Marsha Campbell-Yeo

Associate Professor


Related information

Phone: 902-494-4283
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room 117, Forrest Bldg.,
Dalhousie University
5869 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Neonates and infants
  • Co-bedding
  • Pain
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Randomized trials


Dr. Campbell-Yeo is a certified neonatal nurse practitioner, Associate Professor cross appointed to Pediatrics, Psychology & Neuroscience, and a clinician scientist at the IWK Heath Centre. She holds grants examining maternal driven interventions to improve outcomes of medically at risk newborns specifically related to pain, stress and neurodevelopment.


College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Canadian Nurse Association
Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses
Canadian Pain Society
International Association of the Study of Pain

Awards & Honours

2017 - Canadian Nurses Association:  150 Nurses for Canada, 1 of 150 Nurses selected to  represent Canada to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation
2016 - Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR): New Investigator Award, $300,000               
2015 - Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program: Career Development Award, $280,000
2015 - First Prize - CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Video   Competition for Power of a Parent’s Touch $5,000
2015 - Canadian Pain Society Early Career Investigator Award


Benoit, B.*, Martin-Misener, R., Latimer, M., & Campbell-Yeo, M. (2017). Breastfeeding Analgesia in Infants: An Update on the Current State of Evidence. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 31(2), 145-159. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000253
Campbell-Yeo, M. (2016). “First, do no harm” – the use of analgesia or placebo as control for babies in painful clinical trials. Acta Paediatrica, 105(2), 119-120.
Campbell-Yeo, M., Disher,T.*, Benoit, B.*, & Johnston, C. Understanding Kangaroo Care (KC) and its benefits to preterm infants. (2015). Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 6, 15-32, doi:
Campbell-Yeo M., Johnston C.C., Joseph K.S., Feeley N., Chambers C.T., & Barrington K. (2014). Co-bedding Between Preterm Twins Attenuates Stress Response Following Heel Lance: Results of a Randomized Trial. Clinical Journal of Pain, 30(7):598-604.
Campbell-Yeo M., Johnston C., Benoit B., Latimer M., Vincer M., Walker C.D., Inglis D., et al. (2013) Trial of Repeated Analgesia with Kangaroo Mother Care. BMC Pediatrics, 13:182. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-182.