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


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
5 R02HD057941-04

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


Consultancy to Evaluate Program Requirements to Improve and Expand Good Practice in the Management of Febrile Illness
04/15/2013 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
PATH Bill & Melinda Gates


Showing 10 of 17 results. Show All Results


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. Chen LH, Hamer DH. Vaccination Strategies During Shortages of Yellow Fever Vaccine-Reply. JAMA. 2018 03 27; 319(12):1280-1281. PMID: 29584837.
     
  2. Hamer DH, Angelo K, Caumes E, van Genderen PJJ, Florescu SA, Popescu CP, Perret C, McBride A, Checkley A, Ryan J, Cetron M, Schlagenhauf P. Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Mar 23; 67(11):340-341. PMID: 29565840.
     
  3. Scott NA, Vian T, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Mataka K, Henry EG, Biemba G, Nambao M, Hamer DH. Listening to the community: Using formative research to strengthen maternity waiting homes in Zambia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0194535.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29543884.
     
  4. Yan LD, Mwale J, Straitz S, Biemba G, Bhutta Z, Ross JF, Mwananyanda L, Nambao M, Ngwakum P, Genovese E, Banda B, Akseer N, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rockers PC, Hamer DH. Equity dimensions of the availability and quality of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health services in Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Apr; 23(4):433-445.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29457318.
     
  5. Chen LH, Leder K, Barbre KA, Schlagenhauf P, Libman M, Keystone J, Mendelson M, Gautret P, Schwartz E, Shaw M, MacDonald S, McCarthy A, Connor BA, Esposito DH, Hamer D, Wilson ME. Business travel-associated illness: a GeoSentinel analysis. J Travel Med. 2018 Jan 01; 25(1). PMID: 29462444.
     
  6. Baqui A, Ahmed P, Dasgupta SK, Begum N, Rahman M, Islam N, Quaiyum M, Kirkwood B, Edmond K, Shannon C, Newton S, Hurt L, Jehan F, Nisar I, Hussain A, Nadeem N, Ilyas M, Zaidi A, Sazawal S, Deb S, Dutta A, Dhingra U, Ali SM, Hamer DH, Semrau KE, Straszak-Suri M, Grogan C, Bemba G, Lee AC, Wylie BJ, Manu A, Yoshida S, Bahl R. Development and validation of a simplified algorithm for neonatal gestational age assessment - protocol for the Alliance for Maternal Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) prospective cohort study. J Glob Health. 2017 Dec; 7(2):021201.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29163937.
     
  7. Hagmann SHF, Rao SR, LaRocque RC, Erskine S, Jentes ES, Walker AT, Barnett ED, Chen LH, Hamer DH, Ryan ET. Travel Characteristics and Pretravel Health Care Among Pregnant or Breastfeeding U.S. Women Preparing for International Travel. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Dec; 130(6):1357-1365.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29112671.
     
  8. Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Sempértegui F, Griffiths JK, Estrella B, Moore LL, Fox MP, Hamer DH. Vitamin D status is associated with underweight and stunting in children aged 6-36 months residing in the Ecuadorian Andes. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Nov 22; 1-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29162164.
     
  9. Chen LH, Hamer DH. Vaccination Challenges in Confronting the Resurgent Threat From Yellow Fever. JAMA. 2017 Nov 07; 318(17):1651-1652. PMID: 28983553.
     
  10. Henry EG, Thea DM, Hamer DH, DeJong W, Musokotwane K, Chibwe K, Biemba G, Semrau K. The impact of a multi-level maternal health programme on facility delivery and capacity for emergency obstetric care in Zambia. Glob Public Health. 2017 Oct 10; 1-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28994352.
     
Showing 10 of 259 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 259 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 29 publications in 2008

YearPublications
19891
19901
19921
19933
19942
19951
19962
19976
19985
19992
20004
20014
20028
20039
20048
200511
20066
200713
200829
200914
201016
20116
201214
201313
201415
201522
201617
201721
20185
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Antimicrobial resistance
Emerging infections
Malaria
Micronutrients
Neonatal health
Pneumonia
Vitamin A
Zinc

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:


801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Google Map


Hamer's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Concepts
_
Co-Authors
_
Similar People
_
Same Department