Dr. M. Karen Campbell

Professor & Chair

P: (519) 661-2162

F: (519) 661-3766

E-mail: karen.campbell@schulich.uwo.ca




  • Lifestyle during pregnancy.

  • Prenatal influences on child health and development.

  • Childhood obesity.

  • Prenatal and postnatal health services utilization.

  • Trajectories of maternal mental health status.


  • BScffffff(Honours) Biophysics

  • MScffffBiomedical Engineering

  • PhDffffffEpidemiology & Biostatistics


  • Campbell MK, Speechley KN, Avison WR, daSilva O, Sorenson A, Bocking AD, Hoch J, Vlaicu S. Research Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Maternal and infant health, health services needs and utilization following term and preterm birth: outcomes in a cohort assembled antenatally.

  • Han et al. Research Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), RFA on Healthy Pregnancy “Fetal Growth Restriction: Mechanisms and Outcomes”.

  • Sharma, V, Campbell, MK, Bartha R, Hampson E, Khan, M. Research Grant from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF), Heterogeneity of Postpartum Depression: Continuation of a Prospective Study of Nature, Prevalence, Course and Etiology.

  • Sarma S, Campbell MK, Choi YH, Zaric G, Gilliland JA. Research Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Econometric Analyses of Adult Obesity in Canada: Modifiable Risk Factors and Policy Implications.

PUBLICATIONS (Past Five Years)

  • Hill J, Campbell MK (supervisor), Zou GY, Challis, JRG. Bocking AD. Prediction of Preterm Birth in Symptomatic Women Using Decision Tree Modeling for Biomarkers. Am J Obstet Gynecol., 198(4): 468.e1-7; discussion 468.e7-9, April 2008.

  • Sontrop J, Speechley KN, Avison W, Evers S, Campbell MK (supervisor). Depressive symptoms during pregnancy in relation to fish consumption and intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Paediatric and PerinatalEpidemiology, 22(4): 389-99, July 2008.

  • Greene-Finestone L, Campbell MK (supervisor), Gutmanis I, Evers S, and DeWitt D.  Attitudes and health behaviours of young adolescent omnivores and vegetarians: A school-based study.  Appetite, 51(1): 104-110, July 2008.

  • Anderson L, daSilva O, Freeman T, Xie B, Campbell MK (supervisor). Maternal depression and anxiety were not found to influence infants’ health services utilization in a southwest Ontario cohort” Canadian Family Physician 54(12): 1718-1719.e5, Dec 2008

  • Ferro MA, Avison WR, Campbell MK, Speechley KN. Do depressive symptoms affect mothers’ reports of child outcomes in children with new-onset epilepsy? Qual Life Res. 19(7):955-64 Sept 2010; Epub DOI: 10.1007/s11136-010-9660-2, May 2010

  • Roy A, Evers SE, Avison WR, Campbell MK (supervisor).  Higher zinc intake buffers the impact of stress on depressive symptoms in pregnancy.  Nutrition Research 30:  695-704, 2010

  • Davenport M, Campbell MK, Mottola MF.  Increased incidence of gestational diabetes is not explained by pre-pregnancy obesity in London, Canada.  BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-85,  2010

  • Ferro MA, Avison WR, Campbell MK, Speechley KN.  The Impact of Maternal Depressive Symptoms on Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy: A Prospective Study of Family Environment as Mediators and Moderators.  Epilepsia. 2011 Feb;52(2):316-25. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2010.02769.x. Epub 2010 Nov 3.

  • Ferro MA, Avison WR, Campbell MK, Speechley KN. Prevalence and trajectories of depressive symptoms in mothers of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Epilepsia 2011 Feb;52(2):326-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2010.02899.x. Epub 2011 Jan 4.  

  • Yama, BA, Freeman T, Graves E, Yuan S, Campbell MK (supervisor). Examination of the properties of the modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT) in a population sample. Journal of Autism and Affective Disorders.42(1): 23-24, Jan 2012 

  • Ryan B, Stewart M, Campbell MK, Koval J, Thind A.  Understanding adolescent and young adult use of family physician services: a cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey.  BMC Family Practice 2011, 12: 118. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-118 Nov 2011

  • Roy A, Evers SE, Campbell MK (supervisor).   Dietary supplement use and iron, zinc and folic acid intake in pregnant women in London Ontario. Chronic Diseases in Canada 33(2): 76-83.   March 2012

  • Fowler JK, Evers SE, and Campbell MK. Pregnant women are not consuming the minimum number of servings recommended by Canada’s 2007 Food Guide Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research doi10.3148/73.2.2012.72  73: 72-77, May 2012    

  • Youash S, Campbell MK (co-supervisor), Avision W, Penava D, Xie B. Examining the Pathways of Pre- and Postnatal Health Information, CJPH 103(4):314-19. accepted May 2012 appeared July/Aug 2012

  • Campbell MK, Cartier S, Kouniakis G, Huang W, Xie B, Han V.  Determinants of Small for Gestational Age Birth at Term: A causal pathways approach.  Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2012, 26: 525-533.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2012.01319.x  Nov 2012

  • Hajizadeh M, Campbell MK (co-supervisor), Sarma S. Socioeconomic Inequalities in Adult Obesity Risk in Canada: Trends and Decomposition Analyses . European Journal of Health Economics,. Doi 10.1007/s10198-013-0469-0, March 2013

  • Pope CJ, Xie B, Sharma V, Campbell MK. A prospective study of thoughts of self-harm and suicidal ideation during the post-partum period in women with mood disorders. Arch Womens Mental Health. DOI 10.1007/s00737-013-0370-y. published online June 20 2013.

  • Nash DM, Gilliland JA, Evers SE, Wilk P, Campbell MK (supervisor). Determinants of Diet Quality in Pregnancy: Does Neighborhood Food Environment Play a Role?  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, accepted April 29 2013

  • Sharma V, Campbell MK, Hampston E.  A prospective study of diagnostic conversion of major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder in pregnancy and postpartum.  Bipolar Disorders, accepted 2013.

  • Youash S, Campbell MK (co-supervisor), Avision W, Penava D, Xie B.  Influence of Health Information Levels on Postpartum Depression.  Archives of Women's Mental Health. Accepted June 10 2013.

  • Roy A, Campbell MK (supervisor).  A unifying framework for depression: bridging the major biological and psychosocial theories through stress.  Clinical and Investigative Medicine (CIM).  accepted June 2013.

  • Hollands S,  Campbell MK, Gilliland J, Sarma S. A Spatial Analysis of the Association between Local Food Environment and BMI in Canadian Adults.  Preventive Medicine  57: 258-264 (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.07.002 available online July 13 2013

  • Sharma V, Xie B, Campbell MK. Pharmacotherapy of bipolar II disorder during and after pregnancy, accepted by Current Drug Safety (CDS), early view epub available July 2013.

  • Sunderajan K, Campbell MK, Choi Y-H, Sarma S. The Relationship between Diet Quality and Adult Obesity: Evidence from Canada.  Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Accepted August 20 2013

Celebrating 60 years of Educating Graduate Students