Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD

Chair of Global Health & Professor of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine & Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Hibberd is a practicing infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center.  She leads a public health, clinical and translational research program focusing on the prevention and treatment of childhood pneumonia, neonatal sepsis, and diarrhea—the leading killers of children under age 5 worldwide and infections across the lifespan – from pregnancy to elderly)  She has worked in India for more than 25 years, and in Malawi, the Gambia and Liberia in Africa on emerging infectious diseases. Her research in India has been continuously funded by NIH/NICHD’s Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research since 2008. She is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Malawi and by Saving Lives at Birth in Pakistan for the development of novel point of care diagnostics for pneumonia in young children. Dr. Hibberd is also a Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassador for Global Health Research and was previously chair of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the CDC’s STRIVE Trial, testing one of the vaccines (rVSV-ZEBOV) to prevent Ebola in Sierra Leone. Dr. Hibberd’s work with CEID is on the Boston University and University of Liberia Emerging and Epidemic Virus Research (BULEEVR) partnership, the goal of which is to create a research training program that offers a pathway to pursue a Doctorate in Philosophy in basic and translational epidemiology, biostatics, data science, virology, microbiology, clinical research and public health

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