Maternal and Child Health Lab

Lead Investigator Dr. Marie Tarrant

Our research is focused on how to improve maternal and child health outcomes with an emphasis on breastfeeding and childhood and maternal vaccinations. Our methodologies include large longitudinal cohort studies, population-based cross-sectional studies and intervention studies that are designed to inform and influence public health policies and perinatal health-care services. We have just completed a study investigating the effect of breastfeeding on postpartum glycemic control in pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have an ongoing study examining breast milk expression practices and how this may affect infant health outcomes.



Current students:

Stephanie Masina, Research Coordinator

Heidi Sze Lok FAN, RN Mphil, PhD student

Katie del Buono, Student Research Assistant