Professor & Director

ART 360C

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Marie Tarrant is a Professor and the Director of the School of Nursing at UBC Okanagan. She has extensive research experience in longitudinal cohort studies and randomized controlled trials.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

PhD, Edith Cowan University
MPH, Johns Hopkins University
MN, University of Manitoba
BN, University of Lethbridge


RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Dr. Tarrant has researched and published extensively in the area of maternal and child health, specifically breastfeeding and maternal vaccinations. She has also conducted a number of large randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Dr. Tarrant has just completed a trial of an intervention to improve maternal influenza vaccine uptake and has an ongoing study investigating the effect of breastfeeding on postpartum glycemic control in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. She has taught courses in public health nursing, epidemiology, population health, and educational assessment methods. She previously received the Faculty Teaching Medal for Excellence in Teaching from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong.


PUBLICATIONS

Lau, Y. K. C., Lok, K. Y. W., & Tarrant, M. (2018, In Press). Breastfeeding duration and the Theory of Planned Behavior and Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Framework: a systematic review of observational studies. Maternal and Child Health.

Lok, K. Y. W., Bai, D. L., Chan, N. P. T., Wong, J. Y. H., & Tarrant, M.* (2018, in press). The impact of immigration on the breastfeeding practices of Mainland Chinese immigrants in Hong Kong. Birth.

Chan, N. P. T., Tarrant, M., Ngan, E., So, H. K., Lok, K. L., Nelson, E. A. (2018, In Press). Agreement between self-/home-measured and assessor-measured waist circumference at three sites in adolescents/children. PLoS One.

Lok, K. Y. W., Bai, D. L., & Tarrant, M.* (2017). The relationship between infant feeding preferences of family members and intention to exclusively breastfeed among Chinese mothers. Midwifery, 53, 49-54.

Lok, K. Y. W., Chau, P. H., Sze, L. F. H., Chan, K. M., Chan, B. H., Fung, P. C. G., & Tarrant, M. (2017). Growth in low birth weight and very low birth weight infants fed fortified breast milk versus formula milk: a retrospective cohort study. Nutrients, 9, 520.

Bai, D. L., Fong, D. Y. T., Lok, K. Y. W., Wong, J. Y. H., & Tarrant, M. (2017). Practices, predictors and consequences of breast milk expression in mothers of full-term healthy infants. Public Health Nutrition, 20(3), 492-503.

Lau, Y. K. C., Fong, D. Y. T., Sing, C., Ng, J., Choi, A. Y. Y., & Tarrant, M. (2017). Development and validation of the Breastfeeding Self-Regulation Questionnaire (BRSQ). Midwifery, 44, 24-34.

Wong, W. Y. V., Fong, D. Y. T., Lok, K. Y. W., Wong, J. Y. H., Sing, C., Choi, A. Y. Y., Yuen, C. Y. S., & Tarrant, M. (2016). Brief education to increase uptake of influenza vaccine among pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial. Vaccine, 34(44), 5243-5250.

Bai, D. L., Fong, D. Y. T., Lok, K. Y. W., & Tarrant, M. (2016). The relationship between the breastfeeding preferences of Chinese mothers’ immediate social network and early breastfeeding cessation. Journal of Human Lactation, 32, 301-308.

Tarrant, M., Lok, K. Y. W., Fong, D. Y. T., Wu, K. M., Lee, L. Y. I., Sham, A., Lam, C., Bai, D. L., Wong, H. K. L., Wong, E. M. Y., Chan, N. P. T., & Dodgson, J. E. (2016).  Effect on Baby-Friendly hospital steps when hospitals implement a policy to pay for infant formula. Journal of Human Lactation32, 238-249.

Yuen, C. Y. S., Dodgson, J. E., & Tarrant, M. (2016). Perceptions of Chinese pregnant women toward influenza vaccination during pregnancy. Vaccine34(1), 33-40.

Wong, W. Y. V., Lok, K. Y. W., & Tarrant, M. (2016). Interventions to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination among pregnant women: A systematic review. Vaccine34(1), 20-32.

Lok, K. Y. W., Bai, D. L., & Tarrant, M. (2015). Predictors of breastfeeding initiation in Hong Kong and Mainland China born mothers. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 15(286).

Tarrant, M., Lok, K. Y. W., Fong, D. Y. T., Lee, L. Y. I., Sham, A., Lam, C., Wu, K. M.,Bai, D. L., Wong, H. K. L., Wong, E. M. Y., Chan, N. P. T., & Dodgson, J. E. (2015). Effect of a hospital policy of not accepting free infant formula on in-hospital formula supplementation rates and breast-feeding duration. Public Health Nutrition, 18(14), 2689-2699.

Wong, K. L., Tarrant, M., & Lok, K. Y. W. (2015). Group versus individual professional antenatal breastfeeding education for extending breastfeeding duration and exclusivity: a systematic review. Journal of Human Lactation, 31(3), 354-366.

Bai, D. L. Fong, D. Y. T., & Tarrant, M.* (2015). Factors associated with breastfeeding duration and exclusivity in mothers returning to paid employment postpartum. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(5), 990-999.

Bai, D. L. Fong, D. Y. T., & Tarrant, M.* (2015). Previous breastfeeding experience and duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding among multiparous mothers. Birth, 42(1), 70-77.

Wong, W. Y. V. & Tarrant, M.* (2015). Influenza-like illness among Hong Kong Chinese pregnant women. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 28(1), 116-119.

Fu, I. C. Y., Fong, D. Y. T., Heys, M., Lee, I. L. Y., Sham, A., & Tarrant, M.* (2014). Professional breastfeeding support for first-time mothers: a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial. BJOG, 121(13), 1673-1683.

Wong, H. K. L., Fong, D. Y. T., Lee, L. Y. I., Sing, C., & Tarrant, M.* (2014). Antenatal education to increase exclusive breastfeeding: A randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 124(5), 961-968.

Yuen, C. Y. S., & Tarrant, M. (2014). A comprehensive review of influenza and influenza vaccination during pregnancy. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 28(4), 261-270.

Tarrant, M., Dodgson, J. E., & Wu, K. M. (2014). Factors contributing to early breastfeeding cessation among Chinese mothers: an exploratory study. Midwifery, 30(10), 1088-1095.

Yuen, C. Y. S., & Tarrant, M. (2014). Determinants of uptake of influenza vaccination among pregnant women – a systematic review. Vaccine, 32(36), 4602-4613.

Wong, W. Y. V., Fong, D. Y. T., & Tarrant, M.* (2014). Brief education to increase uptake of influenza vaccine among pregnant women: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 14(19).

Yuen, C. Y. S., Fong, D. Y. T., Lee, I. L. Y., Sing, C., Siu, E. S. M., & Tarrant, M.* (2013). Prevalence and predictors of maternal seasonal influenza vaccination in Hong Kong. Vaccine, 31(45), 5281-5288.

Parry, J. E., Ip, K. M. D., Chau, Y. K. P., Wu, K. M. & Tarrant, M.* (2013). Predictors and consequences of in-hospital formula supplementation for healthy breastfeeding newborns. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(4), 527-536.

Bai, D. L. Wu, K. M., & Tarrant, M.* (2013). Association between intrapartum interventions and breastfeeding duration. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 58(1), 25-32.

Tarrant, M., Wu, K. M., Yuen, C. Y. S., Cheung, K. L., & Chan, V. H. S. (2013). Determinants of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Hong Kong. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(1), 23-32.


Click below for a list of publications indexed in PubMed:   pubmed-240x115

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