Sydney Rosen, MPA
Research Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MPA, Harvard University



Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health and the Center for Global Health & Development of the Boston University School of Public Health and the co-Division Head of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the Wits Health Consortium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In collaboration with HE2RO and colleagues at BUSPH, she leads an interdisciplinary team that is carrying out a set of studies on the effectiveness, costs, and benefits of HIV/AIDS care and treatment interventions. She has also worked on other applied economics projects in the Department, including research on the economics of tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, malaria prevention and treatment, and air pollution. Her technical training is in public policy analysis and applied economics. She came to BUSPH in 2001 from the Health Office of the former Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). Before joining the staff of the Health Office, she managed a set of HIID environmental policy projects in the former Soviet Union. She is also the co-founder and former executive director of WorldTeach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that places volunteer teachers in developing countries. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a master's degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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



2003 Harvard Business Review: McKinsey Award


Improving Pre-ART to improve linkage and retention to care in HIV high burden countries
09/22/2015 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


EQUIP Year 2
10/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Right to Care (South Africa) USAID


INROADS: Innovations Research on HIV/AIDS
01/01/2014 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
WITS Health Consortium USAID


Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy to Promote Early HIV/AIDS Treatment in South Africa (RapIT-SA Study)
06/19/2012 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infe
5U01AI100015-03

EQUIP
10/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Right to Care (South Africa) USAID


'Associate Award' Costs and Cost Effectiveness of Adult Treatment Delivery in South Africa' under Country Research Activity#GHS-A-00-03-00020-00
01/01/2009 - 12/30/2013 (PI)
U.S. Agency for International Developmen
AID-674-A-00-09-00018

Tuberculosis clinical Diagnostics Research Consortium (CDRC)
03/08/2010 - 09/29/2011 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH CC


Patient-Level Sustainability of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV/AIDS in South Africa
03/01/2006 - 12/31/2009 (PI)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Impact of Chronic Morbidity and Mortality on Cocoa Production in Ghana
05/15/2004 - 10/31/2005 (PI)
Academy for Educational Development USAID




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Bor J, Fox MP, Rosen S, Venkataramani A, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov; 14(11):e1002463.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29182641.
  2. Bor J, Chiu C, Ahmed S, Katz I, Fox M, Rosen S, Yapa M, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Failure to initiate HIV treatment in patients with high CD4 counts: evidence from demographic surveillance in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Nov 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29160949.
  3. Meyer-Rath G, Johnson LF, Pillay Y, Blecher M, Brennan AT, Long L, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Fox MP, Rosen S. Changing the South African national antiretroviral therapy guidelines: The role of cost modelling. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186557.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29084275.
  4. Meyer-Rath G, van Rensburg C, Larson B, Jamieson L, Rosen S. Revealed willingness-to-pay versus standard cost-effectiveness thresholds: Evidence from the South African HIV Investment Case. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186496.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29073167.
  5. Hoffman R, Bardon A, Rosen S, Fox M, Kalua T, Xulu T, Taylor A, Sanne I. Varying intervals of antiretroviral medication dispensing to improve outcomes for HIV patients (The INTERVAL Study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Oct 13; 18(1):476. PMID: 29029644.
  6. Stokes A, Berry KM, Mchiza Z, Parker WA, Labadarios D, Chola L, Hongoro C, Zuma K, Brennan AT, Rockers PC, Rosen S. Prevalence and unmet need for diabetes care across the care continuum in a national sample of South African adults: Evidence from the SANHANES-1, 2011-2012. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0184264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28968435.
  7. Berry KM, Parker WA, Mchiza ZJ, Sewpaul R, Labadarios D, Rosen S, Stokes A. Quantifying unmet need for hypertension care in South Africa through a care cascade: evidence from the SANHANES, 2011-2012. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2(3):e000348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29082013; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000348;.
  8. Evans D, Schnippel K, Govathson C, Sineke T, Black A, Long L, Berhanu R, Rosen S. Treatment initiation among persons diagnosed with drug resistant tuberculosis in Johannesburg, South Africa. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0181238. PMID: 28746344; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181238;.
  9. Long LC, Maskew M, Brennan AT, Mongwenyana C, Nyoni C, Malete G, Sanne I, Fox MP, Rosen S. Initiating antiretroviral therapy for HIV at a patient''s first clinic visit: a cost-effectiveness analysis of the rapid initiation of treatment randomized controlled trial. AIDS. 2017 Jul 17; 31(11):1611-1619.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28463879; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001528;.
  10. 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.
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Bar chart showing 82 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2017

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Antiretroviral therapy
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Health economics
HIV
South Africa
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