Salima Sulaiman, RN, MScN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Dr. Salima Sulaiman is a Registered Nurse, Assistant Professor, and Researcher with interests in Maternal Perinatal Mental Health with a focus on maternal, paternal, and infant outcomes and e-health intervention. Prior to joining Brock University in 2021, she was a faculty member at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing. Dr. Sulaiman teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is an active member of the Maternal-infant Global Health (MiGHT) Research Team which focuses on exploring maternal mental health issues in Low-and- Middle-income-countries (LMIC). Her current research program is focused on improving the coparenting relationship in immigrant postnatal women.

  • Maternal Perinatal Mental Health
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Partners’ Perinatal Mental Health
  • Quantitative Research
  • Intervention Research
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
  • Sigma The Tau International Nusing Society Rho Delta Chapter

1. Silke, O., Yim, I. S., Shaikh, K., Lalani, S., Ghani, F., Wanyonyi, S., … & the Maternal Infant Global
Health Team (MiGHT) Collaborators in Research. (2023). Is HbA1c associated with birth weight? A
multivariable analysis of Pakistani pregnant women. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. Advance online

2. Lalani, S., Premji, S. S., Shaikh, K., Sulaiman, S., Yim, I. S., Forcheh, N., Baber, N., Nausheen S.,
Maternal-infant Global Health Team (MiGHT) Collaborators in Research (2023) Individual and
collective contribution of antenatal psychosocial distress conditions and preterm birth in Pakistani
women. PLoS 18(3): e0282582. https://doi. org/10.1371/journal.pone.0282582

3. Premji, S. S., Pana, G. S., Cuncannon, A., Ronksley, P. E., Dosani, A., Hayden, K. A., Lalani, S.,
Musana, J. W., Shaikh, K., Yim, I. S. and Maternal-infant Global Health Team (MiGHT) Collaborators
in Research [Sulaiman, S.] (2022) Prenatal allostatic load and preterm birth: A systematic review.
Front. Psychol. 13:1004073. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1004073

4. Dosani, A., Yim, I. S., Shaikh, K., Lalani, S., Alcantara, J., Letourneau, N., Premji, S. S., and MiGHT
Collaborators in Research [Sulaiman, S.,]. (2022). Psychometric Analysis of the Edinburgh Postnatal
Depression Scale and Pregnancy Related Anxiety Questionnaire in Pakistani Pregnant Women. Asian
Journal of Psychiatry. 72:103066. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2022.103066. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

5. Premji, S. S., Khademi, S., Forcheh, N., Lalani, S., Shaikh, K., Javed, A., Saleem, E., Babar, N.,
Muhabat, Q., Jabeen, N, Nausheen,S., Ali, S. S., and MiGHT Collaborators in Research [Sulaiman, S.].
Psychological and Situational Factors Associated with COVID‐19 Vaccine Intention Among Postpartum
Women in Pakistan. BMJ Open, 12e063469.

6. Sulaiman, S., Premji, S.S., Tavangar, F., Yim,I. S., Lebold, M.., and MiGHT. (2021). Adverse
Childhood Experiences and Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review. Maternal and Child Health Nursing.

7. Lalani, S., Dosani, A., Forcheh, N, Premji, S. S., Siddiqui, S., Shaikh, K., Mian, A.,Yim, I. S., the
Maternal-infant Global Health Team (MiGHT) [ S. Sulaiman]. (2021). Collaborators in Research.
Perceived stress may mediate the relationship between antenatal depressive symptoms and preterm birth:
A pilot observational cohort study. PLOS ONE. 16(5): e0250982.

8. Premji, S., MIGHT, [Sulaiman, S.] (2020). Comorbid anxiety and depression among pregnant Pakistani
women: higher rates, different vulnerability characteristics, and the role of perceived stress. International
Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

9. Samia, P., Premji, S. S. Tavangar, F. […], the Maternal Infant Global Health Team (MiGHT)
Collaborators in Research. [S. Sulaiman] (2020). Adverse Childhood Experiences and Changing Levels
of Psychosocial Distress Scores Across Pregnancy in Kenyan Women. International Journal of
Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3401.

10. Shaikh, K., Premji, S.S., Lalani, S., Forcheh, N., Dosani A., Yim, I. S., Samia, P., Naugler, C.,
Letourneau, N., & MiGHT Collaborators in Research. [Sulaiman, S.] (2020). Ethnic disparity and
exposure to supplements rather than adverse childhood experiences linked to preterm birth in Pakistani
women. Journal of Affective Disorder, 267, 49–56.

11. Premji SS, Shaikh K, Lalani S, Yim IS, Moore S, Akber Ali N, Aijaz S, Letourneau N, and MiGHT
(2020). COVID-19 and Women’s Health: A low- and middle-income country perspective. Frontiers in
Global Women’s Health, 1, 1-5 (Article 572158).

12. Dias, J. M., Kurji,Z., Gulamani, S., & Mithani, Y. (2015). Moving towards Preceptorship Model and
Blended Learning Methodologies in Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Pakistan. International Journal
of e-Healthcare Information Systems, 2 (1), 51-55.

13. Gulamani, S., Premji, S. S., Kanji, Z. K., Azam, S. I. (2013). Preterm birth a risk factor for postpartum
depression in Pakistani women. Open Journal of Depression, 2 (4), 72-81

14. Gulamani, S, Premji, S. S., Kanji, Z. K., Azam, S. I. (2013). A review of postpartum depression,
preterm birth and culture. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 27 (1), 52-59.

15. Gulamani, S. S., Shaikh, K., & Chagani, J. (2013). Postpartum Depression in Pakistan: A Neglected
Issue. Nursing for Women’ Health, 17 (2). 147-152.

16. Premji, S., and MIGHT team (2014). Perinatal Distress in women in low and middle- income
countries: Allostatic load as a frame work to examine the effect of perinatal distress on preterm birth and
infant health. Maternal And Child Health Journal, 18(4).

17. Shahirose S Premji, Ilona S Yim, Aliyah Dosani (Mawji), Zeenatkhanu Kanji, Salima Sulaiman, et al.
(2015) Psycho-Bio-Behavioural Model For Preterm Birth In Pregnant Women In Low-And-MiddleIncome Countries. BioMed Research International, Article ID 450309,

  • Promoting Metal Health
  • Applied Nursing Research
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Quantitative Analysis

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