Research in Progress Seminar (RIP)

Date: February 10, 2016  
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Location: CHP/PCOR Conference Room
117 Encina Commons

Eyal Cohen, MD, MSc, FRCP (C)
Visiting scholar at the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention within PCOR/CHP and at the Clinical Excellence Research Center;
Pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto

Title: Maternal Health after Birth of a Child with Major Congenital Anomalies



Major congenital anomalies (CAs) occur in about 2-3% of births and can lead to intensive caregiving needs.   Studies using biological makers and self-reported outcomes suggest that the stress of caregiving can have negative effects on maternal health and well-being.  Using linked population-level registry data from Denmark, this project aims to compare the health outcomes of mothers who give birth to a child with controls in terms of mortality and incident chronic disease.  Preliminary findings will be presented and implications will be discussed.