Eyal Cohen

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Recent Research Projects

CHILD-BRIGHT: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability- Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories

2015/16-2020/21 • $12,760,751 • PI,Other
The CHILD-BRIGHT network will achieve brighter futures for children with brain-based developmental disabilities (BDD) and their families by creating novel interventions to optimize development, promote healthy outcomes, and deliver responsive and supportive services across the life-course. Our...

Health Outcomes of Children with Medical Complexity and their Caregivers

2015/16-2020/21 • $896,859 • PI,Other
The issue: Medical, surgical and technological advances have improved survival for almost every life-threatening childhood condition, such as extreme prematurity, complex congenital anomalies, and congenital or acquired brain injury. These ‘children with medical complexity’ (hereafter CMC) are...

When Expertise Collides: Using Experience-Based Co-Design to Enhance Care Experiences for Children with Medical Complexity in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

2018/19-2020/21 • $378,470 • PI,CO
The goal of this project is to improve care for hospitalized medically fragile children and their families. The care of these children is a high priority for our health care system because of their growing numbers, and the challenges their care poses for families and health care professionals....

Schizophrenia Understood in the Perinatal period: Psychiatric Outcomes and Reproductive Trajectories (SUPPORT) - Part 3: Child Health

2018/19-2020/21 • $348,302 • PI,CO
More than 50% of women with schizophrenia become pregnant, and birth rates have been steadily rising since the early 1990s. With appropriate supports and services, women with schizophrenia are often able to retain custody of their children, and maintain meaningful parenting capacity. Yet, early...

Deferred Care Outcomes in Canadian Children and Youth: Measuring and Mitigating Risk during COVID-19

2020/21 • $258,686 • PI,CO,Other
Early data from Canada and other countries around the world suggest that children are less likely to be directly affected by COVID-19 compared to adults. However, there are concerns that children may suffer important health implications related to efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, such...

The Evaluation of the Connected Care Program for Children with Medical Complexity: A Prospective Cohort Study with Embedded Health Economic and Qualitative Analysis

2019/20-2020/21 • $210,103 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, there are a growing number of children who are living longer than before due to new medical technologies that allow them to survive such as a feeding tube or a breathing machine. These new supports are used in the home setting, which allows these families to be at home with their...

Equity of virtual mental health care uptake for children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020/21 • $87,756 • PI,CO,Other
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way health care is delivered. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission through unnecessary in-person visits to health care facilities, many health care providers are offering virtual visits. This has been facilitated through the creation of...

Engaging Families as Advisors in Child Health Organizations in Ontario, Canada

2019/20-2020/21 • $70,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
There is growing momentum for involving patients and families in treatment decisions, health research, health service delivery, and health policy development across the world. While various policy frameworks have defined broad principles and approaches for engaging patients, they have been...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Perinatal Mental Health Outcomes

2020/21 • $61,200 • PI,CO
In Canada, 2% of the population lives with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are 18,000 hospitalizations for TBI each year. One-third of persons with TBI are women, and TBI is common in young women entering their childbearing years. Women with TBI are more likely than men to have mental...

Designing interventions to improve delivery of health care for children with inherited metabolic diseases: family and provider perspectives

2017/18-2019/20 • $738,224 • PI,CO
Children with rare inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) are among the small number of children who have disproportionately high needs for care, both in the hospital and in the community. This has important impacts on their families and on the health system. In a recent study, we interviewed...

Patient-oriented research priorities for pediatric hospital care: a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership

2019/20 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
A large number of children are admitted to hospital with common ailments, such as asthma, chest infections and the stomach flu. Despite being so common, there are few research studies that focus on children who are admitted to hospital with these general conditions, and because of this lack of...

Intrapleural DNase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Pediatric Empyema (DTPA trial)

2012/13-2015/16 • $292,587 • PI,CO
Bacterial pneumonia can be complicated by the development of excess fluid and pus (pleural empyema) around the lungs in children. The incidence of pleural empyema in children has increased significantly in the last 10 years. Short term morbidity for this condition is substantial, but unlike in...

The Medical Home of Children and Youth in Canada.

2010/11 • $94,402 • PI,Other
Canadian provinces are undergoing significant health reform in the area of primary care delivery. The Medical Home is a conceptual model of primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, compassionate, coordinated, family-centred and culturally effective which summarizes many of the...