As a clinician-scientist, my research interests include: women’s health, mental health, reproductive mental health, psychiatric epidemiology, mental health services, and quality of care. My research program includes the use of population-level data and I also conduct clinical trials.
Awards & Distinctions:
- Ontario Mental Health Foundation, New Investigator Award (2013-2016)
- Shirley Brown Clinician Scientist in Women’s Mental Health, Women’s College Research Institute (2012-2015)
Currently Held Grants (PI):
- An electronic patient decision aid for antidepressant use in pregnancy (CIHR Operating Grant, 2014-2016; Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Innovation Fund, 2014-2015)
- Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression in pregnancy: a pilot randomized controlled trial (CIHR Institute of Child and Youth Health & Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 2013-2015)
- Pregnancy outcomes among women using antipsychotic drugs (CIHR Catalyst Grant, 2012-2014)
- Schizophrenia understood in the perinatal period: psychiatric outcomes and reproductive trajectories (The SUPPORT Study): Phase 2, Psychiatric Outcomes (CIHR Institute of Child and Youth Health, 2012-2014)
- Risk of readmission to acute psychiatric units in Ontario: a gender-based analysis (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Innovation Fund, 2012-2014)
Thesis Supervision (2011+)
- Victoria Mary Sparrow-Downes. Mental Health Service Utilization in Women with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) during the Postpartum Period: A Population-Based Study (2018)
Additional Recent Publications
Vigod, SN. & Ross, LE. (2010). Epidemiology of psychotic symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum in women with Schizophrenia. Current Women’s Health Reviews. 6(1): 17-21.