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Research

Research highlights

Areas of expertise

These researchers are highly successful and currently hold more than $3.3 million in research grants and awards collectively. Below are some of research areas and projects MCHP researchers are leading.

Antenatal, newborn and maternal health

Dr. Chelsea Ruth

The LEOPARD study led by Dr. Chelsea Ruth is a collaborative study between Perinatology, Neonatology and Developmental Pediatrics which is building a multi-year birth based cohort to look at the effects of antenatal, perinatal and early life risk and protective factors on educational outcomes and child development. It is in the early stages of cohort formation with three study questions ready to go looking at the effects of antenatal steroids, complex congenital heart disease and gestational age at birth on our outcomes.

Dr. Marcelo Urquia

Maternal and Newborn Perinatal Outcomes of Girls aged <18 is a project led by Dr. Marcelo Urquia that aims to quantify the prevalence and distribution of child marriage and its associations with adverse perinatal outcomes, based on nationwide Canadian data and from other countries.

Child development

Dr. Marni Brownell

Leveraging Linked Administrative Data to Advance FASD Research and Inform Evidence Based Policy in Manitoba and Beyond is a study led by Dr. Marni Brownell. It was developed in partnership with Healthy Child Manitoba with the objective of using the Population Research Data Repository held at MCHP to:

  1. Evaluate the Manitoba government’s FASD strategy and determine the success of reducing the incidence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy;
  2. Describe the burden of physical and mental health co-morbidities experienced by individuals with FASD with the aim of guiding clinical management of FASD in pediatric and primary care settings.

Dr. Marni Brownell, Dr. Deepa Singal

Neonatal and Childhood Neurodevelopment, Health and Educational Outcomes of Children Exposed to Antidepressants and Maternal Depression During Pregnancy is a study led by Drs. Marni Brownell and Deepa Singal is examining neonatal health, early childhood physical and mental health, and educational outcomes for children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy. The population-wide data held at MCHP has allowed us to generate a comparison group of children whose mothers were diagnosed with depression during pregnancy but who did not take antidepressants. Results provide clinicians and their patients’ information on which to base decisions about antidepressant use during pregnancy.

Dr. Nathan Nickel

Dr. Nickel is co-Director, Public Health and Causal Inference Statistics for the Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Center. The Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Center is a research consortium that combines a provincial infant feeding database and a human milk biorepository. Both are linked with a wealth of health and social services data at the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository.

REMAIN – Resiliency After Maternal Incarceration – A whole population study of child development outcomes after maternal incarceration. This study is led by Drs. Nathan Nickel and Wanda Phillips-Beck from the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba. REMAIN will examine the relationship between incarceration while pregnant and subsequent birth outcomes. The research team will work to understand and document the experiences of First Nations families coming into contact with the justice system compared with all other Manitobans.

Dr. Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Dr. Marni Brownell, Dr. Marcelo Urquia

The Relationship Between Health and Child Protection Services Involvement Among Parents in Manitoba. This study, led by Drs Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Marni Brownell, Marcelo Urquia will examine how involvement with child protective services impacts the health of parents. The study will look at whether parents with specific health conditions are more likely to have a child placed in the care of child protective services. Métis, First Nation, and all other Manitoba parents may experience involvement with child protective services differently and therefore the research team will ask each research question separately for each group.

Data quality and use

Dr. Alan Katz

Identification of Frailty Using Administrative and Electronic Medical Records Data project will link electronic medical records and administrative data to develop a definition of frailty for the administrative data using machine learning.

Beyond Structured Administrative Data project (BEST DATA) will explore the use of Natural Language Processing to analyze free text that is recorded in electronic medical records.

Derivation of risk prediction models and a computer microsimulation model in type 2 diabetes is using Manitoba data to validate the prediction models developed in Ontario.

Implementation of the Risk Factor Identification Tool (RFIT) study is testing an algorithm based tool for patients to identify their behavioural health risk factors which is then uploaded into the electronic medical records in family practice clinics.

Dr. Lisa Lix

Accuracy of Risk Factor Diagnoses in Administrative Health Databases 
This validation study will investigate misclassification biases in health risk factor diagnoses in administrative databases for diagnoses of obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a proxy measure of smoking in Manitoba by evaluating the validity of the ICD diagnosis codes from hospital discharge abstracts and physician billing claims.

Evaluating the Coverage and Comparability of Electronic Health Data for Chronic Disease Research and Surveillance 
This research aims to compare the assess how representative the populations captured in electronic medical records (EMRs) are to the Manitoba population and compare behavioural risk factors and chronic health conditions measured in EMRs with those measured in administrative health data to assess their comparability.

Harnessing Population-Based Electronic Healthcare Records to Construct Family Health Histories for Accurate Disease Risk Prediction and Heritability Estimation
The research purpose is to measure lifetime chronic disease histories for parents and their offspring using record linkage techniques and test the utility of these lifetime histories for predicting disease risk and estimating disease heritability.

Comparing hospitalization rates, outcomes, and treatment intensity for elderly patients across OECD countries
The purpose of this study is to compare treatment and outcomes for older adults (>66 years) from five OECD countries (US, Canada (two provinces), Netherlands, Israel and England) hospitalized with one of five conditions:

  1. hip fracture
  2. acute myocardial infarction
  3. ischemic stroke
  4. elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  5. congestive heart failure

Dr. Nathan Nickel

A Data Infrastructure for Monitoring the Impact of Cannabis Legalization: Data Collection and Linkage Strategies to Inform Health and Social Policy 
This study is validating a data collection tool that will record cannabis use information among Manitoba residents. This information can be linked with the administrative data housed in the repository for future research projects examining the health and social outcomes associated with legalizing non-medical cannabis use.

Family medicine

Dr. Alan Katz

A Retrospective Review of Membership within the Wellness Institute and Reh-Fit Centre's Medical Fitness Model
Comparing health outcomes of members of the two medical fitness centres with matched controls using administrative data.

The BedMed Initiative - Making Better Use of Existing Therapies
Using administrative data to monitor health outcomes of patients in a clinical trial comparing patients who take anti-hypertensive medication at bedtime vs in the morning.

Health inequities

Dr. Alyson Mahar

The goal of Understanding the Burden and Outcomes of Cancer for Canadians Living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is to determine whether or not Canadians living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely than Canadians who do not have IDD to:

  1. Be diagnosed with cancer;
  2. Be diagnosed with incurable cancer;
  3. Not receive the right cancer treatment;
  4. Die of their cancer.

Measuring Equity and Generating ActioN in CANcer: Using research to promote equitable care delivery across Canada (MEGAN CAN) is a patient-driven research study on cancer care disparities. The research team will consult with patients, healthcare providers and policy-makers to better understand barriers to receiving and providing equitable care and identify interventions and changes to target these barriers in meaningful, concrete ways.

Dr. Marcelo Urquia

Addressing Gender-Based Health Inequities Among Children and Youth in Immigrant Families in Manitoba aims to identify whether there are sex differences in developmental outcomes among children and youth in various immigrant groups.

Indigenous health and well-being

Dr. Marni Brownell

Dr. Marni Brownnell is leading a program of research called STRENGTH: Supporting Resiliency in Indigenous child Health and development. In this program of research we are partnering with researchers from the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba to evaluate the Healthy Baby program for First Nation women and their infants, and with the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre to evaluate full-day kindergarten, Boys & Girls Club of Winnipeg programs, and Roots of Empathy for First Nation children. We are also partnering with researchers from the Manitoba Metis Federation to evaluate home visiting programs, and early childhood and school-based programs for Métis children and families

Partnering with researchers from the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba Dr. Marni Brownell’s team has evaluated the Families First Home Visiting Program for First Nation children and families living off-reserve and is currently evaluating the Strengthening Families-Maternal Child Health Home Visiting Program for First Nation children and families living on reserve, in a project known as ENVISION: Evaluating Home Visiting Interventions in First Nation families.

Dr. Marni Brownell is leading research that is Quantifying Social Disparities in Youth Justice System Trajectories - Evidence to Inform Policy Change. Partnering with researchers from First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and from Manitoba Metis Federation, this project is exploring whether more severe and/or frequent penalties are applied to Indigenous youth as they move through the justice system. We are following several cohorts of youth charged with crimes through six separate decision points in the justice system; at each decision point we will compare rates of outcomes (e.g., charge proceeds vs. charge does not proceed) among First Nation and non-First Nation youth, and separately compare Métis youth and non-Métis youth.

Dr. Mariette Chartier

PAX-Good Behaviour Game (PAX) in First Nations Communities: Enhancing and Adapting a School-Based Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Strategy is an evidence-based, childhood mental health promotion strategy that creates a nurturing school environment for children and has been shown to decrease suicidal ideation and attempts. With Swampy Cree Tribal Council communities, Dr. Mariette Chartier’s research team aims to understand how PAX is working from First Nations perspectives in order to adapt and enhance it to be culturally grounded in their values, beliefs and traditions. With this knowledge, adaptations were made to improve the implementation of the PAX program in First Nations communities. Using data linkage to administrative data as well as interviews and focus groups, evaluation of these adaptations are ongoing.

Towards Flourishing (TF): Improving the Mental Health among Families in the Manitoba Families First Home Visiting Program is an innovative mental health promotion strategy that focuses on improving the mental well-being of mothers and their infants in the postpartum period. TF has yet to be evaluated and so there remains a paucity of evidence on whether it is effective at improving maternal and child outcomes and whether further investment is warranted. Thus, in this study, Dr. Mariette Chartier’s team will determine the effectiveness of TF by examining the health and social outcomes of mothers and infants who received TF by using data linkage to administrative data.

Dr. Nathan Nickel

Dr. Nathan Nickel is leading a team to study REMAIN: Resilience after Maternal Incarceration: A Whole-Population Administrative Data Cohort Study of Children whose Mothers Experienced Incarceration. This study brings together researchers from the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat, the Manitoba Metis Federation, and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy to understand children’s outcomes after their mother is incarcerated. This study is looking at the experiences of First Nations and Métis families separately, adopting a distinctions-based approach. We aim to identify factors that support success and positive outcomes for these children.

Mental health and addictions

Dr. Mariette Chartier

Towards Flourishing (TF): Improving the Mental Health among Families in the Manitoba Families First Home Visiting Program is an innovative mental health promotion strategy that focuses on improving the mental well-being of mothers and their infants in the postpartum period. TF has yet to be evaluated and so there remains a paucity of evidence on whether it is effective at improving maternal and child outcomes and whether further investment is warranted. Thus, in this study, Dr. Mariette Chartier’s team will determine the effectiveness of TF by examining the health and social outcomes of mothers and infants who received TF by using data linkage to administrative data.

Dr. Nathan Nickel

Methamphetamine use in Manitoba: Using whole-population data to seek out solutions and reduce methamphetamine-related harms study led by Dr. Nickel partners with Manitobans that have used methamphetamines and a multi-disciplinary group of people who provide health and social services for this study. This study will describe the population who have used methamphetamines in the past five years, the health and social services used from five years before first documented methamphetamine use to present; evaluate the effectiveness of pharmaceutical interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of existing harm-reduction interventions.

Epidemiology of Prescription Opioid Use among Métis in Manitoba is led by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Dr. Nathan Nickel. The study will investigate the epidemiology and patterns of prescription opioid dispensations among Manitoba Métis. The Manitoba Metis Federation plans to use the findings from this study to inform the planning and implementation of harm-reduction strategies.

Older adults

Dr. Malcolm Doupe

Evaluating Sab-acute Care Hospital Transitions for Older Adults: Understanding How, Why, and for Whom a Planned Intervention Works project team of expert researchers has partnered with planners in charge in this process and with patients who have been through a new type of ‘subacute care’ to rehabilitate frail older adults after hospital admission before release home, to study how it is working.

Using Evidence to Inform Health Policy: Supportive Housing as a Case Study will investigate how evidence can be used to enhance supportive housing policies in Manitoba to ensure that Manitobans use supportive housing and nursing homes appropriately and at the right time in their lives.

Research networks

Dr. Alan Katz

The pan-Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations is a key CIHR initiative under the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research and the Community-Based Primary Health Care Signature Initiative. It is a Network of networks that builds on regional and national assets in community-based primary and integrated health care, to foster a new alliance between research, policy and practice to create dynamic and responsive learning systems across the country that develop, evaluate and scale up new approaches to the delivery services. Dr. Alan Katz is the research lead in the Manitoba network.

The SPOR Canadian Data Platform, network of data and research centres, aims to unlock the potential of Canada’s unique data assets and expertise to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public and policymakers, was funded in 2019 after many years of development, from an idea spawned in MCHP. It is pioneering a single stop for researchers to request access to health and social data from a variety of sources across the country. Dr. Alan Katz serves on the executive and Dr. Lisa Lix leads the data Harmonization initiative of the platform.

Does Primary Care Reform Make a Difference? Cross jurisdictional study linking administrative and international survey data. The research team will compare the reforms in different jurisdictions and the associated outcomes in each jurisdiction (Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba.)

Dr. Malcolm Doupe

Assessing Emergency Department-to-Home Transitions for Frail Older Adults An international team of researchers, doctors, health system planners, and patients will identify promising practices to support frail older adults in the community after visits to Emergency Departments.

Evaluating Older Adult Care Continuums in Alberta and Manitoba: A comparative Analysis Older people are the main users of publicly funded care continuums comprised of home care, various types of community-based housing with health services care options (called supportive housing in this research), and nursing homes. This research compares the strengths and weaknesses of care models in Manitoba and Alberta.

iSTEP: An International Student Training and Exchange Project in Transitional Care is a collaboration between Norway and Canada will give students the skills to help improve these transitions between nursing homes and emergency departments and/or hospitals.

iNET: An International Network to Enhance Older Adult Transitions between Emergency Departments and Communities iNET will enhance older adult transitions between emergency departments (EDs) and communities by establishing a world-leading network of academics and healthcare stakeholders (e.g., decision-makers and providers) from Norway and Canada.

Matt Dahl

Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) is a network of more than 100 scientists study the safety and effectiveness of medications using administrative data, and provide evidence for policy-makers, healthcare providers, regulators and patients.

Dr. Marni Brownell

Prevalence and Social Determinants of Developmental Outcomes Among 5-Year Old Children with Health Disorders: A Pan Canadian Study Using comparable information from three provinces (Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia), this study is examining the developmental outcomes at school entry for children with any of seven of the most common health disorders in childhood, and the interplay between socioeconomic status and developmental outcomes.

SPECTRUM (Social Policy Evaluation Collaborative Team Research at Universities in Manitoba) The goal of SPECTRUM is to establish a collaborative partnership that will build research capacity amongst participants for conducting social policy research and evaluation.

Social science research

Dr. Marni Brownell

SPECTRUM (Social Policy Evaluation Collaborative Team Research at Universities in Manitoba) goal is to establish a collaborative partnership that will build research capacity amongst participants for conducting social policy research and evaluation.

STRENGTH: Supporting Resiliency in Indigenous child Health and development is a partnership with First Nation, Métis and local social and educational partners to evaluate home visiting programs, and early childhood and school-based programs for Métis children and families

Research studies for the Manitoba Government

Our researchers carry out research using the Repository under contract to the Manitoba Government through Manitoba Health and Seniors Care to provide analyses to support policy development or service planning. These studies usually take two to three years to complete and we publish four to five deliverables (reports) annually.

Published deliverables by topic 

Upcoming deliverables:

Gastrointestinal endoscopy utilization in Manitoba

Contact: Lisa Lix or Harminder Singh

Endoscopies of gastrointestinal tract (which includes colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ERCP and EUS) have become some of the most common medical procedures performed each year. With aging of the population, the demand and use of gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) has been increasing with associated increasing costs to the healthcare system and increasing wait times for services. Studies from other jurisdictions have reported under and over utilization and variation in outcomes after endoscopy. In Manitoba, there is no set certification required to perform endoscopy, and providers of this service may have varying levels of training and expertise, and there is also likely a great variation in the number of procedures performed per year among different providers.

Anticipated Release Date: Late Fall 2021

Deliverables currently underway:

Home care: (a) Data acquisition and validity; (b) an Exploration of the use of homecare by Manitobans

Contact: Dan Chateau or Malcolm Doupe

This will be one deliverable with two parts; the first would be the re-acquisition of the person level homecare data from Manitoba eHealth repository through Manitoba Health; the second would be high level descriptive information on what is seen in the data (e.g.: describe regional homecare service use). The questions that could be answered will depend upon the data available, but some examples could be: what is the prevalence and incidence of homecare use by RHA (and small areas), i.e., new and open home care cases? What is the wait time for homecare (if available)? What are the patterns and frequencies of homecare use by patient age, from pediatric cases to older adults? What "diseases" are being serviced through homecare (chronic disease management, palliative care etc.) - or if this is not available, what types of people (profiled from healthcare use data) are enrolled in home care? Are there geographical areas where homecare patterns of use appear to differ substantially?

Transitions from pediatric to adult services

Contact: Dan Chateau

This deliverable would study the transition from pediatric to adult services for those who turn 18 years of age. This will be discussed with The Need to Know Team for clarification, but those services that are of most interest are: transition of those with mental illnesses; transition from foster care to being on their own; transition of those with developmental disability; transition of those with diabetes. What types of services do the 18+ year olds use, compared to their pediatric experiences? Where indicators are possible (for example, in treatment of diabetes), is the quality of care comparable after transition? Is there a drop in health services use after they turn 18, and if so, how long does it take to see health services use return to previous levels?

COVID-19 research

Other research activity

Individual research programs

Centre researchers run their own individual research programs using the repository. View a list of current MCHP research scientists faculty and staff.

Additional external researchers use the Data Repository. View a list of current active researchers and their projects below:

Other active research projects


Current To: November 17, 2021

Number of Active Research Projects: 241


Aboulatta, Laila: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures on perinatal outcomes: A population-based cohort study

Abulannaz, Omaymah: Investigating the Long-Term Health Effects of Opioid Exposure in Pregnancy

Afifi, Tracie: Examining Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study of Child Maltreatment and Protective Factors

Alessi Severini, Silvia: DSEN-CNODES: Utilization, Effectiveness, and Safety of SGLT2 Inhibitors among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Alessi Severini, Silvia: Use of Prescription Medications for Smoking Cessation in the Province of Manitoba

Alessi Severini, Silvia: Utilization of New Medications for the Treatment of Hepatitis C in Manitoba

Anderson, Alexandrea (Lexy): Identifying potential cancer disparities for people living with HIV using population-based data in Manitoba

Arora, Rakesh: Short and long term outcomes of medically and surgically treated patients with infective endocarditis

Banerji, Shantanu: The impact of precision medicine on real world healthcare costs and patient outcomes

Barrett, Nicole: Effect of Roots of Empathy program on violent injury among youth

Bernstein, Charles N.: Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Blouw, Marcus: Comparative Mental Health Outcomes And Mental Health Service Utilization In Survivors Of The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) And Their Spouses: A Population-Based, Matched Cohort Study In Manitoba, Canada

Bohm, Clara: Preliminary Investigation of In-Centre Chronic Hemodialysis Patients to Guide the Dial Mag Canada Trial Study Design

Boram Lee, Janelle: Maternal Intimate Partner Violence and Early Childhood Outcomes

Brownell, Marni: Deferred Care Outcomes in Canadian Children and Youth: Measuring and Mitigating Risk during COVID-19

Brownell, Marni: Envision: Evaluating Home Visiting Interventions in First Nations Families

Brownell, Marni: Examining The Association Between The Developmental Health Of Children And Youth And Participation In Out-Of-School Programs

Brownell, Marni: Leveraging Linked Administrative Data to Advance FASD Research and Inform Evidence Based Policy in Manitoba and Beyond

Brownell, Marni: Long-Term Clinical and Financial Impact of Asthma Control During Pregnancy and Preschool Years on Disease Evolution Until Adulthood

Brownell, Marni: Neonatal and Childhood Neurodevelopment, Health and Educational Outcomes of Children Exposed to Antidepressants and Maternal Depression During Pregnancy

Brownell, Marni: Outcomes of Children Involved with Child and Family Services: Comparing Children in Care with Children Receiving Services without Going into Care

Brownell, Marni: PATHS: Program: Paths Equity for Children: A Program of Research into what Works to Reduce the Gap for Manitoba's Children

Brownell, Marni: Quantifying Social Disparities in Youth Justice System Trajectories - Evidence to Inform Policy Change

Brownell, Marni: Restoring the Sacred Bond Outcome Evaluation: Reducing the number of days in CFS care in the first year of life

Brownell, Marni: Special Education Funding Formula: Projecting Special Needs Student Numbers by School Division

Brownell, Marni: STRENGTH: Full-Day Kindergarten Program for First Nations and Metis Children and their Families

Brownell, Marni: STRENGTH: Healthy Baby Program for First Nations and Metis Children and their Families

Brownell, Marni: STRENGTH: SupporTing REsiliency in iNdiGenous child healTH and development

Brownell, Marni: The Overlap Between Child Welfare and the Justice System

Bugden, Shawn: A Cross-Sectional Review of Antibiotic Prescribing by Manitoba Dentists

Bugden, Shawn: Cross Sectional Analysis of Opioid Use in Manitoba

Burchill, Susan: The Association Between Music Education in High School and Academic Outcomes Among Grade 12 Students, and Between Music Education and Mental Disorders Throughout High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 2009/2010-2017/2018

Burland, Elaine: STRENGTH: Families First Home Visiting Program for Metis Children and their Families

Cattini, Peter: Investigation into the relationship between maternal obesity and peripartum depression and a possible effect of insulin treatment. Project 1 - Feasibility of establishing cohorts for study; and Project 2 - Data analysis.

Chartier, Mariette: Manitoba First Nations Child Atlas

Chartier, Mariette: Mental Illness in Manitoba-Update and Long-Term Study

Chartier, Mariette: PAX-Good Behavior Game in First Nations Communities: Enhancing and Adapting a School-Based Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Chateau, Dan: DSEN-CNODES Common Data Model (CDM): Impact of communications and recalls related to the nitrosamine impurities on the utilization of angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs)

Chateau, Dan: DSEN-CNODES Common Data Model (CDM): Natural History of Coagulopathy in COVID- 19

Chateau, Dan: DSEN-cNODES: The Canaddeveloping child ian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies

Chateau, Dan: Health Status of Older Adults

Chateau, Dan: Home Care in Manitoba: Exploring the new data system, and describing patterns of use

Chateau, Dan: Investigating Use of Prescription Opioids and Multiple Psychotropic Medications During Pregnancy: Impact on the Mother and Developing Child

Chateau, Dan: STRENGTH: Roots of Empathy Program for First Nations and Metis Children and their Families

Chateau, Dan: Transitions from pediatric to adult services (age 18 transition)

Clair, Luc: Estimating the Cost of Peripheral Artery Disease in Manitoba

Clair, Luc: Estimating the Relationship between Cardiovascular Health and Dementia

Collister, David: Analgesics and the risk of adverse events in chronic kidney disease: a retrospective population based study

Collister, David: Gender Affirmation Hormone Therapy and Changes in Kidney Function: A Retrospective Population Based Study

Dart, Allison: Validation of Administrative Data Definitions for Pediatric Hypertension Protocol for MCHP Feasibility

Decker, Kathleen: Assessment of Cancer Surgery Quality in Manitoba

Decker, Kathleen: Dysfunction within the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Immune MicroEnvironment and the Effect on Patient Outcomes Over Time “CLIME – It Changes” Aim 3

Decker, Kathleen: Evaluating the impact of the health care system’s response to COVID-19 on cancer patients in Manitoba

Desauteles, Danielle: Predictors and impact of treatment nonadherence in patients receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer in Manitoba

Desautels, Angela: Gabapentin/Pregabalin Use and the Incidence and Severity of Sleep Apnea

Distasio, Jino: Educational Outcomes of Metis Youth in Manitoba

Distasio, Jino: Health Status and Health Service Use of Homeless Individuals with Mental Illness: Consistency between Self-report and Administrative Health Records and Patterns of Healthcare Use in the At Home/Chez Soi Multi-site Trial

Doupe, Malcolm: Evaluating Sub-Acute Care Hospital Transitions for Older Adults: Understanding How, Why, and for Whom a Planned Intervention is Working

Doupe, Malcolm: Patterns and Consequences of Support Housing and Nursing Home Use in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Trends Since 2006

Doupe, Malcolm: Public Reporting Template for LTC Quality Indicators?

Ducas, John: Evaluation of Clinical Predictors for the Safe Repatriation of Patients with St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from a Single, Regional Cardiac Care Centre

Ducas, Robin: Prevalence and outcomes of patients with congenital heart disease in Manitoba, and the impact of specialized care in adult outcomes

Dyck, Justin: Spatial Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease in Manitoba

Eltonsy, Sherif: Canadian Mother-Child Cohort Active Surveillance (CAMCCO)

Eltonsy, Sherif: Comparative Safety of Antiepileptic Therapies during Pregnancy

Eltonsy, Sherif: DSEN-CNODES: The Use of Hydrochlorothiazide and the Risk of Skin Cancer

Eltonsy, Sherif: Enhancing CAN-AIM capacity to respond to drug safety and effectiveness queries - (Cough and cold products containing opioids)

Eltonsy, Sherif: Reliability of COVID-19 Case Definitions in Administrative and Clinical Databases

Eltonsy, Sherif: Safety of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccines during Pregnancy

Eltonsy, Sherif: The impact of population-level physical distancing during COVID-19 pandemic on health care services in Manitoba: a focus on vulnerable populations

Enns, Jennifer: STRENGTH: CSI Summer Learning Program for First Nations and Metis Children and their Families

Ewesesan, Roheema: Assessing Disparities in Socio-Behavioral Perinatal Health Risks among Immigrants in Manitoba

Feely, Allison: Dynamic Classification for Administrative Health Case Definitions: Application to Juvenile Arthritis

Feldman, Ross: The Incidence of PROstate Cancer among Heart Failure Patients Receiving Spironolactone - The PROteCt - HF Study

Friesen, Kevin: Signal and Noise: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Relationship between Medication Use and Alzheimer's Disease

Frost, Jasmine: Investigating Molecular Epidemiology of the 2016-18 Mumps Outbreak using Whole Genome Sequencing and Bayesian Analysis

Garland, Allan: Can we reduce ICU use by identifying patients at risk?

Gerhold, Kerstin: Healthcare utilization in children and adolescents with chronic pain

Gudi, Sai: A Retrospective Evaluation of Prescribing Practices Related to Intensity of Glycemic Control among Elderly Population with Type 2 Diabetes across Canada: Phase 2 (Manitoba cohort)

Hamad, Amani: DSEN-CNODES: Methadone containing products used for opioid use disorder and decreased effectiveness when switching between products

Hamm, Naomi: Improving Chronic Disease Case Definitions: The Added Value of Longitudinal Data

Haworth-Brockman, Margaret: Modeling Transmission of COVID-19 in Winnipeg Long-Term Care Facilities

Hebbard, Pamela: Mobilizing Evidence for Surgical Quality Improvement

Hitchon, Carol: The Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease in Manitoba First Nations People: A Pilot Study

Janzen, Donica: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Prescribing: A Validation Study

Janzen, Donica: Use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics in community-based patients in a Canadian province

Katz, Alan: Analysis of the impacts of the introduction of the rent assist program on achieving objectives in the areas of financial independence and increasing the use of the private housing market

Katz, Alan: Beyond Structured Administrative Data (BEST – Data project) - Evaluation of low back imaging tests

Katz, Alan: Beyond Structured Administrative Data project (BEST DATA)

Katz, Alan: Derivation of risk prediction models and a computer microsimulation model in type 2 diabetes

Katz, Alan: Descriptive analysis of "chronic users" of the provincial justice system

Katz, Alan: Descriptive analysis of "high users" of the provincial income assistance program

Katz, Alan: Determining Immunization Coverage and Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases among Children of Refugees and Migrants in New Zealand and Manitoba

Katz, Alan: Does Primary Care Reform Make a Difference?

Katz, Alan: Evaluating the differential impact of what we have done, as we prioritize what to do next: a multi-provincial intervention modeling study using population-based data

Katz, Alan: First Nations Atlas Update

Katz, Alan: Identification of Frailty Using Administrative and Electronic Medical Records Data

Katz, Alan: MCHP Training Data Repository, Development of a Training Resource

Katz, Alan: Practice patterns among early-career primary care physicians and workforce planning implications: A mixed methods study

Katz, Alan: Review of LifeFlight Ambulance Services in Manitoba Project

Katz, Alan: Revisiting Primary Care Provider (Family Physician and Nurse Practitioner) Projection Models

Katz, Alan: Social Impact Bond: Background Doula

Katz, Alan: The burden of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps among Canadians with and without asthma

Katz, Alan: The Natural History and Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): A Retrospective Observational Study using Data from the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository

Katz, Alan: Youth Justice reduction QT background

Komenda, Paul: A Retrospective Review of Membership within the Wellness Institute and Reh-Fit Centre’s medical Fitness Model

Komenda, Paul: First Nation Community Based Screening to Improve Kidney Health and Prevent Dialysis (FINISHED)

Komenda, Paul: How Much Does Prolonged QTc Contribute to Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients: The Definitive Epidemiology Study

Komenda, Paul: SAFEty of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (the SAFE PICK Study)

Kraut, Allen: A Comparison of Usage of Opioid Medications By Workers' Compensation Board Claimants and Other Manitobans

Kraut, Allen: Occupational Disease Surveillance in Manitoba

Lavoie, Josee: Developing Strategies to Support FN Communities' Decision-Making During COVID-19 Outbreaks

Lavoie, Josee: Improving responsiveness across the continuum of kidney health care in rural and remote Manitoba First Nation communities (I-KHealth) Study 1: Journey of uninformed end-stage kidney disease patients

Lavoie, Josee: Improving Responsiveness across the Continuum of Kidney Health in Rural and Remote Manitoba First Nation Communities (I-KHealth) Study 2. Analyzing Journeys of First Nations Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Lavoie, Josee: Qanuinngitsiarutiksait: Developing Population-Based Health and Well-Being Strategies for Inuit in Manitoba - Sub Study 3. (please see proj #2017-019 for more details)

Lavoie, Josee: Qanuinngitsiarutiksait: Developing Population-based health and well-being strategies for Inuit Manitoba

Lavu, Alekhya: Antiepileptic treatments during pregnancy and birth weight outcomes

Lee, Sabrina: Clinical Encounters for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Missed Opportunities to Screen for Syphilis and HIV?

Leong, Christine: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Public Health Measures on Healthcare Utilization, Psychotropic Drug Use, and Mortality Among Individuals Living with Mental Illness: a population-based study using administrative data

Leslie, William D.: Bone Density Measurement For Fracture Prediction: Frax And Novel Applications Of Population-Based Data.

Leslie, William D.: Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Manitoba - Hip Fracture Order Sets, Health Care Management and Treatment Adherence

Leslie, William D.: Program: Bone Density Measurement and Fracture Prediction: Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis

Leslie, William D.: Program: Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Manitoba

Leslie, William D.: Utility of the FRAX Tool in Predicting the Risk of Fracture in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Lim, Lily: Education Outcomes of Patients with Childhood-Onset Chronic Rheumatic Diseases in Manitoba

Liu, Michelle (XiaoQing): A Population Study on the Relationships between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Prenatal, Perinatal, and Comorbid Conditions

Lix, Lisa: Accuracy of Risk Factor Diagnoses in Administrative Health Databases

Lix, Lisa: Comparing hospitalization rates, outcomes, and treatment intensity for elderly patients across OECD countries

Lix, Lisa: Evaluating the Coverage and Comparability of Electronic Health Data for Chronic Disease Research and Surveillance

Lix, Lisa: Familial and Personal Histories of Comorbid Conditions for Predicting Fracture Risk using Novel Population-based Record Linkage

Lix, Lisa: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Utilization in Manitoba

Lix, Lisa: Harnessing Population-Based Electronic Healthcare Records to Construct Family Health Histories for Accurate Disease Risk Prediction and Heritability Estimation

Lix, Lisa: Manitoba Simulated Data for Drug Effect Studies

Lix, Lisa: Tuberculosis Treatment, Prevention, and Management in Manitoba: A Population Based Investigation

Lix, Lisa: Validation of the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System

Logsetty, Sarvesh: Novel Linkages between Clinical Files and administrative Health Care Records in Manitoba: The Life Course in Mental Illness

Logsetty, Sarvesh: Program: Long Term Outcomes in Pediatric Burns and their Parents SEE NOTES FOR SUBPROJECTS

Logsetty, Sarvesh: Workplace related injury health outcomes: A population-based, longitudinal study

Lum Min, Suyin: Pediatric Congenital Surgical Anomalies Long-Term Follow-Up Study - Manitoba Centre for Health Policy link for Gastroschisis and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Mahar, Alyson: Development and External Validation of a Personalized Model to Predict Survival in Esophageal Cancer Patients

Mahar, Alyson: Understanding the Burden and Outcomes of Cancer for Canadians Living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Mahmud, Salaheddin: A Rapid Analytics Platform for Influenza Vaccine Evaluation and Transitional Research

Mahmud, Salaheddin: Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage and Safety

Mahmud, Salaheddin: COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness in Manitoba, Canada

Mahmud, Salaheddin: Effectiveness of the Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine against Anogenital Warts in Manitoba, Canada

Mahmud, Salaheddin: Epidemiology and Outcomes of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Mahmud, Salaheddin: Evaluating Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness in Manitoba: Population-Based Case- Control Study

Mahmud, Salaheddin: Predictors of COVID-19 Incidence and Severity: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

Mahmud, Salaheddin: Role of Long-Term Use of Common Medications in Prostate Cancer Prevention: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

Manji, Rizwan: The Prolonged Stay Cardiac Surgery ICU Patient: Characterization and Long Term Outcomes

Marrie, Ruth Ann: Comorbid Cancer in Multiple Sclerosis (CCIMS): Diagnosis and Outcomes

Marrie, Ruth Ann: Defining the Burden and Managing the Effects of Psychiatric Comorbidity in Chronic Immunoinflammatory Disease: Population-Based Analyses

Marrie, Ruth Ann: Development and Validation of a Disability Indicator for Multiple Sclerosis in Administrative Data

Marrie, Ruth Ann: Medication Adherence in Multiple Sclerosis: A Model for Other Chronic Diseases?

Marrie, Ruth Ann: Prescription Drug Safety and Effectiveness in Multiple Sclerosis [DRUMS]: a population- based, multi-province platform for comprehensive pharmacovigilance

Marriott, James: Impact of Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapy on Relapse Rates and Health Care Resource Utilization

McGavock, Jon: Expansion of urban trails and health outcomes in Winnipeg: A natural experiment

Monchka, Barret: Comparison of Disease Co-occurrence Methods for Multimorbidity Network Analyses

Mota, Natalie: Does Psychiatric Hospitalization Increase Suicide Risk?

Mutter, Thomas: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Oncologic, Medical, and Mental Health-Related Correlates and Outcomes of Breast Cancer Surgery

Mutter, Thomas: Post-Operative Visual Loss in Manitoba: Incidence and Predictors in a Large, Longitudinal, Administrative Database

Mutter, Thomas: The Effect of Frailty on Perioperative Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Nayak, Jasmir: A Population Based Analysis of Urologic Oncology Outcomes in Manitoba

Nickel, Nathan: A Data Infrastructure for Monitoring the Impact of Cannabis Legalization: Data Collection and Linkage Strategies to Inform Health and Social Policy

Nickel, Nathan: A Distinction-based Study on Equity in COVID-19 Testing and Associated Outcomes for Manitoba First Nations, Metis and Inuit

Nickel, Nathan: Alcohol and the associated health and healthcare burden in Manitoba

Nickel, Nathan: Manitoba Infant Feeding Database Study

Nickel, Nathan: Methamphetamine consumption in Manitoba: A whole population descriptive study

Nickel, Nathan: Methamphetamine Use in Manitoba: Using whole-population data to seek out solutions and reduce methamphetamine-related harms

Nickel, Nathan: REMAIN: Resilience after Maternal Incarceration: A Whole-Population Administrative Data Cohort Study of Children whose Mothers Experienced Incarceration

Nickel, Nathan: Understanding the Opioid Crisis among Manitoba Metis: Evidence to Support Interventions

Nixon, Kendra: Exploring Suicidality Among Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Nixon, Kendra: Resolve: Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases in Winnipeg

Oberoi, Sapna: Mental health outcomes of adolescents and young adults with cancer in Manitoba: a population-based matched cohort study

Okoli, George: Individual and provider factors associated with differential seasonal influenza vaccine uptake in Manitoba

Patel, Premal: Major adverse cardiovascular events amongst rural and urban patients with a history of erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency

Paul, Arun: Quality of Asthma Treatment in Children and Adolescents (QUAST-CA)

Phillips-Beck, Wanda: Opioid and Substance Usage Amongst First Nations, Counting the Truth to Affect Change

Pundyk, Katherine: Frequency of clinic attendance in patients with youth-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus before and after transition to adult care

Pylypjuk, Christy: Are False Positive Maternal Serum Screens Associated with Adverse Outcomes Amongst Singleton Pregnancies in MB: A 14 Year Population Based Cohort

Raizman, Zach: Comparing the Effects of Long versus Short Acting Insulin on Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Rigatto, Claudio: Emergency Department Utilization by End Stage Renal Disease Patients in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Rigatto, Claudio: Spondylodiscitis in the Hemodialysis Population in Manitoba

Righolt, Christiaan: Infant Vaccination Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Manitoba

Righolt, Christiaan: On-Time Vaccine Coverage in Children under 2 Years of Age in Manitoba, 2004-2020

Righolt, Christiaan: Use of glycogen synthase kinase-3ß inhibitors (GSK3Is) and prostate cancer risk and prognosis

Rodd, Celia: Effect of comprehensive insulin pump coverage on acute-diabetes related complications and outcomes amongst children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: A population-based study comparing Manitoba to Quebec

Rodriguez Llorian, Elisabet: Economic Evaluation of Telemedicine programs in Manitoba

Roos, Leslie E.: A Precision-based Evaluation of The Families First Home Visiting Program: Identifying Areas of Need and Strength to Support Innovative Solutions

Roos, Leslie L.: Advancing Life Course Research

Roos, Leslie L.: BIGS- Birth Cohorts and Intergenerational Studies in Manitoba

Roos, Leslie L.: Familial and Personal Histories of Comorbid Conditions for Stroke Using Novel Population- Based Record Linkage

Roos, Leslie L.: Health, Well-Being, and Disease--Birth to Adulthood in Manitoba

Russell, Kelly: Psychiatric and social outcomes post pediatric concussion: a population-based study

Ruth, Chelsea: Children Born to Mothers with Diabetes in Pregnancy in Manitoba: Long Term Neurodevelopmental, Educational, and Healthcare Outcomes

Ruth, Chelsea: Diabetes In Manitoba

Ruth, Chelsea: Long-term Educational Outcomes, Perinatal, Antenatal Risks and Development (LEOPARD Study)

Ruth, Chelsea: Prospective Audit and Feedback of Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing by Manitoba Primary Care Clinicians

Salman, Michael: Investigating Risk Factors and Prognosis in Patients with Septo-Optic Dysplasia and Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Schroth, Robert: Mixed Methods Evaluation of Health Canada’s Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI). Does It lead to Improved Oral Health for Young First Nations and Inuit Children?

Shah, Ashish: Incidence, Prevalence, and Outcomes of Ischemic Heart Disease in Manitoba

Shaw, Souradet: Case-Control Study Examining Longer-Term Health Outcomes Associated with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infections in Manitoba

Simons, Elinor: Linkage of Provincial Administrative Healthcare Data with the CHILD Cohort Study Data and Longitudinal Validation of Administrative Asthma and Allergy Definitions in Children

Simons, Elinor: Prescription Patterns of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Treatment of Anaphylaxis in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study

Singer, Alex: The BedMed Initiative - Making Better use of Existing Therapeutics

Singh, Renate: Association Between Transport Time and Critical Care Outcomes: A Population-Based Analysis

Slater, Joyce: FANS: Building Evidence to Inform Policies and Programs for Food and Nutrition Security in Manitoba Youth

Spiwak, Rae: The Life Course of Children with Pediatric Traumatic Injury Compared to Matched Controls: A Population Based, Longitudinal Study

Stall, Nathan: Caregiving for Dementia: Exploring the Population-Level Health Impact on Individuals and their Families using Administrative Databases

Struck, Shannon: The Association between Maternal Participation in the Healthy Baby Community Support Program and Developmental Vulnerability and Child Maltreatment Outcomes of Offspring at Age 6 Years

Tangri, Navdeep: A Risk Prediction Score for the Development of Incident CKD using Administrative Data

Tangri, Navdeep: Burden of Acute Hyperkalemia in high risk patients, its management and health resource utilization

Tangri, Navdeep: Cardiovascular-Renal-Metabolism Comorbidity Epidemiology and Healthcare Utilization: An Observational Study in Manitoba, Canada

Tangri, Navdeep: Comparative Effectiveness of Oral Antihyperglycemic Agents in Patients with Diabetes

Tangri, Navdeep: Evaluation of the prescription patterns of sodium polystyrene sulfonate for the management of chronic hyperkalemia in patients with chronic kidney disease: a retrospective population based study

Tangri, Navdeep: Frailty and Physical Function as Predictors of Long-Term Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease: The Canadian Frailty Observation and Interventions Trial

Tangri, Navdeep: Kidney Function and the Effectiveness and Safety of Direct Anticoagulant Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis of Population-Based Cohort Studies

Tangri, Navdeep: Predictive Models for Major Adverse Kidney and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease

Tangri, Navdeep: The Epidemiology of Metabolic Acidosis in Manitoba

Torabi, Mahmoud: Projection of COVID-19 Pandemic and Possible Interventions in Manitoba

Torabi, Mahmoud: Spatial Modeling of Incidence Rates in the Province of Manitoba

Turner, Donna: Developing a Framework for the Incorporation of Real World Evidence into Cancer Drug Funding Decision in Canada

Uhanova, Julia: Nitrofurantoin Use during Pregnancy and the Subsequent Risk of Drug Induced Autoimmune Hepatitis

Urquia, Marcelo: Addressing Gender-Based Health Inequities Among Children and Youth in Immigrant Families in Manitoba

Urquia, Marcelo: Assessing changes in perinatal health associated with the COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures

Urquia, Marcelo: Immigration Data Linkage

Urquia, Marcelo: Newborn and child health and developmental outcomes of children exposed to domestic violence

Urquia, Marcelo: The Impact of Health and social Outcomes on Family Members

Vasylkiv, Viktoriya: Do Socio-Economic Measures Improve Prediction of Time Until Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalization?

Vergis, Ashley: Health Care Encounters and Pharmaceutical Utilization in Bariatric Surgery: A Provincial Administrative Data Analysis

Wall-Wieler, Elizabeth: Pregnancy in Manitoba

Wall-Wieler, Elizabeth: Using linked administrative data to examine the experiences of families involved in Manitoba’s child protection system

Wicklow, Brandy: In utero exposure to Type 2 Diabetes and long-term risk of renal disease in offspring: Analysis of prospective cohort data from the iCARE longitudinal follow up study and the Manitoba Center for Health Policy Data Repository

Wilkinson, Krista: Evaluating Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness in Manitoba using Public Health Surveillance and Administrative Data

Witt, Julia: The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions on Health in Canada: Evidence from Population- Based Study

Witt, Julia: Towards Sustainable Rural Health Care

Woodgate, Roberta: Abinoonjees Nikanenim: Delivering Mental Health Services to Youth Living in Island Lake Anishininew Nations

Woodgate, Roberta: Designing A Responsive and Integrative Model of Respite Care for Families of Children with Complex Care Needs and Conditions (CCNC) through Patient-Oriented Research

Woodgate, Roberta: Indigenous Youth Aging out of the Child Welfare System in Manitoba: Where do we go from here?

Woodmass, Jarret: The effect of socioeconomic status on time to surgery and outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder stabilization

Yamashita, Michael: Long Term Functional Survival After Surgery on the Thoracic Aorta in Manitoba (see 2016-033)

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