• Hoube, Jill

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

    Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
    Faculty, Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement

    Degrees / Designations
    MD, Mphil, FAAP, FRCPC
    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    3644 Slocan Street

    Vancouver, BC  V5M3E8

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Long-term impact of health policy on health and development of high risk infants and children 
    • Models of health and developmental service delivery for infants and children with developmental disabilities
    • Evidence-based interventions for health child development
    • Child-held multidisciplinary electronic health records
    • Interdisciplinary research on infants and children

    My research program is focused on families with infants and children at risk for abnormal growth and development because of circumstances such as preterm birth, birth defects or childhood disease and illness.

    Policy decisions by government agencies and service providers about health services can have a big impact in the short and long term on the health and development of high-risk infants and children.  My work looks at health care services delivered to high-risk infants and children and their families.  It involves measuring the success of these services in improving child health, including how families, physicians, therapists and policy-makers view the results of these services.  This research shows us how service providers and policy makers may make improvements in the health of infants, children and families with special health care needs.  I’m conducting this research in collaboration with other clinicians and researchers at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC as well as at the University of British Columbia.

    Current Projects
    • Short- and longer-term health outcomes of premature infants born in British Columbia over the last 20 years 
    • Impact of education policy on the health of early school-age children with developmental disabilities
    • Improved models of health service delivery for infants and children with developmental disabilities examining patient-held multi-disciplinary electronic health records
    • Childhood health promotion based on review of evidence-based literature and consensus group findings.
    Selected Publications

    Schiariti V, Farrell K, Houbé JS, Lisonkova S.: Period prevalence of epilepsy in children in BC: a population-based study. Can J Neurol Sci. 2009 Jan;36(1):36-41.

    Schiariti V, Matsuba C, Houbé JS, Synnes A.: Severe retinopathy of prematurity and visual outcomes in British Columbia: a 10-year analysis. J Perinatol. 2008 Aug;28(8):566-72.

    Schiariti V, Klassen AF, Houbé JS, Synnes A, Lisonkova S, Lee SK.: Perinatal Characteristics and Parents' Perspective of Health Status of NICU Graduates Born at Term. J Perinatol. 2008 May;28(5):368-76.

    Zellman GL, Fair C, Houbé J, Wong M. A search for guidance: examining prenatal substance exposure protocols. Maternal & Child Health J. 2002 Sep;6(3):205-12.

    Houbé J, Lisonkova S, Lee SK. A population based study of the relationship between insurance status and neonatal outcomes in Washington State, 1996-1997. Pediatr Res 2002; 51:407A.

    Houbé J, Lisonkova S, Lee SK. Population based racial differences in neonatal outcomes in Washington State, 1996-1997. Pediatr Res 2002; 51:407A.

    Houbé J, Lisonkova S, Lee SK. Survival outcomes of low birthweight infants (<2,500g) born in Washington State, 1996-97, A Population Based Study. Pediatr Res 2002; 51:407A.

    Houbé J, Lisonkova S, Lee SK. Impact of Small for Gestational Age (SGA) on Morbidity in the NICU. Pediatr Res 2001; 49:

    Karoly L, Greenwood P, Everingham S, Houbé J, Kilburn R, Rydell CP, Chiesa J, Sanders M. Investing in Our Children:  What We Know and Don’t Know About the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions. RAND , 1999. 120 pages. ISBN 0-83302-5309.

    Zellman GL, Bell RM, Archie C, DuPlessis H, Houbé J, Miu A. Physician response to prenatal substance exposure. Maternal & Child Health J. 1999 Mar;3(1):29-38.

    Rogowski J, Karoly L, Klerman J, Reville R, Inkelas M, Houbé J, Rowe M, Sastry N, Hawes-Dawson J,  “Background and Study Design Report for Policy Evaluation of the Effect of the 1996 Welfare Reform Legislation on SSI Benefits for Disabled Children,” RAND DRU-1808-SSA, April 1998.

    Honours & Awards

    Centre Investigatorship and Establishment Awards, BC Research Institute for Children’s & Women’s Health – 2001


    National Research Scientist Award, Agency for Health Care Policy Research – 1997


    Clinician Scientist Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – 1995


    McWane Honors Scholar Award, Birmingham-Southern College – 1980

    Research Group Members

    Sarka Lisonkova, MD, PhD[cand]