Diagnostic Yield and Treatment Impact of Targeted Exome Sequencing in Early-onset Epilepsy (Published in Frontiers in Neurology)
Wellbeing Indices: A Comprehensive Inventory of Standards and a Review of Current Comparative Measures (Published in Ecological Economics)
De Novo Mutations in YWHAG Cause Early-Onset Epilepsy (Published in American Journal Human Genetics)
Loss-of-Function and Gain-of-Function Mutations in KCNQ5 Cause Intellectual Disability or Epileptic Encephalopathy (Published in American Journal Human Genetics)
Participation in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children is not associated with early childhood socioemotional development: Results from a longitudinal cohort study (Published in Preventive Medicine Reports)
Economic impact of genomic diagnostics for intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukaemia (Published in British Journal of Haematology)
Perinatal Regionalization and Implications for Long-Term Health Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy (Published in Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences)
Resource utilization and costs during the initial years of lung cancer screening with computed tomography in Canada (Published in Journal of Thoracic Oncology)
Teaching Economic Evaluation with Population Health Cases (Published in Journal of Health Administration Education)
Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: health economics evaluation (Book chapter in Adult Lumbar Scoliosis A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management)
Abstract: This paper uses a novel data from a large longitudinal prospective cohort study to estimate the effects of WIC, SNAP and Home Visitation Program on early-life outcomes up to the age of two. Our empirical approach uses child-mother fixed effects and previously unavailable time-varying covariates related to selection into the safety programs to plausibly account for potential endogeneity of program participation. We show that mothers’ participation in these programs has a robust positive statistically significant effect on children receptive and expressive communication scores, smaller effects on cognitive development scores.
Abstract: We exploit the uneven geographical distribution of high intensity maternity hospitals across Canada to compare long-term outcomes of children with Cerebral Palsy who were born at high versus low intensity hospitals. Using data from the from the Canadian Multi-Regional Cerebral Palsy Registry, we find that differences in hospital intensity are not associated with differences in clinically relevant, long-term health outcomes.