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Catherine Pound photo of Catherine Pound
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Physician, Division of Pediatric Medicine, CHEO
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Divisional Research Lead, Division of Pediatric Medicine, CHEO
Resident Research Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 2071
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Through evidence-based research, Dr. Pound aims to: a) help health care professionals support breastfeeding in their patients; develop educational tools that can be incorporated in the training of health care professionals; and increase exclusive breastfeeding rates, so as to improve children's health in the general population. b) provide residents with a supportive environment for research, so as to we influence their academic career paths, increase their research productivity, promote evidence-based practice, and ultimately, positively impact health outcomes. c) improve the health outcomes of children hospitalized with highly prevalent conditions to decrease the burden of these conditions on the health care system.
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Research Team:

Dr. Pound is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She is a Pediatrician in the Division of Pediatric Medicine at CHEO. Dr. Pound is the Director of Research for the Division of Pediatrics at CHEO, and the Founder and Chair of the Resident Scholarly Activity Guidance and Evaluation Program for the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Pound's main research interests revolve around 1) breastfeeding education of health care providers, 2) the teaching of research skills to postgraduate trainees, and 3) highly prevalent childhood illnesses resulting in hospitalization.

Sample Publications:
Pound C, Ward N, Freuchet M, Akiki S, Chan J, Nicholls S. Hospital Staff's Perceptions with Regards to the Baby-Friendly Initiative. J Hum Lact 2016; 32(4):648-657. 
Pound CM, Moreau K, Rohde K, Barrowman NJ, Aglipay M, Farion K, Plint AC. Lactation Support and Breastfeeding Duration in Jaundiced Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3): e0119624.

Pound CM, Moreau K, Hart F, Ward N, Plint AC. The planning of a National Breastfeeding Educational Intervention for Medical Residents. Med Educ Online. 2015; 20: 26380.

Pound CM, Moreau K, Ward N, Eady K, Writer H. Enhancing Pediatric Residents' Scholar Role: The Development of a Scholary Activity Guidance and Evaluation (SAGE) Program. Med Educ Online. 2015; 20: e27452.
Pound CM, William K, Grenon R, et al. Breastfeeding knowledge, confidence, beliefs and attitudes of Canadian Primary Care Physicians. J Hum Lact August 2014, 30: 298-309, first published on June 11, 2014 doi:10.1177/0890334414535507. 
Pound CM, Unger S. Canadian Pediatric Society, Hospital Pediatrics Section, Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee. The Baby-Friendly Initiative: Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding. Pediatr Child Health 2012; 17 (6):317-321. 

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