Dr. Giulia Muraca
Dr. Giulia Muraca is a perinatal epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact at McMaster University. Her research is in the area of maternal, fetal, and neonatal health and health services research, with emphasis on care quality, accessibility and equity. Dr. Muraca received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of British Columbia where her doctoral research characterized maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in deliveries requiring forceps, vacuum, and cesarean delivery. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where she developed epidemiologic approaches to identify optimal intrapartum intervention rates – such as the cesarean delivery rate or the rate of induction – that minimize the frequency of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes including postpartum hemorrhage, obstetric anal sphincter injury, maternal sepsis, neonatal sepsis, and birth injury.