“Healthy babies start with healthy mothers.”
Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis is a Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She holds the Women’s Health Research Chair at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. Previously she held the Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health. She is currently the principal investigator of seven large, multi-site studies and is a co-investigator on twenty-four other research projects concerning maternal, paternal, and infant health outcomes with a particular focus on perinatal mental health, breastfeeding and e-health interventions. She holds over $23 million in funding as a principal investigator from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and has over 200 peer-review publications. She is the lead author on eight Cochrane systematic reviews and has provided over 165 invited presentations. She developed the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale, the most widely used breastfeeding measure in the world that has been translated into over 20 different languages. Dr. Dennis has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Ontario to influence policy and improve the care provided to women and their families across the perinatal period.
- Academic Credentials
- 2000 to 2002 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 1999 – PhD, University of Toronto 1995 – MScN, University of Western Ontario, London 1991 – BScN, University of Toronto
- Dr. Dennis's PubMed link is available here.