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1 in 4 survey respondents who gave birth at The Ottawa Hospital during the 2020 spring lockdown experienced abusive behaviour from their partners before, during or after pregnancy
June 15, 2021 - Survey results from 216 people who gave birth at The Ottawa Hospital between March and June 2020 showed that 52 (24 percent) experienced controlling or abusive behaviour from their partners during their perinatal period (one year pre-pregnancy, durin
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.
The Ottawa Hospital awarded nine grants worth $5.6 million from Canadian Institutes of Health Research
February 3, 2020 - How can we treat depression when nothing else is working? How can heart growth be both good and bad? How can we increase patient participation in clinical trials? These are just a few of the big questions that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital will
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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, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
El-Chaar, Darine
MD, FRCSC, Msc
Associate Scientist
(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
Hawken, Steven
PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Population health, Global health, Newborn and child health, Pregnancy Artificial intelligence and data science, 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
Affiliate Investigator
(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