• Portrait of Jennifer Yamamoto.
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Room 836 – John Buhler Research Centre
    15 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P4

    Phone: 204-789-3697 


Research summary

Dr. Jennifer Yamamoto's research focuses on improving pregnancy outcomes for women with diabetes through strict blood sugar control before and during pregnancy. Despite efforts, few women achieve guideline-recommended blood sugar targets. Her program aims to enhance the health of mothers with diabetes and their babies.

Research interests

  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Neonatal outcomes
  • Pregnancy
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

Research affiliations

Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)


Brief bio

Dr. Jennifer Yamamoto, an assistant professor in internal medicine at the University of Manitoba, is a clinician-researcher with a focus on diabetes and thyroid disease in pregnancy. She completed her medical school and internal medicine residency at UM, followed by endocrinology training and an MSc in clinical epidemiology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Yamamoto's research program explores leveraging diabetes technology to improve outcomes in pregnancies complicated by diabetes.


  • Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


  • Masters of Science, University of Calgary, 2019
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University of Manitoba, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 2005


  • Henry G. Friesen Professorship in Endocrinology, University of Manitoba, 2021-2026
  • Community Health Sciences Achievement Award, University of Calgary, 2019
  • Allen-Carey Scholarship in Women’s Health, 2017

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada