Khady Ka

Analyst and Researcher

My areas of expertise include oral health, epidemiology, public health, health program assessment, and knowledge mobilization. My professional role revolves around bringing knowledge and evidence into practice as well as facilitating the involvement of stakeholders from various sectors to find solutions to public health issues.

Key publications

  1. Macdonald ME, Keboa MT, Nurelhuda NM, Lawrence HP, Carnevale F, McNally M, Singhal S, Kâ K, Nicolau B.The Oral Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Canada: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol.Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019; 16(4).

  2. Kâ K, Rousseau MC, Tran SD, Henderson M, Nicolau B. Association between metabolic syndrome and gingival inflammation in obese children. International journal of dental hygiene. 2017; 00:1–7.

  3. Edasseri A, Barnett TA, Kâ K, Henderson M, Nicolau B. Oral Health-Promoting School Environments and Dental Caries in Québec Children. American journal of preventive medicine. 2017; 53 (5): 697-704.

  4. Rousseau MC, Conus F, Kâ K, El-Zein M, Parent MÉ, Menzies D. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination patterns in the province of Québec, Canada, 1956-1974. Vaccine. 2017; 35(36): 4777-4784.

  5. Sylvestre MP, Kâ K, Dugas EN, Zappitelli M, O'Loughlin J. Sex-specific trajectories of systolic and diastolic blood pressure in youth. Journal of Hypertension. 2017; 35(7): 1416-1423.

  6. Kâ K, Rousseau MC, Tran SD, Kaartinen MT, Myneni VD, Henderson M, Nicolau B. Circulating undercarboxylated osteocalcin and gingival crevicular fluid tumour necrosis factor-α in children. Journal of clinical Periodontology. 2014; 41 (5): 467-472.

  7. Kâ K, Rousseau MC, Lambert M, O'Loughlin J, Henderson M, Tremblay A, Alos N, Nicolau B. Association between lean and fat mass and indicators of bone health in prepubertal Caucasian children. Hormone research in paediatrics. 2013; 80 (3):154-162.

  8. Kâ K, Rousseau MC, Lambert M, Tremblay A, Tran SD, Henderson M, Nicolau B. Metabolic syndrome and gingival inflammation in Caucasian children with a family history of obesity. Journal of clinical Periodontology. 2013; 40 (11):986-993.

  9. Diouf M, Boetsch G, Kâ K, Tal-Dia A, Bonfil JJ. Socio-cultural aspects of oral health among the Fulani in Ferlo (Senegal): A qualitative study. Acta odontologica Scandinavica. 2013; 71 (3):1290-1295.

  10. Khosravi R, Kâ K (co-first author), Huang T, Khalili S, Nguyen BH, Nicolau B, Tran SD. Tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6: Potential interorgan inflammatory mediators contributing to destructive periodontal disease in obesity or metabolic syndrome. Mediatorsof Inflammation. 2013; Online publication:

  11. Kâ K, Nicolau B. Periodontal treatment combined with tongue cleaning reduces oral malodor among patients with periodontitis, whereas for patients with gingivitis, tongue cleaning alone is sufficient. Journal of Evidence- Based Dental Practice. 2012; 12(3):159-161.

  12. El-Zein M, Parent ME, Kâ K, Siemiatycki J, St-Pierre Y, Rousseau MC. History of asthma or eczema and cancer risk among men: a population-based case-control study in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2010; 104 (5): 378-84.

  13. Kâ K, Rousseau MC, and Nicolau B. Supportive periodontal care for patients with chronic periodontitis may produce better clinical outcomes when delivered by a specialist instead of a general practitioner, but at a Higher Cost. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 2009; 9(4): 231-233.

  14. Khosravi R, Tran SD, Lambert M, O’Loughlin J, Kâ K, Feine JS, Caron C, Tremblay A, Nicolau BF. Adiposity and gingival crevicular fluid TNF-α levels in children. Journal of clinical Periodontology. 2009; 36 (4): 301-307.