Dr. Deshayne Fell

Dr. Deshayne Fell is a perinatal epidemiologist, appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa and as an Affiliate Investigator in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Her research uses large, linked population databases and registries to improve our understanding of factors affecting maternal and infant population health. Her specific focus includes infection and immunization during pregnancy and their relationship with birth outcomes and longer-term pediatric health outcomes, including safety and effectiveness of maternal immunization. Dr. Fell has been a member of two WHO Technical Advisory Groups related to maternal immunization.