• Hutcheon, Jennifer


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604 875-2000 ext. 5356
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    Mailing Address

    BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
    Shaughnessy C408A
    4500 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Perinatal epidemiology
    • Perinatal research methods
    • Fetal growth restriction
    • Severe maternal morbidity

    My research uses population-level databases and registries to improve our understanding of maternal and infant health. I am interested in developing tools and generating knowledge that will help improve the care of women with higher risk pregnancies, including women with hypertension in pregnancy and pregnancies with fetal growth restriction.

    Current Projects

    Specific ongoing projects include:

    • Improving the reference charts used to assess fetal growth and maternal weight gain in pregnancy
    • Evaluating the impact of obstetrical health care policies on maternal and infant health
    • Developing clinical prediction models for the identification of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes
    Selected Publications

    Hutcheon JA, Stephansson O, Cnattingius S, Bodnar LM, Wikstrom AK, Johansson K. Pregnancy weight gain before diagnosis and risk of pre-eclampsia:  a population-based cohort study in nulliparous women. Hypertension 2018; in press.

    Hutcheon JA, Riddell CA, Strumpf EC, Lee L, Harper S. Safety of labour and delivery following closure of planned obstetrical services in small community hospitals in British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2017; 189:e431-36. PMID: 27821464

    Hutcheon JA, Fell DB, Jackson ML, Kramer MS, Ortiz JR, Savitz DA, Platt RW. Detectable risks in studies investigating fetal benefits of maternal influenza vaccination. American Journal of Epidemiology 2016;184:227-32.  PMID: 27365363

    Hutcheon JA, Jacobsen GW, Kramer MS, Martinussen M, Platt RW. Small size at birth or abnormal intrauterine growth trajectory: which matters more for child growth? American Journal of Epidemiology 2016;183:1107-13. PMID: 27257112

    Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Simhan HN. Medicaid pregnancy termination funding and racial disparities in congenital anomaly-related infant deaths. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015;125:163-9. PMID: 25560120.

    Hutcheon JA and Bodnar LM. A systematic approach for establishing the range of recommended weight gain in pregnancy. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014;100:701-7. PMID: 24965305.

    Hutcheon JA, Platt RW, Abrams B, Himes KP, Simhan HN, Bodnar LM. A weight-gain-for-gestational-age z-score chart for the assessment of maternal weight gain in pregnancy. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013;97:1062-7. PMID: 23466397.

    Hutcheon JA, Kuret V, Joseph KS, Sabr Y, Lim K. Immortal time bias in the study of stillbirth risk factors: the example of gestational diabetes. Epidemiology 2013;24:787-790. PMID: 24045720.

    Hutcheon JA, McNamara H, Platt RW, Benjamin A, Kramer MS. Placental weight for gestational age and adverse perinatal outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012;119:1251-8. PMID: 22617591.

    ​Hutcheon JA, Chiolero A, Hanley JA. Random measurement error and regression dilution bias. British Medical Journal. 2010;340:1402-1406. PMID: 20573762.

    Honours & Awards
    • 2018 Canadian Research Chair in Perinatal Population Health
    • 2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award
    • 2011 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Award
    • 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Post-doctoral fellowship
    • 2009 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - Provincial Health Services Authority Post-doctoral fellowship
    • 2009 CIHR-Institute of Human Development, Child, & Youth Health Rising Research Star award
    • 2006 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award
    Research Group Members