Danielle Ehret MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Vermont Children’s Hospital
Director of Global Health
Vermont Oxford Network
Burlington, VT

Danielle Ehret graduated with honors from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, Health and Society. She received her MD from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, during which she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Following her medical training, she was recruited to the pediatrics residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. While at Yale, she completed the pediatric global health track. As a resident, Danielle became a Master Trainer in the Helping Babies Breath program and helped to educate local birth attendants in Rwanda.

Danielle pursued her passion of global maternal child health by simultaneously completing her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine while obtaining her Masters degree in Public Health at Harvard. She worked with Dr. Patricia Hibberd, Chief of the Division of Global Health at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. They utilized NIH Global Network site-specific data from Nagpur, India to evaluate Essential Newborn Care practices, and their relationship to neonatal outcomes in the Maternal Newborn Health registry. Locally, Danielle led a quality improvement project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Dr. Munish Gupta involving the implementation of a timed umbilical cord clamping policy for preterm infants.

Danielle was chosen to serve as co-chief fellow for 2014-2015. Her dedication to education was also recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award from her fellowship, the House Officer Development Award and Von L. Meyer Award from Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Martha May Eliot Scholarship from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Danielle joined the faculty at UVM Children’s Hospital Division of Neonatology in July 2015, as assistant professor. She was also named as the inaugural Director of Global Health for Vermont Oxford Network. Under the mentorship of Drs. Jeffrey Horbar and Roger Soll, she seeks to devote her academic work with VON to the synergy of quality improvement and implementation of evidence-based neonatal care practices globally. Under her leadership, VON’s Tikur Anbessa NICU project in Ethiopia will continue to evolve to meet the goals of a 2015 post-Millennium Developmental goal era.