K.S. Joseph

Academic Institution Affiliation: University of British Columbia (UBC)
Academic Institution Position/Title: Professor
Academic Affiliation Faculty: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the School of Population and Public Health
Hospital/Health Centre Affiliation Position: BC Children's and Women's Hospital, Investigator
Degree(s): MD, PhD

Research areas of interest:
Pregnancy; preterm birth; growth restiction; severe neonatal morbidity; perinatal and infant mortality; severe maternal morbidity and materal mortality
Research Themes:
Maternal & Fetal Health Newborn Health


K.S. Joseph MD, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia and the Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia. His work is supported by the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and by a Chair in Maternal, Fetal and Infant Health Services Research awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His research interests include pregnancy complications, birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, serious neonatal morbidity and severe maternal morbidity.

Dr. Joseph received his MBBS and MD degrees from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, and a PhD in epidemiology from McGill University, Montreal. In 2002, he was awarded the Peter Lougheed New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and in 2005 he received the Geoffrey Robinson award from the Canadian Paediatric Society for contributions to child and youth health through population health research. In 2014, he was awarded the Mentor Award by the international Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and the Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge sponsored by the US-based Coalition for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology.