null Jesse Papenburg, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC , Glen site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, MUHC



influenza • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) • children • epidemiology • diagnosis

Research Focus

My research focuses on the epidemiology and diagnosis of severe viral lower respiratory tract infections requiring hospitalisation in children in Quebec and Canada.

Selected Publications

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  • Papenburg J, Defoy I, Masse E, Caouette G, Lebel MH. Impact of the withdrawal of palivizumab immunoprophylaxis on the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus hospitalizations among infants born at 33 to 35 weeks’ gestational age in the province of Quebec, Canada (RSV-Quebec Study). J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc. 2020 May 29:piaa046. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa046.

  • Cheng MP, Papenburg J, Desjardins M, Kanjilal S, Quach C, Libman M, Dittrich S, Yansouni CP. Diagnostic testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus-2: A narrative review. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jun 2;172(11):726-34. PMID: 32282894.

  • Papenburg J, Fontela PS, Freitas RR, Burstein B. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchiolitis in US emergency departments, 2007-2015. J Ped Infect Dis Society. 2019.Dec 27;8(6):567-570. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy131. PMID: 30657968.

  • Burstein B, Plint AC, Papenburg J. Use of radiography in patients diagnosed as having acute bronchiolitis in US emergency departments, 2007-2015. JAMA. 2018 Oct;320(15):1598-1600. PMID: 30326115.

  • Merckx J, Wali R, Schiller I, Caya C, Gore G, Chartrand C, Dendukuri N, *Papenburg J. Diagnostic accuracy of novel and traditional rapid tests for influenza infection compared to RT-PCR: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Sept 167(6): 394-409. PMID: 28869986.