Associate member, DFP
Professor, Theme Lead Maternal Child Health
UBC School of Population and Public Health
work phone: 6048752424

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 GynecologyPediatricsBirth and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Impact on intimate partner violence on perinatal outcomes; screening and diagnostic tools for fetal/newborn health; impact of home birth and early labour support on perinatal outcomes; gestational-age specific standards for morphmetric measurements at birth