Research in Progress (RIP): "Maternal Health after Birth of a Child with Major Congenital Anomalies"



Date and Time

February 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FSI Contact

Nicole Feldman

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.


Abstract: 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.
Presenter:  Eyal Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., FRCP(C) is a visiting scholar at the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention within PCOR/CHP and at the Clinical Excellence Research Center.  He is spending the year at Stanford focused on health services research on children with chronic conditions as a 2105-2016 Commonwealth Fund Harkness/CFHI Fellow in Healthcare Policy and Practice.  Eyal is a pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.