Hilary Brown, MSC, PHD

Adjunct Scientist, Women’s College Hospital Research and Innovation Institute
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Health Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

The research interests of Hilary Brown, PhD, lie at the intersection of maternal and child health and chronic disease epidemiology. She is particularly interested in the influence of maternal chronic medical conditions and maternal disabilities on prenatal, fetal/neonatal, and postnatal health and in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods to disentangle biological and social determinants of these outcomes. Currently funded projects include a Women’s Xchange grant examining maternal mental health and parenting outcomes among women with intellectual disabilities and an Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada grant examining mental health outcomes among Aboriginal teenage mothers.

PhD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, 2014

MSc, Community Health & Epidemiology, Queen’s University, 2010

BA, Psychology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, 2007

  • CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016)

  • Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology
  • Maternal and child health
  • Chronic medical conditions and disabilities
  • Health and social services administrative data