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 Zambia, South Africa, and the United States. Major current projects include testing sustainable strategies for maternity waiting homes and using community health workers to improve early childhood development in rural South Africa. 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


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



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


Fogarty Global Health Training Fellowship Program
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH FIC
1D43TW010543-01

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


Malaria in Pregnancy: Nutrition and Clinical/ Immunological Effects
09/30/2009 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH NICHD
5R02HD057941-04

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


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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. Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Vian T, Bonawitz R, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Biemba G, Boyd CJ, Lori JR, Hamer DH, Rockers PC. Impact of maternity waiting homes on facility delivery among remote households in Zambia: protocol for a quasiexperimental, mixed-methods study. BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 10; 8(8):e022224.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30099401; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022224;.
     
  2. Salzer HJF, Stoney RJ, Angelo KM, Rolling T, Grobusch MP, Libman M, López-Vélez R, Duvignaud A, Ásgeirsson H, Crespillo-Andújar C, Schwartz E, Gautret P, Bottieau E, Jordan S, Lange C, Hamer DH. Epidemiological aspects of travel-related systemic endemic mycoses: a GeoSentinel analysis, 1997-2017. J Travel Med. 2018 Aug 01; 25(1). PMID: 30085265.
     
  3. Stoney RJ, Esposito DH, Kozarsky P, Hamer DH, Grobusch MP, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Libman M, Gautret P, Lim PL, Leder K, Schwartz E, Sotir MJ, Licitra C. Infectious diseases acquired by international travellers visiting the USA. J Travel Med. 2018 Aug 01; 25(1). PMID: 30124885.
     
  4. Saha SK, Schrag SJ, El Arifeen S, Mullany LC, Shahidul Islam M, Shang N, Qazi SA, Zaidi AKM, Bhutta ZA, Bose A, Panigrahi P, Soofi SB, Connor NE, Mitra DK, Isaac R, Winchell JM, Arvay ML, Islam M, Shafiq Y, Nisar I, Baloch B, Kabir F, Ali M, Diaz MH, Satpathy R, Nanda P, Padhi BK, Parida S, Hotwani A, Hasanuzzaman M, Ahmed S, Belal Hossain M, Ariff S, Ahmed I, Ibne Moin SM, Mahmud A, Waller JL, Rafiqullah I, Quaiyum MA, Begum N, Balaji V, Halen J, Nawshad Uddin Ahmed ASM, Weber MW, Hamer DH, Hibberd PL, Sadeq-Ur Rahman Q, Mogan VR, Hossain T, McGee L, Anandan S, Liu A, Panigrahi K, Abraham AM, Baqui AH. Causes and incidence of community-acquired serious infections among young children in south Asia (ANISA): an observational cohort study. Lancet. 2018 07 14; 392(10142):145-159.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30025808.
     
  5. Hamer DH, Chen LH. Japanese encephalitis: vaccine options and timing of pre-travel vaccination. J Travel Med. 2018 Jul 01; 25(1). PMID: 30020497.
     
  6. Caldwell JP, Chen LH, Hamer DH. Evolving Epidemiology of Japanese Encephalitis: Implications for Vaccination. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018 Jun 29; 20(9):30. PMID: 29959548.
     
  7. Herlihy JM, Gille S, Grogan C, Bobay L, Simpamba K, Akonkwa B, Chisenga T, Hamer DH, Semrau K. Can community health workers identify omphalitis? A validation study from Southern Province, Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Jul; 23(7):806-813. PMID: 29752848.
     
  8. Sivalogan K, Semrau KEA, Ashigbie PG, Mwangi S, Herlihy JM, Yeboah-Antwi K, Banda B, Grogan C, Biemba G, Hamer DH. Influence of newborn health messages on care-seeking practices and community health behaviors among participants in the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0198176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29902234.
     
  9. Sabin L, Hecht EMS, Brooks MI, Singh MP, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rizal A, Wylie BJ, Bondzie PA, Banos M, Tuchman J, Singh N, Hamer DH. Prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy: what do pregnant women and health care workers in East India know and do about it? Malar J. 2018 May 18; 17(1):207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29776369.
     
  10. Mendelson M, Hamer DH. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Jul; 18(7):708-709. PMID: 29779916.
     
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Bar chart showing 349 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 42 publications in 2017

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