null Meranda Nakhla, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, MUHC



Health services research • pediatric diabetes • transition to adult care

Research Focus

My research focuses on evaluating the organization and delivery of healthcare services to children and youth with type 1 diabetes, particularly as they transition from pediatric to adult care. I am particularly interested in developing and evaluating innovative transition care interventions that aim to improve the outcomes of youth as they transition into adulthood as well as ultimately help inform health system changes.

Selected Publications

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  • Robinson ME, Simard M, Larocque I, Shah J, Rahme E, Nakhla M. Psychiatric disorders in emerging adults with diabetes transitioning to adult care: A retrospective cohort study. Diabet Med. 2021 Feb 12:e14541. doi: 10.1111/dme.14541. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33576092.

  • Nakhla M, Cuthbertson D, Becker DJ, Pacaud D, Ludvigsson J, Knip M, Legault L. Diabetic Ketoacidosis at the Time of Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in Children: Insights From TRIGR. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Jan 25:e205512. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5512. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33492389.

  • Robinson ME, Simard M, Larocque I, Shah J, Nakhla M, Rahme E. Risk of Psychiatric Disorders and Suicide Attempts in Emerging Adults With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2020 Feb;43(2):484-486. doi: 10.2337/dc19-1487. Epub 2019 Dec 16. PMID: 31843949.

  • Mok E, Henderson M, Dasgupta K, Rahme E, Hajizadeh M, Bell L, Prevost M, Frei J, Nakhla M. Group education for adolescents with type 1 diabetes during transition from paediatric to adult care: study protocol for a multisite, randomised controlled, superiority trial (GET-IT-T1D). BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 11;9(11):e033806. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033806. PMID: 31719096.

  • Nakhla M, Rahme E, Simard M, Larocque I, Legault L, Li P. Risk of ketoacidosis in children at the time of diabetes mellitus diagnosis by primary caregiver status: a population-based retrospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2018 Apr 9;190(14):E416-E421. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170676. PMID: 29632036.