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Pediatrics

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Dr. Joelene Huber, Active Primary
General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Joelene Huber is an academic developmental pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital and in the inner city pediatric health outreach programs (school health and EarlyON Child Development clinics) with a special interest in early child development, autism spectrum disorders, social pediatrics, urban child health and school health. 

Dr. Huber is an assistant professor in the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has a doctor of medicine from McMaster University, a master's of science in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University and a doctor of philosophy in Medical Science and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. Dr. Huber completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto and a fellowship in developmental pediatrics at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilition Hospital in Toronto. 

In addition, Dr. Huber is a trained broadcast medical journalist. She completed a fellowship in Global Journalism for subject matter experts at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a program in broadcast journalism at Seneca@York with a special interest in promoting knowledge translation of health information through medical journalism. She appears regularly as a medical contributor on major television network news programs to provide knowledge translation of health research and topical medical information to the public and contributes as a medical journalist for various print/digital media outlets (www.drjoelenehuber.com and www.uberhealthykids.com).

Dr. Huber has held numerous research grants, published several medical research articles and is an author of two medical textbooks. Her current research focuses on: 1) Smartphone app development for teaching and training children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and neurotypically-developing children about communication, health and safety; and 2) cultural competence in pediatric developmental medical care.

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