Grace Chan
Secondary Faculty

Grace Chan

Professor, Associate Secondary


Other Positions

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatrics-Boston Children's Hospital

Harvard Medical School


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.

Harvard College

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Harvard Medical School

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Boston Children's Hospital

International Centre of Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh


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

Scaling up Kangaroo Mother Care in Ethiopia and India: a multi-site implementation research study.

Mony PK, Tadele H, Gobezayehu AG, Chan GJ, Kumar A, Mazumder S, Beyene SA, Jayanna K, Kassa DH, Mohammed HA, Estifanos AS, Kumar P, Jadaun AS, Hailu Abay T, Washington M, W/Gebriel F, Alamineh L, Fikre A, Kumar A, Trikha S, Ashebir Gebregizabher F, Kar A, Bilal SM, Belew ML, Debere MK, Krishna R, Dalpath SK, Amare SY, Mohan HL, Brune T, Sibley LM, Tariku A, Sahu A, Kumar T, Hadush MY, Gowda PD, Aziz K, Duguma D, Singh PK, Darmstadt GL, Agarwal R, Gebremariam DS, Martines J, Portela A, Jaiswal HV, Bahl R, Rao Pn S, Tadesse BT, Cranmer JN, Hailemariam D, Kumar V, Bhandari N, Medhanyie AA.

BMJ Glob Health. 2021 09. 6(9). PMID: 34518203

Effects of antibiotic resistance, drug target attainment, bacterial pathogenicity and virulence, and antibiotic access and affordability on outcomes in neonatal sepsis: an international microbiology and drug evaluation prospective substudy (BARNARDS).

Thomson KM, Dyer C, Liu F, Sands K, Portal E, Carvalho MJ, Barrell M, Boostrom I, Dunachie S, Farzana R, Ferreira A, Frayne F, Hassan B, Jones E, Jones L, Mathias J, Milton R, Rees J, Chan GJ, Bekele D, Mahlet A, Basu S, Nandy RK, Saha B, Iregbu K, Modibbo F, Uwaezuoke S, Zahra R, Shirazi H, Syed NU, Mazarati JB, Rucogoza A, Gaju L, Mehtar S, Bulabula ANH, Whitelaw A, van Hasselt JGC, Walsh TR.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 12. 21(12):1677-1688. PMID: 34384533