Calgary Women’s Pelvic Health Research Group

The Calgary Women’s Pelvic Health Research Group is a dynamic group of health research professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Our mission is to contribute to high quality research in Pelvic Floor Disorders and Women’s Health using a variety of methodologies. We are a collaborative group, drawing on each other’s strengths and experiences. The group houses expertise in quantitive and qualitative research, with a focus on patient oriented outcomes, pragmatic clinical trials, and medical technologies. Committed to integrity in pursuit of scientific knowledge and truth, our group strives to promote the evolution of gynecologic care through research.

Membership fluctuates depending on project and interest. Core membership includes: 

  • Erin Brennand, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Calgary
  • Sue Ross, PhD – Professor and Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women’s Health Research, University of Alberta
  • Magali Robert, MD, MSc – Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Calgary
  • Ariel Ducey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, University of Calgary
  • Kaylee Ramage, MPH, PhD Candidate, Research Scientist, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Natalie Scime, MSc, PhD Candidate, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
  • Selphee Tang, BSc, Data Analyst / Statistician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Shunaha Kim-Fine, MD, MSc
  • Colin Birch, MBBS
  • Magnus Murphy, MD
  • Urogynecology/FPMRS Fellows during their training

Our group recently concluded a multi-centre randomized controlled trial, the Mid-Urethral Sling Tensioning (MUST) Trial which was conducted over four centres in Western Canada. Current projects involve the study of hysterectomy’s role in the repair of pelvic organ prolapse, decision making regarding having one’s uterus removed at time of prolapse surgery, and health services utilization for pelvic floor disorders.