Davidson H. Hamer, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine



Davidson Hamer, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is a Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Dr. Hamer is a board-certified specialist in infectious diseases, with a particular interest in tropical infectious diseases, and has twenty years of field experience in neonatal and child survival research including studies of micronutrient interventions, maternal and neonatal health, malaria, pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases. During the last 20+ years, he has supervised and provided technical support to more than 50 studies in developing countries that evaluated interventions for improving neonatal survival, treatment and prevention of malaria, HIV/AIDS, micronutrient deficiencies, diarrheal disease, and pneumonia. Dr. Hamer received a MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a BA in biology and French from Amherst College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Dr. Hamer currently has active projects in Zambia, Uganda, and the United States. Major current projects include study of nosocomial neonatal bacteremia; a randomized, controlled trial of a mHealth intervention designed to strengthen the delivery of integrated community case management; operational research on malaria; testing sustainable strategies for maternity waiting homes; evaluating Wise Pill (a mHealth intervention) for improving adherence to antiretroviral therapy among pregnant and postpartum women; and an evaluation of the association of vitamin D deficiency with pneumonia in Ecuadorian children. In addition, Dr. Hamer is the PI for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, a global network that conducts surveillance of emerging infectious diseases using returning travelers, immigrants, and refugees as sentinels of infection (www.istm.org/geosentinel).

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Infectious Diseases Section

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


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences



2016 International Society of Travel Medicine: Fellow, ISTM
2014 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Fellow, ASTMH
2010 Clinical Infectious Diseases: Clinical Infectious Diseases Award for Outstanding Review
2007 BUSPH: BUSPH teaching award—spring semester for ‘IH 805 Eradication of Infectious Diseases’
2007 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2005 BUSPH: BUSPH teaching award—summer semester for ‘IH 860 Advanced Infectious Diseases Controversies'
2005 BUSPH: BUSPH teaching award—spring semester for ‘IH 805 Eradication of Infectious Diseases’
2002 University of Vermont College of Medicine: Most Recent Alumnus Award
2000 American College of Physicians: Fellow, American College of Physicians
2000 Tufts New England Medical Center: Oliver Smith Award for extraordinary service and caring
1992 Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society: Edward Kass award for Clinical Excellence in Infectious Diseases


GeoSentinel- The Global Surveillance Network of ISTM and CDC
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
International Society of Travel Medicine HHS CDC

Prevention of nosocomial bacteremia and mortality among neonates at a tertiary referral center in Zambia
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Thrasher Research Fund

GeoSentinel- The Global Surveillance Network of ISTM and CDC
07/01/2016 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
International Society of Travel Medicine HHS CDC
5U50CK000189-05

The AMANHI STUDY: Using on-going newborn intervention trials to obtain additional data critical to maternal, fetal and newborn in a harmonized way
08/27/2012 - 07/29/2016 (PI)
World Health Organization Bill & Melinda Gates

i-CCM Evaluation
01/01/2016 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research Development UN Children's Fund

GeoSentinel - The Global Surveillance Network of ISTM and CDC
06/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
International Society of Travel Medicine HHS CDC
5U50CK000189-04

Integrating universal opt-out mother and infant HIV testing into routine immunization processes
07/01/2014 - 09/30/2014 (PI)
Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research Development IDInsight

Impact of Chlorhexidine Cord Cleansing for Prevention of Neonatal Mortality in Zambia
11/14/2009 - 07/31/2014 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Consultancy to Evaluate Program Requirements to Improve and Expand Good Practice in the Management of Febrile Illness
04/15/2013 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
PATH Bill & Melinda Gates

The AMANHI STUDY: Using on-going newborn intervention trials to obtain additional data critical to maternal, fetal and newborn in a harmonized way
07/01/2012 - 12/31/2013 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
World Health Organization

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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. 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.
  2. Michal Stevens A, Esposito DH, Stoney RJ, Hamer DH, Flores-Figueroa J, Bottieau E, Connor BA, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Goorhuis A, Hynes NA, Libman M, Lopez-Velez R, McCarthy AE, von Sonnenburg F, Schwartz E, van Genderen PJ, Scott Benson L, Leung DT. Clostridium difficile infection in returning travellers. J Travel Med. 2017 May 01; 24(3). PMID: 28355613; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taw099;.
  3. Barbosa F, Barnett ED, Gautret P, Schlagenhauf P, van Genderen PJ, Grobusch MP, Connor BA, Hamer DH, Hochberg NS. Bordetella pertussis infections in travelers: data from the GeoSentinel global network. J Travel Med. 2017 May 01; 24(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28355615; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taw094;.
  4. Lunze K, Biemba G, Lawrence JJ, MacLeod WB, Yeboah-Antwi K, Musokotwane K, Ajayi T, Mutembo S, Puta C, Earle D, Steketee R, Hamer DH. Clinical management of children with fever: a cross-sectional study of quality of care in rural Zambia. Bull World Health Organ. 2017 May 01; 95(5):333-342.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28479634.
  5. Hamer DH, Wilson ME, Jean J, Chen LH. Epidemiology, Prevention, and Potential Future Treatments of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Infection. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2017 Apr; 19(4):16. PMID: 28281082; DOI: 10.1007/s11908-017-0571-z;.
  6. Taylor DN, Hamer DH, Shlim DR. Medications for the prevention and treatment of travellers'' diarrhea. J Travel Med. 2017 Apr 01; 24(suppl_1):S17-S22. PMID: 28520998.
  7. Riddle MS, Connor BA, Beeching NJ, DuPont HL, Hamer DH, Kozarsky P, Libman M, Steffen R, Taylor D, Tribble DR, Vila J, Zanger P, Ericsson CD. Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of travelers'' diarrhea: a graded expert panel report. J Travel Med. 2017 Apr 01; 24(suppl_1):S57-S74. PMID: 28521004.
  8. Jonnalagadda S, Rodríguez O, Estrella B, Sabin LL, Sempértegui F, Hamer DH. Etiology of severe pneumonia in Ecuadorian children. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171687.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28182741; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171687;.
  9. Barbre KA, Jentes ES, Drobeniuc J, Kamili S, Hamer DH, Barnett ED. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Among Boston Area Travelers, 2009-2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Apr; 96(4):929-934.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28138055; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0727;.
  10. Darling AM, Mugusi FM, Etheredge AJ, Gunaratna NS, Abioye AI, Aboud S, Duggan C, Mongi R, Spiegelman D, Roberts D, Hamer DH, Kain KC, Fawzi WW. Vitamin A and Zinc Supplementation Among Pregnant Women to Prevent Placental Malaria: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Tanzania. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Apr; 96(4):826-834. PMID: 28115667; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0599;.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 242 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 29 publications in 2008

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Antimicrobial resistance
Emerging infections
Malaria
Micronutrients
Neonatal health
Pneumonia
Vitamin A
Zinc
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