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Ontario COVGEN Team

Emma Gail Duerden, PhD

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Assistant Professor,

Department of Education and the Brain & Mind Institute,

University of Western Ontario

Hub Details


Our study is worldwide. The effects of the pandemic for pregnant women around the world vary considerably. With many healthcare systems cancelling regular checkups, many schoolchildren staying at home, and the threat of the virus looming, many pregnant women are experiencing significant amounts of stress. Evidence suggests that emergencies and natural disasters can influence women’s mental health as well as short and long term outcomes for their babies. Our study seeks to identify risk and resilience factors to COVID-19 related stress in pregnant women and their babies born during the pandemic.

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Funding Details



Canada First Research Excellence Fund

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