Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD

Chair and Professor, Global Health

Patricia Hibberd
617.358.2046
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

  • Professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 9/20/2023

    Patel A, Bann CM, Thorsten VR, Rao SR, Lokangaka A, Tshefu Kitoto A, Bauserman M, Figueroa L, Krebs NF, Esamai F, Bucher S, Saleem S, Goldenberg RL, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Goudar S, Derman R, Koso-Thomas M, McClure E, Hibberd PL. Can the date of last menstrual period be trusted in the first trimester? Comparisons of gestational age measures from a prospective cohort study in six low-income to middle-income countries. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 20; 13(9):e067470. PMID: 37730415.

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  • Published on 8/30/2023

    Hemingway-Foday J, Tita A, Chomba E, Mwenechanya M, Mweemba T, Nolen T, Lokangaka A, Tshefu Kitoto A, Lomendje G, Hibberd PL, Patel A, Das PK, Kurhe K, Goudar SS, Kavi A, Metgud M, Saleem S, Tikmani SS, Esamai F, Nyongesa P, Sagwe A, Figueroa L, Mazariegos M, Billah SM, Haque R, Shahjahan Siraj M, Goldenberg RL, Bauserman M, Bose C, Liechty EA, Ekhaguere OA, Krebs NF, Derman R, Petri WA, Koso-Thomas M, McClure E, Carlo WA. Prevention of maternal and neonatal death/infections with a single oral dose of azithromycin in women in labour in low-income and middle-income countries (A-PLUS): a study protocol for a multinational, randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial. BMJ Open. 2023 Aug 30; 13(8):e068487. PMID: 37648383.

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  • Published on 8/22/2023

    Patterson JK, Thorsten VR, Eggleston B, Nolen T, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Goudar SS, Derman RJ, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Mazariegos M, Krebs NF, Saleem S, Goldenberg RL, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Esamai F, Liechty EA, Haque R, Petri B, Koso-Thomas M, McClure EM, Bose CL, Bauserman M. Building a predictive model of low birth weight in low- and middle-income countries: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2023 Aug 22; 23(1):600. PMID: 37608358.

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  • Published on 8/15/2023

    Jessani S, Saleem S, Fogleman E, Billah SM, Haque R, Figueroa L, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Goudar SS, Kavi A, Esamai F, Mwenchanya M, Chomba E, Patel A, Das P, Mazariegos M, Bauserman M, Petri WA, Krebs NF, Derman RJ, Carlo WA, Bucher S, Hibberd PL, Koso-Thomas M, Bann CM, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. Trends over time in the knowledge, attitude and practices of pregnant women related to COVID-19: A cross-sectional survey from seven low- and middle-income countries. BJOG. 2023 Aug 15. PMID: 37581947.

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  • Published on 8/15/2023

    Shankar K, Hwang K, Westcott JL, Saleem S, Ali SA, Jessani S, Patel A, Kavi A, Somannavar MS, Goudar SS, Hibberd PL, Derman RJ, Hoffman M, Wylie BJ, Goldenberg RL, Thorsten VR, McClure EM, Krebs NF. Associations between ambient temperature and pregnancy outcomes from three south Asian sites of the Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry: A retrospective cohort study. BJOG. 2023 Aug 15. PMID: 37581948.

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  • Published on 8/12/2023

    Nuss EE, Hoffman MK, Goudar SS, Kavi A, Metgud M, Somannavar M, Okitawutshu J, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Bauserman M, Tembo AM, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Figueroa L, Krebs NF, Jessani S, Saleem S, Goldenberg RL, Kurhe K, Das P, Hibberd PL, Achieng E, Nyongesa P, Esamai F, Liechty EA, Bucher S, Goco N, Hemingway-Foday J, Moore J, McClure EM, Silver RM, Derman RJ. The impact of risk factors on aspirin's efficacy for the prevention of preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 Aug 12; 5(10):101095. PMID: 37574046.

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  • Published on 8/2/2023

    Naqvi S, Saleem S, Billah SM, Moore J, Mwenechanya M, Carlo WA, Esamai F, Bucher S, Derman RJ, Goudar SS, Somannavar M, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Figueroa L, Krebs NF, Petri WA, Lokangaka A, Bauserman M, Koso-Thomas M, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. The Global Network COVID-19 studies: a review. BJOG. 2023 Aug 02. PMID: 37530467.

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  • Published on 7/20/2023

    Kavi A, Goudar SS, Somannavar MS, Moore JL, Derman RJ, Saleem S, Naqvi S, Billah SM, Haque R, Figueroa L, Mazariegos M, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Esamai F, Mwenechanya M, Chomba E, Patel A, Das P, Bauserman M, Petri WA, Krebs NF, Carlo WA, Bucher S, Hibberd PL, Koso-Thomas M, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL. COVID-19 symptoms and antibody positivity among unvaccinated pregnant women: An observational study in seven countries from the Global Network. BJOG. 2023 Jul 20. PMID: 37470094.

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  • Published on 7/20/2023

    Kavi A, Hoffman MK, Somannavar MS, Metgud MC, Goudar SS, Moore J, Nielsen E, Goco N, McClure EM, Lokangaka A, Tshefu A, Bauserman M, Mwenechanya M, Chomba E, Carlo WA, Figueroa L, Krebs NF, Jessani S, Saleem S, Goldenberg RL, Das P, Patel A, Hibberd PL, Esamai F, Bucher S, Koso-Thomas M, Silver R, Derman RJ. Aspirin delays the onset of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among nulliparous pregnant women: A secondary analysis of the ASPIRIN trial. BJOG. 2023 Jul 20. PMID: 37470099.

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  • Published on 5/3/2023

    Moschovis PP, Lombay J, Rooney J, Schenkel SR, Singh D, Rezaei SJ, Salo N, Gong A, Yonker LM, Shah J, Hayden D, Hibberd PL, Demokritou P, Kinane TB. The effect of activity and face masks on exhaled particles in children. Pediatr Investig. 2023 Jun; 7(2):75-85. PMID: 37324601.

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