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 11/10/2018

    Duffy CR, Moore JL, Saleem S, Tshefu A, Bose CL, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Garces AL, Krebs NF, Hambidge KM, Goudar SS, Derman RJ, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Esamai F, Liechty EA, Wallace DD, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. Malpresentation in low- and middle-income countries: associations with perinatal and maternal outcomes in the Global Network. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Nov 10. PMID: 30414270.

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  • Published on 11/3/2018

    Hedt-Gauthier B, Airhihenbuwa CO, Bawah AA, Burke KS, Cherian T, Connelly MT, Hibberd PL, Ivers LC, Jerome JG, Kateera F, Manabe YC, Maru D, Murray M, Shankar AH, Shuchman M, Volmink J. Academic promotion policies and equity in global health collaborations. Lancet. 2018 Nov 03; 392(10158):1607-1609. PMID: 30496066.

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  • Published on 10/29/2018

    Harrison MS, Saleem S, Ali S, Pasha O, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Garces AL, Krebs NF, Hambidge KM, Goudar SS, Dhaded SM, Kodkany B, Derman RJ, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Esamai F, Liechty EA, Tshefu A, Lokangaka A, Bauserman M, Bose CL, Althabe F, Belizan JM, Buekens P, Moore JL, Wallace DD, Miodovnik M, Koso-Thomas M, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. A Prospective, Population-Based Study of Trends in Operative Vaginal Delivery Compared to Cesarean Delivery Rates in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, 2010-2016. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Oct 29. PMID: 30372772.

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  • Published on 8/8/2018

    Patel A, Prakash AA, Das PK, Gupta S, Pusdekar YV, Hibberd PL. Maternal anemia and underweight as determinants of pregnancy outcomes: cohort study in eastern rural Maharashtra, India. BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 08; 8(8):e021623. PMID: 30093518.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Belizán JM, Minckas N, McClure EM, Saleem S, Moore JL, Goudar SS, Esamai F, Patel A, Chomba E, Garces AL, Althabe F, Harrison MS, Krebs NF, Derman RJ, Carlo WA, Liechty EA, Hibberd PL, Buekens PM, Goldenberg RL. An approach to identify a minimum and rational proportion of caesarean sections in resource-poor settings: a global network study. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Aug; 6(8):e894-e901. PMID: 30012270.

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  • Published on 7/6/2018

    Saha SK, Schrag SJ, El Arifeen S, Mullany LC, Shahidul Islam M, Shang N, Qazi SA, Zaidi AKM, Bhutta ZA, Bose A, Panigrahi P, Soofi SB, Connor NE, Mitra DK, Isaac R, Winchell JM, Arvay ML, Islam M, Shafiq Y, Nisar I, Baloch B, Kabir F, Ali M, Diaz MH, Satpathy R, Nanda P, Padhi BK, Parida S, Hotwani A, Hasanuzzaman M, Ahmed S, Belal Hossain M, Ariff S, Ahmed I, Ibne Moin SM, Mahmud A, Waller JL, Rafiqullah I, Quaiyum MA, Begum N, Balaji V, Halen J, Nawshad Uddin Ahmed ASM, Weber MW, Hamer DH, Hibberd PL, Sadeq-Ur Rahman Q, Mogan VR, Hossain T, McGee L, Anandan S, Liu A, Panigrahi K, Abraham AM, Baqui AH. Causes and incidence of community-acquired serious infections among young children in south Asia (ANISA): an observational cohort study. Lancet. 2018 07 14; 392(10142):145-159. PMID: 30025808.

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  • 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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