null Julia Von Oettingen, MD, PhD, MMSc, FRCP

Scientist, RI-MUHC , Montreal General Hospital

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 Endocrinology and Metabolism, MUHC



Pediatric diabetes • diabetes phenotypes • care delivery • resource-limited settings • global health • point-of-care testing • gestational diabetes outcomes • capacity building

Research Focus

My research focuses on healthcare delivery for children with diabetes and endocrine diseases, with an emphasis on resource-limited settings and underserved populations. My interests include clinical phenotypes and social determinants of diabetes care in Haitian youth and youth of non-European origin; point-of-care delivery approaches, such as for newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism and for diabetic ketoacidosis; and back-translation of local innovation to create successful reverse innovation in Canada and globally. As a member of the McGill Artificial Pancreas lab, I aim for technological innovation in type 1 diabetes that reaches youth equitably. I strive to incorporate research and clinical capacity-building into each project.

Selected Publications

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  • Palisaitis E, El Fathi A, von Oettingen JE, Haidar A, Legault L. A Meal Detection Algorithm for the Artificial Pancreas: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2021 Feb;44(2):604-606. doi: 10.2337/dc20-1232. Epub 2020 Dec 4. PMID: 33277302.

  • Gilligan MM, Linnes JC, von Oettingen JE, Altenor K. From Toy to Tool: Using Water Beads for Insulin Storage in Haiti. Pediatr Diabetes. 2020 Dec 1. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13167. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33259116.

  • Ogle GD, von Oettingen JE, Middlehurst AC, Hanas R, Orchard TJ. Levels of type 1 diabetes care in children and adolescents for countries at varying resource levels. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019 Feb;20(1):93-98. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12801. Epub 2018 Dec 10. Review. PMID: 30471084.

  • von Oettingen JE, Craven M, Duperval R, Sine St Surin F, Eveillard R, Saint Fleur R, Van Vliet G, Chanoine JP, Louis R. Experience With Store-and-Forward Consultations in Providing Access to Pediatric Endocrine Consultations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Front Public Health. 2019 Sep 25;7:272. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00272. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31612126.

  • Malhamé I, Pilote L, Destiné R, Israel K, von Oettingen JE; DYAMAN study group. Capacity Building and Innovation in Caring for Non-communicable Diseases in Maternal Global Health: The Example of Haiti. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Oct;41(10):1479-1481. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.05.019. Epub 2019 Aug 5. PMID: 31395372.