Research network, perinatal determinants - Pediatric Research Foundation
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Research Network on Perinatal Determinants of Child Health

The World Health Organization has included global child health in its priorities for action to achieve marked and sustained improvements in the health of the world’s population by 2030. In addition, in the global context of declining child mortality from infectious diseases, the child health goals were recently revised (in 2016) to include sequelae related to neonatal neurological injury, prematurity, and congenital malformations.

This project is both unique and unprecedented in the pediatric research landscape in Quebec and Canada. The research network on perinatal determinants of child health (Perinatology Network) is the first to propose a resolutely multidisciplinary approach to research on the perinatal determinants of child health. It is the first to make logistical, scientific and financial resources available to researchers from multiple medical and social disciplines to enable a more global and less compartmentalized approach to child health, as is often the case today.


Principal researcher


  • CHU Québec: Dr. Jean-Paul Praud and Dr. Frédéric Dallaire
  • CHU Sherbrooke Mother and Child Centre: Professor Gina Muckle and Dr. Emmanuel Bujold
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre: Dr. Daniel Dufort and Professor Isabel Fortier

Research Center

  • CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre

Funded year


Project category

  • Perinatal, neonatal and obstetrics