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profileGrace Jean-Yee Chan, Ph.D., M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionBoston Children's Hospital
AddressHarvard School of Public Health
Bldg 1, room 1108
665 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
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InstitutionHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health + Population

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Available: 08/09/17, Expires: 08/09/18

Are you a medical student interested in maternal and newborn health? Are you looking for global health research experience? Preterm birth and neonatal infections are leading causes of the world’s 3.1 million neonatal deaths each year. Our research projects in Ethiopia span clinical interventions, laboratory analyses, and community-based work in order to address pressing public health topics. We partner closely with university, hospital, and government partners to conduct research that will be applied to large-scale change in clinical practice.
The student researcher would:
• Assist with literature reviews on maternal and child health research topics
• Support data input and analysis
• Assist in manuscript development, writing, and editing
• Collaborate with research team members on existing projects
• Support additional research tasks as needed and as determined by the student’s interests

The ideal candidate is:
• Interested in learning about global newborn and maternal health research
• An excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
• Detail-oriented
• A team player

If interested, please send your resume and contact information for two references to Abigail Russo at

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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 Mar; 20(4):678-686. PMID: 27819215.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 [Available on 01/01/17].
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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  19. 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.
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