Saleema Allana, PhD

Assistant Professor

Room 2305, FNB
519 661-2111 x89223
sallana5@uwo.ca
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Education

  • PhD (Alberta)
  • BScN, MScN (Aga Khan University)

Graduate Program Supervision

Research In Profile

Coming Soon.

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Allana, S., Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., & Clark, A. M. (2021). Bringing intersectionality to cardiovascular health research. Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open. In Press. [Indexed Journal; Impact Factor: 5.234]
  • Allana, S., Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., & Clark, A. M. (2021). Intersectionality and heart failure: What all clinicians and researchers should know and do. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 15, 141-146. [Indexed Journal; Impact Factor: 1.168]
  • Allana, S., Thompson, D. R., Ski, C. F., & Clark, A. M. (2020). Intersectionality in Heart Failure Self-care: Ignorance Is Not an Option. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35(3), 231-233. [Indexed Journal; Impact Factor: 2.51]
  • Vertejee, S., Allana, S., & Somani, R. (2020). Perceptions on service quality in old age homes: A qualitative study in Karachi, Pakistan. In press at the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. [Indexed Journal; Impact Factor: 0.928]
  • Abdullah, A., Ali, T. S., Nanji, K., Allana, S., Khan, H., & Ahmed, B. (2020). Factors (Risk) Contributing to Tobacco use among Undergraduate University Students (18-25 Years) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. I-Manager's Journal on Nursing, 10(3), 22. [Indexed Journal]
  • Allana, S., & Clark, A. (2018). Applying Meta-Theory to Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research: A Discussion of Critical Realism and Heart Failure Disease Management Interventions Research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 1609406918790042. [Indexed Journal; Impact Factor: 3.576]
  • Allana, S., Moser, D., Ali, T. S., & Khan, A. H. (2018). Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan. Heart & Lung, 47(6), 584-590. [Impact Factor: 2.210; Indexed Journal]

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Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Bringing Intersectionality to Cardiovascular Care. Intersections of Gender, University of Alberta [Primary Investigator] (Intersections of Gender Enrichment Grant, 2021-2022)
  • What Works for Whom, How, and Why? A Realist Evaluation of Telehealth Programs for Heart Failure Disease Management. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) [Primary Investigator] (CIHR Doctoral Research Award, 2019-2022; Alberta Innovates 2017-2021)
  • An Intersectionality-based Analysis of Heart Failure Telehealth/ Remote Monitoring Programs. Intersections of Gender, University of Alberta [Primary Investigator] (Intersections of Gender Thesis Grant, 2021-2022)
  • Exploring Information and Communication Technology Use and Digital Learning in Older Arab Immigrants: A Community Based Participatory Research Project, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [Collaborator] (SSHRC Insight Development Grant)
  • Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressive Symptoms in Rural Patients with Coronary Heart Disease [Collaborator] (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute [PCORI])t.

Additional Information

Awards

Doctoral Level Scholarships and Awards
  • Mu Sigma Chapter- Member Presenter Award 2021
  • Alberta Association on Gerontology-Edmonton Chapter Award 2021
  • Intersections of Gender Thesis Grant 2021
  • Intersections of Gender Enrichment Grant 2021
  • Rural Health Scholarship in Nursing 2020
  • GSA Travel Grant 2020
  • CIHR Doctoral Research Award 2019-2022
  • President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2019-2022
  • Innovations in Seniors Care Award 2019
  • June McCormack Book Prize 2019
  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Graduate Scholarship 2017-2021
  • Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2017
  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship 2017-2019

Research Awards

  • Sigma Theta Tau Rho Delta Chapter Research Award 2011
  • Distinction for Master’s thesis, AKUSONAM 2011
  • Best research idea and poster Award, AKU 2010

Teaching Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award on Recommendation of students, AKU School of Nursing & Midwifery 2016
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Classroom teaching, AKU School of Nursing & Midwifery 2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Award on Recommendation of students, AKU School of Nursing & Midwifery 2013

Professional Development Awards

  • Faculty Development Award by the Aga Khan University (AKU) for presenting research findings at the 26th Annual Scholarship & Faculty Development Conference: Relationships, Leadership, & Dedicated Practice, held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2017
  • Faculty Development Award by the Aga Khan University (AKU) for presenting research findings at the 25th STTI Nursing Research Congress 2014

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Cardiovascular Society Trainee Committee
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Sigma Chapter
  • Board Member, Alberta Association on Gerontology Edmonton Chapter
  • Member, The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research