Gillian Hanley

Dr. Gillian HanleyDr. Gillian Hanley is a post-doctoral fellow at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

She has a PhD from the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health, a Masters of Economics from McMaster University, and a BSc in biology and economics from Dalhousie University. Hanley’s post-doctoral research examines socioeconomic status as a predictor of maternal mental health prenatally, use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and infant outcomes. Her doctoral thesis examined equity in access to and financing of medicines before and after income-based pharmacare in BC.

Hanley is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Women's Health Research Institute, and NeuroDevNet.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Medicine
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Location: Child & Family Research Institute

Recent Publications

Hanley GE, Brain U, Oberlander TF. Infant developmental outcomes following prenatal exposure to antidepressants, maternal depressed mood and positive affect. Early Hum Dev (2013),

Hanley GE, Janssen PA Ethnicity specific growth distributions for prediction of newborn morbidity. 2012 Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 34:826-829

Hanley GE, Oberlander TF Neurodevelopmental outcomes following prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: A social teratogen or moderator of developmental risk? 2012 Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. 94:651-659

Hanley GE, Morgan S, Reid RJ. Income-related inequity in initiation of evidence-based therapies among patients with acute myocardial infarction. 2011 Journal of General Internal Medicine. 26(11):1329-1335.