Dr. Vahe Kehyayaan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Vahe Kehyayan, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in Qatar.  He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with a specialization in Aging, Health and Well-being.  He is, as well, an experienced researcher with interests in mental health, healthy aging, neurological disorders, and quality of care/life in persons with mental illness and the elderly.

In 2017, he was named a Fellow with the prestigious interRAI Organization, a collaborative network of international researchers who are committed to promoting evidence-informed clinical practice to improve the care of persons across a variety of health and social services settings, including mental health, long-term care, and home care. Dr. Kehyayan has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters as primary author or as co-author.

Dr. Kehyayan is the Qatar National Research Fund NPRP9-270-3-050 research grant recipient – a 24-month project on the subject of stigma in mental illness. He successfully led and managed this project and the research team of co-PIs, consultants, and other research team members.


Bridget Stirling, Jason Hickey, Hanin Omar, & Vahe Kehyayan (2019). Stigma towards mental disorders in Qatar: A qualitative study. QScience Connect, v. 2019, ISSN 2223-506X

Kehyayan, Vahe & Hirdes, John P. (2019) Care Needs and Healthcare Burden of Persons with Epilepsy Receiving Home Care. Journal of Home Health Care Management & Practice. 31(1) 42-50. ISSN 1084-8223. doi.org/10.1177/1084822318806291

Kehyayan, Vahe & Hirdes, John P. (2018). Profile and Burden of Persons with Epilepsy in Home Care Settings in Canada. Journal of Home Health Care Management & Practice. 30(4): 155 – 163. ISSN 1084-8223.  DOI:101177/1084822318769640

Al-Marri, A. & Kehyayan, V. (2018) Nurses’ lived experience serving on unit-based councils: A literature review. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Open Journal. July 12, 2018. ISSN 1925-4059. DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v8n12p21. URL: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n12p21

Morris, J.N., Declercq, A., Hirdes, J.P., Finne-Soveri, H., Fries, B.E., Geffen, L, James, M.L., Kehyayan, V., Saks, K., Szczerbinska, K., Topinkova, E. (October 2017). Hearing the Voice of the Resident in Long Term Care Facilities – An Internationally Based Approach to Assessing Quality of Life.  Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA), 19 (3), 207 – 215. ISSN 1525-8610