Noha Iessa, MPharm, PhD
Her research area focuses on the safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy and their unborn children.
Noha Iessa holds a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) Degree from Kings College London. Noha trained as a pre-registration hospital pharmacist at St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College NHS Hospitals) and progressed to work as a Lead Patient Services Pharmacist at the University College London Hospital in the U.K. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Public Health and Health Service Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical diseases. In 2010 Noha became a full time post-doctoral student at the Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research (CPPR) in the School of Pharmacy, UCL and was awarded a PhD in 2013. Noha’s PhD research was primarily in the area of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilence, focusing on the use and safety of medicines in children and adolescents. Her PhD topic focused on suicide as an adverse event associated with use of medication. Noha conducted post doctoral research studies at the Universty of Montreal.
Chongjian Wang, MSc, PhD
Dr Wang is an epidemiologist and he joined the research team of Dr. Bérard in 2012, for a 1 year period. He holds a bachelor's degree in Preventive Medicine, a master's degree in Nutrition and Food hygiene and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and bistatistics from the Tongji Medical College in China. During his stay, he was involved in the drafting of several scientific articles. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and biostatistics at Zhengzhou University, in China.
Mary De Vera, MSc, PhD
Use of antidepressants in pregnancy and risks of gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, and postpartum depression. Coefficients Study: Creating adjustment factors for important risk factors missing from administrative databases in Quebec.
CHU Sainte-Justine and Foundation of the Stars Postdoctoral Fellowship Award; University of Montreal Public Health Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined),
Dr. Mary De Vera is a postdoctoral fellow in pharmacoepidemiology and an epidemiologist with specialized training in chronic disease, epidemiology, and population health from the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Population and Public Health. Her PhD studies have received awards (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Arthritis Network, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research), merit, and media attention. Dr. De Vera also holds an MSc in Health Care and Epidemiology (measurement theory and instrument validation) and a BSc in Biochemistry from UBC. She now is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC.