Mary A. Bachman DeSilva, DSc
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center|
Boston MA 02118
|2011||Boston University School of Public Health:
Excellence in Teaching for IH811: Applied Research Methods in International Health|
Dr. Bachman DeSilva completed her doctorate in Demography and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where her thesis work focused on early child health and subsequent morbidity and mortality in a rural area of The Gambia. Over the past fifteen years, she has worked on a variety of health and development projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on francophone West Africa. More recently, she has worked on the social and economic impacts of HIV/AIDS in Africa and Asia. At the CGHD, Dr. Bachman DeSilva is completing manuscripts for a NIH-funded longitudinal study of orphan welfare in the Amajuba District of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and is currently conducting collaborative research on adherence to antiretroviral therapy in China. Her interest areas include: demography, infectious disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, the socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS, and nutrition and food security in developing countries.