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Jacob Bor, SD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1260
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5112-8536
Other Positions
TitleCenter Faculty Member
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCenter for Global Health & Development

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, is Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Department of Global Health. His research applies the analytical tools of economics to the study of population health, with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. Current research interests include economic spillover effects of HIV treatment on patients, households, and communities; decision-making in HIV-endemic risk environments; population health impacts of social policy; and causal inference in public health research. His work has been published in Science, Lancet Global Health, Epidemiology, and Health Affairs. Prior to his graduate training at Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Bor worked with an HIV-prevention NGO in Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. He is an affiliate of the Africa Centre for Population Health (www.africacentre.ac.za) and Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (www.heroza.org), both in South Africa, and BUSPH's Center for Global Health and Development. For additional and up-to-date information: http://sites.bu.edu/jbor.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Population health, economics, causal inference, HIV/AIDS
 Publications
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  1. Maskew M, Bor J, Hendrickson C, MacLeod W, Bärnighausen T, Pillay D, Sanne I, Carmona S, Stevens W, Fox MP. Imputing HIV treatment start dates from routine laboratory data in South Africa: a validation study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jan 17; 17(1):41. PMID: 28095905.
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  2. Brennan AT, Davies MA, Bor J, Wandeler G, Stinson K, Wood R, Prozesky H, Tanser F, Fatti G, Boulle A, Sikazwe I, Wool-Kaloustian K, Yuannoutsos C, Leroy V, de Rekeneire N, Fox MP. Has the phasing out of stavudine in accordance with changes in WHO guidelines led to a decrease in single-drug substitutions in first-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? AIDS. 2017 Jan 02; 31(1):147-157. PMID: 27776039.
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  3. Brennan AT, Davies MA, Bor J, Wandeler G, Stinson K, Wood R, Prozesky H, Tanser F, Fatti G, Boulle A, Sikazwe I, Wools-Kaloustian K, Yiannoutsos C, Leroy V, de Rekeneire N, Fox MP. Has the phasing out of stavudine in accordance with changes in WHO guidelines led to a decrease in single-drug substitutions in first-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? AIDS. 2017 Jan 02; 31(1):147-157. PMID: 27930403.
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  4. Reniers G, Blom S, Calvert C, Martin-Onraet A, Herbst AJ, Eaton JW, Bor J, Slaymaker E, Li ZR, Clark SJ, Bärnighausen T, Zaba B, Hosegood V. Trends in the burden of HIV mortality after roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: an observational community cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2016 Dec 09. PMID: 27956187.
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  5. Brennan AT, Bor J, Davies MA, Conradie F, Maskew M, Long L, Sanne I, Fox MP. Tenofovir stock shortages have limited impact on clinic- and patient-level HIV treatment outcomes in public sector clinics in South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Nov 11. PMID: 27862762.
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  6. Bor J. Commentary: Can't WaSH Without Water: Instrumental Variables Evidence from a Randomized Trial. Epidemiology. 2016 Sep; 27(5):761-4. PMID: 27276026.
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  7. Bor J. Capitalizing on Natural Experiments to Improve Our Understanding of Population Health. Am J Public Health. 2016 Aug; 106(8):1388-9. PMID: 27400352.
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  8. Dickman SL, Woolhandler S, Bor J, McCormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. Health Spending For Low-, Middle-, And High-Income Americans, 1963-2012. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jul 1; 35(7):1189-96. PMID: 27385233.
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  9. Maughan-Brown B, Lloyd N, Bor J, Venkataramani AS. Changes in self-reported HIV testing during South Africa's 2010/2011 national testing campaign: gains and shortfalls. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(1):20658. PMID: 27072532.
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  10. Venkataramani AS, Bor J, Jena AB. Regression discontinuity designs in healthcare research. BMJ. 2016; 352:i1216. PMID: 26977086.
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  11. De Neve JW, Fink G, Subramanian SV, Moyo S, Bor J. Secondary education and HIV infection in Botswana. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Jan; 4(1):e23. PMID: 26718804.
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  12. Dorji G, DeJong W, Bor J, Bachman DeSilva M, Sabin L, Feeley FR, Udon P, Wangchuk N, Wangdi U, Choden T, Gurung MS, Chogyel T, Wangchuk D, Kypri K. Increasing compliance with alcohol service laws in a developing country: intervention trial in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Addiction. 2016 Mar; 111(3):467-74. PMID: 26476020.
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  13. Walkey AJ, Bor J. Risk-based Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect in Trials and Implications for Surveillance of Clinical Effectiveness Using Regression Discontinuity Designs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec 1; 192(11):1399. PMID: 26623693.
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  14. Bor J, Rosen S, Chimbindi N, Haber N, Herbst K, Mutevedzi T, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Mass HIV Treatment and Sex Disparities in Life Expectancy: Demographic Surveillance in Rural South Africa. PLoS Med. 2015 Nov; 12(11):e1001905; discussion e1001905. PMID: 26599699.
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  15. Bor J, Geldsetzer P, Venkataramani A, Bärnighausen T. Quasi-experiments to establish causal effects of HIV care and treatment and to improve the cascade of care. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2015 Nov; 10(6):495-501. PMID: 26371463.
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  16. Chimbindi N, Bor J, Newell ML, Tanser F, Baltussen R, Hontelez J, de Vlas SJ, Lurie M, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Time and Money: The True Costs of Health Care Utilization for Patients Receiving "Free" HIV/Tuberculosis Care and Treatment in Rural KwaZulu-Natal. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Oct 1; 70(2):e52-60. PMID: 26371611.
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  17. Rosenberg M, Pettifor A, Nguyen N, Westreich D, Bor J, Bärnighausen T, Mee P, Twine R, Tollman S, Kahn K. Relationship between Receipt of a Social Protection Grant for a Child and Second Pregnancy Rates among South African Women: A Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137352. PMID: 26398678.
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  18. De Neve JW, Fink G, Subramanian SV, Moyo S, Bor J. Length of secondary schooling and risk of HIV infection in Botswana: evidence from a natural experiment. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Aug; 3(8):e470-7. PMID: 26134875.
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  19. Chimbindi N, Bor J, Newell ML, Tanser F, Baltusen R, Hontelez J, de Vlas S, Lurie M, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Time and money: the true costs of health care utilization for patients receiving 'free' HIV/TB care and treatment in rural KwaZulu-Natal. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jun 18. PMID: 26090755.
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  20. Bor J, Moscoe E, Bärnighausen T. Three approaches to causal inference in regression discontinuity designs. Epidemiology. 2015 Mar; 26(2):e28-30; discussion e30. PMID: 25643120.
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  21. Moscoe E, Bor J, Bärnighausen T. Regression discontinuity designs are underutilized in medicine, epidemiology, and public health: a review of current and best practice. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 68(2):122-33. PMID: 25579639.
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  22. Bor J, Moscoe E, Mutevedzi P, Newell ML, Bärnighausen T. Regression discontinuity designs in epidemiology: causal inference without randomized trials. Epidemiology. 2014 Sep; 25(5):729-37. PMID: 25061922.
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  23. Harhay MO, Bor J, Basu S, McKee M, Mindell JS, Shelton NJ, Stuckler D. Differential impact of the economic recession on alcohol use among white British adults, 2004-2010. Eur J Public Health. 2014 Jun; 24(3):410-5. PMID: 24058184.
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  24. Bor J, Herbst AJ, Newell ML, Bärnighausen T. Increases in adult life expectancy in rural South Africa: valuing the scale-up of HIV treatment. Science. 2013 Feb 22; 339(6122):961-5. PMID: 23430655.
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  25. Bor J, Basu S, Coutts A, McKee M, Stuckler D. Alcohol use during the great recession of 2008-2009. Alcohol Alcohol. 2013 May-Jun; 48(3):343-8. PMID: 23360873.
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  26. Bor J, Tanser F, Newell ML, Bärnighausen T. In a study of a population cohort in South Africa, HIV patients on antiretrovirals had nearly full recovery of employment. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jul; 31(7):1459-69. PMID: 22778335.
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  27. Bor J, Bärnighausen T, Newell C, Tanser F, Newell ML. Social exposure to an antiretroviral treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Aug; 16(8):988-94. PMID: 21615631.
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  28. Bärnighausen T, Bor J, Wandira-Kazibwe S, Canning D. Interviewer identity as exclusion restriction in epidemiology. Epidemiology. 2011 May; 22(3):446. PMID: 21464660.
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  29. Bärnighausen T, Bor J, Wandira-Kazibwe S, Canning D. Correcting HIV prevalence estimates for survey nonparticipation using Heckman-type selection models. Epidemiology. 2011 Jan; 22(1):27-35. PMID: 21150352.
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  30. Bor J. The political economy of AIDS leadership in developing countries: an exploratory analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Apr; 64(8):1585-99. PMID: 17276568.
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  31. Bor J, Moscoe E, Mutevedzi P, Newel M-L, Barnighausen T. Regression discontinuity designs in epidemiology: causal inference without randomized trials. Epidemiology (in press).
  32. Moscoe E, Bor J, Barnighausen T. Regression discontinuity designs in public health, medicine, and epidemiology: a review of current and best practice. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (in press).
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