My name is Amy Johnston (she/her). I am a PhD candidate in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, working out of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). I hold a Master of Science with a specialization in Health Services Research and a Master of Biomedical Technology, both from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). In 2018, I became professionally certified in public health (National Board of Public Health Examiners, Washington, DC, United States). I am passionate about women's cardiovascular health, epidemiologic methods, health advocacy, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion. My doctoral research focuses on women’s cardiovascular health, specifically, long term cardiovascular risk associated with a history of high blood pressure disorders of pregnancy.
I created womensCVresearch.com because I'm passionate about women's+ cardiovascular health and research and wanted a space of my own- a publicly accessible platform- where I can share research on this important topic.
CuRRENT Research PROJECTS
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Long-term Cardiovascular Disease Risk
My doctoral work involves the use of administrative healthcare data available through ICES (formerly known as Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) to investigate cardiovascular disease risk in women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
Mixed-methods Program Evaluation: Mothercraft Postpartum Support Program
A three-phased mixed-method programme evaluation of the Mothercraft Postpartum Support Program guided by the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) evaluation framework and the tenets of community-based participatory research.
Primary Investigator: Dr. Josephine Etowa | Co-Primary Investigator: Alisha Ashton
Co-Investigators: Amy Johnston, Zahra Jama, Dr. Kristin Eccles, Dr. Lovelyn Ubangha, Genevieve Chabot
Johnston, A, Petrcich, W, Fell, DB, Tanuseputro, P, Smith, GN, Coutinho, T, Edwards, JD. Influence of neighbourhood-level proportion of visible minorities on prevalence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, May 2023; 39(5); S1.