I completed my PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada in January of 2016. My doctoral research examined the impact of parental multiple sclerosis on child and adolescent developmental health in British Columbia and Manitoba, Canada, using linked health and other databases.
In June of 2016 I moved to Sweden for a postdoc at the Clinical Epidemiology Division, Department of Medicine, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, led by Prof. Sven Cnattingius, where I focused my research on the effect of maternal chronic illness during pregnancy and outcomes in offspring using national health databases. I became an Assistant Professor in this group in January of 2020.
I am the team leader for the "The long-term consequence of maternal and neonatal morbidity" research theme within the "Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology" research group.
My team aims to understand the role of maternal and paternal chronic illness during pregnancy, and medication use on neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring. Furthermore, we examine neonatal and treatment factors that influences the risk of neurodevelopmental and somatic outcomes in childhood and early adulthood.
Our current research focus on three areas: (i) understanding the role of maternal and paternal chronic illness during pregnancy, and medication use on neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring; (ii) investigating neonatal and factors and interventions that influences the risk of neurodevelopmental and cardiovascular outcomes in childhood and early adulthood; and (iii) examining the impact of severe maternal and neonatal morbidity on long term health outcomes in women and their offspring.
Neda Razaz - Assistant Professor - Team Leader
Zakir Hossin - Postdoctoral researcher
Louise Lundborg - Postdoctoral researcher
Eleni Tsamantioti - PhD Student
Hillary Graham - PhD Student
University of British Columbia, PhD in Epidemiology, Dec 2015
University of British Columbia, Master of Public Health, Dec 2010
Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Economics, Apr 2006
Academic honours, awards and prizes
My research has received funding from, the Swedish Research Council (VR - Starting Grant), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE-Junior Grant), Region Stockholm (ALF project grants), the Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation (project grant), Åke Wibergs stiftelse, Karolinska Institutet and the Canadian Institute of Health Research.