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Heather MacDonnell
Physician, Division of Pediatric Medicine, CHEO
Director of Global Health, Department of Pediatrics, CHEO
Co-Head International Adoption Clinic, CHEO
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa

hmacdonnell@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 2571
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. MacDonnell is part of an 18-member expert group dedicated to developing and evaluating global child health modules. Topics include global child mortality, under-nutrition, fever in the returning child traveler, and children and youth new to Canada (refugee and immigrant health). These modules have been received extremely well and will be integrated into the existing pediatric residency curriculum across Canada. They will also be extended to other specialties such as family and internal medicine. Future projects include structuring pre-travel preparation for pediatric residents prior to Global Health electives. Dr. MacDonnell’s clinical research interests originate from her work in the International Adoption Clinic.
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Biography:
Dr. Heather MacDonnell is a consultant pediatrician at CHEO, a clinical investigator with the CHEO Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She holds a Diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, U.K. She is co-head of the International Adoption clinic with Dr. Charles Hui and Director of Global Health for the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. MacDonnell is a member of the Canadian government’s Muskoka Initiative Roundtable on Global Maternal and Child Health. Her research interests in medical education include the development of residency curriculum on global child health, immigrant and refugee topics, and analysis of global health electives in pediatric residencies.
Sample Publications:
Hawkes M, Audcent T, MacDonnell H, Moreau K, Pernica J, Crockett M, Fisher J, Hunter A, Sandhu A, Sauve L, Luong T, Liu J, Goldfarb D, Rashed S, Levy A, McCarthy A and Brenner J. Piloting and Evaluating a Global Child Health Curriculum for Pediatric Residency Programs. Abstract: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 85 (6 suppl), Dec 2011 p 469. Oral: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 60th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA USA., Dec 2011 (M. Hawkes)

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, Audcent T, Hawkes M, Moreau K, Pernica J, Crockett M, Fisher J, Hunter A, Sandhu A, Sauve L, Luong T, Liu J, Goldfarb D, Rashed S, Levy A, McCarthy A and Brenner J. Development and Evaluation of a Global Child Health Curriculum for Paediatric Residency Programs Oral: University of Ottawa AIME Research Day, Ottawa, ON, April 2011 *award* Oral: Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 2011 (T Audcent) Abstract: Paediatrics and Child Health 16(5), June 2011 Workshop and Poster: Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Meeting, June 2011, Quebec City, QC Oral: CHEO Research Institute Faculty Research Day, Ottawa, ON, October 2011 Poster: Canadian Society for International Health/Global Health Education Consortium Global Health Conference, Montreal, QC, Nov 2011

Global Child Health Curriculum Trainer Manual. Canadian Pediatric Society Working Group. CPS June 2011. (MacDonnell, H. Curriculum lead and Chief Editor; T Audcent, Project Manager).

Hui, C, Kuhn, S, MacDonnell, H. Committee to advise on tropical medicine and travel (CATMAT): Statement on International Adoption. Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR) Vol. 36, ACS-15, December 2010
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