Davidson H. Hamer, MD

Davidson Hamer, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, FISTM is a Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and Chobanian & Avesidian 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, and the United States. Major current projects include neonatal sepsis prevention using prebiotics and probiotics in Bangladesh; nutritional status of adolescents in Zambia; and a prospective cohort study that includes a biobank of US immigrants with Chagas disease. In addition, Dr. Hamer is the Surveillance Lead 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 (https://geosentinel.org).

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Boston University
National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab

Boston University
Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research

Core Co-lead for EIDs, One Health, and Climate Change
Boston University
Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research

Boston University
African Studies Center

Boston University
Pulmonary Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

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

Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program (Renewal)
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2027 (Multi-PI)
PI: Davidson H. Hamer, MD
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH FIC

GeoSentinel – The Global Surveillance Network of ISTM and CDC
09/01/2021 - 08/30/2026 (Subcontract PI)
International Society of Travel Medicine HHS CDC
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Point-of-care diagnostic test for T. cruzi (Chagas) infection
04/01/2023 - 03/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Kephera Diagnostics, LLC NIH NIAID

Chagas Education for Essential Providers
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2025 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS CDC

Synbiotics for the prevention of neonatal sepsis (SEPSIS)
11/07/2018 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Hospital for Sick Children Bill & Melinda Gates

“Essential Small and Sick Newborn (SSN) Intervention Evidence Review”
10/01/2022 - 11/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
SickKids Bill & Melinda Gates

Fogarty Global Health Training Fellowship Program
07/01/2017 - 05/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH FIC

Sequencing of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Zambia
07/15/2020 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

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2023 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program (Renewal)-Supplement for OBSSR, NCI, NCI-AIDS and NIDCD 3D43TW010543-07S2
2023 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program (Renewal)-Supplement for NIDCR 3D43TW010543-07S3
2023 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program(Renewal) 5D43TW010543-07
2023 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program (Renewal)-Supplement for OBSSR, NCI, NCI-AIDS and NIDCD 3D43TW010543-07S1
2022 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program(Renewal) 2D43TW010543-06
2022 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program(Renewal) 3D43TW010543-06S4
2022 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program(Renewal) 3D43TW010543-06S2
2022 Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program(Renewal) 3D43TW010543-06S3
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  1. John CC, Hamer DH. Post-Discharge Mortality in Recently Hospitalized African Children: A Hidden Crisis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 Sep 06; 109(3):495-496. PMID: 37640287; PMCID: PMC10484279; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.23-0525;
  2. Huits R, Wallender E, Angelo KM, Libman M, Hamer DH. A Zebra Among the Horses: Clinical Implications of Malaria in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Sep; 176(9):1269-1270. PMID: 37487212
  3. Neupane R, Bhathena M, Das G, Long E, Beard J, Solomon H, Simon JL, Nisar YB, MacLeod WB, Hamer DH. Antibiotic resistance trends for common bacterial aetiologies of childhood diarrhoea in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. J Glob Health. 2023 Jul 21; 13:04060.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37475599; PMCID: PMC10359834; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.13.04060;
  4. Brown AB, Miller C, Hamer DH, Kozarsky P, Libman M, Huits R, Rizwan A, Emetulu H, Waggoner J, Chen LH, Leung DT, Bourque D, Connor BA, Licitra C, Angelo KM. Travel-Related Diagnoses Among U.S. Nonmigrant Travelers or Migrants Presenting to U.S. GeoSentinel Sites - GeoSentinel Network, 2012-2021. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2023 Jun 30; 72(7):1-22. PMID: 37368820; PMCID: PMC10332343; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.ss7207a1;
  5. Egbe FN, Cowden C, Mwananyanda L, Pierre C, Mwansa J, Lukwesa Musyani C, Lyondo A, Kapasa ML, Machona S, Chilufya MM, Munanjala G, Coffin SE, Hamer DH, Bates MA. Etiology of Bacterial Sepsis and Isolate Resistance Patterns in Hospitalized Neonates in Zambia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Oct 01; 42(10):921-926.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37364138
  6. Huits R, Angelo KM, Amatya B, Barkati S, Barnett ED, Bottieau E, Emetulu H, Epelboin L, Eperon G, Medebb L, Gobbi F, Grobusch MP, Itani O, Jordan S, Kelly P, Leder K, Díaz-Menéndez M, Okumura N, Rizwan A, Rothe C, Saio M, Waggoner J, Yoshimura Y, Libman M, Hamer DH, Schwartz E. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes Among Travelers With Severe Dengue : A GeoSentinel Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 176(7):940-948.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37335991
  7. Sutradhar I, Kalyan P, Chukwu K, Abia ALK, Mbanga J, Essack S, Hamer DH, Zaman MH. Metal Ions and their Effects on Antimicrobial Resistance Development in Wastewater. bioRxiv. 2023 Jun 17. PMID: 37398478; PMCID: PMC10312816; DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.16.545339;
  8. Seers T, Rothe C, Hamer DH, Denny S, Spindler R, Schwartz E, Johnston V. Zika virus infection in European travellers returning from Thailand in 2022: A GeoSentinel case series. Trop Med Int Health. 2023 Jul; 28(7):576-579. PMID: 37269191
  9. Kaiser JL, Hamer DH, Juntunen A, Ngoma T, Fink G, Schueler J, Rockers PC, Biemba G, Scott NA. COVID-19 Knowledge and Prevention Behaviors in Rural Zambia: A Qualitative Application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 Jul 05; 109(1):76-89.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37253445; PMCID: PMC10323997; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0604;
  10. Sivalogan K, Banda B, Wagner J, Biemba G, Gagne N, Grogan C, Hamomba F, Herlihy JM, Mabeta C, Shankoti P, Simamvwa G, Sooli B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Semrau KEA. Impact of beliefs on perception of newborn illness, caregiver behaviors, and care-seeking practices in Zambia's Southern province. PLoS One. 2023; 18(5):e0282881.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37228055; PMCID: PMC10212139; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0282881;
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Vaccine cards required in Provincetown, so where next?

Boston Herald 7/21/2021

Greater Boston Live with Jim Braude

WGBH 7/20/2021

The Delta Variant, Talk Of Booster Shots, And Vaccine Mandates Show We Are Not Yet Out Of The Pandemic

WBUR 7/20/2021

Ask The Doctors: Vaccine Mandates, Delta Variant

WBUR 7/20/2021

More than half of Mass. children ages 12 to 15 have received a COVID-19 shot, but push may have plateaued

The Boston Globe 7/20/2021

‘I'm Worried': Health Professionals Urge Caution as Mass. COVID Cases Rise

NECN 7/15/2021

‘I'm Worried': Health Professionals Urge Caution as Mass. COVID Cases Rise

NBC10 Boston 7/15/2021

Mass. coronavirus cases are ticking up again. Should you worry? Here’s what experts are saying.

The Boston Globe 7/14/2021

The number of COVID cases in vaccinated people is ‘incredibly low,’ state says

The Boston Globe 7/13/2021

Massachusetts doctors express concern over the coronavirus delta variant

The Boston Herald 7/10/2021

Delta Variant Taking Over as Dominant Strain in Mass., Experts Say

NBC Boston 7/7/2021

Navigating Vaccine Requirements for International Students

Inside Higher Education 7/6/2021

Navigating Vaccine Requirements for International Students

Inside Higher Ed 7/6/2021

Does the Delta Variant Mean We're All Going to Have to Wear Masks Again?

NBC 10 Boston 6/30/2021

Surging coronavirus cases and deaths in Russia show the Delta variant's havoc on a largely unvaccinated population

Business Insider 6/30/2021

Mass. hits Baker’s goal of 4.1 million people fully vaccinated. Here’s why that matters

Boston.com 6/22/2021

Nearly 4,000 Massachusetts residents out of 3.7 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus, health officials say

Daily Mail 6/22/2021

‘Dangerous Time': Doctor Warns of Summer Spread of Delta COVID Variant

NBC 10 Boston 6/16/2021

Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for coronavirus

Boston Herald 6/16/2021

Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for coronavirus

Boston Herald 6/16/2021

More than 150 cases of delta variant found in Mass., according to the DPH

The Boston Globe 6/10/2021

'Miraculous' mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

BBC 6/10/2021

‘Concerning' Delta COVID Variant Has Been Spreading in Mass. Since April: Expert

NBC Boston 6/9/2021

Recreational Marijuana Now Available For Delivery

WBUR 6/8/2021

Ask The Doctors: Vaccinations And The Summer Ahead

WBUR 6/8/2021

Thousands of vaccine 'breakthrough' cases reported

Newburyport News 6/5/2021

Tens of thousands of Mass. 12- to 15-year-olds were vaccinated in the first week

The Boston Globe 5/21/2021

Baker seeks to join interstate physician pact

Newburyport News 5/20/2021

Masks Off On May 29: Answering Listener Coronavirus Questions

WBUR 5/18/2021

Our Soon-To-Be Maskless World

WBUR 5/18/2021

Nahid Bhadelia to Head New BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy and Research

BU Today 5/18/2021

Mass. to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and relax mask guidance for fully vaccinated people starting May 29

The Boston Globe 5/17/2021

‘Massachusetts is open for business’: Lifting of pandemic restrictions brings surprise, elation

The Boston Globe 5/17/2021

Baker expected to update state reopening early this week, following CDC indoor mask changes

The Boston Globe 5/16/2021

Boston Epidemiologist Reacts To CDC Dropping Mask Mandate For Vaccinated People

WBUR 5/14/2021

Will Mass. achieve herd immunity? Here’s what you need to know

The Boston Globe 5/5/2021

Will Mass. achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus pandemic? Maybe, experts say, but it could be difficult

The Boston Globe 5/5/2021

Boston-area coronavirus wastewater data shows U.K. variant is predominant strain

Boston Herald 5/5/2021

4 Mass Vaccination Sites To Close By End Of June As State Nears Goal Of 4.1 Million Fully Vaccinated

CBS Boston 5/3/2021

4 Mass Vaccination Sites To Close By End Of June As State Nears Goal Of 4.1 Million Fully Vaccinated

CBS Boston 5/3/2021

Coronavirus herd immunity increasingly ‘elusive,’ public health experts say

The Boston Herald 4/30/2021

Five charts that show how Mass. is doing in the battle against the coronavirus

The Boston Globe 4/28/2021

Charlie Baker announces plans to lift more COVID-19 restrictions over the next month and ease outdoor mask mandate Friday

Boston.com 4/27/2021

Charts: Recent COVID-19 data shows promising indicators for Mass.

The Boston Globe 4/22/2021

Encouraging signs are beginning to emerge in Mass. and R.I. coronavirus data. Still, experts urge caution

The Boston Globe 4/22/2021

Campus-Wide Campaign Urges Vaccination, Followed by Upload

BU Today 4/21/2021

No relaxing the masks

Boston Herald 4/21/2021

The Boston Globe: Experts and advocates urge greater equity in distributing doses • Davidson Hamer, MD, infectious diseases, BMC; medicine, BUSM, public health, BUSPH; Robert Horsburgh, MD, epidemiology, BUSPH

The Boston Globe 4/16/2021

We asked experts what they’re comfortable doing now that they’ve been vaccinated. Here’s what they said

Boston Globe 4/15/2021

Boston area coronavirus wastewater data shows B.1.1.7 variant for three straight weeks

Boston Herald 4/15/2021

Many Likely Skipped Massachusetts Travel Form, Records Show

NBC Boston 4/15/2021

BU sees surge in COVID cases as hundreds of students sanctioned for noncompliance

7 News Boston 4/14/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants Explained

BU Today 4/14/2021

Here’s what to know about Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines being paused

The Boston Globe 4/13/2021

BU Will Require Students to Get COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall Semester

BU Today 4/12/2021

Massachusetts ranks high for coronavirus variant cases, as infections spike across state

Boston Herald 4/11/2021

So You’re Fully Vaccinated —Here Are 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Traveling Anywhere

Apartment Therapy 4/8/2021

Mass. health officials concerned about virus spike

Eagle Tribune 4/5/2021

1 Million More Become Vaccine Eligible In Massachusetts, As Students Return To In-Person Learning And Cases In Schools Hit New Record

WBUR 4/5/2021

Massachusetts to reach major COVID-19 reopening milestone on Monday

The Boston Globe 4/4/2021

Rising coronavirus cases among students and staff members don’t mean schools are unsafe, officials and health experts say

The Boston Globe 4/2/2021

More than 1.3 million Massachusetts residents are fully vaccinated; So why are cases still rising?

Mass Live 4/2/2021

Headed to Fenway for Opening Day? What doctors say you should know about your coronavirus risk.

Boston News 3/31/2021

Massachusetts coronavirus cases spike again, as push is on to ‘surge vaccine’

The Boston Herald 3/28/2021

Flu season blunted by COVID-19 pandemic

Eagle Tribune 3/26/2021

COVID-19 cases are rising in what experts say is a warning sign

The Boston Globe 3/26/2021

We Asked Doctors: When Will We Stop Wearing Face Masks?

Allure 3/25/2021

An Infectious Disease Specialist Discusses Baker's Plans To Further Reopen Mass.

WBUR 3/25/2021

An Infectious Disease Specialist Discusses Baker's Plans To Further Reopen Mass.

Eagle Tribute 3/25/2021

COVID-19, One Year In: An Infectious Disease Doctor's Perspective

HealthCity 3/23/2021

Report: Many State Police Employees Have Not Been Vaccinated

WBUR 3/16/2021

First Case Of Potentially More Contagious Brazil COVID Variant Found In Massachusetts

GBH News 3/16/2021

State Police were offered COVID-19 vaccines at work. Hundreds have declined to get them

The Boston Globe 3/15/2021

COLUMN: Schools should allow away fans if coronavirus situation keeps improving

Newburyport News 3/11/2021

Cape Ann League football fans hoping to be able to attend away games

Salem News 3/11/2021

State marks year under emergency rules

Eagle Tribune 3/9/2021

New CDC guidelines stir hope of a return to ‘almost normal’ after COVID-19 vaccination

The Boston Globe 3/8/2021

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

The Washington Post 3/5/2021

Everything we know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine: What’s different and when can you get it?

Mass Live 3/3/2021

Fewer getting tested for COVID-19, which is a problem, experts say

The Boston Globe 3/3/2021

To Reopen Or Not To Reopen? Some Say Baker's Loosening Of Restrictions Is Premature

WBUR 3/1/2021

As Baker Looks To Move The State To Phase 4, Some Are Skeptical

WBUR 3/1/2021

‘Charlie, you’re making a big mistake’: Experts criticize state’s Monday reopening

The Boston Globe 2/28/2021

Some college buildings are vaccination sites, but most faculty, students aren’t eligible yet

Market Place 2/24/2021

Boston area coronavirus wastewater data up after declining for several weeks

Boston Herald 2/24/2021

Ask The Doctors: Another Grim Milestone, As Cases Drop

WBUR 2/23/2021

Mass. halts new coronavirus doses to Boston-area universities

Boston Herald 2/16/2021

More cases of mutant COVID-19 strain reported

Yahoo News 2/16/2021

More cases of mutant COVID-19 strain reported

Salem News 2/15/2021

State Education Officials Push For Speedy Return To In-Person Learning

WBUR 2/13/2021

How the NFL tackled Covid-19

Vox 2/8/2021

State remains at risk for COVID-19, despite downturn in cases

The Boston Globe 2/7/2021

Medical experts express concerns about Super Bowl parties spreading COVID-19

The Boston Globe 2/6/2021

Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

Business Mirror 2/5/2021

Baker to increase the capacity limit on restaurants, gyms, other businesses to 40 percent starting Monday

The Boston Globe 2/4/2021

Artificial intelligence could help ‘fine-tune’ vaccine priority lists, predict mortality, study reports

The Boston Globe 2/4/2021

BU to begin screening COVID-19 tests to identify new variants

Daily Free Press 2/3/2021

The data gaps in the fight against COVID-19: Experts point out what we still don’t know

PolitiFact 2/3/2021

Does wearing two masks provide more protection?

Associated Press 2/2/2021

Colleges Distribute Vaccines, Though Most Students, Faculty Aren’t Eligible For Shots Yet

WGBH 2/1/2021

What’s behind the dip in coronavirus cases? We ask specialists

The Boston Globe 2/1/2021

Coronavirus herd immunity: Slow vaccine rollout and new variants jeopardize timeline

Boston Herald 1/31/2021