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Shi Wu Wen
613-737-8899 ext.73912

Shi Wu Wen

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Director, Education & Training, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Ottawa
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Coming from Health Canada in 2001, Dr. Wen has worked with Dr. Mark Walker, to create an internationally recognized program of research in perinatal epidemiology. The focus of this program is fetal origins of adult disease, perinatal environmental epidemiology, and global perinatal health. In 2009 they were awarded a $6.5 million grant to study the effects of folic acid supplementation in decreasing the risk of pre-eclampsia. In the past nine years, Dr. Wen has served for the Ottawa Hospital Research Ethics Board and various department committees.

Dr. Wen has been teaching research methodology and epidemiologic principles at the undergraduate, post-graduate and fellowship levels. He has been invited to give lectures in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Thomas Jefferson University, National University of Taiwan, McGill University, and several key medical schools in China.

Dr. Wen has published over 210 peer-reviewed articles in numerous top tier journals.

Brief Biography

Dr. Shi Wu Wen is a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Ottawa, and Visiting Professor of Anhui Medical University and Central-South University in China.

Selected Publications

1. Xie RH, Lei J, Wang S, Xie H, Walker M, Wen SW*. Cesarean section and postpartum depression in a cohort of Chinese women with a high cesarean delivery rate. J Women's Health (Larchmt). 2011;20(12):1881-6.
2. Wen SW*, Zhou J, Yang Q, Fraser W, Olatunbosun O, Walker M. Maternal exposure to folic acid antagonists and placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes. CMAJ. 2008; 179:1263-1268.
3. Wen SW*, Chen XK, Rodger M, White RR, Yang Q, Smith GN, Sigal RJ, Perkins SL, Walker MC. Folic acid supplementation in early second trimester and the risk of preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jan;198(1):45.el-7.
4. Wen SW*, Kramer MS, Marcoux S, Liu S, Liston R, Ohlsson A. Comparison of maternal and infant outcomes between vacuum extraction and forceps deliveries. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2001; 153:103-7.
5. Wen SW, Henanderz R, Naylor CD. Pitfalls in nonrandomized outcomes studies. The case of incidental appendectomy with open cholecystectomy. Journal of American Medical Association. 1995; 274:1687-1691.