Roksana (Roxana) Behruzi

Roksana (Roxana) Behruzi
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roksana.behruzi [at] (Roksana Behruzi, MSc, RM, PhD)

Dr. Behruzi is an assistant professor at the university of McGill and instructor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). She is a clinician researcher with more than 20 years of experience in both teaching and clinical research. She completed a PhD in Public Health (health care organization) at the University of Montreal, in 2011, during which she obtained many awards and bursaries such as; CIHR, STIRRHS, Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation For love of Children (FHSJ/FRMI) and Bourse d'Études Supérieures en Santé Publique de Université de Montréal. In 2008, she awarded by JSPS-CIHR to accomplish a fellowship in Japan on maternity care services.  She also accomplished three years postdoctoral fellowship in Health Services and Health Policy at the department of Family Medicine at McGill University, for which, she was awarded two times the Fond de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ) Postdoctoral Bursary. Her excellent experience and skills in monitoring adherence of projects to GCPs and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) led to collaborate with GCP Trials center in Montreal where she performs workshops to clinical research staff. Her ultimate goal has always been to improve the overall health of women and families. She has been appointed at the McGill, Department of Family Medicine, since 2016, with an affiliation to the Research Center at CISSS in Outaouais. She has been the principal investigator of many clinical trials, Randomized Controlled trials in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as qualitative and case studies in health care services and health policy. Her current research interest is in area of Probiotics Effect on Group B Streptococcus (GBS) recto-vaginal colonization in pregnant women.

Research Interests: Clinical trials, randomized controlled trials, pharmaceutical research in obstetrics and gynecology,  practice of midwifery and quality of care, health service research and health policy, primary health care research, perinatal care, maternity care and obstetric outcomes.

Current project: The efficacy and safety of Probiotic supplementation in the third trimester of pregnancy on the maternal (GBS) rectovaginal colonization: Pilot Randomized Clinical Trials

Keywords: Randomized control trials, obstetrics and gynecology, health services research, health policy, perinatal care, midwifery care, primary care research, prevention and promotion of disease, qualitative research and case study.

List of Publications:

Behruzi R. Hatem M. Probiotics Effect on Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Rectovaginal Colonization in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review of Published Randomized Controlled Trials. Submitted 2018, under revision.

Behruzi R, Klam S, Dehertog M, Jimenez V, Hatem M, Redriguez c.(2017). Quebec Perinatal Policy and the Collaborative Experiences of Maternity Care Professionals in Perinatal Care Settings: A Single Case Study. Submitted 2017, under revision.

Behruzi R, Klam S, Dehertog M, Jimenez V, Hatem M. Understanding factors affecting collaboration between midwives and other health care professionals in a birth center and its affiliated Quebec hospital: a Case study.BMC Pregnancy and Childbirths.2017;17(200)

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Goulet,L Fraser W, Misago C. Understanding childbirth practice as an organizational culture phenomenon: a conceptual framework. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2013;13 (1):205

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Goulet L, Fraser W. Perception of humanized birth in a highly specialized hospital: Let’s think differently. Health Care for Women International. 2013; (00):1–22

Behruzi R, Rodriquez C, Klam S , Dehertog M, Jimenez V. Barriers to interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration between midwives in birthing centers and other professionals in hospitals in Quebec. CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Roma. Giorn.It.Ost.Gin.-Vol XXXV-n.1.Gennaio-Febbraio 2013     

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Goulet L, Frase W. Challenges in implementing humanization of birth practices in a highly specialized and university affiliated hospital. Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Monduzzi Editoriale,February 2012.

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Goulet L, Fraser W. The Components of Humanized Childbirth Which Bring Satisfaction to Women in a Highly Specialized Hospital. Pregnancy: Risk Factors, Management and Recovery. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.2012

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Goulet L, Fraser W. The facilitating factors and barriers encountered in the adoption of a humanized birth care approach in a highly specialized university affiliated hospital. BMC Women's Health. 2011, 11:53.

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Goulet L, Fraser W, Leduc N, Misago C. Humanized birth in high risk pregnancy: Barriers and Facilitators. Journal of Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 2010.11 (1), 49-58

Behruzi R, Hatem M, Fraser W, Goulet L, , Ii M, Misago C. Facilitators and Barriers in Humanization of Childbirth in Japan, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2010.10(25), 1-18.

Moussavi Z, Behruzi R. Over-the-counter and alternative medicine in the treatment of vulvovaginal symptoms in women referred to the gynecologic clinic, Journal of cell and Tissue Research, 2005.5 (2), 453-456.

Moussavi, Z, Behruzi R. Diagnostic Amsel criteria compared standardized method of the Gram Stain for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, Elsevier, International Congress Seri, 2004. 1271, P:392-395.

Behruzi, R, Moussavi Z. The prevalence of Chlamydia infection among pregnant women in Iran, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research, 2004.4 (2), 249-252.

Behruzi, R, Moussavi Z. Single dose systemic oral Fluconazole for the treatment of the acute and chronic vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Journal of cell and Tissue Research, 2004. 4(2), 239-241.

Behrouzi, R, Moussavi  Z, Khalilian, AR. Assessment of female sexual dysfunction in Iranian women, Journal of cell and Tissue Research, 2004. 4(2), 281-282.

Moussavi, Z, Behrouzi R, Khalilian, A. ‘Fluconazole as single oral dose compared with Clothrimazole in the treatment of Candida Vaginosis’, Journal of Cell and Tissue Research, 2004.4(2),243-247

Moussavi, Z, Behruzi R. A comparison of oral Clindamycin and Metronidazole in the treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis.  Medical Journal of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences; 2004; 14; 59-63

Clinician Scholar
Graduate Supervisor
Assistant Professor
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