null Ugochinyere Vivian Ukah, B.Sc., MPH, PhD

Junior Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation



perinatal epidemiology • health disparities • clinical prediction modelling • pharmacoepidemiology • maternal and child health • global health

Research Focus

My research focuses on investigating and predicting short- and long-term outcomes of pregnancy complications for both mother and child, while examining racial disparities in perinatal outcomes. My research expertise spans perinatal epidemiology, development and validation of clinical prediction models, pharmacoepidemiology, and (global) maternal and child health.

Selected Publications

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  • Ukah UV, Platt RW, Nordeng HME. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Dispensing of Cardiovascular Drugs in Norway: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Nov 14:S0749-3797(23)00464-6.

  • Ukah UV, Platt RW, Auger N, Lisonkova S, Ray JG, Malhamé I, Ayoub A, El-Chaâr D, Dayan N. Risk of recurrent severe maternal morbidity: a population-based study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Nov;229(5):545.e1-545.e11.

  • Ukah UV, Platt RW, Auger N, Dasgupta K, Dayan N. Development and internal validation of a model to predict type 2 diabetic complications after gestational diabetes. Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 20;12(1):10377. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-14215-9. PMID: 35726008.

  • Ukah UV, Li X, Wei SQ, Healy-Profitós J, Dayan N, Auger N. Black-White disparity in severe cardiovascular maternal morbidity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am Heart J. 2022 Dec;254:35-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2022.07.009. Epub 2022 Aug 6. PMID: 35944667.

  • Ukah UV, Aibibula W, Platt RW, Dayan N, Reynier P, Filion KB. Time-related biases in perinatal pharmacoepidemiology: A systematic review of observational studies. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022 Dec;31(12):1228-1241. doi: 10.1002/pds.5504. Epub 2022 Jul 24. PMID: 35753061.