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, 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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  • Rahmouni El Idrissi K, Isabel S, Carbonneau J, Lafond M, Quach C, Caya C, Fontela P, Beltempo M, Boivin G, Lefebvre MA, Papenburg J. Molecular and epidemiologic investigation of a rhinovirus outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epid. 2019 Feb;40(2):245-7. PMID: 31167816.

  • 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. Jan 17. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy131. PMID: 30657968.

  • Tam J, Papenburg J, Fanella S, Asner S, Barton M, Bergeron C, Desai S, Hui C, Foo C, Langley JM, Leifso K, Ma M-L, Pernica J, Robinson J, Singh R, Tapiero B, Allen U. Pediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study of respiratory syncytial virus-associated deaths in pediatric patients in Canada: 2003 to 2013. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;68(1):113-9. PMID: 29788036.

  • 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.