Research by Division

The research in the Department spans clinical, population health and basic science research (including PhD and MSc programs with the UBC Reproduction and Developmental Sciences Graduate Program). Below we have presented research areas in the divisions in which they tend to cluster; however there are cross-divisional interests and collaborations.

The following is not an exhaustive list, it provides a general overview of research areas across the Department including distributed sites throughout the province. For more information about the Divisions, visit the Divisions section.

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Endometriosis
  • Health Outcomes Research
  • International Women's Health
  • Labour and Delivery
  • Labour Progression and Trauma
  • Medical Education
  • Menstruation and Ovulation
  • Pelvic Floor Function and Dysfunction
  • Reproductive Infectious Disease
  • Twin Births

  • Cervical Cancer/HPV
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Ovarian Cancer including fundamentals of ovarian tumorigenesis, ovarian surface epithelium, immunoreactivity and cell type
  • Pelvic Epithelial Cancers

  • Sexual function
  • Vulvodynia
  • Urogynaecology
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
  • Family Planning
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Hepatitis B and Pregnancy
  • Medical Education
  • Reproductive Infectious Diseases

  • Animal Models of Pre-term Labour
  • Cesarean Section
  • Effect of Pharmaceuticals upon Fetal Hemodynamics
  • Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Preeclampsia
  • Labour and delivery
  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Implantation
  • Population Health and Health Services
  • Pre-term Birth
  • Reproductive Infectious Disease
  • Endocrine Control Mechanisms during Pregnancy and Parturition
  • Ultrasound

  • Assisted Reproduction and Population Health Outcomes
  • Environmental Exposures and Reproduction
  • Genetic Determination of Granulosa Cell Function
  • ICSI
  • IVF
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Endocrine Regulation of Reproduction and Fertility
  • Tubal Surgery
  • Genetic and epigenetic aspects of male infertility and ART outcomes