Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact

McMaster University
1280 Main St. West,
HSC3V - 43B
Hamilton, Ontario ‚ÄčL8S 4K1

Ongoing Projects

Asian-White disparities in obstetric anal sphincter injury

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.

Advancing equity in maternal and perinatal care in Canada: Population-based investigations of racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity and severe perinatal morbidity and mortality

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.

Investigating variation in cesarean delivery in Sweden and Canada using the Robson Ten Group Classification System

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.

Characterizing maternal and neonatal trauma associated with forceps and vacuum delivery

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 in Canada and associated maternal and perinatal morbidity

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.

Mode of delivery in the second stage of labour and subsequent preterm birth

Identifying modifiable risk factors that have the potential to prevent sPTB remains one of the most critical (and elusive) goals for reducing infant morbidity and mortality.

Mental illness among individuals with severe maternal morbidity

Our objective is to understand how often individuals face mental health challenges after experiencing SMM.


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