Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Grace Chan, Ph.D., M.D.

Title
Institution
Department
Address
Phone
Profile Picture
Other Positions
Title
Institution
Department
Title
Institution
Department

Biography
Harvard College, Cambridge, MABA2001Biology and Psychology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDMPH2006Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD2007Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MAResidency2010Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDPhD2013Clinical Investigation
International Centre of Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, BangladeshPost-doc2013Global Health

Overview
Professor Chan's research focuses on advancing maternal newborn and child health by using epidemiological methods to discover and deliver evidence-based interventions.

Mentoring
Available: 11/01/18, Expires: 12/31/20

Our HaSET (“happiness” in Amharic) for Mothers and Children research program works closely with partners in Ethiopia to generate evidence to improve maternal and child health programs and policies. We are engaged in multiple studies to understand the causes of morbidity and mortality among pregnant women and children, to discover and test interventions to advance survival, and to deliver known cost-effective interventions: • Unaddressed morbidities remain a major cause of persistently high newborn and infant mortality. Our maternal and child health morbidity and mortality surveillance study, covering a population of 16 villages and ~80,000 people in rural Ethiopia, aims to describe the distribution of diseases among pregnant/postpartum women and their children. • The case-fatality among preterm newborns in Ethiopia is approximately 25%. Through an adaptive intervention study design, we are developing and testing iterative delivery models to improve KMC coverage in Ethiopia so that 80% of all preterm babies receive this life-saving intervention in a catchment of 1,000,000 people. • Neonatal infections account for approximately 23.4% of the world’s 3.1 million annual neonatal deaths. To better target antibiotic therapy and develop preventive interventions, we are conducting a prospective birth cohort of 5000 mother/newborns to identify etiologies of neonatal sepsis, antibiotic resistance patterns, and the association between maternal colonization and neonatal sepsis in Ethiopia. Nested within the studies are research opportunities for students, including secondary data analysis or potential primary data collection in Ethiopia.


Bibliographic
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
  1. Uwemedimo OT, Lewis TP, Essien EA, Chan GJ, Nsona H, Kruk ME, Leslie HH. Distribution and determinants of pneumonia diagnosis using Integrated Management of Childhood Illness guidelines: a nationally representative study in Malawi. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(2):e000506. PMID: 29662688.
    Citations: 2     
  2. Chan G, Bergelson I, Smith ER, Skotnes T, Wall S. Barriers and enablers of kangaroo mother care implementation from a health systems perspective: a systematic review. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Dec 01; 32(10):1466-1475. PMID: 28973515.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Chan GJ, Bergelson I, Smith ER, Skotnes T, Wall S. Barriers and enablers of kangaroo mother care implementation from a health systems perspective: a systematic review. Health Policy and Planning. 2017. View Publication.
  4. Bekele D, Ahmed M, Ibrahim A, Kedir S, Chan G. Profile and outcomes of women with pregnancy-related acute kidney injury requiring dialysis at a center in Ethiopia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Aug; 138(2):138-141. PMID: 28485834.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Smith ER, Bergelson I, Constantian S, Valsangkar B, Chan GJ. Barriers and enablers of health system adoption of kangaroo mother care: a systematic review of caregiver perspectives. BMC Pediatr. 2017 01 25; 17(1):35. PMID: 28122592.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Mosha D, Liu E, Hertzmark E, Chan G, Sudfeld C, Masanja H, Fawzi W. Dietary iron and calcium intakes during pregnancy are associated with lower risk of prematurity, stillbirth and neonatal mortality among women in Tanzania. Public Health Nutr. 2017 03; 20(4):678-686. PMID: 27819215.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Chan GJ, Silverman M, Zaman M, Murillo-Chaves A, Mahmud A, Baqui AH, Boyd TK. Prevalence and risk factors of chorioamnionitis in Dhaka, Bangladesh. J Perinatol. 2016 12; 36(12):1039-1044. PMID: 27629373.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Chan GJ, Valsangkar B, Kajeepeta S, Boundy EO, Wall S. What is kangaroo mother care? Systematic review of the literature. J Glob Health. 2016 Jun; 6(1):010701. PMID: 27231546; PMCID: PMC4871067.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Muhihi A, Sudfeld CR, Smith ER, Noor RA, Mshamu S, Briegleb C, Bakari M, Masanja H, Fawzi W, Chan GJ. Risk factors for small-for-gestational-age and preterm births among 19,269 Tanzanian newborns. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 05 17; 16:110. PMID: 27183837; PMCID: PMC4869183.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Boundy EO, Dastjerdi R, Spiegelman D, Fawzi WW, Missmer SA, Lieberman E, Kajeepeta S, Wall S, Chan GJ. Kangaroo Mother Care and Neonatal Outcomes: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1). PMID: 26702029; PMCID: PMC4702019.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Chan GJ, Labar AS, Wall S, Atun R. Kangaroo mother care: a systematic review of barriers and enablers. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Feb 01; 94(2):130-141J. PMID: 26908962; PMCID: PMC4750435.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Reisman J, Martineau N, Kairuki A, Mponzi V, Meda AR, Isangula KG, Thomas E, Plotkin M, Chan GJ, Davids L, Msemo G, Azayo M, Nelson BD. Validation of a novel tool for assessing newborn resuscitation skills among birth attendants trained by the Helping Babies Breathe program. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Nov; 131(2):196-200. PMID: 26283225.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Chan GJ, Lee AC, Baqui AH, Tan J, Black RE. Prevalence of early-onset neonatal infection among newborns of mothers with bacterial infection or colonization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 07; 15:118. PMID: 25886298; PMCID: PMC4364328.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Chan GJ, Stuart EA, Zaman M, Mahmud AA, Baqui AH, Black RE. The effect of intrapartum antibiotics on early-onset neonatal sepsis in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a propensity score matched analysis. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Apr 17; 14:104. PMID: 24742087; PMCID: PMC4021342.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Flynn JT, Ng DK, Chan GJ, Samuels J, Furth S, Warady B, Greenbaum LA. The effect of abnormal birth history on ambulatory blood pressure and disease progression in children with chronic kidney disease. J Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 165(1):154-162.e1. PMID: 24698454; PMCID: PMC4074552.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Chan GJ, Modak JK, Mahmud AA, Baqui AH, Black RE, Saha SK. Maternal and neonatal colonization in Bangladesh: prevalences, etiologies and risk factors. J Perinatol. 2013 Dec; 33(12):971-6. PMID: 23989196.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Chan GJ, Lee AC, Baqui AH, Tan J, Black RE. Risk of early-onset neonatal infection with maternal infection or colonization: a global systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2013 Aug; 10(8):e1001502. PMID: 23976885; PMCID: PMC3747995.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Chan GJ, Baqui AH, Modak JK, Murillo-Chaves A, Mahmud AA, Boyd TK, Black RE, Saha SK. Early-onset neonatal sepsis in Dhaka, Bangladesh: risk associated with maternal bacterial colonisation and chorioamnionitis. Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Sep; 18(9):1057-1064. PMID: 23822861.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Chan GJ, Parco KB, Sihombing ME, Tredwell SP, O'Rourke EJ. Improving health services to displaced persons in Aceh, Indonesia: a balanced scorecard. Bull World Health Organ. 2010 Sep 01; 88(9):709-12. PMID: 20865077; PMCID: PMC2930358.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Chan GJ, Moulton LH, Becker S, Muñoz A, Black RE. Non-specific effects of diphtheria tetanus pertussis vaccination on child mortality in Cebu, The Philippines. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Oct; 36(5):1022-9. PMID: 17646186.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Glass RJ, Chan G, Rentz D. Cognitive impairment screening in second offense DUI programs. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2000 Dec; 19(4):369-73. PMID: 11166501.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact feedbackcatalyst.harvard.edu. For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at human_resourceshms.harvard.edu. For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at facappthms.harvard.edu. SPH faculty should contact Faculty Affairs at facultyaffairshsph.harvard.edu).
Chan's Networks
Click the
Explore
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts (119)
Explore
_
Co-Authors (15)
Explore
_
Similar People (60)
Explore
_
Same Department 
Explore
_
Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.