Noni MacDonald is a Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax Canada. She is a former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Her two current major areas of interest are (1) Vaccines including vaccine safety, hesitancy, demand, pain mitigation, education and policy especially through her work with the World Health Organization, recently appointed to SAGE, and the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology Health Policy and Translation Group; and (2) MicroResearch, building capacity in community focused research in developing countries and now also in Canada ( to help interdisciplinary health professionals find local solutions for local maternal child health problems that fit the context, culture and resources. She is a Founder and Co-Director of the Centre for MicroResearch International. Noni has published over 400 papers; was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Paediatrics & Child Health and Editor-in-Chief for 20 years; and a former Editor-in-Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). She is Editor for Child Health for the Oxford University Press publication called the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health. Noni MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada and internationally, as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in paediatric infectious disease and global health. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and Order of Nova Scotia.