Gesine Meyer-Rath, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MD, Freie Universitat Berlin
PhD, Freie Universitat Berlin



Dr Meyer-Rath is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Global Health and Development of the Boston University School of Public Health. She is a physician and health economist working on the economics of HIV and antiretroviral treatment in low- and middle-income countries. Her focus lies on modeling methods for economic evaluation, including infectious disease modeling and decision analysis, and translating research into recommendations for public policy. Before joining CGHD she has worked in the Pediatrics Department of Charité University Hospital Berlin, at the World Health Organization and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Meyer-Rath is currently based in Johannesburg where she works at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), a collaboration between Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a PhD in Health Economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a MD/PhD in Physiology from Free University Berlin.

2010 International AIDS Society/ ANRS: Young Investigator Award


Identifying optimal HIV testing strategies to achieve high levels of HIV diagnosis in South Africa
09/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
Imperial College Bill & Melinda Gates




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Nichols BE, Meyer-Rath G. Cost-effectiveness of early identification of HIV infection. Lancet HIV. 2017 Jul 28. PMID: 28768605.
  2. Bor J, Ahmed S, Fox MP, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Katz IT, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Effect of eliminating CD4-count thresholds on HIV treatment initiation in South Africa: An empirical modeling study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0178249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28617805.
  3. Mikkelsen E, Hontelez JA, Jansen MP, Bärnighausen T, Hauck K, Johansson KA, Meyer-Rath G, Over M, de Vlas SJ, van der Wilt GJ, Tromp N, Bijlmakers L, Baltussen RM. Evidence for scaling up HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa: A call for incorporating health system constraints. PLoS Med. 2017 Feb; 14(2):e1002240. PMID: 28222126; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002240;.
  4. Chiu C, Johnson LF, Jamieson L, Larson BA, Meyer-Rath G. Designing an optimal HIV programme for South Africa: Does the optimal package change when diminishing returns are considered? BMC Public Health. 2017 Jan 31; 17(1):143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28143525; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4023-3;.
  5. Shearer K, Clouse K, Meyer-Rath G, MacLeod W, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Fox MP. Citizenship status and engagement in HIV care: an observational cohort study to assess the association between reporting a national ID number and retention in public-sector HIV care in Johannesburg, South Africa. BMJ Open. 2017 Jan 24; 7(1):e013908.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28119389; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013908;.
  6. Johnson LF, Chiu C, Myer L, Davies MA, Dorrington RE, Bekker LG, Boulle A, Meyer-Rath G. Prospects for HIV control in South Africa: a model-based analysis. Glob Health Action. 2016; 9:30314. PMID: 27282146; PMCID: PMC4901512; DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.30314;.
  7. Johnson LF, Chiu C, Myer L, Davies MA, Dorrington RE, Bekker LG, Boulle A, Meyer-Rath G. Prospects for HIV control in South Africa: a model-based analysis. Glob Health Action. 2016 Jan; 9(1):30314. PMID: 28157035; DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.30314;.
  8. Meyer-Rath G, Pienaar J, Brink B, van Zyl A, Muirhead D, Grant A, Churchyard G, Watts C, Vickerman P. The Impact of Company-Level ART Provision to a Mining Workforce in South Africa: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. PLoS Med. 2015 Sep; 12(9):e1001869. PMID: 26327271; PMCID: PMC4556678; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001869;.
  9. Fox MP, Shearer K, Maskew M, Meyer-Rath G, Clouse K, Sanne I. Attrition through multiple stages of pre-treatment and ART HIV care in South Africa. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25330087; PMCID: PMC4203772; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110252;.
  10. Iyer HS, Scott CA, Lembela Bwalya D, Meyer-Rath G, Moyo C, Bolton Moore C, Larson BA, Rosen S. Resource Utilization and Costs of Care prior to ART Initiation for Pediatric Patients in Zambia. AIDS Res Treat. 2014; 2014:235483.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24711925.
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HIV, economic evaluation, costs, investment case, antiretroviral treatment
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