Pregnancy

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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
Weight gained in first half of pregnancy affects baby’s birth weight the most
February 26, 2018 - A baby’s birth weight is strongly linked to how much weight their mother gained during the first half of her pregnancy, according to a study led by Drs Shi Wu Wen and Ravi Retnakaran with Dr. Mark Walker. This is important because babies with a ver
New blood sugar monitoring a game-changer for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
October 24, 2017 - Fifteen women at The Ottawa Hospital took part in an international clinical trial that could change the way mothers with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels. Mothers with this condition have a higher risk of having children with health c
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Black, Amanda
MD, MPH, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health promotion, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Chen, Innie
MD, MPH, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Health equity, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
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
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical 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
Liu, Johné
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Cancer, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Pregnancy, Women's health Basic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Drug development, Translational research
Rodger, Marc
MD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Pregnancy, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Women's health Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews
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