Patricia Hibberd
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Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD

Chair, Global Health - Boston University School of Public Health

plh0@bu.edu

Biography

Dr. Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD is the Chair of Global Health in the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Hibberd is also a professor of Global Health for the BUSPH and professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases for the BUSM. Prior to her positions at Boston University, Dr. Hibberd was professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and served as director of the Division of Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received a BSc (honors) from King’s College, London, and a PhD degree in information science/epidemiology from Leicester University in 1978. She came to the US in 1980 as an epidemiologist researcher and obtained an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1986. Dr. Hibberd trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She has had leadership roles in infectious diseases, epidemiology, clinical research, and global health at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. She was also a General Clinical Research Center program director while she was at Tufts.

Dr. Hibberd is a practicing infectious disease consultant who also leads a 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. She has worked in India for 20 years, and her research in India has been 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. One of her passions is mentorship and fostering the development of the next generation of global health leaders—these include undergraduate, public health, and medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. Dr. Hibberd is also a Paul G. Rogers Society Ambassador for Global Health Research and is currently 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. She has published more than 300 articles, chapters, and books and serves on advisory boards to many US and international organizations.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Global Health - Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Medicine - Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Pediatrics - Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD Field of Study: Medicine
  • University of Leicester, PhD Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • King's College London, BSc Field of Study: Biochemistry

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH942

Publications

  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Naqvi S, Naqvi F, Saleem S, Thorsten VR, Figueroa L, Mazariegos M, Garces A, Patel A, Das P, Kavi A, Goudar SS, Esamai F, Mwenchanya M, Chomba E, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Yousuf S, Bauserman M, Bose CL, Liechty EA, Krebs NF, Derman RJ, Carlo WA, Hibberd PL, Billah SM, Peres-da-Silva N, Haque R, Petri WA, Koso-Thomas M, Nolen T, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. Health care in pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic and pregnancy outcomes in six low- and-middle-income countries: Evidence from a prospective, observational registry of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health. BJOG. 2022 Jul; 129(8):1298-1307. PMID: 35377514.

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  • Published on 5/21/2022

    Naqvi S, Saleem S, Naqvi F, Billah SM, Nielsen E, Fogleman E, Peres-da-Silva N, Figueroa L, Mazariegos M, Garces AL, Patel A, Das P, Kavi A, Goudar SS, Esamai F, Chomba E, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Haque R, Siraj S, Yousaf S, Bauserman M, Liechty EA, Krebs NF, Derman RJ, Carlo WA, Petri WA, Hibberd PL, Koso-Thomas M, Thorsten V, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of pregnant women regarding COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy in 7 low- and middle-income countries: An observational trial from the Global Network for Women and Children's Health Research. BJOG. 2022 May 21. PMID: 35596701.

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  • Published on 5/17/2022

    Locks LM, Shah M, Bhaise S, Hibberd PL, Patel A. Assessing the Diets of Young Children and Adolescents in India: Challenges and Opportunities. Front Pediatr. 2022; 10:725812. PMID: 35656376.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Rees CA, Colbourn T, Hooli S, King C, Lufesi N, McCollum ED, Mwansambo C, Cutland C, Madhi SA, Nunes M, Matthew JL, Addo-Yobo E, Chisaka N, Hassan M, Hibberd PL, Jeena PM, Lozano JM, MacLeod WB, Patel A, Thea DM, Nguyen NTV, Kartasasmita CB, Lucero M, Awasthi S, Bavdekar A, Chou M, Nymadawa P, Pape JW, Paranhos-Baccala G, Picot VS, Rakoto-Andrianarivelo M, Rouzier V, Russomando G, Sylla M, Vanhems P, Wang J, Asghar R, Banajeh S, Iqbal I, Maulen-Radovan I, Mino-Leon G, Saha SK, Santosham M, Singhi S, Basnet S, Strand TA, Bhatnagar S, Wadhwa N, Lodha R, Aneja S, Clara AW, Campbell H, Nair H, Falconer J, Qazi SA, Nisar YB, Neuman MI. Derivation and validation of a novel risk assessment tool to identify children aged 2-59 months at risk of hospitalised pneumonia-related mortality in 20 countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Apr; 7(4). PMID: 35428680.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    Naqvi F, Naqvi S, Billah SM, Saleem S, Fogleman E, Peres-da-Silva N, Figueroa L, Mazariegos M, Garces AL, Patel A, Das P, Kavi A, Goudar SS, Esamai F, Chomba E, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Haque R, Siraj S, Yousaf S, Bauserman M, Liechty EA, Krebs NF, Derman RJ, Carlo WA, Petri WA, Hibberd PL, Koso-Thomas M, Bann CM, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. Knowledge, attitude and practices of pregnant women related to COVID-19 infection: A cross-sectional survey in seven countries from the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health. BJOG. 2022 Jul; 129(8):1289-1297. PMID: 35157346.

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  • Published on 11/1/2021

    Moschovis PP, Lu M, Hayden D, Yonker LM, Lombay J, Taveras E, Arauz Boudreau A, Triant VA, Foulkes AS, Bassett I, Hibberd PL, Kinane TB. Effect modification by age of the association between obstructive lung diseases, smoking, and COVID-19 severity. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2021 11; 8(1). PMID: 34740944.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Willis SK, Aiello AE, Chatterjea D, Nelson JA, Hibberd PL, Harlow BL. Characterizing Differences in Thymic Function in Women With and Without Vulvodynia: A Community-Based Study. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2021 Oct 01; 25(4):296-302. PMID: 34542085.

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  • Published on 9/30/2021

    Valim C, Olatunji YA, Isa YS, Salaudeen R, Golam S, Knol EF, Kanyi S, Jammeh A, Bassat Q, de Jager W, Diaz AA, Wiegand RC, Ramirez J, Moses MA, D'Alessandro U, Hibberd PL, Mackenzie GA. Seeking diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for childhood bacterial pneumonia in sub-Saharan Africa: study protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open. 2021 09 30; 11(9):e046590. PMID: 34593486.

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  • Published on 8/12/2021

    Simmons E, Lane K, Rao SR, Kurhe K, Patel A, Hibberd PL. Trends in cesarean section rates in private and public facilities in rural eastern Maharashtra, India from 2010-2017. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0256096. PMID: 34383862.

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  • Published on 6/21/2021

    Oben AG, Johnson BM, Tita ATN, Andrews WW, Hibberd PL, Subramaniam A, Sinkey RG. A systematic review of biomarkers associated with maternal infection in pregnant and postpartum women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2022 Apr; 157(1):42-50. PMID: 33999419.

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