Alana Brennan, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health



Alana Brennan, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. She received both her MPH in Epidemiology and PhD in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise are in HIV, tuberculosis, non-communicable chronic disease, and health systems research.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology



2017 Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: Rising Star Epidemiologist’, Presentation at ‘Next in Science’ Epidemiology Forum
2016 Epidemiological Congress of the Americas: Carol Buck Prize Student Prize Paper for International/Global Epidemiology
2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Award for Excellence in Teaching for Infectious Disease Epidemiology
2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection: Young Investigators Award
2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection: Young Investigators Award
2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection: Young Investigators Award
2012 Boston University School of Public Health: Annual Research Day Student Prize Poster
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  1. Brennan AT, Jamieson L, Crowther NJ, Fox MP, George JA, Berry KM, Stokes A, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Cassim N, Rosen S. Prevalence, incidence, predictors, treatment, and control of hypertension among HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral treatment in public sector treatment programs in South Africa. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0204020.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30281618.
     
  2. Brennan AT, Bor J, Davies MA, Wandeler G, Prozesky H, Fatti G, Wood R, Stinson K, Tanser F, Bärnighausen T, Boulle A, Sikazwe I, Zanolini A, Fox MP. Medication Side Effects and Retention in HIV Treatment: A Regression Discontinuity Study of Tenofovir Implementation in South Africa and Zambia. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 01; 187(9):1990-2001.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29767681.
     
  3. Fox MP, Bor J, Brennan AT, MacLeod WB, Maskew M, Stevens WS, Carmona S. Correction: Estimating retention in HIV care accounting for patient transfers: A national laboratory cohort study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2018 Aug; 15(8):e1002643.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30096137.
     
  4. Fox MP, Bor J, Brennan AT, MacLeod WB, Maskew M, Stevens WS, Carmona S. Estimating retention in HIV care accounting for patient transfers: A national laboratory cohort study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2018 Jun; 15(6):e1002589.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29889844.
     
  5. Haber N, Smith ER, Moscoe E, Andrews K, Audy R, Bell W, Brennan AT, Breskin A, Kane JC, Karra M, McClure ES, Suarez EA. Causal language and strength of inference in academic and media articles shared in social media (CLAIMS): A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196346. PMID: 29847549.
     
  6. Bonawitz R, Brennan AT, Long L, Heeren T, Maskew M, Sanne I, Fox MP. Regimen durability in HIV-infected children and adolescents initiating first-line antiretroviral therapy in a large public sector HIV cohort in South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Jun; 23(6):650-660.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29656449.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Onoya D, Sineke T, Brennan AT, Long L, Fox MP. Timing of pregnancy, postpartum risk of virologic failure and loss to follow-up among HIV-positive women. AIDS. 2017 Jul 17; 31(11):1593-1602.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28463877.
     
  10. 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;.
     
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I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health. My research expertise are in the epidemiology of HIV in low- and middle-income countries. I am shifting my research interests to non-communicable chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries. I have a fundamental commitment to the development and mentoring of young researchers in the field of epidemiology. I believe that mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors, but because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in graduate school and beyond. As such, I have shown good citizenship and service by mentoring BUSPH MPH students, fellows and PhD students through practicum, research projects and dissertations over the course of their educational career. My hope is that interaction with mentees will greatly enhance their chances for success, as research shows that students who experience good mentoring also have a greater chance of securing academic track positions, or greater career advancement potential in administration or sectors outside the university.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Education Mentor
  • Project Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')


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