Grace Chan
Secondary Faculty

Grace Chan

Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population

Epidemiology

grace.chan@hsph.harvard.edu

Other Positions

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatrics-Boston Children's Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Overview

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

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.

BA
Harvard College

MPH
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

MD
Harvard Medical School

PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Residency
Boston Children's Hospital

Post-doc
International Centre of Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh


Bibliography

Antibiotic resistance genes in the gut microbiota of mothers and linked neonates with or without sepsis from low- and middle-income countries.

Carvalho MJ, Sands K, Thomson K, Portal E, Mathias J, Milton R, Gillespie D, Dyer C, Akpulu C, Boostrom I, Hogan P, Saif H, Ferreira A, Nieto M, Hender T, Hood K, Andrews R, Watkins WJ, Hassan B, Chan G, Bekele D, Solomon S, Metaferia G, Basu S, Naha S, Sinha A, Chakravorty P, Mukherjee S, Iregbu K, Modibbo F, Uwaezuoke S, Audu L, Edwin CP, Yusuf AH, Adeleye A, Mukkadas AS, Zahra R, Shirazi H, Muhammad A, Ullah SN, Jan MH, Akif S, Mazarati JB, Rucogoza A, Gaju L, Mehtar S, Bulabula ANH, Whitelaw A, Roberts L, Walsh TR.

Nat Microbiol. 2022 09. 7(9):1337-1347. PMID: 35927336

Characterisation of Staphylococci species from neonatal blood cultures in low- and middle-income countries.

Sands K, Carvalho MJ, Spiller OB, Portal EAR, Thomson K, Watkins WJ, Mathias J, Dyer C, Akpulu C, Andrews R, Ferreira A, Hender T, Milton R, Nieto M, Zahra R, Shirazi H, Muhammad A, Akif S, Jan MH, Iregbu K, Modibbo F, Uwaezuoke S, Chan GJ, Bekele D, Solomon S, Basu S, Nandy RK, Naha S, Mazarati JB, Rucogoza A, Gaju L, Mehtar S, Bulabula ANH, Whitelaw A, Walsh TR.

BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Jul 01. 22(1):593. PMID: 35790903

Neonatal sepsis and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries from a facility-based birth cohort: an international multisite prospective observational study.

Milton R, Gillespie D, Dyer C, Taiyari K, Carvalho MJ, Thomson K, Sands K, Portal EAR, Hood K, Ferreira A, Hender T, Kirby N, Mathias J, Nieto M, Watkins WJ, Bekele D, Abayneh M, Solomon S, Basu S, Nandy RK, Saha B, Iregbu K, Modibbo FZ, Uwaezuoke S, Zahra R, Shirazi H, Najeeb SU, Mazarati JB, Rucogoza A, Gaju L, Mehtar S, Bulabula ANH, Whitelaw AC, Walsh TR, Chan GJ.

Lancet Glob Health. 2022 05. 10(5):e661-e672. PMID: 35427523


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