Allison Portnoy, ScD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health

Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Dr. Allison Portnoy is an assistant professor of global health focused on vaccine decision science and policy. Her research includes economic evaluation and public health policy, simulation modeling, health equity, and the impact of vaccination on population health and economic outcomes. She is particularly interested in broadening the value of vaccination in high-burden settings. Her ongoing work spans multiple diseases areas, including human papillomavirus (HPV), measles, and tuberculosis (TB).

Dr. Portnoy received a Doctor of Science from the Department of Global Health and Population and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Health Decision Science, both at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her previous education includes an MSPH in Health Policy & Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She previously worked as a health economist at the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins, and conducted research projects with the World Health Organization, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC) 2.0
07/01/2023 - 08/31/2027 (Subcontract PI)
Imperial College Gavi Vaccine Ally

LSHTM M72 : Modelling the potential impact of M72/AS01E and BCG revaccination using a decision science framework
01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard School of Public Health London Sch-Trop Med

Costs of Delivering Vaccines to Zero-dose Children
03/11/2024 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Future needs for estimation of measles case fatality ratios (CFRs)
06/30/2023 - 09/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. Clarke-Deelder E, Suharlim C, Chatterjee S, Portnoy A, Brenzel L, Ray A, Cohen J, Menzies NA, Resch SC. Health impact and cost-effectiveness of expanding routine immunization coverage in India through Intensified Mission Indradhanush. Health Policy Plan. 2024 Apr 03. PMID: 38590052
  2. Hartner AM, Li X, Echeverria-Londono S, Roth J, Abbas K, Auzenbergs M, de Villiers MJ, Ferrari MJ, Fraser K, Fu H, Hallett T, Hinsley W, Jit M, Karachaliou A, Moore SM, Nayagam S, Papadopoulos T, Perkins TA, Portnoy A, Minh QT, Vynnycky E, Winter AK, Burrows H, Chen C, Clapham HE, Deshpande A, Hauryski S, Huber J, Jean K, Kim C, Kim JH, Koh J, Lopman BA, Pitzer VE, Tam Y, Lambach P, Sim SY, Woodruff K, Ferguson NM, Trotter CL, Gaythorpe KAM. Estimating the health effects of COVID-19-related immunisation disruptions in 112 countries during 2020-30: a modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2024 Apr; 12(4):e563-e571. PMID: 38485425; PMCID: PMC10951961; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00603-4;
  3. Sumner T, Clark RA, Mukandavire C, Portnoy A, Weerasuriya CK, Bakker R, Scarponi D, Hatherill M, Menzies NA, White RG. Modelling the health and economic impacts ofM72/AS01E vaccination and BCG-revaccination: Estimates for South Africa. Vaccine. 2024 Feb 27; 42(6):1311-1318. PMID: 38307747
  4. Portnoy A, Pedersen K, Sy S, Tropé A, Engesaeter B, Kim JJ, Burger EA. Cost-effectiveness of primary human papillomavirus triage approaches among vaccinated women in Norway: A model-based analysis. Int J Cancer. 2024 Mar 15; 154(6):1073-1081. PMID: 38088449; DOI: 10.1002/ijc.34804;
  5. Minta AA, Ferrari M, Antoni S, Portnoy A, Sbarra A, Lambert B, Hatcher C, Hsu CH, Ho LL, Steulet C, Gacic-Dobo M, Rota PA, Mulders MN, Bose AS, Caro WP, O'Connor P, Crowcroft NS. Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023 Nov 17; 72(46):1262-1268. PMID: 37971951; PMCID: PMC10684353; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7246a3;
  6. Minta AA, Ferrari M, Antoni S, Portnoy A, Sbarra A, Lambert B, Hatcher C, Hsu CH, Ho LL, Steulet C, Gacic-Dobo M, Rota PA, Mulders MN, Bose AS, Caro WP, O'Connor P, Crowcroft NS. Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Worldwide, 2000-2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023; 46(72):1262-1268. View Publication
  7. Portnoy A, Yamanaka T, Nguhiu P, Nishikiori N, Garcia Baena I, Floyd K, Menzies NA. Costs incurred by people receiving tuberculosis treatment in low-income and middle-income countries: a meta-regression analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2023 Oct; 11(10):e1640-e1647. PMID: 37734806; PMCID: PMC10522775; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00369-8;
  8. Prem K, Choi YH, Bénard É, Burger EA, Hadley L, Laprise JF, Regan MC, Drolet M, Sy S, Abbas K, Portnoy A, Kim JJ, Brisson M, Jit M. Global impact and cost-effectiveness of one-dose versus two-dose human papillomavirus vaccination schedules: a comparative modelling analysis. BMC Med. 2023 Aug 28; 21(1):313. PMID: 37635227; PMCID: PMC10463590; DOI: 10.1186/s12916-023-02988-3;
  9. Sbarra AN, Jit M, Mosser JF, Ferrari M, Cutts F, Papania M, Kretsinger K, McCarthy KA, Thakkar N, Gaythorpe KAM, Gamage D, Krause LK, Dansereau E, Crowcroft N, Portnoy A. Population-Level Risk Factors Related to Measles Case Fatality: A Conceptual Framework Based on Expert Consultation and Literature Review. Vaccines (Basel). 2023 Aug 21; 11(8). PMID: 37631957; PMCID: PMC10458804; DOI: 10.3390/vaccines11081389;
  10. Clark RA, Weerasuriya CK, Portnoy A, Mukandavire C, Quaife M, Bakker R, Scarponi D, Harris RC, Rade K, Mattoo SK, Tumu D, Menzies NA, White RG. New tuberculosis vaccines in India: modelling the potential health and economic impacts of adolescent/adult vaccination with M72/AS01E and BCG-revaccination. BMC Med. 2023 Aug 04; 21(1):288. PMID: 37542319; PMCID: PMC10403932; DOI: 10.1186/s12916-023-02992-7;
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2023 International Papillomavirus Society: Early Career Recognition Award
2019 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Clarence James and Sarah Bradley Gamble Scholarship
2019 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Michael von Clemm Traveling Fellowship
2018 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship
2013 The National Board of Public Health Examiners: Certified in Public Health
2013 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Certificate in Vaccine Science and Policy
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