Taryn Vian, PhD
Clinical Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Boston University
MSc, Harvard University



Taryn Vian is Associate Professor of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and co-Faculty Director of the dual degree MBA-MPH program in global health management at Boston University. Her consulting, research, and teaching focus on corruption and health, good governance, financial reforms and supply management systems. Dr. Vian has analyzed corruption vulnerabilities in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi and Vietnam for clients including USAID, Transparency International, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center in Norway, and the Council of Europe. She has led qualitative and quantitative research examining the practice of informal payments in Albania, Vietnam, and Moldova. Dr. Vian analyzed financial reforms to improve transparency and accountability in Lesotho public hospitals, and has participated in Global Advisory Groups and expert meetings organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, UNDESA and WHO on logistics management, public engagement in anti-corruption, and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector. Dr. Vian has worked in over 30 countries including two years managing a child health project in the Philippines. She is also a master teacher, having won many teaching awards including the Norman A Scotch award for excellence in teaching in 2011, the highest teaching award offered by the School of Public Health. Dr. Vian is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Cameroon and has a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University, an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in Public Policy and Global Health from Boston University.

Associate Chair of Education
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health


Boston Medical Center



2014 BU School of Public Health: Fall 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
2014 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
2013 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award
2012 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
2012 BU School of Public Health: Fall 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award
2011 Boston University School of Public Health: Norman A Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award
2010 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award
2010 University Professors Program, Boston University: Alumni Award for Outstanding Dissertation
2009 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award
2007 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award
2005 BU School of Public Health: Spring 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award
2003 BU School of Public Health: Fall 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award


Transparency & Health Engagement Project Albania
05/04/2017 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
University Research Co., LLC USAID
AID-182-C-17-00002

Novartis Access Initiative Task Order 2
04/29/2016 - 09/30/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
Sandoz International GmbH


Novartis Access Initiative Task Order 1
12/01/2015 - 04/30/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
Sandoz International GmbH


Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) Consultancy
11/19/2015 - 12/18/2015 (PI)
World Health Organization


Endline study for the implementation completion project of the Queen Mamohato Hospital public private partnership (PPP)
02/15/2013 - 06/28/2013 (PI)
World Bank





Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Barakat D, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing RO, and Wirtz VJ. Access to asthma medicines at the household level in eight counties of Kenya. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2017.
     
  2. Sabin LL, Mansfield L, Bachman DeSilva M, Vian T, Zhong L, Xie W, Gifford AL, Barnoon Y, Gill, CJ. Why it works: Patients' insights into an mHealth antiretroviral therapy adherence intervention in China. Open AIDS Journal. 2017.
     
  3. Vian T, Gjoni R, Aliaj I, Kolgeci V, Sharko G, Palushaj O, and Nielson D. Baseline Assessment of High State Audit, Ombudsperson, High Inspectorate for Declaration and Audit of Assets and Prevention of Conflict of Interest, and Civil Society and Media Organizations in Albania. Transparency in Health Engagement Project/USAID. Tirana, Albania. 2017.
     
  4. Mackey TK, Kohler J, Lewis M, Vian T. Combating corruption in global health. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Aug 09; 9(402). PMID: 28794286.
     
  5. Vian T, McIntosh N, and Grabowski A. 12th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association. ‘It keeps us from putting drugs in pockets’: Use of a public-private partnership for hospital management to curb corruption. 2017.
     
  6. Vian T, McIntosh N, and Grabowski A. 'It keeps us from putting drugs in pockets': How a public-private partnership for hospital management may help curb corruption. The Permanente Journal. 2017; 21:16-113.
     
  7. Vian T, Kohler JC, Dimanesco D, and Forte G. 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research. University of Limerick, Ireland. Can a multi-stakeholder initiative improve transparency and accountability in the health sector? Evidence from the Medicines Transparency Alliance. 2017.
     
  8. Vian T, Kohler JC, Forte G, Dimancesco D. Promoting transparency, accountability, and access through a multi-stakeholder initiative: lessons from the medicines transparency alliance. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2017; 10:18. PMID: 28588896.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Vian T, Kohler JC, Forte G, Dimancesco D. The Lancet Global Health. Can a multistakeholder initiative improve transparency and accountability in the pharmaceutical sector? Evidence from the Medicines Transparency Alliance. 2017; 5:S6.
     
Showing 10 of 68 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 67 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2013 and 2015

YearPublications
19921
19931
20051
20063
20073
20082
20101
20111
20126
201311
20147
201511
20169
201710
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

corruption
financial management
global health
governance
health reform
program evaluation
Contact for Mentoring:

801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Google Map


Vian's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Concepts
_
Co-Authors
_
Similar People
_
Same Department