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angle-left Julia Von Oettingen, MD, PhD, MMSc, FRCP

Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development Program



Pediatric diabetes • diabetes phenotypes • care delivery • resource-limited settings • global health • point-of-care testing • gestational diabetes outcomes • capacity building

Research Focus

My research focuses on health care delivery for children with diabetes and endocrine diseases, with an emphasis on resource-limited settings and underserved populations. My interests include the epidemiology of priority endocrine conditions in maternal-child health in Haiti; clinical phenotypes and social determinants of diabetes care in Haitian youth and youth of non-European origin; point-of-care delivery approaches, such as for newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism and for diabetic ketoacidosis; and back-translation of local innovation to create successful reverse innovation in Canada and globally, in the areas of community-based care delivery and point-of-care testing in remote settings. I aim to incorporate research and clinical capacity building into each project.

Selected Publications

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  • Ogle GD, von Oettingen JE, Middlehurst AC, Hanas R, Orchard TJ. Levels of type 1 diabetes care in children and adolescents for countries at varying resource levels. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Feb;20(1):93-98. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12801. Epub 2018 Dec 10. Review. PMID: 30471084.

  • Henderson M, Van Hulst A, von Oettingen JE, Benedetti A, Paradis G. Normal weight metabolically unhealthy phenotype in youth: Do definitions matter? Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Oct 8. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12785. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30294842.

  • Robinson MÈ, Altenor K, Carpenter C, Bonnell R, Jean-Baptiste E, von Oettingen J. High rates of ocular complications in a cohort of Haitian children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Apr 26. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12688. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29700918.

  • von Oettingen JE, Brathwaite TD, Carpenter C, Bonnell R, He X, Braverman LE, Pearce EN, Larco P, Larco NC, Jean-Baptiste E, Brown RS. Population Survey of Iodine Deficiency and Environmental Disruptors of Thyroid Function in Young Children in Haiti. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Feb 1;102(2):644-651. doi: 10.1210/jc.2016-2630. PMID: 27768855.

  • von Oettingen J, Wolfsdorf J, Feldman HA, Rhodes ET. Use of Serum Bicarbonate to Substitute for Venous pH in New-Onset Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug;136(2):e371-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0156. Epub 2015 Jul 20. PMID: 26195535.