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Rachael Bonawitz, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Rachael Bonawitz, MD is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She completed her clinical training in pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at both Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and stayed on as a Pediatric Global Health Research Fellow for two additional years. She holds a medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences and African Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Her areas of interest are improving prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV and improving care for HIV-infected and –exposed children. She has worked extensively in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia and Uganda.

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  1. Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Gill CJ, Thea DM, Long L, Fox MP. Prioritizing health outcomes of HIV-exposed, uninfected children in low and middle-income countries: response to Powis et al. AIDS. 2017 Jan 14; 31(2):317. PMID: 28002088.
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  2. Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Gill CJ, Thea DM, Kleinman M, Useem J, Garrison L, Ceccarelli R, Udokwu C, Long L, Fox MP. A meta-analysis assessing all-cause mortality in HIV-exposed uninfected compared with HIV-unexposed uninfected infants and children. AIDS. 2016 Sep 24; 30(15):2351-60. PMID: 27456985.
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  3. Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Schnippel K, Berhanu R, Maskew M, Long L, Bassett J, Sanne I, Fox MP. Incident tuberculosis in HIV-positive children, adolescents and adults on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 Aug; 20(8):1040-5. PMID: 27393537.
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  4. Larson BA, Rockers PC, Bonawitz R, Sriruttan C, Glencross DK, Cassim N, Coetzee LM, Greene GS, Chiller TM, Vallabhaneni S, Long L, van Rensburg C, Govender NP. Screening HIV-Infected Patients with Low CD4 Counts for Cryptococcal Antigenemia prior to Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy: Cost Effectiveness of Alternative Screening Strategies in South Africa. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0158986. PMID: 27390864.
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  5. Bonawitz R, Sambambi K, Vickery M, Hamomba L, Hammond E, Duncan J, Musokotwane K, Thea D, Herlihy JM. Identifying Gaps in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV: A Case Series of HIV-positive Infants in Zambia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 07; 35(7):772-6. PMID: 27093163.
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  6. Bachman Desilva M, Gifford AL, Bonawitz R, Zhong L, Zhang F, Mu W, Li Y, Lu H, Zeng X, Gill CJ, Sabin LL. Real-time electronic drug monitoring (EDM) for HIV-positive adolescents: Promising acceptability and feasibility in China. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research. 2016; 7(7):6.
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  7. Rachael Bonawitz and James Wolff. Diarrheal Disease. 2016.
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  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. PMID: 26181813.
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  9. Bonawitz RE, Duncan J, Hammond E, Hamomba L, Nambule J, Sambambi K, Musonda V, Calise A, Knapp A, Mwale J, McCauley J, Thea D, Herlihy JM. Assessment of the impact of rapid syphilis tests on syphilis screening and treatment of pregnant women in Zambia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Jun; 130 Suppl 1:S58-62. PMID: 25968492.
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  10. Larson BA, Lembela-Bwalya D, Bonawitz R, Hammond EE, Thea DM, Herlihy J. Finding a needle in the haystack: the costs and cost-effectiveness of syphilis diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy to prevent congenital syphilis in Kalomo District of Zambia. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e113868. PMID: 25478877.
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  11. Rachael Bonawitz and James Wolff. Newborn Sepsis. 2014.
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  12. Fox MP, Thea DM, Sadruddin S, Bari A, Bonawitz R, Hazir T, Bin Nisar Y, Qazi SA. Low rates of treatment failure in children aged 2-59 months treated for severe pneumonia: a multisite pooled analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 56(7):978-87. PMID: 23264361.
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  13. Seidenberg P, Nicholson S, Schaefer M, Semrau K, Bweupe M, Masese N, Bonawitz R, Chitembo L, Goggin C, Thea DM. Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Zambia through mobile phone texting of blood test results. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 May 1; 90(5):348-56. PMID: 22589568.
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  14. Talaat KR, Bonawitz RE, Domenech P, Nutman TB. Preexposure to live Brugia malayi microfilariae alters the innate response of human dendritic cells to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2006 Jan 15; 193(2):196-204. PMID: 16362883.
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