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

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Harvard CollegeBA
Johns Hopkins School of Public HealthMPH
Harvard Medical SchoolMD
Boston Children's HospitalResidency
Johns Hopkins School of Public HealthPhD
International Centre of Diarrheal Disease Research, BangladeshPost-doc

Dr. Chan’s work focuses on global perinatal and pediatric epidemiology. She leads the HaSET research program for maternal and child health. Together with colleagues, she has established a field site in rural Ethiopia with a cohort of women and their children.

Ongoing research projects and interests focus on:
- Surveillance of maternal and child morbidity and mortality to improve disease estimates
- Risk prediction and causal modeling for pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes
- Development and testing of newborn care packages to improve survival of preterm and low-birth weight babies
- Etiologies of neonatal sepsis and antimicrobial resistance
- Effects of climate change and air pollution on maternal and child health outcomes

Dr. Chan also serves as an attending physician in the Division of Medical Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also an honorary faculty member at St Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has mentored students and fellows as an academic advisor and dissertation committee member.

Maternal and Childhood Mortality Surveillance in Ethiopa
Soma Weiss, 01/02/19 - 05/28/20

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.