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, FASTMH, FISTM 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, a board-certified specialist in infectious diseases with a particular interest in tropical infectious diseases, has extensive 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, improving access for pregnant women to emergency obstetrical care, 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, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the International Society of Travel Medicine.

Dr. Hamer currently has active projects in Bangladesh, Zambia, South Africa, and the United States. Major current projects include neonatal sepsis prevention using prebiotics and probiotics in Bangladesh; using community health workers to improve early childhood development in rural South Africa, antiretroviral adherence among congenitally infected HIV-positive children in Lusaka, Zambia; and a scaled-up evaluation of community-based mothers' groups for improving early child development in rural Zambia. In addition, Dr. Hamer is the PI for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, a global network of 70 sites in 31 countries 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

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


Faculty
Boston University
National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab


Member
Boston University
Pulmonary Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


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



2018 Ministry of Health, Zambia: Professor Chifumbe Chintu International Senior Researcher Award
2018 F1000 Prime: F1000Prime 2018 Faculty Member Award for Public Health & Epidemiology
2017 University of Vermont College of Medicine: UVM Medical Alumni Association 2017 Distinguished Academic Achievement Award
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


Synbiotics for the prevention of neonatal sepsis (SEPSIS)
11/07/2018 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The Hospital for Sick Children Bill & Melinda Gates


Fogarty Global Health Training Fellowship Program
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH FIC
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GeoSentinel- The Global Surveillance Network of ISTM and CDC
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
International Society of Travel Medicine HHS CDC


The Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) Project
10/15/2018 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
ABT Associates, Inc. USAID


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 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract PI)
World Health Organization Bill & Melinda Gates


i-CCM Evaluation
01/01/2016 - 06/30/2016 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract PI)
Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research Development IDInsight


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  1. Bunn WB, Connor BA, Hamer D, Kozarsky P. Commentary on Special Report in The New England Journal of Medicine by Mark Barnes, JD, LLM, and Paul E Sax, MD, Challenges of "Return to Work" in an Ongoing Pandemic. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 Aug 20. PMID: 32826552
     
  2. Hagmann SHF, Angelo KM, Huits R, Plewes K, Eperon G, Grobusch MP, McCarthy A, Libman M, Caumes E, Leung DT, Asgeirsson H, Jensenius M, Schwartz E, Sánchez-Montalvá A, Kelly P, Pandey P, Leder K, Bourque DL, Yoshimura Y, Mockenhaupt FP, van Genderen PJJ, Odolini S, Schlagenhauf P, Connor BA, Hamer DH. Epidemiological, and Clinical Characteristics of International Travelers with Enteric Fever and Antibiotic Resistance Profiles of their Isolates: A GeoSentinel Analysis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Aug 17. PMID: 32816733
     
  3. Nicolini LA, Stoney RJ, Vecchia AD, Grobusch M, Gautret P, Angelo KM, van Genderen PJJ, Bottieau E, Leder K, Asgeirsson H, Leung D, Connor B, Pandey P, Toscanini F, Gobbi F, Castelli F, Bassetti M, Hamer DH. Travel-related hepatitis E: a two decade GeoSentinel analysis. J Travel Med. 2020 Aug 12. PMID: 32789467
     
  4. Murillo A, DeSilva MB, Sabin LL, Halim N, Chemusto H, Aroda P, Gasuza J, Hamer DH, Williams AL, Mukasa B, Messersmith LJ, Bonawitz R. Impact of a Maternal Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Intervention on HIV-exposed Infants in Uganda. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020; 9(3):320-329.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32765963
     
  5. Sinha P, Mostaghim A, Bielick CG, McLaughlin A, Hamer DH, Wetzler LM, Bhadelia N, Fagan MA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Ieong MH, Lin NH, Cooper ER, Brade KD, White LF, Barlam TF, Sagar M. Early administration of interleukin-6 inhibitors for patients with severe COVID-19 disease is associated with decreased intubation, reduced mortality, and increased discharge. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 25; 99:28-33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32721528
     
  6. Angelo KM, Stoney RJ, Brun-Cottan G, Leder K, Grobusch MP, Hochberg N, Kuhn S, Bottieau E, Schlagenhauf P, Chen L, Hynes NA, Perez CP, Mockenhaupt FP, Molina I, Crespillo-Andújar C, Malvy D, Caumes E, Plourde P, Shaw M, McCarthy AE, Piper-Jenks N, Connor BA, Hamer DH, Wilder-Smith A. Zika among international travellers presenting to GeoSentinel sites, 2012-2019: implications for clinical practice. J Travel Med. 2020 Jul 14; 27(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32330261
     
  7. Lingscheid T, Kurth F, Stegemann MS, Clerinx J, Calleri G, Rothe C, Angheben A, Gobbi F, Bisoffi Z, Hamer DH, Libman M, Hatz C, Zoller T. Outpatient treatment of imported uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: results from a survey among TropNet and GeoSentinel experts for tropical medicine. J Travel Med. 2020 Jul 14; 27(4). PMID: 32442249
     
  8. Petersen E, Koopmans M, Go U, Hamer DH, Petrosillo N, Castelli F, Storgaard M, Al Khalili S, Simonsen L. Comparing SARS-CoV-2 with SARS-CoV and influenza pandemics. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 09; 20(9):e238-e244. PMID: 32628905; DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30484-9;
     
  9. Dudouet P, Gautret P, Larsen CS, Díaz-Menéndez M, Trigo E, von Sonnenburg F, Gobbi F, Grobusch MP, Malvy D, Field V, Asgeirsson H, Souto IO, Hamer DH, Parola P, Javelle E. Chikungunya resurgence in the Maldives and risk for importation via tourists to Europe in 2019-2020: A GeoSentinel case series. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2020 Jul - Aug; 36:101814. PMID: 32619732; DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101814;
     
  10. Biemba G, Chiluba B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Silavwe V, Lunze K, Mwale RK, Hamer DH, MacLeod WB. Impact of mobile health-enhanced supportive supervision and supply chain management on appropriate integrated community case management of malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia in children 2-59 months: A cluster randomised trial in Eastern Province, Zambia. J Glob Health. 2020 Jun; 10(1):010425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32509293
     
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