Shu Qin WEI , M.D. , Ph.D.
    Shu Qin WEI
    Research Axis
    Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies
    Research Theme
    High-risk pregnancies
    CHUSJ - Centre de Recherche

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    • Assistant Research Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, University of Montréal

    Internship opportunity(ies)


    • Fellow, CIHR Randomized Trial Mentoring Program, University of Montreal, 2011-2013
    • Postdoc Fellow, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Montreal, 2007-2011

    Research Interests

    My main research programme is to identify effective strategies to modify risk factors (nutritional, environmental and genetic) during pregnancy on adverse maternal and their offspring outcomes in longitudinal prospective cohort studies; evaluate interventions in perinatal care through randomized controlled clinical trials; and to provide evidence-based interventions to reduce the incidence of adverse perinatal outcomes and to improve maternal and their children health in long-term.

    • Risk factors (nutritional, environmental and genetic) during pregnancy on maternal and infant outcomes
    • Biological mechanisms underlying vitamin D during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
    • Evaluation of perinatal care through randomized controlled trials
    • Longitudinal cohort studies on maternal and offspring long-term follow-up

    Research Topics

    • vitamin D
    • longitudinal cohort study
    • randomized controlled trial
    • preeclampsia
    • preterm birth
    • small for gestational age
    • childhood obesity

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Chercheurs-boursiers junior 1, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS), 2014-2018
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Randomized Controlled Trials Mentoring Programme Award. 2011-2013
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Initiative in Research in Reproductive Health Sciences (STIRRHS) Postdoctoral Scholarship. 2007-2009
    • Award for “Best Obstetrics Paper” entitled “Cytokines and preterm birth: a systematic review” – Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical Meeting. 2009.6
    • NICHD-IHDCYH Maternal-Fetal Pharmacology Summer Workshop Studentship Bursary Award. 2008.7
    • Award for “Best Obstetrics Paper” entitled “Nutrition-Gene Interactions in Preeclampsia: Correlation between Folate levels, MTHFR C677T Polymorphisms and Homocysteine Status” - Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 63 rd Annual Clinical Meeting. 2007.6


    • Bi WG, Wei SQ. Maternal Vitamin D Supplementation and Offspring Growth: A Systematic Review of RCTs. Vitamin D Nutrition & Health Current and Future Perspectives. 2017.09
    • Bi WG, Wei SQ et al. Risk factors for neonatal vitamin D deficiency. Annual meeting of The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) 2017.06
    • Wei SQ, Bi WG. Maternal Low Vitamin D Status and Risk of Small for Gestational Age: A Systematic Review. Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) 2017.03
    • Wei SQ et al. Maternal vitamin D receptor genes, vitamin D status and risk of preterm birth. Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) 2017.02
    • Wei SQ, et al. Maternal Obese, Vitamin D Status and Risk of Preeclampsia. Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), 2013.06

    Selected Publications

    • Tabatabaei N, Auger N, Herba C, Wei SQ, Allard C, Fink GD, Fraser WD. Maternal vitamin D insufficiency early in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of preterm birth in ethnic minority women in Canada.  J Nutr. 2017;147(6):1145-1151
    • Li C, Qi HP, Wei SQ, Wang L, Fan X, Duan S, Bi S. Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and the Risk of Parkinson ’s disease. Neurol Sci. 2015;36(2):247-55
    • Wei SQ. Vitamin D and Pregnancy Outcomes. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology  2014; 26(6):438-47
    • Wei SQ, Audibert F , Luo ZC, Nuyt AM, MASSE B, Julien P, Fraser WD and MIROS Study group. Maternal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels, angiogenic factors and preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013; 208(5):390.e1-6
    • Wei SQ, Audibert F, Hidiroglou N, Sarafin K, Julien P, Wu Y, Luo ZC, Fraser WD. Longitudinal vitamin D status in pregnancy and the risk of pre-eclampsia. Br J Obstet Gynecol 2012;119 (7): 832-9
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