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All Our Families Study

Submitted by mvekved on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:09pm


Welcome to the All Our Families (formerly All Our Babies) cohort study. We are delighted that you have found us and are excited to share our research agenda with you. All Our Families recruited pregnant women between 2008 and 2011 because we wanted to learn more about how women access and benefit from prenatal care and community resources, and also how things that happen early in life influence how children grow and develop. We had a particular interest in maternal mental health, but also in preterm birth, breastfeeding, child development, child care and family life. We are now following the children and families into elementary school and are learning about maternal mental and physical health, and children's language development, self-regulation, motor development, social support, vaccine uptake, and injury.

As the Principal Investigator on the All Our Families cohort it is my pleasure to collaborate with a team of dedicated researchers and trainees to understand complex issues, such as preterm birth and initiation of speech and language. The overall approach of our program is to create new knowledge to inform programs, practice and policies so that more families benefit from early identification of risk and access to important early interventions.

We welcome the chance to share our data and our learnings with you. For more information, research findings and publications, please visit All Our Families.

Best wishes,

Dr. Suzanne Tough

For Prospective Students

If you're a student looking for a supervisor in Community Health Sciences (CHS)Medical Science (MDSC), or for your PhD with an interest in maternal and child health research, please contact Dr. Tough for the opportunity to work with extensive new data and on exciting research projects.

Dr. Tough's Graduate Teaching Awards
Dr. Tough is a dedicated supervisor and has received two awards from the University of Calgary recognizing her commitment to students:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Supervision, 2009, Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Golden Apple Award (excellence in graduate level teaching), 2003, Medical Science Graduate Student Association