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Patti Janssen

Professor, School of Population and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia

Dr. Janssen is a Professor and Co-lead of the Maternal Child Health Theme.

She is the founder of SmartMom and SmartParent, prenatal and parenting education programs delivered by text messaging. She also leads Optimal Birth BC, a consortium of clinician scientists who work with health authorities in BC to promote physiologic birth and to make evidence available to consumers of maternity care.  She leads a Centre of Excellence entitled “Advancing the Science of Physiologic Birth.” Her research interests include prediction and prevention of cesarean birth among healthy women, diagnosis and management of dystocia, management of early labour, and outcomes and costs associated with differing models of maternity care delivery.