Dr. Daniel Corsi
Dr. Daniel Corsi
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Senior Research Associate, OMNI Research Group, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

PhD, MSc, BA


Dr. Corsi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. He is a perinatal epidemiologist with content and methodological expertise in the areas of substance use and environmental exposures in pregnancy, social disadvantage, and epidemiological designs to improve causal inference.

Dr. Corsi has received various grants to investigate the impact of cannabis and other substance use in pregnancy. Even prior to legalization, cannabis use has been increasing in Canada, including among pregnant Canadian women. Although we anticipate further increases because of greater availability of cannabis and low perceptions of harm, there is a lack of conclusive evidence on the short-term outcomes and long-term sequelae of exposed children. 

Dr. Corsi is currently accepting graduate students through the University of Ottawa to support his research.

Funding :

  • Vaping in Canada: Investigating the geographic distribution and sociodemographic correlates of e-cigarette use. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Project Grant:  Priority Announcement: Population and Public Health – Early Career Investigator. Principal Applicants: Corsi DJ, Lippert A. ($100,000 CAD) (2021)
  • Pan-Canadian network to investigate cannabis use in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Team Grant: Cannabis Research in Priority Areas – Neurodevelopment. Principal Applicants: Corsi DJ, Janus M. [CA3 – 170126] ($1,495,716 CAD) (2020-2024)
  • There may be a time and a place, but is pregnancy one? Weeding out the myths from the facts to help make informed choices about cannabis use in pregnancy. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. IHDCYH Talks Video Competition [201910IHT-431699-193718] Principal Applicant: Corsi D. ($750 CAD) (2020)
  • Influence of cannabis exposure in pregnancy on offspring perinatal and childhood health outcomes: a population-based birth cohort. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Catalyst Grant: Population Health Intervention Research on the Legalization and Regulation of Non-Medical Cannabis in Canada. Principal Applicants: El-Chaar D, Corsi DJ. ($94,691) (2017)

Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Perinatal Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Population Health
  • Global Health
  • Causal Inference