About me

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. 

Research description

My current research program aims to understand the role of maternal and paternal chronic illness during pregnancy, and medication use on neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring. Furthermore, I aim to examine neonatal and treatment factors that influences the risk of neurodevelopmental outcomes in childhood and early adulthood.



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

Salary and Personnel Awards

Jul 2016 – Sept 2019 Fellowship

Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Jul 2012 - Jul 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Studentship 

Multiple Sclerosis Society


May 2013 – May 2014 endMS Scholar Program

Multiple Sclerosis Society


Research Funding (As principal investigator):

Jan 2020 – Dec 2023 Junior Project Grant

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare 

Project: Chronic diseases in mothers and risks of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring: an international comparison


May 2019  Research Grant

Karolinksa Institutet

Project: Chronic diseases in mothers and risks of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring

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