The Healthy Starts Program led by Dr. Tim Oberlander at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre bridges developmental neurosciences and community child health. This research focuses on studies of how early life experience related to maternal mood disturbances during pregnancy shapes how infants and children deal with stress. 

Dr. Oberlander's research questions extend from genetic studies to population level studies that seek to understand early life pathways reflecting developmental risk and resiliency during early childhood. His research shows that the developing brain has a remarkable capacity for change, such that even in the face of adversity, some children do very well. 

Emerging findings are now beginning to shape the ways clinicians and families understand critical issues that influence a child’s emotional well-being and success later in school.

Are you interested in participating in one of our research studies? Find out how you can get involved.

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Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health
F6-4480 Oak Street
Vancouver BC V6H 3V4
Telephone: 604-875-2392

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