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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


Huge hope for our smallest patients
November 2, 2022 - Dr. Bernard Thébaud clearly remembers the day he decided to become a doctor—his dad had suggested the soccer-loving teen become a sports physician. But from the first day of his pediatric surgery rotation, Dr. Thébaud knew he wanted to help
Soccer skills and stem cell science- Meet Dr. Bernard Thébaud
September 14, 2022 - Every day, Dr. Bernard Thébaud creates futures for Ottawa’s youngest community members. As a senior scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and as a neonatologist with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Dr. Thé
Hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisonings among Canadian children surged after legalization, particularly in jurisdictions where the sale of cannabis edibles was allowed
August 24, 2022 - Canada has seen a 6.3 fold increase in hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisoning among children under the age of 10 since the legalization of recreational cannabis, according to a research letter published in the New England Journal of Me
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
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
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
Senior 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
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, Extracellular vesicles / exosomes, 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 Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research