Department of Pediatrics

Technology Transfer In Resource-limited Settings


In collaboration with Rice University, we are developing an inexpensive, durable, easy to use device to provide bubble continuous positive airway pressure to provide respiratory support to infants and young children in resource-limited settings. The device and accompanying educational program was piloted in Malawi starting fall 2011 and is being expanded throughout Africa. The project is funded by a U.S. Agency for International Development/Gates Foundation grant.

Heather Machen, M.D., MPH (current faculty)