Gesine Meyer-Rath, MD, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MD, Freie Universität Berlin
PhD, Freie Universität Berlin

Dr Meyer-Rath is a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health of the Boston University School of Public Health. She is a physician and health economist working on the economics of HIV and COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries. Her focus lies on modeling methods for economic evaluation, including infectious disease modeling and decision analysis, and translating research into recommendations for public policy. Before joining BUSPH she has worked in the Pediatrics Department of Charité University Hospital Berlin, at the World Health Organization and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Meyer-Rath is based in Johannesburg where she works at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), a collaboration between Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a PhD in Health Economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a MD/PhD in Physiology from Free University Berlin.

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Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

HIV and TB estimation, mathematical modelling, and economic analysis to support national and sub-national HIV policy setting in South Africa
09/30/2020 - 12/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Capetown, South Africa Bill & Melinda Gates

To Support a consortium of modelers to inform the planning of HIV programs in Sub-Saharan Africa to understand the impact of current and future interventions
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

COVID-19 priority vaccine modelling for South Africa and beyond
08/12/2021 - 07/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

Rapid Screening for Complex Chronic Conditions (Taxi Rank project)
07/01/2021 - 07/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Gesine Meyer-Rath, MD, PhD
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)

Economic Impact of HIV Policy Briefs
11/14/2019 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Enhancing the evidence-base for HIV self-testing in young men
04/17/2018 - 12/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

Prospective costing exercises for HIV in high prevalence countries
01/01/2020 - 10/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of Harvard Medical School Bill & Melinda Gates

Identifying optimal HIV testing strategies to achieve high levels of HIV diagnosis in South Africa
09/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Imperial College Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. Phillips AN, Bershteyn A, Revill P, Bansi-Matharu L, Kripke K, Boily MC, Martin-Hughes R, Johnson LF, Mukandavire Z, Jamieson L, Meyer-Rath G, Hallett TB, Ten Brink D, Kelly SL, Nichols BE, Bendavid E, Mudimu E, Taramusi I, Smith J, Dalal S, Baggaley R, Crowley S, Terris-Prestholt F, Godfrey-Faussett P, Mukui I, Jahn A, Case KK, Havlir D, Petersen M, Kamya M, Koss CA, Balzer LB, Apollo T, Chidarikire T, Mellors JW, Parikh UM, Godfrey C, Cambiano V. Cost-effectiveness of easy-access, risk-informed oral pre-exposure prophylaxis in HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa: a modelling study. Lancet HIV. 2022 May; 9(5):e353-e362.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35489378; PMCID: PMC9065367; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(22)00029-7;
  2. Benade M, Long L, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Tucker JM, Miot J. Reduction in initiations of HIV treatment in South Africa during the COVID pandemic. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 31; 22(1):428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35361209; PMCID: PMC8970413; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-07714-y;
  3. Johnson LF, Meyer-Rath G, Dorrington RE, Puren A, Seathlodi T, Zuma K, Feizzadeh A. The Effect of HIV Programs in South Africa on National HIV Incidence Trends, 2000-2019. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 Jun 01; 90(2):115-123. PMID: 35125471
  4. Jamieson L, Serenata C, Makhubele L, Sokhela S, Mashabane N, Akpomiemie G, Johnson LF, Venter WDF, Meyer-Rath G. Cost and cost-effectiveness of dolutegravir-based antiretroviral regimens: an economic evaluation of a clinical trial. AIDS. 2021 12 15; 35(Suppl 2):S173-S182. PMID: 34848584
  5. Murphy JP, Kgowedi S, Naidoo N, Girdwood S, Jamieson L, Soeteman D, Resch S, Meyer-Rath G. Role of data from cost and other economic analyses in healthcare decision-making for HIV, TB and sexual/reproductive health programmes in South Africa. Health Policy Plan. 2021 Nov 11; 36(10):1545-1551. PMID: 34212192; PMCID: PMC8597963; DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czab071;
  6. Govender K, Girdwood S, Letswalo D, Long L, Meyer-Rath G, Miot J. Primary healthcare seeking behaviour of low-income patients across the public and private health sectors in South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2021 09 09; 21(1):1649.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34503478; PMCID: PMC8431853; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11678-9;
  7. d'Elbée M, Gomez GB, Sande LA, Mwenge L, Mangenah C, Johnson C, Medley GF, Neuman M, Hatzold K, Corbett EL, Meyer-Rath G, Terris-Prestholt F. Modelling costs of community-based HIV self-testing programmes in Southern Africa at scale: an econometric cost function analysis across five countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 07; 6(Suppl 4). PMID: 34275875; PMCID: PMC8287624; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005554;
  8. Sande LA, Matsimela K, Mwenge L, Mangenah C, Choko AT, d'Elbée M, Majam M, Mostert C, Matamwandi I, Sibanda EL, Johnson C, Hatzold K, Ayles H, Cowan FM, Corbett EL, Neuman M, Maheswaran H, Meyer-Rath G, Terris-Prestholt F. Costs of integrating HIV self-testing in public health facilities in Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 07; 6(Suppl 4). PMID: 34275874; PMCID: PMC8287606; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005191;
  9. Long LC, Rosen S, Nichols B, Larson BA, Ndlovu N, Meyer-Rath G. Getting resources to those who need them: the evidence we need to budget for underserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 07; 24 Suppl 3:e25707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189873; PMCID: PMC8242975; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25707;
  10. Matsimela K, Sande LA, Mostert C, Majam M, Phiri J, Zishiri V, Madondo C, Khama S, Chidarikire T, d'Elbée M, Hatzold K, Johnson C, Terris-Prestholt F, Meyer-Rath G. The cost and intermediary cost-effectiveness of oral HIV self-test kit distribution across 11 distribution models in South Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 07; 6(Suppl 4). PMID: 34275873; PMCID: PMC8287621; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005019;
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2010 International AIDS Society/ ANRS: Young Investigator Award
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HIV, economic evaluation, costs, investment case, antiretroviral treatment
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