null Jessica Duby, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FAAP

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Child Health and Human Development Program



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.