Neonatal Hepatitis C Pediatric Research and Clinical Trials

Research & Innovation

Research in Children’s Hospital Boston’s Division of Infectious Diseases includes both basic investigation and clinical research.

Our research has the broad objective of learning more about how diseases develop and spread as well as how the body uses its defenses to fight back. 

Investigators target viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause disease in community-wide infections in the United States, in infections of children with compromised immune systems and in global public health.

Read more about these ongoing research studies.

Treating chronic hepatitis C
Maureen M. Jonas, MD, medical director of the Children’s Liver Transplant Program, has led research focused on liver disease in children with emphasis on viral hepatitis.

  • She was the principal investigator in several international trials where drugs that are effective in treating adults with chronic hepatitis were tested in children.
  • Dr. Jonas's work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Hepatology, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal and other major medical journals.

Community-based care for newborns

The Community Newborn Medicine Program at Children's cares for ill and convalescent newborns in a family-centered community setting. Our community-based Newborn Medicine faculty provide advanced newborn therapies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and in Special Care Nurseries (SCN) in several suburban medical centers that are affiliated with Children's.

The affiliated nursery programs include:




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