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angle-left Meranda Nakhla, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve

Child Health and Human Development Program

 

Keywords


Health services research • pediatric diabetes • transition to adult care

Research Focus


My research program focuses on the organization and delivery of healthcare services to children and youth with type 1 diabetes. I am also conducting studies to better understand the transition process from pediatric to adult diabetes care. The results of my studies will aim to identify the healthcare needs of children and youth with type 1 diabetes and ultimately help to inform how best to deliver diabetes care including transition care services for young adults.

Selected Publications


  • Meranda Nakhla MD MSc, Elham Rahme PhD, Marc Simard MSc, Isabelle Larocque MSc, Laurent Legault MD, Patricia Li MD MSc. Risk of ketoacidosis in children at the time of diabetes mellitus diagnosis by primary caregiver status: a population-based retrospective cohort study. CMAJ 2018 April 9;190:E416-21. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170676. PMID: 29632036.

  • Nakhla M, Bell LE, Wafa S, et al. Improving the transition from pediatricto adult diabetes care: the pediatric care provider’s perspective in Quebec, Canada. BMJ Open Diab Res Care 2017;5:e000390. doi:10.1136/ bmjdrc-2017-000390. PMID: 28761657.

  • Marie-Eve Robinson MD MSc, Patricia Li MD MSc, Elham Rahme PhD, Marc Simard MSc, Isabelle Larocque MSc, Meranda M. Nakhla MD MSc. Increasing prevalence of diabetic ketoacidosis at diabetes diagnosis among children in Quebec: a population-based retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open 2019. DOI:10.9778/cmajo.20190047. PMID: 31088804.