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

  • 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, Lassi ZS, Bhutta ZA. (2019). Community-based antibiotic delivery for possible serious bacterial infections in neonates in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 11(4): CD007646. PMID: 30970390.

  • Duby J, Sharma R, Bhutta ZA. (2018). Opportunities and challenges in global perinatal research. Neonatology. 114(2): 93-102. PMID: 29768264.

  • Hepburn CM, Duby J, Guttmann A. (2012). Children with medical complexity: Forwarding a policy agenda. Current Pediatric Reviews. 8(2): 188-194. doi: 10.2174/157339612800681262.