2014 – PhD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
2010 – MSc, Community Health & Epidemiology, Queen’s University
2007 – BA, Psychology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
2016 to present – Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough
2016 to present – Adjunct Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital
2017 to present – Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Current research projects
Brown HK(NPA), Lunsky Y (Co-PI), Ray J, Guttmann A, Vigod SN, Havercamp S, Parish S (Co-Is). Pregnancy in women with disabilities: Using novel methods to characterize risk. R01 Research Project Grant: National Institutes of Health (funded: 2017-2021).
Brown HK(NPA), Ray J, Guttmann A, Dennis CL, Vigod SN (Co-Is). Chronic medical conditions and perinatal mental illness. Project scheme grant: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (funded: 2017-2019).
Brown HK. Maternal diabetes and perinatal mental illness: A population-based cohort study. Connaught New Investigator Award (funded: 2017-2019).
Brown HK (NPA), Mill C, Dennis CL, Telner D, Graves L (Co-Is). Pilot randomized controlled trial of an interconception intervention delivered by public health nurses to improve reproductive and perinatal outcomes. Women’s Xchange (funded: 2017-2018).
Brown HK, Ray J, Wilton AS, Lunsky Y, Gomes T, Vigod S. (2017). Association between serotonergic antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder in children. Journal of the American Medical Association, 317(15), 1544-1552.
Brown HK, Hussain-Shamsy N, Lunsky Y, Dennis CL, Vigod S. (2017). The association between antenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and autism: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(1), 48-58.
Brown HK, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. (2017). Maternal and offspring outcomes of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A population-based cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(5), 757-765.
Brown HK, Kirkham YA, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. (2016). Labour and delivery interventions in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A population-based cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70, 238-244.
Brown HK, Speechley KN, Macnab J, Natale R, Campbell MK. (2014). Neonatal morbidity associated with late preterm and early term birth: The roles of gestational age and biological determinants of preterm birth. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3), 802-814.