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Newborn and child health

The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve newborn and child health. This page includes selected news stories about our newborn and child health research, links to researchers working in this area and related resources. Learn more below.

Research News


Thinking about using cannabis during pregnancy? Think again.
September 16, 2019 - New research suggests that pregnant women who use cannabis have a greater risk of a preterm birth.
Simple blood test could determine preterm birth rate in low resource countries
March 19, 2019 - Preterm birth is a leading cause of death among children under the age of five, with low resource countries facing the greatest challenge. But before solutions c­­an be tested­­, researchers first need to be able to accurately mea
High dose folic acid does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women
September 12, 2018 - Taking high doses of folic acid throughout pregnancy does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women, according to a large international clinical trial published in The BMJ. This refutes the findings of previous observational studies and is expected
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
El-Chaar, Darine
MD, FRCSC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Public health
Gaudet, Laura
MD, MSc
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research
Harrison, Denise
RN, PhD
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health, Pain Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Knowledge translation and implementation research
Hawken, Steven
PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Population health, Global health, Newborn and child health, Pregnancy Big data, Biomarkers, Health services research, Immunization, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods
Moore, Gregory
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health Clinical research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Systematic reviews
Thebaud, Bernard
MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Lung disease, Newborn and child health Cell therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Walker, Mark
MD, FRCPC, MSc, MScHCM
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Global health, Health equity, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Risk assessment, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research