Deshayne Fell | Assistant Professor, Epidemiology And Public Health
University of Ottawa

Deshayne Fell, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology And Public Health, University of Ottawa

Dr. Deshayne Fell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa and a Scientist in the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Dr. Fell’s research uses large, linked population databases and registries to improve our understanding of factors affecting maternal and child population health. Her primary focus includes influenza and pertussis immunization during pregnancy and their relationship with birth outcomes and longer-term pediatric health outcomes; safety and effectiveness of maternal immunization; and epidemiological research methods. Since 2014, Dr. Fell has been a member of two World Health Organization working groups related to immunization during pregnancy.


Day 2, April 8 @ 17:10

Vaccine safety surveillance: what can we do to improve surveillance studies and databases?

  • Evaluating vaccine safety in children and other at-risk populations
    • E.g. RSV and Pertussis, Live attenuated vs subunit
  • What are the benefits of RCTs and large databases and how can they be improved?
  • How can we ensure we are taking all parameters into account e.g. what time of year is the vaccine given?
  • How do we decide which signals are meaningful?
  • Do we need to revisit the influenza & narcolepsy issue?
  • The need for better databases in LMICs – how do you recognize safety signals? How can they be implemented?
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:35 GMT

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