Patricia Janssen


Research Classification

Lifestyle Determinants and Health
Social Determinants of Health
Perinatal Period
Gestation / Parturition

Research Interests

maternal child health
health of marginalized women
mobile health for pregnancy and parenting

Relevant Degree Programs



I am a perinatal epidemiologist with a clinical background in obstetrical nursing. I undertake clinical trials to evaluate methods of pregnancy and labour management and interventions for mothers at particularly high risk for experiencing adverse perinatal outcomes. I use the British Columbia Reproductive Care Program Perinatal Registry linked to Ministry of Health data to evaluate outcomes and cost of specific methods of delivering obstetrical care.

Research Methodology

Randomized Controlled Trials
cohort studies
Screening tools
Population-based studies
Predictive models


Master's students
Doctoral students

management of early labour, prenatal education by texting and phone apps, fetal assessment in labour, diagnosis and management of dystocia, vaginal birth after cesarean, comparison of perinatal outcomes among care providers, surveillance of maternal homicide, health outcomes of incarcerated women, evaluation of fetal growth.

I support public scholarship, e.g. through the Public Scholars Initiative, and am available to supervise students and Postdocs interested in collaborating with external partners as part of their research.
I support experiential learning experiences, such as internships and work placements, for my graduate students and Postdocs.
I am open to hosting Visiting International Research Students (non-degree, up to 12 months).
I am interested in hiring Co-op students for research placements.



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