Dr Maryam Alvandi

Alvandi is a professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University where she teaches multiple courses, including Organizational Behaviour, Health Care Informatics, Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting, and Teaching in Health Disciplines for the Masters of Nursing and Health Studies programs. She promotes critical thinking to expand students' basic knowledge, self-confidence, and achievement skills. She strives to demonstrate personal qualities, such as enthusiasm, integrity, growth, courage, and commitment to excellence, initiatives and cooperation. She provides opportunities for her students to develop their own unique personal skills and leadership qualities. She uses intrinsic rewards through positive feedback and personal attention in order to encourage growth and self-confidence. She demonstrates excellent initiative, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to excellence. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals that illustrates her significant records of intellectual and professional contributions in healthcare.

Articles

Recognizing Diversity and Cultural Differences in Healthcare Organizations

June 19, 2019

It is imperative for organizations to support diversity and acknowledge individuals’ differences in order to foster better morale, promote creativity and innovations, improve decision making, and create social justice that advocates equity.

Population-Based Health Policy: Minorities/Cultural Issues

December 14, 2016

Racial and ethnic differences in access to healthcare are not always due to differences in financial resources and insurance coverage. A majority of minorities receive fewer services when compared with whites who have the same level of health coverage and income.

Healthcare Quality: Medical Homes and EMRs

December 06, 2016

There are long-standing problems associated with the administration of healthcare, such as racial and ethnic health disparities, and the geographic variation in the quality and quantity of care provided, that are important for the healthcare industry to address