Yashodani Pillay

Dr. Yashodani (Yash) Pillay completed her doctoral training at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Her doctoral research evaluated gene expression changes resulting from environmental toxin exposure and included collaborative projects at the intersection of HIV and maternal/child health.

As a Health Research BC Research Trainee, Yashodani will complete her is a postdoctoral research in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Centre for International Child Health at BC Children’s Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Wiens and Dr. Mark Ansermino.

She has dedicated her focus to maternal and pediatric sepsis, digital innovations, and quality improvement. She is leading the Smart Discharges for Mom&Baby project in Uganda, which aims to develop, validate, and implement an innovative precision public health approach to improving post-discharge post-delivery care for mother-newborn dyads in Uganda. She is also leading implementation of Smart Triage in Uganda and Kenya — a data-driven approach to improving the quality of care for children treated for severe infectious illness at health facilities in low-resource settings.

For an up-to-date list of Yashodani’s publications, see ResearchGate.