Health & Wellness
Public health study among 11 U of A research projects sharing $5.8 million in federal funding for rapid response to COVID-19
Researchers looking at how pandemic affects well-being of new mothers, newborns and health-care professionals.
University of Alberta researchers previously looking at an intervention for depression in pre- and post-natal women in China received a funding boost to include how COVID-19 is affecting the well-being of new mothers, newborns and health-care professionals, in an effort to help inform public health responses in Canada and around the world.
Building on existing research work and infrastructure in the Chinese province of Anhui, Shelby Yamamoto, an epidemiologist in the School of Public Health, and her team will assess the potential impact of the COVID-19 emergency on perinatal mental health.RELATED: U of A researchers working on faster, more accurate test for COVID-19
The team will evaluate the effectiveness of an online intervention, investigate potential impacts in terms of adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth and...