null Jessica Duby, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FAAP

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development 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 Neonatology, MUHC



neonatology • perinatal health • family-centered care • community health workers • resource-limited settings • global health • health services research

Research Focus

My research focuses on health care delivery for sick and small newborns in resource-limited settings. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how initiatives by parents and lay health workers can complement the care provided by nurses and doctors in low-income environments. The main objective is to improve the quality of community-based and hospital-based newborn care for underserved populations.

Selected Publications

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  • Jessica Duby, Lisa G. Pell, Shabina Ariff, Amira Khan, Afsah Bhutta, Daniel S. Farrar, Diego G. Bassani, Masawar Hussain, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Sajid Soofi & Shaun K. Morris (2020) Effect of an integrated neonatal care kit on cause-specific neonatal mortality in rural Pakistan, Global Health Action, 13:1, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1802952.

  • Duby J, Bitnun A, Shah V, Shannon P, Shinar S, Whyte H. Non-immune Hydrops Fetalis and Hepatic Dysfunction in a Preterm Infant With Congenital Syphilis. Front Pediatr. 2019;7:508 doi:10.3389/fped.2019.00508.

  • Duby J, Kabajaasi O, Muteteri J, Kisooka E, Barth D, Feeley N, O'Brien K, Nathan KM, Tagoola A, Wiens MO. Family Integrated Care in Uganda: a feasibility study. Arch Dis Child. 2022 Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36385005.

  • Bang A, Baitule S, Deshmukh M, Bang A, Duby J. Home-based management of neonatal sepsis: 23 years of sustained implementation and effectiveness in rural Gadchiroli, India, 1996-2019. BMJ Glob Health. 2022;7(9):e008469. PMID: 36162868.

  • Reiter A, De Meulemeester J, Kenya-Mugisha N, Tagoola A, Kabajaasi O, Wiens MO, Duby J. Parental participation in the care of hospitalized neonates in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Pediatr. 2022;10:987228. PMID: 36090576.