Research Centers


Division of Global Health

The Division of Global Health (DGH) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is led by Division Chief Dr. Patricia Hibberd and includes energetic faculty members and senior research fellows. The Division's primary mission is to build and foster international partnerships for interdisciplinary research, education and service to reduce health disparities and achieve optimal health for children and adolescnts in resource-limited settings of the developing world. Our multidisciplinary team of faculty has significant experience working in the global arena, and in mentoring and teaching future leaders in global health.

Maternal & Child Global Health: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Date: 05/31/2013 - 06/01/2013 The presentation and management of patients in resource-limited settings will be taught with didactic lectures, small group interactive sessions, and hands-on simulation scenarios of common delivery and newborn complications. Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer from Partners in Health, will be giving the Keynote Address. Agenda and Registration

The Global Network builds partnerships to conduct research on feasible, cost-effective, sustainable interventions to address the major causes of perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality of women and children in the developing world.

The Network was established in 2001 as a unique private-public partnership between the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The NIH currently funds all Global Network activities. The Global Network currently consists of seven multidisciplinary research units with established collaborations between a U.S. and a developing country institution. A U.S.-based Senior Principal Investigator (SPI) and a Senior Foreign Investigator (SFI) based in the developing world lead each team. The Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is based at the Research Triangle Institute and provides research support services to the Global Network. A senior program scientist at the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) provides scientific oversight for the Global Network. Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD, is the SPI of the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Network Site and collaborates with Archana Patel, MD, the SFI for the Lata Medical Research Foundation and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD
Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD

Dr. Hibberd is Chief of the Division of Global Health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. She received her PhD degree in Information Science/Epidemiology in 1978 and her MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1986. She trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to her clinical duties as an infectious disease specialist, her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of childhood pneumonia, neonatal sepsis and diarrhea – the leading killers of children under age 5 worldwide. Her work is primarily based in India and is funded by NIH/NICHD’s Global Network for Women and Children’s Health Research. Dr. Hibberd also leads a clinical and translational research effort on innovative ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases. She serves as principal investigator on a K24 grant and three U01 grants from the NIH to study the mechanisms and therapeutic effects of probiotics, their effect on the gastrointestinal and respiratory microbiome and their potential as vaccine adjuvants in the United States and globally. Dr. Hibberd is also a Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassador for Global Health Research.


Core Faculty

Michele Duke, MD
Michele Duke, MD

Dr. Duke earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatrics Residency training at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and was selected to serve as Chief Resident following graduation. She is board certified in Pediatrics and has special interests in evidence-based medicine and global health. She is a member of the global health faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and serves to coordinate pediatric residency education in Global Health. In addition, Dr. Duke works as a primary care pediatrician in Natick, MA.


Nupur Gupta, MD, MPH
Nupur Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Gupta is a staff physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Milford Regional Hospital, a large community hospital.  She completed her medical school and residency in Pediatrics in India, where she gained a lot of experience working in the field with the Integrated Child Development Services. She furthered her expertise in the field and developed an interest in adolescent health while working in Australia and England, where she also obtained Membership of Royal College of Physician UK. Dr. Gupta subsequently completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship in adolescent medicine from Tufts Medical Center. She also received a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gupta is currently involved in reproductive health and nutritional issues in adolescents and in developing comprehensive adolescent health services, in resource-limited settings, in the United States. She is interested in developing integrated services for adolescents in developing countries that will focus on improving reproductive health and nutrition in the context of the culture and the community. She also co-directed a course entitled “Introduction to Global Health” at Tufts University School of Medicine.


Jason Harris, MD, MPH
Jason Harris, MD, MPH

Dr. Harris is a physician-scientist and pediatric infectious disease specialist with an interest in host-pathogen interactions in bacterial enteric infections. He received his M.D. from Duke University and M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He was a pediatric resident and chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was a pediatric infectious disease fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. To better understand the human immune response to cholera and enteric fever, his group has been working in collaboration with investigators at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2003, and in collaboration with investigators at Partners In Health in Haiti since 2010. Currently Dr. Harris' work is focused on: (1) identification and characterization of memory B cell responses to enteric bacterial infections, (2) identification of proximate markers of protective immunity to enteric infection, (3) host and environmental factors that modulate susceptibility to diarrheal illness, and most recently, (4) pathogen interactions with novel components of the innate immune system that influence the development of protective immunity. The laboratory is committed to training of future investigators at all levels of experience, and to sustaining collaborations that enhance clinical and research capacity in areas where these resources may be limited.


Miriam Haverkamp,   MD, MPH
Miriam Haverkamp, MD, MPH

Dr. Haverkamp is an infectious disease specialist undertaking research around clinical and public health aspects of diagnostic tests, infection control, quality assurance and clinical effectiveness, with a particular focus on developing countries. At present she is involved in studies on improved triaging and diagnostics of children with very severe pneumonia and/or sepsis in resource-limited countries. Prior to her specialization in adult infectious diseases at Tufts Medical Center, she spent two years working as a senior clinician, adviser and medical training advisor in Cambodia, and served as consultant for the World Health Organization in supporting the Ministry of Health on communicable disease surveillance and response. Dr. Haverkamp did her medical training in internal and social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and was a post-doctoral fellow in HIV, TB and refugee medicine at the Miriam Hospital at Brown University. She received her MD from the Medical School of Hannover, Germany, and her MPH in quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Ann Kao, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Ann Kao, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Dr. Kao is currently the co-director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Division at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and she attends on both the Adult Internal Medicine and Pediatric services at Massachusetts General Hospital. She combines this with international projects, most recently in Ecuador as part of an effort to increase services to developmentally disabled children. She has also recently led a team in a healthcare project for children in Panama supporting a local NGO, Pro Ninez. In 2005, she worked on behalf of the Tsunami Relief effort as part of Project Hope. Dr. Kao was also a Mass General Durant Fellow in Refugee Medicine traveling to Rwanda, where she started up a health center and hospital in a refugee camp working with American Refugee Committee and UNHCR. She has also worked in Romania and Vietnam, and she was a pediatric clinical advisor to the Cambodian Health Committee. Domestically, Dr. Kao has worked at a Navajo Reservation in Chinle, AZ, and an urgent care clinic in Chelsea, MA, serving a population largely consisting of immigrants from Latin America. She received the University of Washington School of Medicine Alumni Humanitarian award in 2007. Dr. Kao received her medical degree with honors from the University of Washington, and completed her combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospital Boston. She received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH
Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH

Dr. Kasper is an attending pediatrician at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and the Chair of the International Volunteer Committee for Doctors for Global Health. Her diverse global health expertise includes health service delivery; rural community development; complex humanitarian emergencies; field-based operations research; health system strengthening; and curriculum development, training and mentorship of community health workers and other health professionals. She received a combined BA/MD with honors from Boston University/Boston University School of Medicine and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. After completing her Chief Residency at Boston City Hospital, she spent two years in rural El Salvador, serving as the field coordinator and sole pediatrician in a post-conflict area. Dr. Kasper was a co-investigator for a Physicians for Human Rights child labor study in India. She spent two years as the Field Director, HIV Program Manager and Pediatric Technical Advisor for Health Alliance International in Mozambique, collaborating with Mozambican health professionals to integrate HIV care and strengthen the existing health care infrastructure. In her capacity as the Clinical Specialist in the Global HIV Program at the FXB Center at UMDNJ, she co-authored the pediatric HIV/AIDS curriculum and toolkit for health professionals in South Africa and was a contributor to the updated WHO PMTCT guidelines. As a consultant for the International Training & Education Center on HIV (ITECH), she edited the national pediatric HIV/AIDS curriculum for Tecnicos de Medicina and co-authored the national prevention of maternal to child transmission (PMTCT) curriculum and assisted with in country pilot training and evaluation of nurses in Mozambique.


Brett D. Nelson, MD,   MPH, DTM&H
Brett D. Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Dr. Nelson is an attending pediatrician and global health faculty at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His professional interests are advocacy and health care provision for vulnerable populations, particularly children and individuals affected by conflict.  He helped establish the nation’s first Pediatric Global Health Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and was its first fellow. Dr. Nelson has advanced degrees in public health (Johns Hopkins) and tropical medicine (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). He has been involved in pediatric care, academic research and consultancy in a dozen conflict-affected areas while working for organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control, International Rescue Committee, International Red Cross and Red Crescent, and Médecins Sans Frontières. Recently in Liberia, Dr. Nelson served as Liberia’s Senior Pediatrician and as the Interim Chair of Pediatrics for the country's sole teaching hospital. Working with his local Liberian colleagues, he led efforts in establishing pediatric and newborn care and training in a post-conflict country that was without pediatricians. Dr. Nelson is presently the director of the Program for Children in Conflict and Crisis at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and he co-directs a course at Harvard Medical School on tropical diseases and global health.


Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH
Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH

Dr. Moschovis graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. He completed residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in the Harvard Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, and is currently a clinical and research fellow in the Harvard Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship. In the Division of Global Health, he is investigating risk factors for childhood acute respiratory infection and critical illness in low-income countries. He has worked in a variety of global health settings, including Tanzania, Kenya, and Haiti.


Kate Powis, MD, MPH,   MBA
Kate Powis, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Powis graduated from Medical College of Virginia and completed a combined Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. During residency she worked with the International Organization of Migration to rehabilitate the primary health care system in the Province of Aceh, Indonesia following the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2004. This project, conducted in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Health and local health authorities, led to a second focused project addressing the high maternal and neonatal mortality rate in the Province. After residency, Dr. Powis completed a Global Women’s Health Fellowship through the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her fellowship, she completed her MPH at Harvard School of Public Health and worked in Botswana with Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, assisting with an ongoing randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) during pregnancy and breastfeeding for HIV-infected women who did not qualify for HAART for their own health, the Mma Bana study. Dr. Powis has been the recipient of the Botswana Clinical and Research Fellowship for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years funded through Harvard Institute for Global Health and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research. Her research interests include prevention of maternal-to-child transmission of HIV, understanding the health implications and needs of HIV-exposed uninfected infants, preventing maternal and neonatal mortality in resource-limited settings and translating randomized controlled trials into cost effective health programs in resource-limited settings.


Jyoti P. Ramakrishna, MD
Jyoti P. Ramakrishna, MD

Dr. Ramakrishna is an Associate Pediatrician with the Division of Pediatric GI and Nutrition and Co-Director of the MGH Airway, Voice and Swallowing Center. She completed her medical school and pediatric residency training at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India and worked at Kalavati Saran Children's Hospital in New Delhi, treating malnutrition, diarrheal illnesses, tuberculosis, polio, etc. She subsequently completed her U.S. pediatric board requirements at New York Medical College and went on to do a fellowship in Pediatric GI and Nutrition at Tufts University, with research on H. pylori and GI immunology in the Molecular Biology Lab. Dr. Ramakrishna has held faculty appointments at Duke University, UC Davis, and most recently at University of Massachusetts, where she served as the acting Division Chief of Pediatric GI. She has been involved in clinical research and clinical teaching in the areas of gastroesophageal reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and global health and nutrition.


Linda T. Wang, MD
Linda T. Wang, MD

Dr. Wang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist and global health faculty at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. In the Pediatric Emergency Department, she has been actively involved in patient care, medical education, and clinical research. She is co-director for the annual post-graduate Harvard Medical School CME course, “Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics.” This course has attracted participants nationally and internationally. She was the Director of Clinical Operations for the Pediatric ED from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Wang did her medical training at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In the Division of Global Health, she is working on Dr. Hibberd’s NIH studies to investigate the effect of probiotics on the gastrointestinal and respiratory microbiome, and their potential as a flu vaccine adjuvant. Her interest is to develop strategies to improve triage decisions and using diagnostics to better recognize sick patients to maximize use of limited resources in the developing world. She is investigating the functionality and accuracy of a Mobile Monitoring Application used on a smartphone to measure heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation in the MGH Emergency Department. She is involved in developing global health curricula for residents and post-graduate learners.



Irina Andreyeva, MS, Project Manager
Debra Armstrong, Grants Manager
Christine Botelho, MPH, Project Director
Anne-Maria Fiorino, MS, Director Research Operations
Marina Weisburd, MS, Senior Systems Developer

Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD, the SPI of the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Network Site, and Archana Patel, MD, the SFI for the Lata Medical Research Foundation and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, are currently participating in two Global Network common protocols:

  • The EmONC Study is a cluster-randomized trial to evaluate whether an intervention that includes a continuum of basic training for the mother, all the way through to sophisticated training in tertiary care hospitals reduces neonatal and maternal mortality. Hospital/clinic-based staff members are trained to address the primary causes of maternal and infant mortality, birth attendants are trained in Home-Based Life Saving Skills (HBLSS) and the mothers (and their families) are trained/educated by community mobilization.
  • The Maternal Newborn Health Registry is a prospective, population-based study of pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in all Global Network sites. All pregnant women who consent to participate join the study and are followed until their babies are 6 weeks old. The primary purpose of this study is to quantify and understand the trends in pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in well-characterized and defined low-resource geographic areas over time, and to inform and prepare for future Global Network studies.

Drs. Hibberd and Patel are also preparing common protocols for the Network relating to their expertise in childhood pneumonia and neonatal sepsis.
Predictors of Early Mortality in Children with Very Severe PneumoniaMiriam Haverkamp, MD, MPH, is analyzing data from a research study done across seven resource-poor countries in collaboration with the World Health Organization, with the objective of optimizing treatment for children with very severe pneumonia in the first five years of life. Within this large dataset, Haverkamp and her team are looking to identify predictors of early mortality for the purpose of improving triage decision-making and overall survival of affected children.
Urinary Protein Profiles for the Potential Detection of Sepsis in Children Miriam Haverkamp, MD, MPH, and several collaborators throughout Harvard are working on developing a test for sepsis in children focusing especially on the first month of life, when most deaths occur. This study is a first in its concept of using urinary markers for the diagnosis of sepsis. Reducing Asphyxia-Related Perinatal Mortality in Resource-Limited SettingsBrett Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H, and collaborators are committed to addressing the leading causes of mortality during the most dangerous time in life: the few moments around birth. Each year, more than 3 million newborn deaths and 3 million stillbirths occur worldwide. The vast majority of these perinatal deaths occur in developing countries and are most commonly a result of asphyxia, infection, prematurity and birth complications. Nearly all of these deaths are preventable. However, there has been limited success in implementing proven interventions in resource-limited settings. A critical next step in reducing millions of annual perinatal deaths is assessing barriers to the successful introduction and sustainability of proven interventions.
Analysis of the Effects of In-Utero Antiretroviral Exposure on Longitudinal Growth of HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants in Botswana Kate Powis, MD, MPH, MBA, is an investigator in two NIH-funded Botswana-based randomized controlled trials investigating mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. She is using data collected in the Mashi and Mma Bana studies to evaluate any difference in growth patterns over the first six months of life for HIV-exposed uninfected infants born to HIV-infected women who either took HAART or zidovudine during pregnancy for prevention of MTCT.
Research on the Issues Surrounding HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Their Infants Kate Powis, MD, MPH, MBA, is a co-investigator in two NIH-funded Botswana-based randomized controlled trials (RCT):

  • The Mma Bana study, is investigating safety and efficacy of initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the third trimester of pregnancy and continuing throughout breastfeeding up to 6 months postpartum in a cohort of HIV-infected women who do not require HAART for their own health. 
  • The Mpepu study, will initiate enrollment in January 2011 of more than 3,000 mother-infant pairs of HIV-exposed uninfected infants. Infants will be randomized to daily cotrimoxazole (CTX) or placebo at one month of life through 15 months of life. For mothers opting to breastfeed, infants will be randomized to 6 or 12 months of breastfeeding. Infant HIV-free survival will be analyzed at 18 months of life based upon randomization to CTX or placebo. Additionally, given new World Health Organization guidelines recommending 12 months of breastfeeding in resource-limited settings, the Mpepu study will be the first RCT to provide evidence-based outcomes of HIV-transmission rates and HIV-free survival outcomes comparing 6 months to 12 months of breastfeeding.

Global Health Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Research Program of Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Global Health; MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Research of Patricia L Hibberd, MD, PhD

The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, is one of 7 NIH-funded locations across the world that is focusing on developing evidence to address the alarming rates of morbidity and mortality in women and children and the lack of research expertise and infrastructure in the developing world. The network which began in 2001 as a unique private-public partnership between NICHD and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation conducts studies to improve health outcomes by building research partnerships to conduct research on feasible, cost-effective, sustainable interventions to address the major causes of morbidity and mortality of women and children through 36 months of age in the developing world.

Maternal and Child Global Health: What You Need to Know Before You Go

This two-day course will provide practical training in the critical aspects of maternal, newborn and child global health for clinicians planning to work abroad.

The following is a selection of the peer-reviewed, global health articles published by the Division’s faculty.

Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD 

1.    Duggan C, Penny ME, Hibberd P, Gil A, Huapaya A, Cooper A, Coletta F, Emenhiser C, Kleinman RE. Oligofructose-supplemented infant cereal: 2 randomized, blinded, community-based trials in Peruvian infants. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003; 77(4):937-942.
2.    Lee GM, Friedman JF, Ross-Degnan D, Hibberd PL, Goldmann DA. Misconceptions about colds and predictors of health service utilization. Pediatrics. 2003; 111(2):231-236.
3.    Weiner DL, Hibberd PL, Betit P, Cooper AB, Botelho CA, Brugnara C. Preliminary assessment of inhaled nitric oxide for acute vaso-occlusive crisis in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. JAMA. 2003; 289(9):1136-1142.
4.    Addo-Yobo E, Chisaka N, Hassan M, Hibberd P, Lozano JM, Jeena P, MacLeod WB, Maulen I, Patel A, Qazi S, Thea DM, Nguyen NT. Oral amoxicillin versus injectable penicillin for severe pneumonia in children aged 3 to 59 months: a randomised multicentre equivalency study. Lancet. 2004; 364(9440):1141-1148.
5.    Hibberd PL, Patel A. Challenges in the design of antibiotic equivalency studies: the multicenter equivalency study of oral amoxicillin versus injectable penicillin in children aged 3-59 months with severe pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 39(4):526-531.
6.    Khan WA, Rogers KA, Karim MM, Ahmed S, Hibberd PL, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Ward HD. Cryptosporidiosis among Bangladeshi children with diarrhea: a prospective, matched, case-control study of clinical features, epidemiology and systemic antibody responses. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004; 71(4):412-419.
7.    Lee GM, Salomon JA, Friedman JF, Hibberd PL, Ross-Degnan D, Zasloff E, Bediako S, Goldmann DA. Illness transmission in the home: a possible role for alcohol-based hand gels. Pediatrics. 2005; 115(4):852-860.
8.    Fu LY, Ruthazer R, Wilson I, Patel A, Fox LM, Tuan TA, Jeena P, Chisaka N, Hassan M, Lozano J, Maulen-Radovan I, Thea DM, Qazi S, Hibberd P. Brief hospitalization and pulse oximetry for predicting amoxicillin treatment failure in children with severe pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2006; 118(6):e1822-e1830.
9.    Curley MA, Arnold JH, Thompson JE, Fackler JC, Grant MJ, Fineman LD, Cvijanovich N, Barr FE, Molitor-Kirsch S, Steinhorn DM, Matthay MA, Hibberd PL. Clinical trial design--effect of prone positioning on clinical outcomes in infants and children with acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Crit Care. 2006; 21(1):23-32.
10.    Fewtrell MS, Morgan JB, Duggan C, Gunnlaugsson G, Hibberd PL, Lucas A, Kleinman RE. Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding: what is the evidence to support current recommendations? Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 85(2):635S-638S.
11.    Asghar R, Banajeh S, Egas J, Hibberd P, Iqbal I, Katep-Bwalya M, Kundi Z, Law P, MacLeod W, Maulen-Radovan I, Mino G, Saha S, Sempertegui F, Simon J, Santosham M, Singhi S, Thea DM, Qazi S. Chloramphenicol versus ampicillin plus gentamicin for community acquired very severe pneumonia among children aged 2-59 months in low resource settings: multicentre randomised controlled trial (SPEAR study). BMJ. 2008; 336(7635):80-84.
12.    Patel A, Mamtani M, Hibberd PL, Tuan TA, Jeena P, Chisaka N, Hassan M, Maulen-Radovan I, Thea DM, Qazi S, Kulkarni H. Value of chest radiography in predicting treatment response in children aged 3-59 months with severe pneumonia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008; 12(11):1320-1326.
13.    Mamtani M, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Tuan TA, Jenna P, Chisaka N, Hassan M, Maulen Radovan I, Thea DM, Qazi S, Kulkarni H. Clinical tool to predict failed response to therapy in children with severe pneumonia. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2009; 44: 379-386.

Michele Duke, MD

1.    Duke MS, Monash B, Rosenquist A. "Primary Care."  Pocket Pediatrics: The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics. Ed. Paritosh Prasad. Philadelphia, PA, 2010: 1-15.

Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH

1.    Kasper J, Gupta SK, Tran P, Cook JT, Meyers AF. Hunger in Legal Immigrants in California, Texas, and Illinois. Am J Public Health. 2000;90:1629-1633.
2.    Kasper J, Wise PW. The Relevance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for United States Domestic Policy: Welfare Reform and Children in Immigrant Families. Health and Human Rights. 2001;5(2):64-90.
3.    Physicians for Human Rights Child Rights Group (Venkateswarlu D, Kasper J, Matthews R, Reis C, Iacopino V, Wise PW). Child labour in India: a health and human rights perspective. Lancet. 2003;362(Supp1):31-33.
4.    Kasper J. Pediatricians and the rights of the child. Pedi Annals. 2004;33(10):712-715.
5.    Kasper J, Parker D. Child Labor. In: Heggenhougen K, Quah S, eds. Encyclopedia of Public Health. Vol 1. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. pp. 583-590.
6.    Kasper J. Orphans due to AIDS. In: Heggenhougen K, Quah S, eds. Encyclopedia of Public Health. Vol 4. San Diego: Academic Press; 2008. pp. 693-700.
7.    Smith CL, Kasper J, Holtz TH. “Doctors for Global Health: Applying Liberation Medicine and Accompanying Communities’ Struggles toward Health and Social Justice.” In: Birn AE, Brown TM, eds. U.S. Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home. In Press.
8.    Kasper J, Smith CL. “Doctors for Global Health Experience with Rights-Based Approaches to Health: Liberation Medicine and Accompaniment in Estancia, El Salvador.” In: Beracochea E, Weinstein C, Evans D. Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health. In Press.

Brett D. Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

1.    Nelson BD, Simić S, Vuković V, Bjegović V, VanRooyen MJ. Evaluation of primary healthcare system needs in Serbia using qualitative methodology: a preliminary report. Serbian J of General Med. October 2001; 7(3-4): 145-148.
2.    Nelson BD, Dierberg KL, Mitrović M, Vuksanović M, Milić L, Michael J. VanRooyen. The Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies for the Evaluation of Emergency Medicine in Post-conflict Serbia. ABC: Serbian J of Emerg Med. October 2002; 2: 17-22.
3.    Nelson BD, Simić S, Beste L, Vuković D, Bjegović V, VanRooyen MJ. A Multimodal Assessment of the Primary Health Care System of Serbia: A Model for Evaluating Post-Conflict Health Systems. J Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. January-March 2003; 18(1):6-13.
4.    Nelson BD, Fernandez WG, Galea S, Sisco S, Dierberg K, Gorgieva GS, Nandi AK, Ahern J, Mitrović M, VanRooyen MJ, Vlahov D. War-related psychological sequelae among emergency department patients in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. BMC Medicine. 2004; 2:22.
5.    Nelson BD, Dierberg K, Mitrović M, Vuksanović M, Milić L, VanRooyen MJ. Integrating quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the assessment of health care systems: emergency medicine in post-conflict Serbia. BMC Health Services Research. 2005; 5:14.
6.    Mills EJ, Singh S, Nelson BD, Nachega JB. The impact of conflict on HIV/AIDS in Africa. International J STD & AIDS. 2006; 17(11):713-717.
7.    Nelson BD, Herlihy J, Burke TF. A proposal for fellowship training in pediatric global health. Pediatrics. 2008; 121:1261-1262.
8.    Nelson BD, Lee AC, Newby PK, Chamberlin MR, Huang C. Global health training in pediatric residency programs. Pediatrics. 2008; 122(1):28-33.
9.    Stanton B, Huang C, Armstrong RW, Sectish TC, Palfrey J, Nelson BD, Herlihy JM, Alden E, Keenan W, Szilagyi P. Global health training for pediatric residents. Pediatric Annals. 2008; 37(12):786-7, 792-6.
10.    Nelson BD. “African trypanosomiasis.”  Spector JM, Gibson TE, eds. Atlas of Pediatrics in the Tropics and Resource-limited Settings. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009.
11.    Balsari S, Lemery J, Williams TP, Nelson BD. Protecting the Children of Haiti. New Eng J Med. 2010; Feb 17 Epub 10.1056/NEJMp1001820.
12.    Nelson BD, Getchell M, Rosborough S, Atwine B, Okeyo E, Wall E, Greenough PG. A participatory approach to assessing refugee perceptions of health services. World Health and Population. 2010; 11(4):13-22.
13.    Olson KR, Caldwell A, Nelson BD. Newborn-care training in developing countries: letter to the editor. N Eng J Med. 2010; 362:2427-2428.
14.    Rouhani S, Meloney L, Ahn R, Nelson BD, Burke TF. Systematic literature review of alternative rehydration methods: Lessons for resource-limited care. Pediatrics. 2011 March; 127(3):e748-57.
15.    Nelson BD, Saltzman A, Lee PT. Bridging the global health training gap: Design and evaluation of a new clinical global health course at Harvard Medical School. Medical Teacher. 2011 May 19.
16.    Nelson BD, Fehling M, Eckardt MJ, Ahn R, Tiernan M, Purcell G, Bell S, El-Bashir A, Walton EK, Ghirmai E, Burke TF. Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival (MNCS): An innovative training package for building frontline health worker capacity in South Sudan. South Sudan Medical Journal. November 2011; 4(4).

Kate Powis, MD, MPH, MBA

1.    Powis KM, Smeaton L, Ogwu A, Lockman S, Dryden-Peterson S, van Widenfelt E, Leidner J, Makhema J, Essex M, Shapiro RL. Effects of in utero antiretroviral exposure on longitudinal growth of HIV-exposed uninfected infants in Botswana. JAIDS. In press.
2.    Shapiro R, Hughes M, Ogwu A, Kitch D, Lockman, S, Moffat C, Makhema J, Moyo S, Thior I, McIntosh K, van Widenfelt E, Leidner J, Powis K, Asmelash A, Tumbare E, Zwerski S, Sharma U, Handelsman E, Mburu K, Jayeoba O, Moko E, Souda S, Lubega E, Akhtar M, Wester C, Snowden W, Martinez-Tristani M, Mazhani L, Essex, M. Antiretroviral Regimens in Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding in Botswana. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:2282-94.

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