Dr. Patricia Janssen’s work focuses on maternal/newborn and women’s health. She conducts clinical trials and population-based studies to determine the impact of exposures such as intimate partner violence or specific health services such as home birth or early labour support, on perinatal outcomes. She develops screening and diagnostic tools for measurement of fetal/newborn health, for example sex, ethnicity, and gestational-age specific standards for morphometric measurements at birth and standards for antepartun electronic fetal monitoring at pre-term gestations. She is Associate Faculty in the Departments of Family Practice, Midwifery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology and the School of Nursing at UBC. She publishes in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology,Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Birth and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.