Stefan KuhleMD, PhD

Division of Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Associate Professor

Phone: 902-470-3731
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Childhood obesity


  • MD (Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany)
  • MPH Clinical Epidemiology (University of Alberta)
  • PhD Epidemiology (University of Alberta)

Research interests

Dr. Kuhle's research examines the impact of early life factors on child health outcomes, and the determinants and outcomes of childhood obesity.

Selected publications

  • Kuhle S, Hoffmann DU, Mitra S, Urschitz MS. Anti-inflammatory medications for obstructive sleep apnoea in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020; 1:CD007074. https://doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007074.pub3
  • Kuhle S, Muir A, Woolcott CG, Brown MM, McDonald SD, Abdolell M, Dodds L. Maternal pre- pregnancy obesity and health care utilization and costs in the offspring. Int J Obesity 2019; 43(4): 735-43.
  • MacInnis N, Woolcott CG, McDonald SD, Kuhle S. Population Attributable Risk Fractions of Maternal Overweight and Obesity for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes. Sci Rep 2016; 6:22895.
  • Kuhle S, Doucette R, Piccinini-Vallis H, Kirk SFL. Successful management of childhood obesity in primary care in Canada: What are the odds? PeerJ 2015; 3:e1327.
  • Kuhle S, Maguire B, Ata N, Hamilton D. Percentile Curves for Anthropometric Measures for Canadian Children and Youth. PLoS One 2015; 10(7):e0132891.
  • Kuhle S, Tong OS, Woolcott CG. Association between cesarean section and childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Rev 2015; 16(4):295-303.

Selected awards and honours

  • Dept of Pediatrics Research Award (for a faculty member with less than ten years from first appointment) 2015


  • CH&E 6020 - Advanced epidemiology (with Dr. Christy Woolcott)
  • CH&E 6054 - Use and analysis of secondary data (with Dr. Christy Woolcott)
  • UGME: Research in Medicine Unit

Currently accepting MSc and PhD students (contact me for information)

Service & activity

  • CIHR Fellowship review committee