Nisha Vashi

Nisha Vashi

Education

  • Master of Arts, York University (in progress)
  • Master of Science, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Calgary

Research Interests

My current research interests include investigating the role of families and caregivers in fostering the mental health and well-being of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  I am also interested in investigating how community-based programs for children with autism can bolster treatment success to ultimately improve mental health outcomes.

Published Manuscript

Jarman, M., Vashi, N., Angus, A., Bell, R., & Giesbrecht, G. (2020). Development of a diet quality index to assess adherence to Canadian dietary recommendations in 3-year-old children. Public Health Nutrition, 23(3), 385-393. doi:10.1017/S1368980019002039

Selected Presentations

Vashi, N., Hart, C., Matchullis, R., McMorris, C., Pexman, P. & Curtin, S. (2020, April). Transdiagnostic associations between motor and language abilities in children with developmental disabilities [Poster Presentation]. Graduate Pan-Psychology Partnership’s Conference: Minds on Display 2.0, Calgary, AB. (Conference cancelled)

Vashi, N., Hart, C., Matchullis, R., McMorris, C., Pexman, P. & Curtin, S. (2020, February). Curriculum-based assessment for children with diverse developmental profiles. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists 2020 Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Vashi, N., Morin-Lessard, E., Hentges, R.F., Graham, S.A., McDonald, S.W., Tough, S.C. & McMorris, C.A. (2019, October). The mediating effect of vocabulary on the association between early motor abilities and later communication. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Conference, Louisville, KY.

Jarman, M., Vashi, N., Angus, A., Bell, R.C., Giesbrecht, G.F. (2018). Development of a diet quality index to assess adherence to Canadian dietary recommendations in 3-year old children. Poster presented at the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Research Day 2018, Edmonton, AB.

Funding

  • 2020 – 2021 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (Declined)
  • 2019 – 2020 Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) – Master’s Award
  • 2018 – 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award

Contact

Email: nbvashi@yorku.ca
Twitter: @nishavashi1