funded by SSHRC, Hala and other colleagues at York University, the University of Toronto, and the American University of Beirut are conducting a study that assesses the integration of new parent Syrian refugees resettling in Canada by studying their transition pre versus post migration and comparing it to families that remain residing in Lebanon. 

Published Manuscripts (Select Publications)

Abdullah, P., Landy, C. K., McCague, H., Macpherson, A., & Tamim, H. (2019). Factors associated with the timing of the first prenatal ultrasound in Canada. BMC pregnancy and childbirth19(1), 164.

Mehra, V. M., Keethakumar, A., Bohr, Y. M., Abdullah, P., & Tamim, H. (2019). The association between alcohol, marijuana, illegal drug use and current use of E-cigarette among youth and young adults in Canada: results from Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2017. BMC public health19(1), 1208.

Costanian, C., McCague, H., Edgell, H., Ardern, C. I., & Tamim, H. (2019). Changes in adiposity and other factors in relation to age at natural menopause: analyses from the coronary artery risk development (CARDIA) study. Menopause26(2), 162-171.

Verschoor, C. P., & Tamim, H. (2019). Frailty is inversely related to age at menopause and elevated in women who have had a hysterectomy: an analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A74(5), 675-682.

Kim, T. H., Deol, S., Lee, M., & Tamim, H. (2019). Characteristics of physical aggression in children of immigrant mothers and non-immigrant mothers: a cross-sectional analysis of the survey of young Canadians. Journal of immigrant and minority health21(1), 56-65.

Costanian, C., Abdullah, P., Sawh, N., Nagapatan, A., & Tamim, H. (2017). Factors associated with shorter night-time sleep in toddlers: The Survey of Young Canadians. Canadian Journal of Public Health108(5-6), e571-e577.

Kim, T. H., Connolly, J. A., Rotondi, M., & Tamim, H. (2018). Characteristics of positive-interaction parenting style among primiparous teenage, optimal age, and advanced age mothers in Canada. BMC pediatrics18(1), 2.

Islam, F., Khanlou, N., Macpherson, A., & Tamim, H. (2018). Mental Health Consultation Among Ontario‚Äôs Immigrant Populations. Community mental health journal54(5), 579-589.

Costanian, C., McCague, H., & Tamim, H. (2018). Age at natural menopause and its associated factors in Canada: cross-sectional analyses from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Menopause25(3), 265-272.

Costanian, C., Edgell, H., Ardern, C. I., & Tamim, H. (2018). Hormone therapy use in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: a cross-sectional analysis. Menopause25(1), 46-53.