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ICES-Institute for clinical evaluative sciences

Life Stage Research Program

Program Lead: Susan Bronskill
Program Coordinator: lifeadmin@ices.on.ca

The Life Stage Research Program focuses on understanding health, care needs and outcomes throughout the life course, including infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and later life. Program scientists examine the trajectories and transitions of individuals among care providers and across care settings, as well as the development of health conditions throughout life. As such, there are opportunities for us to share theoretical, methodological, and policy approaches across interdisciplinary projects. These include not only developing methodological approaches for longitudinal analysis, but also considering contextual issues of health services and systems such as socioeconomic conditions, families, communities and social relationships. The scope of our research includes:

  • Child and youth health
  • Maternal health
  • Aging and health
  • Continuing care (e.g., home care, long-term care)
  • End-of-life care
  • Family caregiver health
  • Sex, gender and health

Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications

Inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of venous thromboembolism in children: a population-based matched cohort study

Kuenzig ME, Bitton A, Carroll MW, Kaplan GG, Otley AR, Singh H, Nguyen GC, Griffiths AM, Stukel TA, Targownik LE, Jones JL, Murthy SK, McCurdy JD, Bernstein CN, Lix LM, Peña-Sánchez JN, Mack DR, Jacobson K, El-Matary W, Dummer TJB, Fung SG, Spruin S, Nugent Z, Tanyingoh D, Cui Y, Filliter C, Coward S, Siddiq S, Benchimol EI; Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium. J Crohns Colitis. 2021; Jun 27 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjab113

Recent ICES Grants


COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERHIPS

Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health

BORN

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University

Ontario Brain Institute

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

Health Quality Ontario (HQO)


Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Investigator Award

    2020: Awarded to Dr. Philip Awadalla

  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care

    2019 – 2024: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care awarded to Kimberley Widger. The Canada Research Chairs Program aims to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

  • POWER Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Catherine Birken for excellence in post-graduate teaching at the Hospital for Sick Children.


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