Kathrin Stoll, MA, PhD is a social scientist with degrees in psychology, family studies and interdisciplinary studies (public health, nursing and midwifery). Following a five-year postdoctoral fellowship in Population and Public Health at UBC and a CIHR fellowship in primary health care research, she joined the Birth Place Lab as Senior Research Associate. She has worked with transdisciplinary teams to develop several innovative, patient-centred instruments including a measure of childbirth fear that has been used in 10+ countries; and scales and indices that measure autonomy, respect, and mistreatment in perinatal care. These patient-oriented instruments measure quality of pregnancy and birth care and are being implemented in research and quality improvement programs in several countries. Dr. Stoll is co-Investigator on several community participatory action research studies including Changing Childbirth in BC, Birth Includes Us, and the current national CIHR funded RESPCCT study. Dr Stoll led the Sustainable Midwifery Practice Taskforce (SMPT) to identify solutions to occupational stress and burnout among BC Midwives. Dr. Stoll has served as co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice, lecturer at Hannover Medical School in Germany, and is an associate at the Centre for Rural Health Research.
Reproductive Infectious Diseases