My research aim is to understand the long-term outcomes of children who need neonatal intensive care, the predictors and exposures that influence these outcomes, and ultimately the modifiable factors that can improve health and developmental outcomes. By identifying strategies to better protect the vulnerable developing brain of these infants, my goal is to improve their care and help each of them live to their fullest potential.


The impact of a care bundle with an emphasis on hemodynamic assessment on the short-term outcomes in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Journal of Perinatology
Mimi T. Y. Kuan and Krishan Yadav and Michael Castaldo and Jason Tan and Natalie H. Chan and Michael Traynor and Martin Hosking and Erik Skarsgard and Joseph Y. Ting
DOI: 10.1038/s41372-023-01807-0

Utilization of a novel mobile application, “HBB Prompt”, to reduce Helping Babies Breathe skills decay
PLOS Global Public Health
Natalie Hoi-Man Chan and Hasan S. Merali and Niraj Mistry and Ryan Kealey and Douglas M. Campbell and Shaun K. Morris and Santorino Data
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000705

Impact of Differing Language Background Exposures on Bayley-III Language Assessment in a National Cohort of Children Born Less than 29 Weeks’ Gestation
Natalie Chan and Anne Synnes and Ruth E. Grunau and Lindsay Colby and Julie Petrie and Tracy Elfring and Lindsay Richter and Leonora Hendson and Rudaina Banihani and Thuy Mai Luu and on behalf of the Canadian Neonatal Follow-Up Network Investigators
DOI: 10.3390/children9071048

Development of a novel mobile application, HBB Prompt, with human factors and user-centred design for Helping Babies Breathe skills retention in Uganda
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Chan, N.H.-M. and Merali, H.S. and Mistry, N. and Kealey, R. and Campbell, D.M. and Morris, S.K. and Data, S.
DOI: 10.1186/s12911-021-01406-z

Call to Action: Children with Intestinal Failure Deserve Routine Screening for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Chan, N. and Rogers, E.E. and Glass, H.C.
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002570

A Simulation-Based Pilot Study of a Mobile Application (NRP Prompt) as a Cognitive Aid for Neonatal Resuscitation Training
Simulation in Healthcare
Chan, N.H. and Mistry, N. and Campbell, D.M.
DOI: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000353

Designing and evaluating a novel mobile application for Helping Babies Breathe skills retention in Uganda: Comparative study protocol
BMJ Paediatrics Open
Merali, H.S. and Chan, N.H.-M. and Mistry, N. and Kealey, R. and Campbell, D. and Morris, S.K. and Data, S.
DOI: 10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000561


Feasibility and reliability of applying Prechtl’s Assessment of General Movements for preterm infants through telemedicine
Early identification of neurodevelopmental impairment allows for targeted early interventions that may ultimately improve developmental trajectories. I co-lead an ongoing clinical research study at University of California, Davis comparing standard video review versus real-time telemedicine assessment of Prechtl’s general movements, a validated tool to identify infants at high risk of cerebral palsy in the first months of life. Our work is funded by a grant from the Children’s Miracle Network. By testing the ability to capture recordings through telemedicine, we hope to expand the reach of Prechtl’s assessment to patients who live in remote communities and improve access to early identification of cerebral palsy, thereby improving functional outcomes.


Children’s Miracle Network Grant

Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health

Honours & Awards

Sommer Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Class of 2015

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Young Investigator Award, 2013