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Bio

Dr. Sarah D. McDonald, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, was awarded a prestigious Canada Research Chair. She is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

She is also an Associate Member of the Departments of Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact and Radiology.  In addition, she holds Graduate Faculty Status, Health Research Methodology (HRM).  Her clinical work deals with high risk pregnancies.

She received her MD from the University of Toronto, her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency from the University of Ottawa and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship from the University of Toronto.  In addition, in 2006 at the University of Toronto, she completed her MSc in Clinical Epidemiology, forming the basis of her research.  Prior to coming to McMaster, Dr. McDonald was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Health Research Institute.

She is delighted to mentor faculty,  fellow, residents, graduate and other students. Through the Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dr McDonald, with the University of Toronto to provides Scientific Mentorship to Beth Murray Davis, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Midwifery Education Program, and Dr Nir Melamed (Sunnybrooke) and Dr Howard Berger (St Mike’s) along with Drs Jon Barrett, Joel Ray and Mike Geary.

Please see Dr. McDonald's research team website at https://forwomensandinfantshealth.com/  for further details of her team’s research, publications and awards, and opportunities to join the team. 

AWARDS

  • Tier II Canada Research Chair in Maternal and Child Disease Prevention and Intervention, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Jan 2020-Dec 2024)
  • Tier II Canada Research Chair in Maternal and Child Obesity Prevention and Intervention, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Jan 2015-Dec 2019)
  • CIHR prize for Rising Star in Perinatal Research (New Investigator) (2009)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2009)

Research Interests

Her research focuses on prevention of preterm birth, and its sequelae, to improve the health of infants, women and families.

FUNDING SOURCES

►Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)  Grants

►Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

► Ministry of Health Academic Funding Plan (Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization
Innovation Fund (HAHSO AFP)

Publications

For publications, please see Dr. McDonald's research team website at https://forwomensandinfantshealth.com/team-publications/

Education

  • BA (Princeton)
  • MD (Toronto)
  • FRCSC (Ottawa)
  • MSc Clinical Epidemiology (Toronto)
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