The Canadian DOHaD Society is a globally connected network focused on creating, communicating and translating the latest knowledge on early development to improve the health and well-being of Canadians today and into the future and promote the importance of maternal health and well-being on a global platform.

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DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @TheObGProject: ICYMI: It's all about the #fourthtrimester: ACOG recommends major change in #postpartum guidelines. Our summary of the t…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: Wow! Ocean microbes escape into the air and affect weather patterns & human health. Incredible! - Kim Prather presenting at…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @JJTremblay: Michael Golding from Texas A&M on alcohol-induced epigenetic changes in offsprings at CRDSI research day https://t.co/eNyoM…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @luseadra: This survey about pregnancy health experiences takes about 15 mins - completion means you're eligible to enter a draw to win…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: Interesting: fecal viral (but not bacterial) composition at 1 year of age differs by method of birth https://t.co/3zwFZP5IC…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Inherited inequality: childhood trauma can cause pregnancy complications via @apoliticalco https://t.co/U06iRqiH8S6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @BarkerSoton: Our interventions paper in @TheLancet series on #preconceptionhealth is a research highlight in this month's Nature Human…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @ACECHR_ACCSDC: Last few days for this ~7 min survey! Closes Monday May 7 at 9 a.m. Eastern. We want to hear from you if you started you…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @PlacentaLab: Beautiful morning at the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. Such a pleasure for our team to be there and support such a great…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @WCHRIUofA: Dr. Geoff Ball and his team helped pave the way for national study on pediatric obesity: https://t.co/QsMR7dEYgn @StolleryKi2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Slangers1: Please spread the word. I have a fantastic 4-year PhD studentship available, with 2 years at the University of Adelaide. 'Ma…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @heckmanequation: Comprehensive #ECE is key to strengthening families and society. https://t.co/g7hwcyTiNu https://t.co/hyCc5xyNES2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KeithMGodfrey: New @TheLancet editorial on our #preconceptionhealth series: "For a start, there should be no obesity strategy, no under…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @hirst_lab: Interested in learning how to do Epigenomic Data Analysis with all that data? A 2-day workshop is held in Vancouver 6/18-19,…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KC0nn0r: New study once again highlights importance of #preconception health, particularly #nutrition, on reproductive outcomes. This i…2 weeks ago

Strategic Priorities

Our Society engages in social, biological, clinical and economic research focusing on:


How environmental factors during the early life (preconception-childhood) interact with development to place individuals on trajectories that impact life-long health, learning and social function.


Development of strategies that prevent or reverse negative life-course outcomes, promoting health and wellness and allowing all Canadians to attain their full potential.


Engage in world class, discovery-based research

Our national network includes national and internationally recognized researchers from clinical practice, academia, industry, and government sectors many of whom are already engaged in extensive international collaborations and partnerships.


Delivering high quality, transdisciplinary training and career development.

Recognizing that trainees are our future, our network is committed to creating the best transdisciplinary training environment promoting academic excellence and supporting tomorrow’s research leaders and policy makers.


Promote health and wellness for all Canadians

Knowledge exchange and engagement with government, policy makers and the public is at the core of our mission. Through partnership with these stakeholders, we will raise the profile of DOHaD research; develop, test and implement interventions based on research discovery; and act as a catalyst for promotion of health, learning and social function with a focus on Canada’s most vulnerable populations.