Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD

Professor, Global Health

Patricia Hibberd
617.414.1254
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

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

  • Chair, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • University of Leicester, PhD
  • King's College London, BSc

Publications

  • Published on 6/22/2018

    Saleem S, Tikmani SS, McClure EM, Moore JL, Azam SI, Dhaded SM, Goudar SS, Garces A, Figueroa L, Marete I, Tenge C, Esamai F, Patel AB, Ali SA, Naqvi F, Mwenchanya M, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Derman RJ, Hibberd PL, Bucher S, Liechty EA, Krebs N, Michael Hambidge K, Wallace DD, Koso-Thomas M, Miodovnik M, Goldenberg RL. Trends and determinants of stillbirth in developing countries: results from the Global Network's Population-Based Birth Registry. Reprod Health. 2018 Jun 22; 15(Suppl 1):100. PMID: 29945647.

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  • Published on 5/21/2018

    Pasha O, McClure EM, Saleem S, Tikmani SS, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Bose CL, Bauserman M, Mwenechanya M, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Garces AL, Figueroa L, Hambidge KM, Krebs NF, Goudar S, Kodkany BS, Dhaded S, Derman RJ, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Esamai F, Tenge C, Liechty EA, Moore JL, Wallace DD, Koso-Thomas M, Miodovnik M, Goldenberg RL. A prospective cause of death classification system for maternal deaths in low and middle-income countries: results from the Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry. BJOG. 2018 Aug; 125(9):1137-1143. PMID: 29094456.

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  • Published on 5/14/2018

    Moschovis PP, Wiens MO, Arlington L, Antsygina O, Hayden D, Dzik W, Kiwanuka JP, Christiani DC, Hibberd PL. Individual, maternal and household risk factors for anaemia among young children in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2018 May 14; 8(5):e019654. PMID: 29764873.

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  • Published on 1/24/2018

    Short VL, Geller SE, Moore JL, McClure EM, Goudar SS, Dhaded SM, Kodkany BS, Saleem S, Naqvi F, Pasha O, Goldenberg RL, Patel AB, Hibberd PL, Garces AL, Koso-Thomas M, Miodovnik M, Wallace DD, Derman RJ. The Relationship between Body Mass Index in Pregnancy and Adverse Maternal, Perinatal, and Neonatal Outcomes in Rural India and Pakistan. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jul; 35(9):844-851. PMID: 29365329.

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  • Published on 1/5/2018

    Wang LT, Cleveland RH, Binder W, Zwerdling RG, Stamoulis C, Ptak T, Sherman M, Haver K, Sagar P, Hibberd P. Similarity of chest X-ray and thermal imaging of focal pneumonia: a randomised proof of concept study at a large urban teaching hospital. BMJ Open. 2018 01 05; 8(1):e017964. PMID: 29306882.

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  • Published on 11/21/2017

    Halim N, Beard J, Mesic A, Patel A, Henderson D, Hibberd P. Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and perinatal mental disorders in low and lower middle income countries: A systematic review of literature, 1990-2017. Clin Psychol Rev. 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29198412.

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  • Published on 9/19/2017

    Patel A, Prakash AA, Pusdekar YV, Kulkarni H, Hibberd P. Detection and risk stratification of women at high risk of preterm birth in rural communities near Nagpur, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Sep 19; 17(1):311. PMID: 28927395.

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  • Published on 6/13/2017

    Goldenberg RL, Saleem S, Ali S, Moore JL, Lokangako A, Tshefu A, Mwenechanya M, Chomba E, Garces A, Figueroa L, Goudar S, Kodkany B, Patel A, Esamai F, Nsyonge P, Harrison MS, Bauserman M, Bose CL, Krebs NF, Hambidge KM, Derman RJ, Hibberd PL, Liechty EA, Wallace DD, Belizan JM, Miodovnik M, Koso-Thomas M, Carlo WA, Jobe AH, McClure EM. Maternal near miss in low-resource areas. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Sep; 138(3):347-355. PMID: 28513837.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Gill CJ, Thea DM, Hibberd P. Diarrhoeal disease trends in the GBD 2015 study: optimism tempered by scepticism. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Sep; 17(9):884-885. PMID: 28579425.

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  • Published on 5/19/2017

    Patel AB, Prakash AA, Raynes-Greenow C, Pusdekar YV, Hibberd PL. Description of inter-institutional referrals after admission for labor and delivery: a prospective population based cohort study in rural Maharashtra, India. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 May 19; 17(1):360. PMID: 28526027.

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