Ripudaman S. Minhas

MD MPH FRCPC FAAP

Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Biography

Dr. Ripudaman Minhas is a Developmental Paediatrician with the Inner City Health Program at St Michael’s Hospital and a Lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto. His research interests are in the development, behaviour, disability, and rehabilitation of children in urban settings and in newcomer immigrant and refugee families. He is currently working to develop interventions to support the developmental potential of children in the unique context of their social determinants of health. This is particularly through using Community-Based Participatory Research principles to guide the design and implementation of family-based interventions and the evolution of health systems. Dr. Minhas has conducted research on populations in Kenya, Uganda, and India, examining various aspects of early childhood development, injury and disability, and the developmental care of immigrant, refugee, and internationally adopted children in Toronto.

He completed the Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty training program at the University of Toronto and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. He was a Global Health Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his Master of Public Health and a certificate in Global Health there. Dr. Minhas completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, with General Paediatrics residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Recent Publications

  1. Kobylianskii, A, Jegathesan, T, Young, E, Fung, K, Huber, J, Minhas, RS et al.. Experiences of Inner-City Fathers of Children With Chronic Illness. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017; :9922817734361. doi: 10.1177/0009922817734361. PubMed PMID:28969464 .
  2. Pell, LG, Bassani, DG, Nyaga, L, Njagi, I, Wanjiku, C, Thiruchselvam, T et al.. Effect of provision of an integrated neonatal survival kit and early cognitive stimulation package by community health workers on developmental outcomes of infants in Kwale County, Kenya: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016;16 :265. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1042-5. PubMed PMID:27608978 PubMed Central PMC5016984.
  3. Graham, HR, Minhas, RS, Paxton, G. Learning Problems in Children of Refugee Background: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2016;137 (6):. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-3994. PubMed PMID:27194628 .
  4. Strifler, L, Morris, SK, Dang, V, Tu, HA, Minhas, RS, Jamieson, FB et al.. The Health Burden of Invasive Meningococcal Disease: A Systematic Review. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016;5 (4):417-430. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piv065. PubMed PMID:26501470 .
  5. Minhas, RS. The double disability of refugee children. Acad Pediatr. ;14 (1):8-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.11.004. PubMed PMID:24369863 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
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