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angle-left 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

  • 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. Frontiers in Pediatrics. (accepted November 2019). 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.