Dr. Natalie Dayan
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine
My research is clinical and epidemiological in origin, focusing on various areas within women’s heart health. Epidemiologic studies examine maternal health after assisted reproduction, severe maternal morbidity, and the mechanism for heightened vascular risk after preeclampsia. An ongoing clinical study is investigating whether a breastfeeding intervention improves postpartum blood pressure. My clinical research has ventured into translational areas since one of my overall goals is to understand the mechanisms behind excess cardiovascular risk after preeclampsia, which includes both biological and social determinants of health and disease. My goal is to make valuable contributions and advancements in the field of women’s cardiovascular health and overall well-being.
- Breastfeeding & blood pressure patterns in mothers with recent hypertensive complications of pregnancy. This is a pilot single centre intervention study of a nurse-led breastfeeding enhancing intervention in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Multi-centre study is planned with the primary outcome as maternal blood pressure at 12 months postpartum.
- Milk production and prolactin levels in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and women with normal pregnancy. As part of this larger multi-centre study, we will be collecting potentially predictive biological markers and will be examining milk supply and prolactin levels in women with hypertensive complications.
- Infertility, its treatment, and health outcomes including mental health in women. This is a series of epidemiological studies using administrative health data.