MEDICAL SERVICES

Departments

Programs

Languages

  • English

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Ithaca College , 2002 , Ithaca , NY

Medical School

  • University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , 2006 , Buffalo , NY

Internship

  • Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center , 2007 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , 2009 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , 2016 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Michelle Niescierenko, MD, MPH is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, director of the Global Health Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Health Specialist with Avenir Analytics. The Boston Children's Global Health Program works to improve child health globally through partnerships for clinical quality improvement, education, research and advocacy in over 30 countries around the world. ??Avenir Analytics health focus on high quality humanitarian health systems interventions.

She has experience in pediatric care and program development in China, Bolivia, Lesotho, Guatemala, Liberia, Indonesia, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Syria. In Liberia she provided pediatric humanitarian aid in the immediate post-conflict setting partnering local remaining infrastructure to US academic institutions for the last 10 years. Through these partnerships, sustainable programs for health system rebuilding including physician education and care for vulnerable children were developed in Liberia. During the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak she lead the Liberian hospital public health response utilizing a rapid deployment of training done by local healthcare workers. This work continued into Liberia’s recovery phase with implementation of a national program for hospital quality improvement and emergency care training. Her particular areas of interest are in the provision of healthcare in humanitarian settings through system development, the development of emergency care systems for children as well as the role of children in humanitarian crises.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. The Impact of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Improvements on Hand Hygiene at Two Liberian Hospitals during the Recovery Phase of an Ebola Epidemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 03 25; 18(7). View abstract
  2. Pediatric nurses' perceptions of preparedness for global health fieldwork. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2020 10; 25(4):e12304. View abstract
  3. Emergency Medicine Training Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Ann Glob Health. 2020 06 16; 86(1):60. View abstract
  4. Understanding the Predictors that Contribute to Liberian Health Care Workers Feeling Protected From Ebola While at Work. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 May 29; 1-6. View abstract
  5. Improving Pediatric Academic Global Health Collaborative Research and Agenda Setting: A Mixed-Methods Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 03; 102(3):649-657. View abstract
  6. Importance of authorship and inappropriate authorship assignment in paediatric research in low- and middle-income countries. Trop Med Int Health. 2019 10; 24(10):1229-1242. View abstract
  7. Strengthening healthcare workforce capacity during and post Ebola outbreaks in Liberia: an innovative and effective approach to epidemic preparedness and response. Pan Afr Med J. 2019; 33(Suppl 2):9. View abstract
  8. Neglected tropical diseases in children: An assessment of gaps in research prioritization. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 01; 13(1):e0007111. View abstract
  9. Academic Medical Support to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Liberia. Acad Med. 2017 12; 92(12):1674-1679. View abstract
  10. Partnerships for Global Child Health. Pediatrics. 2017 10; 140(4). View abstract
  11. Health-Care Access during the Ebola Virus Epidemic in Liberia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep; 97(3):931-936. View abstract
  12. Surgical Care in Liberia and Implications for Capacity Building. World J Surg. 2015 Sep; 39(9):2140-6. View abstract
  13. Academic Institutions' Critical Guidelines for Health Care Workers Who Deploy to West Africa for the Ebola Response and Future Crises. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Oct; 9(5):586-90. View abstract
  14. A Successful US Academic Collaborative Supporting Medical Education in a Postconflict Setting. Glob Pediatr Health. 2014; 1:2333794X14563383. View abstract
  15. Sign me up: rules of the road for humanitarian volunteers during the Ebola outbreak. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Feb; 9(1):88-9. View abstract
  16. Advances in pediatric dehydration therapy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 25(3):304-9. View abstract
  17. Insuring the uninsured: A student-run initiative to improve access to care in an urban community. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Jun; 98(6):906-11. View abstract
  18. Medical Students Providing Access to Health Care in an Urban Free Clinic. American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting. 2005. View abstract
  19. Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with TRAM Flaps: Do the Ends Justify the Means?. Journal Of Reconstructive Microsurgery/American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2005; 21. View abstract
  20. Insuring the Uninsured: a medical student run initiative to improve access to care in an urban community. North American Primary Care Research Group National Meeting. 2004. View abstract
  21. Evaluation of preventative fungal treatment in fathead minnow (Pimephales Promelas) larval survival and growth. National Collegiate Undergraduate Research Conference. 2002. View abstract
  22. Effect of habitat degradation on the repruductive success of the fathead minnow (Pimephales Promelas). Tri-Beta Section VII Research Symposium. 2002. View abstract
  23. Evaluation of preventative fungal treatments in fathead minnow (Pimephales Promelas) larval survival and growth. Bios. 2001; 72(4). View abstract
  24. The Role of 17 Beta-estradiol in the female fathead minnow (Pimephales Promelas) reproduction in relation to stress. National Collegiate Honors Council. 2001. View abstract