Note: Manuscripts published in a journal with an impact factor greater than 5 (i.e., ranked in the top 10% of medical journals internationally), are marked with an asterisk (*). Trainees are indicated by underlining the student’s name.

 

2021

 * Vigod SN, Brown HK, Huang A, Fung K, Barker LC, Hussain-Shamsy N, Wright E, Dennis CL, Grigoriadis S, Gozdyra P, Corsi D, Walker M, Moineedin R. Postpartum mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population-based, repeated cross-sectional study. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2021;193(23):E835-E843.

Aker A, Vigod SN, Dennis CL, Brown HK. Perinatal complications as a mediator of the association between chronic disease and postpartum mental illness. Journal of Women’s Health 2021, doi: 10.1089/jwh.2021.0014.

* Barker LC, Bronskill SE, Brown HK, Kurdyak P, Vigod SN. Hospital admission at the time of a postpartum psychiatric emergency department visit: the influence of the social determinants of health. Journal of Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences 2021; doi: 10.1017/S2045796021000238.

Vigod SN, Slyfield-Cook G, Macdonald K, Hussain-Shamsy N, Brown HK, DeOliveira C, Torshizi K, Benipal PK, Grigoriadis S, Classen CC, Dennis CL. Mother Matters: Pilot randomized wait-list controlled trial of an online therapist-facilitated discussion board and support group for postpartum depression symptoms. Depression and Anxiety 2021, doi: 10.1002/da.23163.

Brown HK, Krogh-Jespersen S, Tandon D, Graham A, Mackiewicz Seghete K, Wakschlag L. Looking ahead: Pre- and perinatal interventions for maternal distress to prevent neurodevelopmental vulnerability. In: Wazana A, Oberlander T, and Szekely E, Eds. Prenatal Stress and Child Development. New York: Springer Nature; 2021. [Book Chapter]

* Brown HK. Biomarkers for mortality among individuals with a history of out-of-home care: Implications for study design and conceptualizations of risk. American Journal of Epidemiology 2021;190(1):179-182. [Invited Editorial]

* Taylor C, Brown HK, Saunders N, Barker L, Chen S, Cohen E, Dennis CL, Ray J, Vigod SN. Accidental injury, self-injury, and assault among children of women with schizophrenia: a population-based cohort study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 2021;143(5):406-417.

Dennis CL, Marini F, Dick J, Atkinson S, Barrett J, Bell R, Berard A, Berger H, Brown HK, Constantin E, Da Costa D, Feller A, Guttmann A, Janus M, Joseph K, Juni P, Kimmins S, Letourneau N, Li P, Lye S, Maguire J, Mathews S, Millar D, Misita D, Murphy K, Nuyt A, O’Connor DL, Parekh R, Paterson A, Puts M, Ray J, Roumeliotis P, Scherer S, Sellen D, Semenic S, Shah P, Smith G, Stemler R, Szatmari P, Telner D, Tremblay M, Vigod S, Walker M, Birken C. Protocol for a randomized trial evaluating a preconception-early childhood telephone-based intervention with tailored e-health resources for women and their partners to optimize growth and development among children in Canada: A Healthy Life Trajectory Initiative (HeLTI Canada). BMJ Open 2021;11(2):e046311

* Brown HK, Ray JG, Chen S, Guttmann A, Havercamp S, Parish S, Vigod SN, Tarasoff L, Lunsky Y. Association of pre-existing disability and severe maternal morbidity or maternal mortality in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Network Open 2021;4(1):e2034993.

Tint A, Brown HK, Chen S, Lai MC, Tarasoff LA, Vigod SN, Parish S, Havercamp S, Lunsky Y. Health characteristics of reproductive-aged autistic women in Ontario: A population-based cross-sectional study. Autism 2021;25(4):1114-1124.

Cairncross Z, Dennis CL, Brennenstuhl S, Ravindran S, Enders J, Graves L, Mill C, Telner D, Brown HK. Development and psychometric properties of the Preconception Health Knowledge Questionnaire. American Journal of Health Promotion 2021;35(2):172-178.

 

2020

Bani-Issa W, Dennis CL, Brown HK, Almomani FM, Aalton M, Al-Shurairi AM. Adolescent diet and exercise self-efficacy and the influence of parents and schools: A national United Arab Emirates study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 2020;31(5):479-491.

McKnight A, Vigod SN, Dennis CL, Wanigaratne S, Brown HK. Association between chronic medical conditions and acute perinatal psychiatric health care encounters among migrants: a population-based cohort study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2020;65(12):854-864.

Tarasoff L, Lunsky Y, Chen S, Guttmann A, Havercamp S, Parish S, Vigod S, Carty A, Brown HK. Preconception health characteristics of women with disabilities in Ontario: A population-based, cross-sectional study. Journal of Women’s Health 2020;29(12):1564-1575.

Vigod SN, Fung K, Amartey A, Bartsch E, Felemban R, Saunders N, Guttmann A, Chiu M, Barker L, Kurdyak P, Brown HK. Maternal schizophrenia and adverse birth outcomes: what mediates the risk? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2020;55(5):561-579.

* Tarasoff L, Murtaza F, Salaeva D, Carty A, Hamilton A, Brown HK. Health of newborns and infants born to women with disabilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatrics 2020;146(6):e20201635.

* Kassee C, Babinski S, Tint A, Lunsky Y, Brown HK, Ameis SH, Szatmari P, Lai MC, Einstein G. Physical health of autistic girls and women: a scoping review. Molecular Autism 2020;11(1):84.

Wanigaratne S, Wiedmeyer M-I, Brown HK, Guttmann A, Urquia ML. Induced abortion according to immigrants/ birthplace: A population-based cohort study. Reproductive Health 2020;17(1):143.

Ravindran S, Yoganathan S, Cairncross Z, Dennis CL, Enders J, Graves L, Mill C, Telner D, Brown HK. Pilot randomized controlled trial of an interconception intervention provided by public health nurses. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2020;24(9):1161-1169.

Brown HK, Carty A, Havercamp S, Parish S, Lunsky Y. Algorithms to identify reproductive-aged women with physical and sensory disabilities in administrative health data: A systematic review. Disability & Health Journal 2020;13(3):100909.

Salaeva D, Tarasoff L, Brown HK. Health care utilization in infants and young children of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2020;64(4):303-310.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Brennenstuhl S, Haddad S, Marini FC, Stremler R. Trajectory and predictors of fatigue among Chinese immigrant and Chinese Canadian-born women in the postpartum period. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 2020;49(2):167-180.

Cairncross ZF, Chaput KH, McMorris C, Ospina M, Brown HK, Metcalfe A. Roles of the underlying cause of delivery and gestational age on long-term child health. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2020;34(3):331-340.

* Brown HK, Chen S, Guttmann A, Havercamp SM, Parish S, Ray JG, Tarasoff LA, Vigod SN, Carty A, Lunsky Y. Rates of recognized pregnancy in women with disabilities in Ontario, Canada. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2020;222(2):189-192.

Faulkner MR, Barker L, Vigod SN, Dennis CL, Brown HK. Collective impact of chronic medical conditions and poverty on perinatal mental illness risk. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2020;74(2):158-163.

* Tarasoff L, Ravindran S, Hannan M, Salaeva D, Brown HK. Maternal disability and risk for pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2020;22(1):e27-e32.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Brennenstuhl S, Haddad S, Marini FC, Stremler R. Prevalence and predictors of postpartum maternal and infant bed-sharing among Chinese-Canadian women. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 2020;18(1):120-130.

* Brown HK, Cairncross Z, Lipscombe L, Wilton D, Dennis CL, Ray J, Guttmann A, Vigod SN. Pre-pregnancy diabetes and perinatal mental illness: A population-based latent class analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology 2020;189(6):573-582.

 

2019

* Dennis CL, Brown J, Brown HK. Interventions (other than psychosocial, psychological and pharmacological) for treating postpartum depression [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019;11:CD013460.

Goodday SM, Bondy S, Brown HK, Sutradhar R, Rhodes A. Exposure to maternal depression in childhood and suicide-related thoughts and attempts in Canadian youth: mediation by child psychiatric symptoms. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences 2019;29:e17.

Gupta R, Brown HK, Barker L, Dennis CL, Vigod SN. Rapid repeat pregnancy in women with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2019;212:86-91.

Armstrong SEM, Brown HK, Shorey C, Madan R, Szabuniewicz C, Koh S, Crépeau-Gendron G, Mah L. No association between trazodone and QTc prolongation in older adults. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2019;39(5): 528-530.

* Brown HK, Wilton D, Ray JG, Dennis CL, Guttmann A, Vigod SN. Chronic physical conditions and perinatal mental illness: A population-based retrospective cohort study. PLoS Medicine 2019;16(8):e1002864.

Heifetz M, Brown HK, Abou Chacra M, Tint A, Vigod SN, Bluestein D, Lunsky Y. Challenges and resilience in mental health among mothers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Disability & Health Journal 2019;12(4):602-607.

Abbass-Dick J, Brown HK, Jackson K, Rempel L, Taylor-Vaisey A, Dennis CL. Examining the effects of perinatal breastfeeding interventions including fathers/partners on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration. Midwifery 2019;75:41-51.

Dennis CL, Shiri R, Brown HK, Santos HP, Falah-Hassani K. Breastfeeding rates in immigrant and non-immigrant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2019;15(3):e12809.

Crépeau-Gendron G, Brown HK, Madan R, Szabuniewicz C, Koh S, Veinish S, Kassam A, Mah L. Association between citalopram, escitalopram and QTc prolongation in geriatric patients. Journal of Affective Disorders 2019;250(1):341-345.

Cairncross Z, Ravindran S, Yoganathan S, Dennis CL, Enders J, Graves L, Mill C, Telner D, Brown HK. Measurement of preconception health knowledge: a systematic review. American Journal of Health Promotion 2019;33(6):941-954.

Goodday SM, Bondy S, Sutradhar R, Brown HK, Rhodes A. The cumulative incidence of self-reported suicide-related thoughts and attempts in young Canadians. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2019;64(2):107-115.

Pilkington P, Rominov H, Brown HK, Dennis CL. Systematic review of the impact of coparenting interventions on paternal coparenting behaviour. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2019;75(1):17–29.

* Vigod SN, Kurdyak P, Brown HK, Nguyen GC, Targownik L, Seow C, Kuenzig ME, Benchimol EI. Inflammatory bowel disease and new-onset psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and post-partum: a population-based cohort study. Gut 2019;68(9):1597-1605.

Goodday SM, Bondy S, Sutradhar R, Brown HK, Rhodes A. Exposure to maternal depression in childhood and suicide-related thoughts and attempts in Canadian youth: test of effect modifying factors. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2019;54(2):191-200.

 

2018

* Brown HK. Paternal factors in preconception care: the case of paternal age. British Medical Journal 2018;363:k4466. [Invited Editorial]

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Chung-Lee L, Abbass-Dick J, Shorey S, Marini C, Brennenstuhl S. Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among immigrant and Canadian-born Chinese women. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2018;15(2):e12687:1-8

* Brown HK, Dennis CL, Kurdyak P, Vigod S. A population-based study of the frequency and predictors of induced abortion among women with schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry 2018;20:1–8.

* Brown HK, Potvin L, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. Maternal intellectual or developmental disability and newborn discharge to protective services. Pediatrics 2018;142(6):1–12.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Brennenstuhl S. Development, psychometric assessment, and predictive validity of the Postpartum Childcare Stress Checklist. Nursing Research 2018;67(6):439–446.

Plourde N, Brown HK, Vigod S, Cobigo V. The association between continuity of primary care and preventive cancer screening in women with intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2018;123(6):499–513.

* Brown HK, Qazilbash A, Rahim N, Dennis CL, Vigod SN Chronic medical conditions and peripartum mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology 2018;187(9):2060–2068.

Brown HK, Kirkham YA, Lunsky Y, Cobigo V, Vigod SN. Contraception provision to postpartum women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a population-based cohort study. Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2018;50(3):93–99.

* Brown HK, Ray J, Liu N, Lunsky Y, Vigod SN. Rapid repeat pregnancy among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a population-based cohort study. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2018;190(32):e949–956.

Munk-Olsen T, Liu X, Viktorin A, Brown HK, Di Florio A, D’Onofrio BM, Gomes T, Howard LM, Khalifeh H, Krohn H, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, Taylor CL, Van Kamp I, Wesseloo R, Meltzer-Brody S, Vigod SN, Bergink V. Maternal and infant outcomes associated with lithium use in pregnancy: an international collaborative meta-analysis of six cohort studies. Lancet Psychiatry 2018;5(8):644–652.

Xavier C, Benoit A, Brown HK. Teenage pregnancy and mental health beyond the postpartum period: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2018;72(6):451–457.

Xavier C, Brown HK, Benoit A. Teenage pregnancy and long-term mental health outcomes among Indigenous women in Canada. Archives of Women’s Mental Health 2018;21(3):333–340.

Dennis CL, Brennenstuhl J, Wanigaratne S, Brown HK, Grigoriadis S, Marini FC, Vigod SN. Unique trajectories of anxiety across the first postpartum year: a longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2018;230:71–76.

Vigod SN, Bagheri E, Zarrinkalam F, Brown HK, Mamdani M, Ray JG. Online social network response to studies on antidepressant use in pregnancy. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2018;106:70–72.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Wanigaratne S, Vigod SN, Grigoriadis S, Fung K, Marini F, Brennenstuhl S. Determinants of comorbid depression and anxiety postnatally: a longitudinal cohort study of Chinese-Canadian women. Journal of Affective Disorders 2018;227:24–30.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Wanigaratne S, Fung K, Vigod S, Grigoriadis S, Marini F, Brennenstuhl S. Prevalence, incidence, and persistence of postpartum depression, anxiety, and comorbidity among Chinese immigrant and non-immigrant women: a longitudinal cohort study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2018;63(1):44–53.

* Brown HK. Prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor exposure and child neurodevelopment: the importance of maternal mental illness. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2018;57(3):151-152. [Invited Editorial]

Weiss JA, Isaacs B, Diepstra H, Wilton AS, Brown HK, Lunsky Y. Health concerns and health service utilization in a population cohort of young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2018;48(1):36-44.

 

2017

Durbin A, Brown HK, Antoniou T, Sirotich F, Roesslein K, Lunsky Y. Mental health disorders and publicly funded service use in HIV positive individuals: a population-based cross-sectional study in Ontario, Canada. AIDS & Behaviour 2017;21(12):3457–3463.

Brown HK, Mueller M, Edwards S, Mill C, Enders J, Graves L, Telner D, Dennis CL. Preconception health interventions delivered in public health and community settings: a systematic review. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2017;108(4):e388–397.

* Dennis CL, Brown HK. Psychosocial, psychological, and pharmacological interventions for treating antenatal anxiety (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017;11:CD012870.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Brennenstuhl J. The Postpartum Partner Support Scale: development, psychometric assessment, and relationship to postpartum depression and anxiety. Midwifery 2017;54:18–24.

Richardson BS, Ruttinger S, Brown HK, deVrijer B, Regnault T. Maternal body mass index impacts fetal-placental size at birth and umbilical cord oxygen values with implications for regulatory mechanisms. Early Human Development 2017;112:42–47.

Durbin A, Brown HK, Bansal S, Antoniou T, Jung JKH, Lunsky Y. How HIV affects health and service use for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2017;61(7):682–696.

Brown HK, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. Postpartum acute care utilization among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Women’s Health 2017;26(4):329–337.

* Brown HK, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. Maternal and offspring outcomes in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a population-based cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2017;124(5):757–765.

* Brown HK, Ray J, Wilton AS, Lunsky Y, Gomes T, Vigod S. Association between serotonergic antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder in children. JAMA 2017;317(15):1544–1552.

Dennis CL, Brown HK, Fallah-Hussani K, Marini F, Vigod S. Identifying women at risk for sustained postpartum anxiety. Journal of Affective Disorders 2017;15(213):131–137.

Lunsky Y, Durbin A, Brown HK, Bansal S, Heifetz, M Antoniou T. Health profiles and associated service use among adults with HIV and intellectual and developmental disabilities. AIDS 2017;31(5):697–705.

* Brown HK, Hussain-Shamsy N, Lunsky Y, Dennis CL, Vigod S. The association between antenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and autism: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2017;78(1):48–58.

 

2016

* Dennis CL, Fallah-Hussani K, Brown, HK Vigod S. Identifying women at risk for postpartum anxiety: a prospective population-based study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 2016;134(6):485-493.

Brown HK, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Dennis CL, Vigod S. Perinatal health of women with co-occurring intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2016;61(11):714–723.

* Dennis CL, Brown HK, Morrell J. Interventions (other than psychosocial, psychological and pharmacological) for preventing postpartum depression (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;5:CD012201.

* Brown HK, Speechley KN, Macnab J, Natale R., Campbell MK. Maternal, fetal, and placental conditions associated with medically indicated late preterm and early term birth: a retrospective study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016;123(5):763–770.

Potvin L, Brown HK, Cobigo V. Social support received by women with intellectual and developmental disabilities during pregnancy and childbirth: an exploratory qualitative study. Midwifery 2016;37:57–64.

Brown HK, Kirkham YA, Cobigo V, Lunsky Y, Vigod S. Labour and delivery interventions in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a population-based cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016;70:238–244.

Brown HK, Lunsky Y, Wilton AS, Cobigo V, Vigod S. Pregnancy in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2016;38(1):9–16.

Brown HK, Plourde N, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Vigod S, Cobigo V. Brief report: cervical cancer screening in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have had a pregnancy. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2016;60(1):22–27.

Plourde N, Brown HK, Vigod S, Cobigo V. Contextual factors impacting uptake of breast and cervical cancer screening: a systematic review of the literature. Women & Health 2016;26:1–20.

 

2015

* Brown HK, Speechley KN, Macnab J, Natale R., Campbell MK. Biological determinants of spontaneous late preterm and early term birth: a retrospective cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015;122(4):491–499.

 

2014

Brown HK, Wilk P. Changes in smoking during pregnancy in Ontario, 1995 to 2010: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2014;36(10):878–884.

* Brown, HK, Speechley KN, Macnab J, Natale R, Campbell MK. Mild prematurity, proximal social processes, and development. Pediatrics 2014;134(3):e814–824.

Brown HK, Hill J, Natale R. Caesarean section rates in Southwestern Ontario: changes over time after adjusting for important medical and social characteristics. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 2015;36(7):578–589.

* Brown HK, Speechley KN, Macnab J, Natale R, Campbell MK. 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 2014;43(3):802–814.

Clarson C, Brown H, De Jesus S, Jackman M, Mahmud FH, Prapavessis H, Robinson T, Shoemaker JK, Watson M, Dowd J, Hill D. Effects of a comprehensive, intensive lifestyle intervention combined with Metformin Extended Release in obese adolescents. International Scholarly Research Notices 2014.

 

2013 and earlier

Brown HK, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Hunter D, Kelley E, Cobigo V. Unmet needs of families of school-aged children with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2012;25(6):497-508.

Brown HK, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Hunter D, Kelley E, Cobigo V, Lam M. Beyond an autism diagnosis: Children’s functional independence and parents’ unmet needs. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2011;41(10):1291-1302.

Brown HK, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Lysaght R, Burge P. Students’ behavioural intentions towards peers with disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2011;24(4):322-332.

Brown HK, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Hunter D, Kelley E. Assessing need in school-aged children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 2010;4(4):539-547.

Ouellette-Kuntz H, Brown HK, Baur L, Davis R, Emerson E, Kerr M, Meijer M, O’Hara D, Proulx R, Perry J, Small J, van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk H. Using a knowledge translation lens to develop international collaborations to improve the health of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 2010;7(4):278-282.

Ouellette-Kuntz H, Burge P, Brown HK, Arsenault E. Public attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disabilities as measured by the concept of social distance. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 2010;23(2):132-142.

Brown HK, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Bielska I, Elliott D. (2009). Choosing a measure of support need: Implications for research and policy. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2009;53(11):949-954.

Ouellette-Kuntz H, Coo H, Lam M, Yu CT, Breitenbach MM., Hennessey PE, Holden JJA, Brown HK, Noonan AL, Gauthier RB, Crews LR. Age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in four regions of Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2009;100(4):268-273.

Jones J, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Vilela T, Brown H. Attitudes of community developmental service agency staff toward issues of inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 2008;5(4):219-226.