Overview

My research program is focused on families with infants and children at risk for abnormal growth and development because of circumstances such as preterm birth, birth defects or childhood disease and illness.

Policy decisions by government agencies and service providers about health services can have a big impact in the short and long term on the health and development of high-risk infants and children. My work looks at health care services delivered to high-risk infants and children and their families. It involves measuring the success of these services in improving child health, including how families, physicians, therapists and policy-makers view the results of these services. This research shows us how service providers and policy makers may make improvements in the health of infants, children and families with special health care needs. I’m conducting this research in collaboration with other clinicians and researchers at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC as well as at the University of British Columbia.

Publications

Period prevalence of epilepsy in children in BC: a population-based study.
Schiariti V, Farrell K, Houbé JS, Lisonkova S
PubMed: 19294886
01/2009

Severe retinopathy of prematurity and visual outcomes in British Columbia: a 10-year analysis.
Schiariti V, Matsuba C, Houbé JS, Synnes AR
DOI: 10.1038/jp.2008.34
PubMed: 18368058
08/2008

Perinatal characteristics and parents' perspective of health status of NICU graduates born at term.
Schiariti V, Klassen AF, Houbé JS, Synnes A, Lisonkova S, Lee SK
DOI: 10.1038/jp.2008.9
PubMed: 18288117
05/2008

Caregiver-reported health outcomes of preschool children born at 28 to 32 weeks' gestation.
Schiariti V, Houbè JS, Lisonkova S, Klassen AF, Lee SK
DOI: 10.1097/01.dbp.0000257516.52459.33
PubMed: 17353725
02/2007

Chorioamnionitis with a fetal inflammatory response is associated with higher neonatal mortality, morbidity, and resource use than chorioamnionitis displaying a maternal inflammatory response only.
Lau J, Magee F, Qiu Z, Houbé J, Von Dadelszen P, Lee SK
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2005.01.017
PubMed: 16150264
09/2005

Abstracts / résumés.
PubMed: 20098489
05/2004

A search for guidance: examining prenatal substance exposure protocols.
Zellman GL, Fair C, Houbé J, Wong M
DOI: 10.1023/a:1019734314414
PubMed: 12236668
09/2002

Physician response to prenatal substance exposure.
Zellman GL, Bell RM, Archie C, DuPlessis H, Hoube J, Miu A
DOI: 10.1023/a:1021810129171
PubMed: 10728287
03/1999

Research

Current Projects
Improved models of health service delivery for infants and children with developmental disabilities examining patient-held multi-disciplinary electronic health records

Current Projects
Impact of education policy on the health of early school-age children with developmental disabilities

Current Projects
Short- and longer-term health outcomes of premature infants born in British Columbia over the last 20 years

Honours & Awards

National Research Scientist Award, Agency for Health Care Policy Research – 1997

Centre Investigatorship and Establishment Awards, BC Research Institute for Children’s & Women’s Health – 2001

Clinician Scientist Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – 1995