Catherine Pound

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr Catherine Pound is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa.  She is a Pediatrician and the Director of Research for the Division of Pediatric Medicine at CHEO. She is also the Chair of the Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee at the Canadian Pediatric Society.  Dr Pound received her medical degree from McGill University and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Ottawa.

Dr Pound’s main research interests focuses on Breastfeeding Medicine, Public health and Preventive Medicine, as well as on common childhood illnesses leading to hospitalizations. In terms of her breastfeeding research focus, Dr Pound has authored two position statements on breastfeeding for the Canadian Pediatric Society, has received multiple external grants for her breastfeeding research and published extensively in peer-reviewed publications. Dr Pound has also developed an evidence-based national pediatric residency curriculum on breastfeeding.

In terms of her public health and Preventative Medicine research focus, Dr Pound has published various position statements for the Canadian Pediatric Society.  In terms of her research related to common childhood illnesses leading to hospitalizations, Dr Pound has obtained external funding randomized trials and multiple other studies leading to peer-reviewed publications.

Research Projects

  1. The Impact of Implementing a Preprinted Order Form for Inpatient Management of Otherwise Healthy Children Admitted to a Tertiary Care Centre With a Diagnosis of Bronchiolitis


    A retrospective chart review was performed of children admitted to the inpatient units at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) with a discharge diagnosis of bronchiolitis.

  2. Energy and sports drinks in children and adolescents


    Both sports drinks and CEDs pose potential risks for the health of children and adolescents and may contribute to obesity.

  3. A qualitative exploration of which resident skills parents in pediatric emergency departments can assess


    This study demystifies how parents can become involved in the assessment of residents’ NTS. The findings will inform the development of assessment strategies and could be used to develop assessment instruments that enable parents to become actively involved in the assessment of residents in pediatric EDs.

  4. Lactation Support and Breastfeeding Duration in Jaundiced Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial


    The decision to breastfeed is multifactorial and hospital-based lactation support may be only a small piece of the puzzle in hospitalized jaundiced infants. Further studies may be needed to fully elucidate the impact of an in-hospital lactation support program on successful breastfeeding for these infants.