Katherine Semrau, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Univ Alabama Brmnghm



Katherine Semrau, PhD, MPH, has over 11 years of experience in the fields of HIV prevention, child mortality, and epidemiology. She is currently Assistant Professor of International Health and Director of the International Research Coordinating Center (IRCC). The IRCC provides study design, data management, and data analysis services for the Center for Global Health & Development at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Semrau’s research focuses on HIV-infected pregnant women, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and prevention of child mortality. As the co-Principal Investigator of the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT), she leads the epidemiology and data analysis team for this cluster randomized control trial of 42,000 births in Southern Province, Zambia. As a team member of the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study, she lived in Zambia for over 3 years running the study laboratory and coordinating all enrollment, data collection and data management activities. She then returned to the U.S. and collaborated on multiple manuscripts from ZEBS and worked on qualitative projects examining HIV ARV access in Zambia and services for street children in the Republic of Georgia. Dr. Semrau’s dissertation research focused on breast problems, including mastitis and abscess, and HIV in HIV-infected women in Zambia. Her current interests include service delivery of PMTCT in Zambia and OVC care in Namibia/Ethiopia, prevention of child mortality, and clinical trials. Dr. Semrau has a PhD in epidemiology from Boston University and an MPH in international health and epidemiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Public Health
Center for Global Health & Development




Impact of Chlorhexidine Cord Cleansing for Prevention of Neonatal Mortality in Zambia
11/14/2009 - 07/31/2014 (Co-PI)
PI: Davidson H. Hamer, MD
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation




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  1. Marx Delaney M, Maji P, Kalita T, Kara N, Rana D, Kumar K, Masoinneuve J, Cousens S, Gawande AA, Kumar V, Kodkany B, Sharma N, Saurastri R, Pratap Singh V, Hirschhorn LR, Semrau KE, Firestone R. Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 Jun 27; 5(2):217-231. PMID: 28655800.
  2. Kara N, Firestone R, Kalita T, Gawande AA, Kumar V, Kodkany B, Saurastri R, Pratap Singh V, Maji P, Karlage A, Hirschhorn LR, Semrau KE. The BetterBirth Program: Pursuing Effective Adoption and Sustained Use of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Through Coaching-Based Implementation in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 Jun 27; 5(2):232-243. PMID: 28655801.
  3. Henry EG, Semrau K, Hamer DH, Vian T, Nambao M, Mataka K, Scott NA. The influence of quality maternity waiting homes on utilization of facilities for delivery in rural Zambia. Reprod Health. 2017 May 30; 14(1):68.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28558800.
  4. Nakamura KJ, Heath L, Sobrera ER, Wilkinson TA, Semrau K, Kankasa C, Tobin NH, Webb NE, Lee B, Thea DM, Kuhn L, Mullins JI, Aldrovandi GM. Breast milk and in utero transmission of HIV-1 select for envelope variants with unique molecular signatures. Retrovirology. 2017 Jan 26; 14(1):6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28122636; DOI: 10.1186/s12977-017-0331-z;.
  5. Semrau KE, Hirschhorn LR, Kodkany B, Spector JM, Tuller DE, King G, Lipsitz S, Sharma N, Singh VP, Kumar B, Dhingra-Kumar N, Firestone R, Kumar V, Gawande AA. Effectiveness of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program in reducing severe maternal, fetal, and newborn harm in Uttar Pradesh, India: study protocol for a matched-pair, cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Dec 07; 17(1):576. PMID: 27923401.
  6. Semrau KE, Herlihy J, Grogan C, Musokotwane K, Yeboah-Antwi K, Mbewe R, Banda B, Mpamba C, Hamomba F, Pilingana P, Zulu A, Chanda-Kapata P, Biemba G, Thea DM, MacLeod WB, Simon JL, Hamer DH. Effectiveness of 4% chlorhexidine umbilical cord care on neonatal mortality in Southern Province, Zambia (ZamCAT): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Nov; 4(11):e827-e836.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27693439; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30215-7;.
  7. Baqui AH, Mitra DK, Begum N, Hurt L, Soremekun S, Edmond K, Kirkwood B, Bhandari N, Taneja S, Mazumder S, Nisar MI, Jehan F, Ilyas M, Ali M, Ahmed I, Ariff S, Soofi SB, Sazawal S, Dhingra U, Dutta A, Ali SM, Ame SM, Semrau K, Hamomba FM, Grogan C, Hamer DH, Bahl R, Yoshida S, Manu A. Neonatal mortality within 24 hours of birth in six low- and lower-middle-income countries. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Oct 01; 94(10):752-758B.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27843165.
  8. Herlihy JM, Hamomba L, Bonawitz R, Goggin CE, Sambambi K, Mwale J, Musonda V, Musokatwane K, Hopkins KL, Semrau K, Hammond EE, Duncan J, Knapp AB, Thea DM. Implementation and Operational Research: Integration of PMTCT and Antenatal Services Improves Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Uptake for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women in Southern Zambia: A Prototype for Option B+? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Dec 1; 70(4):e123-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26181813; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000760;.
  9. Molina G, Weiser TG, Lipsitz SR, Esquivel MM, Uribe-Leitz T, Azad T, Shah N, Semrau K, Berry WR, Gawande AA, Haynes AB. Relationship Between Cesarean Delivery Rate and Maternal and Neonatal Mortality. JAMA. 2015 Dec 1; 314(21):2263-70. PMID: 26624825; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2015.15553;.
  10. Hurst TE, Semrau K, Patna M, Gawande A, Hirschhorn LR. Demand-side interventions for maternal care: evidence of more use, not better outcomes. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015; 15:297. PMID: 26566812; PMCID: PMC4644345; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-015-0727-5;.
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