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Nazanin Alavi

Queen's Expert
Nazanin Alavi
Health Sciences, Medicine
Areas of expertise:
the effectiveness of online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. She has been designing an online platform for delivering online psychotherapy. She is a pioneer of online CBT in Canada, with more than 12 years of research experience in delivering online psychotherapy. She is the author of the first handbook on delivering online CBT published by Springer-Nature. She has demonstrated tremendous innovation that has enhanced the care provided to patients. She has improved patients’ access to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) through an online CBT clinic . This clinic offers targeted therapy for specific needs such as, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, managing chronic pain and coping with cancer and grief and has expanded access to this care for patients in remote areas, where resources have been limited. Dr. Alavi has also been instrumental in working with the emergency department to develop streamlined protocols to provide consistency in care, as well as a rapid therapy program to offer short-term supportive therapy for patients in crisis.
Languages:
English
Awards/Honours/Association/Publications:

2020, CIHR Team Grant, Delivering online cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) to address mental health challenges in correctional officers and other public safe personnel, Principal investigator

2020, Queen’s University, SARS CoV-2/COVID-19 research grant, Online delivery of psychotherapy, tailored to patients' suffering from mental health problems due to COVID-19 pandemic, Principal investigator

2019, Providence Care Hospital Research Innovation Grant. Delivering Electronic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Residual Depressive Symptoms funding. Principal investigator

2019, Selected as 10 top Women Leaders in digital health, Digital Health Canada

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