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Research Themes

Basic Biomedical

Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Denis Crankshaw Reproductive Biology Human myometrium; Contractility; Preterm labour; Pharmacology; Post partum haemorrhage
Warren Foster Reproductive Biology Endometriosis; Infertility; Molecular mechanisms; Cellular mechanisms; Environmental toxicants; Lifestyle factors
Alison Holloway Reproductive Biology Early origins of disease; Fetal toxicology, Smoking, Dysmetabolism; Antidepressant use during pregnancy; pancreas development; Environmental contaminants; Endocrine disruption 
Derek Lobb Reproductive Biology Midwifery; Retention; Attrition; Cervical physiology; Relaxin; Relaxin receptor
Deborah Sloboda  Reproductive Biology Fetal development; Metabolism; Placenta; Ovarian function; Microbiome; Obesity; Nutrition

Clinical Biomedical

 Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Shilpa Amin Reproductive Endocrionology and Infertility Infertility; PCOS; Insulin resistance; Gonadatropins
Mary Coll-Black General Minimally invasive gynecology; Minimally invasive surgery; Hysterectomy; Laparoscopy
Denis Crankshaw Reproductive Biology Human myometrium; Contractility; Preterm labour; Pharmacology; Post partum haemorrhage
Bryon DeFrance  Maternal Fetal Medicine Fetal growth; Fetal body composition; Diabetes in pregnancy; Clinical trials
Laura Didomizio Urogynecology Competency; Vaginal surgery; Incontinence surgery; Cost-effective; Simulation; Satisfaction
Aseel Hamoudi General Colposcopy; High risk obstetrics; Education; Menopause 
Limor Helpman Gynecologic Oncology Gynecological Cancer; Oncogenetics; Surgical outcomes and perioperative care; Social determinants of health; Health care disparities; Genetic predisposition to cancer; Minimally invasive surgery; Enhanced recovery after surgery
Eileen Hutton Midwifery  Mode of birth; Twin birth; External cephalic version (breech birth) 
Nicholas Leyland General  Endometriosis; Pelvic pain; Biomarkers; Abnormal uterine bleeding; Clinical practice guidelines; Minimally invasive surgery; Uterine fibroids; Selective progesterone receptor modulators; Perioperative surgical pain optimization; Simulation in surgical training
Megan Karnis Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Infertility; Reproductive endocrinology; Turner syndrome
Lea Luketic General Uterine fibroids; Patient safety; Healthcare quality; Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Sarah McDonald Maternal Fetal Medicine Preterm birth; Weight
Michelle Morais Maternal Fetal Medicine  Preterm birth; Quality improvement initiatives; Simulation; Medical Education
Carmela Sciarra General Access to care; Health services; Obstetrics
Deborah Sloboda  Reproductive Biology Fetal development; Metabolism; Placenta; Ovarian function; Microbiome; Obesity; Nutrition
Evan Taerk Reproductive Endocrinology and Immunology Infertility; treatment; IVF; Reproduction
Stephanie Winsor Maternal Fetal Medicine Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal ultrasound; IUGR; Pre-pregnancy wellness

​Diagnostics/Assessment

 Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Barbara Brennan Maternal Fetal Medicine  Prenatal diagnosis; Epidemiology; Assessing fetal health; Postgraduate education; Undergraduate education; Perinatal outreach
Bryon DeFrance  Maternal Fetal Medicine Fetal growth; Fetal body composition; Diabetes in pregnancy; Clinical trials
Warren Foster Reproductive Biology Endometriosis; Infertility; Molecular mechanisms; Cellular mechanisms; Environmental toxicants; Lifestyle factors
Nicholas Leyland General  Endometriosis; Pelvic pain; Biomarkers; Abnormal uterine bleeding; Clinical practice guidelines; Minimally invasive surgery; Uterine fibroids; Selective progesterone receptor modulators; Perioperative surgical pain optimization; Simulation in surgical training
Ola Malabarey Urogynecology  Pelvic floor dysfunction; Pelvic floor reconstruction; Pelvic organ prolapse; Urinary incontinence; Teaching pelvic floor surgery; Avoiding mesh complications
Richard Persadie General Ultrasound; Gynaecology; Surgery; Obstetrics; Colposcopy; BRCA
Clara Sacchini Maternal Fetal Medicine Fetal medicine; Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal anomalies; Screening of chromosomal abnormalities; 2D ultrasound; 3D ultrasound; Neurosonography; Fetal echo; IUGR; Fetal wellbeing
Sapna Sharma Maternal Fetal Medicine  Mood disorder; Substance use; Medical education; Ultrasound simulation
Stephanie Winsor Maternal Fetal Medicine Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal ultrasound; IUGR; Pre-pregnancy wellness

Education (Trainees, Continuing and Interprofessional)

 Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Barbara Brennan Maternal Fetal Medicine  Prenatal diagnosis; Epidemiology; Assessing fetal health; Postgraduate education; Undergraduate education; Perinatal outreach
Rolando Cepeda Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  International women's health; Teaching  
Jean Chamberlain General  International women’s health, public health leadership, advocacy, refugee and immigrant women
Amie Cullimore General  Progress testing; Competence; Medical education; Postgraduate education; Obstetrics and gynecology
Bryon DeFrance  Maternal Fetal Medicine Fetal growth; Fetal body composition; Diabetes in pregnancy; Clinical trials
Stacy Deniz Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  Embryo disposition; Mental health and fertility; Patient education and Information delivery; Psychosocial support through fertility treatments
Laura Didomizio Urogynecology Competency; Vaginal surgery; Incontinence surgery; Cost-effective; Simulation; Satisfaction
Cara Donnery General  Resident as teacher; Collaborative education; Simulation; Interdisciplinary education
Lua Eiriksson Gynecologic Oncology  Cervical cancer prevention; Health advocacy; Predisposition to cancer; Quality indicators in clinical practice; Centre-specific outcomes
Susan Ellis General  Simulation; Debriefing; Medical education; Competency based medical education 
Mehrnoosh Faghih Reproductive Endocrionology and Infertility Collaboration; Infertility; Reproductive endocrinology  
Donna Fedorkow Urogynecology  Menopause; Urogynecology; Conservative management; Undergraduate education
Aseel Hamoudi General Colposcopy; High risk obstetrics; Education; Menopause 
Nicholas Leyland General  Endometriosis; Pelvic pain; Biomarkers; Abnormal uterine bleeding; Clinical practice guidelines; Minimally invasive surgery; Uterine fibroids; Selective progesterone receptor modulators; Perioperative surgical pain optimization; Simulation in surgical training
Derek Lobb Reproductive Biology Midwifery; Retention; Attrition; Cervical physiology; Relaxin; Relaxin receptor
Margot Loosley-Millman General Social determinants of health; Management of VBAC; Management of labour; Management of breech; Education
Ola Malabarey Urogynecology  Pelvic floor dysfunction; Pelvic floor reconstruction; Pelvic organ prolapse; Urinary incontinence; Teaching pelvic floor surgery; Avoiding mesh complications
Michelle Morais Maternal Fetal Medicine  Preterm birth; Quality improvement initiatives; Simulation; Medical Education
Valerie Mueller General Education; Simulation; Surgical training; Interprofessional education; Knowledge translation
Beth Murray Davis Midwifery Low risk obstetrics; Qualitative methods; Team work; Patient safety; Gestational weight gain; Interprofessional education 
Richard Persadie General Ultrasound; Gynaecology; Surgery; Obstetrics; Colposcopy; BRCA
Sapna Sharma Maternal Fetal Medicine  Mood disorder; Substance use; Medical education; Ultrasound simulation
Deborah Sloboda  Reproductive Biology Fetal development; Metabolism; Placenta; Ovarian function; Microbiome; Obesity; Nutrition

​Healthcare Delivery

 Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Barbara Brennan Maternal Fetal Medicine  Prenatal diagnosis; Epidemiology; Assessing fetal health; Postgraduate education; Undergraduate education; Perinatal outreach
Jean Chamberlain General International women’s health, public health leadership, advocacy, refugee and immigrant women
Mary Coll-Black General  Minimally invasive gynecology; Minimally invasive surgery; Hysterectomy; Laparoscopy 
Dustin Costescu General  Family planning; Contraceptive decision-making; Optimizing contraceptive care; Social determinants of health; Qualitative research
Liz Darling Midwifery  Health Services; Maternal newborn; Access to care; Midwifery; Perinatal Surveillance; Health Disparities; Organization of Care; Perinatal mental health; Observational studies; Mixed methods 
Laurie Elit Gynecologic Oncology Ovarian cancer; Cervical cancer; Quality improvement; Screening; Pre-invasive disease
Mehrnoosh Faghih Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Collaboration; Infertility; Reproductive endocrinology
Aseel Hamoudi General Colposcopy; High risk obstetrics; Education; Menopause 
Limor Helpman Gynecologic Oncology Gynecological Cancer; Oncogenetics; Surgical outcomes and perioperative care; Social determinants of health; Health care disparities; Genetic predisposition to cancer; Minimally invasive surgery; Enhanced recovery after surgery
Eileen Hutton Midwifery  Mode of birth; Twin birth; External cephalic version (breech birth) 
Megan Karnis Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Infertility; Reproductive endocrinology; Turner syndrome
Derek Lobb Reproductive Biology Midwifery; Retention; Attrition; Cervical physiology; Relaxin; Relaxin receptor
Margot Loosley-Millman General Social determinants of health; Management of VBAC; Management of labour; Management of breech; Education
Lea Luketic General Uterine fibroids; Patient safety; Healthcare quality; Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Rory McDonagh General  Health Policy; Miscarriage; Law; Negligence; Decision making; Spontaneous abortion
Sarah McDonald Maternal Fetal Medicine Preterm birth; weight
Valerie Mueller General Education; Simulation; Surgical training; Interprofessional education; Knowledge translation
Beth Murray Davis Midwifery Low risk obstetrics; Qualitative methods; Team work; Patient safety; Gestational weight gain; Interprofessional education 
Richard Persadie General  Ultrasound; Gynaecology; Surgery; Obstetrics; Colposcopy; BRCA
Clare Reade Gyneoncology Ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer; Cervical cancer; Endometrial cancer; Vulvar cancer; Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (GTN); Systemic review and meta-analysis; Economic Evaluation; Adolescent and young adult (ADA) cancer; Minimally invasive surgery
Carmela Sciarra General Access to care; Health services; Obstetrics
Patricia Smith Maternal Fetal Medicine Quality assurance in obstetrics; Cervical cerclage

Health Policy

Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Jean Chamberlain ​General International women’s health, public health leadership, advocacy, refugee and immigrant women
Mary Coll-Black General Minimally invasive gynecology; Minimally invasive surgery; Hysterectomy; Laparoscopy
Lua Eiriksson Gynecologic Oncology  Cervical cancer prevention; Health advocacy; Predisposition to cancer; Quality indicators in clinical practice; Centre-specific outcomes
Donna Fedorkow Urogynecology  Menopause; Urogynecology; Conservative management; Undergraduate education
Rory McDonagh General Health Policy; Miscarriage; Law; Negligence; Decision making; Spontaneous abortion

​Medical Decision Making

 Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Shilpa Amin Reproductive Endocrionology and Infertility Infertility; PCOS; Insulin resistance; Gonadatropins
Dustin Costescu General  Family planning; Contraceptive decision-making; Optimizing contraceptive care; Social determinants of health; Qualitative research
Lua Eiriksson Gynecologic Oncology  Cervical cancer prevention; Health advocacy; Predisposition to cancer; Quality indicators in clinical practice; Centre-specific outcomes
Laurie Elit Gynecologic Oncology Ovarian cancer; Cervical cancer; Quality improvement; Screening; Pre-invasive disease
Valerie Mueller General Education; Simulation; Surgical training; Interprofessional education; Knowledge translation
Clara Sacchini Maternal Fetal Medicine Fetal medicine; Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal anomalies; Screening of chromosomal abnormalities; 2D ultrasound; 3D ultrasound; Neurosonography; Fetal echo; IUGR; Fetal wellbeing
Patricia Smith Maternal Fetal Medicine Quality assurance in obstetrics; Cervical cerclage 

​​Risk Factors

 Faculty Name Division  Keywords 
Mehrnoosh Faghih Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Collaboration; Infertility; Reproductive endocrinology
Donna Fedorkow Urogynecology  Menopause; Urogynecology; Conservative management; Undergraduate education
Warren Foster Reproductive Biology Endometriosis; Infertility; Molecular mechanisms; Cellular mechanisms; Environmental toxicants; Lifestyle factors
Megan Karnis Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  Infertility; Reproductive endocrinology; Turner syndrome
Stephanie Winsor Maternal Fetal Medicine Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal ultrasound; IUGR; Pre-pregnancy wellness

​​​Other

 Faculty Name Division  Theme  Keywords 
Dustin Costescu General  Intervention Studies Family planning; Contraceptive decision-making; Optimizing contraceptive care; Social determinants of health; Qualitative research
Stacy Deniz Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  Ethics and Psychological support Embryo disposition; Mental health and fertility; Patient education and Information delivery; Psychosocial support through fertility treatments
Laurie Elit Gynecologic Oncology Intervention Studies  Ovarian cancer; Cervical cancer; Quality improvement; Screening; Pre-invasive disease
Eileen Hutton Midwifery  Intervention Studies  Mode of birth; Twin birth; External cephalic version (breech birth); Development of infant gut micro biome; Interventions in OB  
Sarah Scattolon General  Knowledge Translation Endometriosis; Pelvic pain; Knowledge translation; Clinical practice guidelines; Medical therapies for Endometriosis
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