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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


Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to a greater risk of autism
August 10, 2020 - In the largest study of its kind, researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, BORN Ontario and the University of Ottawa found that children whose mothers reported using cannabis during pregnancy were at greater risk of autism.
Innovative clinical trial design breathes life into potential cell therapy for lung disease in preterm babies
July 10, 2020 - When it comes to developing medical treatments, it is a long, challenging and expensive road from the research lab to the clinic.Most Canadians give little thought to what goes into the healthcare we receive – we’re happy to get good care when and wh
Stem cells may heal lungs of premature babies
March 4, 2020 - Premature babies need extra oxygen and mechanical intervention to breathe but this can damage their lungs, causing a chronic lung disease. A stem cell treatment soon to be tested in clinical trials at The Ottawa Hospital may help heal the lungs of pr
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
El-Chaar, Darine
MD, FRCSC, Msc
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
COVID-19, Diabetes, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
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)
COVID-19, 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