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Dr. Muraca received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of British Columbia where her doctoral research characterized maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in deliveries requiring forceps, vacuum, and cesarean delivery. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where she developed epidemiologic approaches to identify optimal intrapartum intervention rates – such as the cesarean delivery rate or the rate of induction – that minimize the frequency of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes including postpartum hemorrhage, obstetric anal sphincter injury, maternal sepsis, neonatal sepsis, and birth injury.
Dr. Muraca's full CV can be found here.
Muraca Perinatal Epidemiology Research Lab (PERL)
The PERL specializes in linking and analyzing large datasets to improve safety and well-being for mothers and babies from the preconception period, during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and beyond throughout the mother and child's life course.
K. Joseph, C. Young, G. Muraca, A. Boutin, N. Razaz, S. John, S. Lisonkova, R. D. Wilson
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2023
Lauren M. Yearwood, J. Bone, Q. Wen, G. Muraca, Janet Lyons, N. Razaz, Ks Joseph, S. Lisonkova
AJOG Global Reports, 2023
Li Qing Wang, J. Bone, G. Muraca, K. Joseph, S. Lisonkova
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2023
M. J. N. Bone, Dr. KS Joseph, D. L. A. Magee, D. G. M. Muraca, Dr. Neda Razaz, Dr. Chantal Mayer, Dr. Sarka Lisonkova
AJOG Global Reports, 2023
S. Lisonkova, J. Bone, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, A. Boutin, J. Brandt, M. Bedaiwy, C. Ananth, K. Joseph
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2023
Studies from high-income countries have identified an increased risk of OASI in individuals who identify as Asian race vs those who identify as White; we are conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate this relationship.
Previous studies suggest that racialized groups experience higher rates of severe maternal and perinatal outcomes; however, underlying causes of disparities in these outcomes among racial/ethnic groups remain unclear.
The Robson classification is a global standard for comparing cesarean delivery (CD) rates across populations; however, this classification does not account for differences in maternal, fetal, and obstetric practice factors known to impact CD rates.
In Canada, rates of trauma following OVD are higher than previously reported, irrespective of region, level of obstetric care and volume of OVD among hospitals. These results support a reassessment of OVD safety in Canada.
Trends in second stage cesarean delivery, forceps, vacuum have yet to be characterized and the impact of potential shifts in operative delivery use on maternal and perinatal morbidity rates has not been studied.