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Deshayne Fell photo of Dr. Deshayne Fell
Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology,
Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 6033
Current Research:
Dr. Fell's research focuses on fetal and infant population health. In recent years, her primary emphasis has been on influenza disease and influenza immunization during pregnancy and the relationship with birth outcomes. 
Dr. Fell earned her doctorate in Epidemiology at McGill University. She is appointed as a Scientist in the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and an Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Fell has worked in perinatal research, epidemiology, and surveillance for more than 15 years and has extensive experience with the provincial birth registry in Ontario (BORN Ontario) and with large health administrative datasets (e.g., ICES data holdings) for perinatal and pediatric epidemiologic research.
Sample Publications:
Hutcheon JA, Fell DB, Jackson ML, Kramer MS, Ortiz JR, Savitz DA, Platt RW. Detectable Risks in Studies of the Fetal Benefits of Maternal Influenza Vaccination. Am J Epidemiol 2016; 184(3):227-232.

Hutcheon JA, Fell DB, Jackson ML, Kramer MS, Ortiz JR, Savitz DA, Platt RW. Hutcheon et al. Respond to "Maternal Influenza Immunization and Birth Outcomes". Am J Epidemiol 2016; 184(11):793-795.
Dunn S, Sprague AE, Grimshaw JM, Graham ID, Taljaard M, Fell D, Peterson WE, Darling E, Harrold J, Smith GN, Reszel J, Lanes A, Truskoski C, Wilding J, Weiss D, Walker M. A mixed methods evaluation of the maternal-newborn dashboard in Ontario: dashboard attributes, contextual factors, and facilitators and barriers to use: a study protocol. Implement Sci 2016; 11:59. 
Fell DB, Buckeridge DL, Platt RW, Kaufman JS, Basso O, Wilson K. Circulating Influenza Virus and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Time-Series Study. Am J Epidemiol 2016; 184(3):163-175.

Fell DB, Wilson K, Ducharme R, Hawken S, Sprague AE, Kwong JC, Smith G, Wen SW, Walker MC. Infant Respiratory Outcomes Associated with Prenatal Exposure to Maternal 2009 A/H1N1 Influenza Vaccination. PLoS One 2016; 11(8):e0160342.
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