Julie M. Herlihy, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, Brown University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Julie Herlihy is a board certified pediatrician who treats hospitalized children and newborns at Boston Medical Center. Her public health research interests include: global maternal, child health; implementation science in low resourced settings; prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV; HIV-exposed, uninfected children; newborn survival, child development in low resourced settings; community-based healthcare delivery.

Pediatric Hospitalist
Boston Medical Center
Inpatient Pediatrics and Newborn Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

Project Chisoni: A study to define the burden of SUDI and its modifiable risk factors in Zambia and other African countries
03/01/2024 - 12/31/2028 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Zambia Infant Cohort Study: Brains Optimized for Surviving and Thriving (ZICS-BOOST)
11/01/2021 - 10/31/2024 (PI)
Thrasher Research Fund

Validation of an Algorithm for the Community-based Diagnosis of Neonatal Omphalitis
06/01/2012 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
Thrasher Research Fund


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  1. Sivalogan K, Banda B, Wagner J, Biemba G, Gagne N, Grogan C, Hamomba F, Herlihy JM, Mabeta C, Shankoti P, Simamvwa G, Sooli B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Semrau KEA. Impact of beliefs on perception of newborn illness, caregiver behaviors, and care-seeking practices in Zambia's Southern province. PLoS One. 2023; 18(5):e0282881.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37228055; PMCID: PMC10212139; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0282881;
  2. Lohman-Payne B, Koster J, Gabriel B, Chilengi R, Forman LS, Heeren T, Duffy CR, Herlihy J, Crimaldi S, Gill C, Chavuma R, Mwananyanda L, Thea DM. Persistent Immune Activation in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Pregnant Women Starting Combination Antiretroviral Therapy After Conception. J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 01; 225(7):1162-1167.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33780543; PMCID: PMC8974832; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab095;
  3. Solomon H, Henry EG, Herlihy J, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Musokotwane K, Bhutta A, Hamer DH, Semrau KEA. Intended versus actual delivery location and factors associated with change in delivery location among pregnant women in Southern Province, Zambia: a prespecified secondary observational analysis of the ZamCAT. BMJ Open. 2022 03 07; 12(3):e055288.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35256443; PMCID: PMC8905985; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055288;
  4. Karim SA, Weiss CN, Marrinan JE, Herlihy JM. Inflammation and Cytopenias in a Well-Appearing Infant With SARS-CoV-2. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2022 02; 61(2):116-119. PMID: 34581199
  5. Aftab F, Ahmed I, Ahmed S, Ali SM, Amenga-Etego S, Ariff S, Bahl R, Baqui AH, Begum N, Bhutta ZA, Biemba G, Cousens S, Das V, Deb S, Dhingra U, Dutta A, Edmond K, Esamai F, Ghosh AK, Gisore P, Grogan C, Hamer DH, Herlihy J, Hurt L, Ilyas M, Jehan F, Juma MH, Kalonji M, Khanam R, Kirkwood BR, Kumar A, Kumar A, Kumar V, Manu A, Marete I, Mehmood U, Minckas N, Mishra S, Mitra DK, Moin MI, Muhammad K, Newton S, Ngaima S, Nguwo A, Nisar MI, Otomba J, Quaiyum MA, Sarrassat S, Sazawal S, Semrau KE, Shannon C, Singh VP, Soofi S, Soremekun S, Suleiman AM, Sunday V, Dilip TR, Tshefu A, Wasan Y, Yeboah-Antwi K, Yoshida S, Zaidi AK. Direct maternal morbidity and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa: A population-based prospective cohort study in 8 countries. PLoS Med. 2021 06; 18(6):e1003644.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34181649; PMCID: PMC8277068; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003644;
  6. Aggarwal A, Cohen E, Figueira M, Sabharwal V, Herlihy JM, Bronwen C, Barnett ED, Pelton SI, Camelo IY. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in an Adult With COVID-19-A Trial of Anakinra: A Case Report. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2021 Nov; 29(6):e420-e423.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34803350; PMCID: PMC8594393; DOI: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000001028;
  7. Park JH, Hamer DH, Mbewe R, Scott NA, Herlihy JM, Yeboah-Antwi K, Semrau KEA. Components of clean delivery kits and newborn mortality in the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT): An observational study. PLoS Med. 2021 05; 18(5):e1003610.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33951036; PMCID: PMC8133479; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003610;
  8. Aggarwal, Abhimanyu, Ezra Cohen, Marisol Figueira, Vishakha Sabharwal, Julie M. Herlihy, Carroll Bronwen, Elizabeth D. Barnett, Stephen I. Pelton, and Ingrid Y. Camelo. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in an Adult With COVID-19—A Trial of Anakinra: A Case Report. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2021. View Publication
  9. Population-based rates, timing, and causes of maternal deaths, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country prospective cohort study. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 12; 6(12):e1297-e1308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30361107; PMCID: PMC6227247; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30385-1;
  10. Herlihy JM, Gille S, Grogan C, Bobay L, Simpamba K, Akonkwa B, Chisenga T, Hamer DH, Semrau K. Can community health workers identify omphalitis? A validation study from Southern Province, Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 07; 23(7):806-813.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29752848
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2015 University of California Davis : Pediatric Faculty Lollipop Award for Excellence in Feedback
2012 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges Finalist
2010 Boston Medical Center: Michael Osband Memorial Award
2008 Boston Medical Center: Benjamin Siegel Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students
2008 Boston University School of Medicine: Gold Humanism Award for Residents
2007 Boston Children's Hospital: Schliesman Fellowship for International Health
2007 Alpha Omega Alpha Society: Inducted Member
2007 Massachuestts Medical Society: Massachusetts Medical Society Scholar Grant
2007 Arnold P Gold Foundation: Leornard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2007 Rotary International : Global Humanitarian Award
2006 Harvard School of Public Health: Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award for Work with Underserved Populations
2006 Harvard School of Public Health: Population and International Health Departmental Scholarship
2005 Harvard School of Public Health: 2005 Population and International Health Departmental Scholarship
2005 University of Massachusetts Medical School: Medical Student Educator Award
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