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.

2010 International AIDS Society/ ANRS: Young Investigator Award

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

Economic Impact of HIV Policy Briefs
11/14/2019 - 05/31/2021 (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. 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. PMID: 34503478; PMCID: PMC8431853; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11678-9;
  2. 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 Jul; 24 Suppl 3:e25707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189873; PMCID: PMC8242975; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25707;
  3. Jamieson L, Johnson LF, Matsimela K, Sande LA, d'Elbée M, Majam M, Johnson C, Chidarikire T, Hatzold K, Terris-Prestholt F, Nichols B, Meyer-Rath G. The cost effectiveness and optimal configuration of HIV self-test distribution in South Africa: a model analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 07; 6(Suppl 4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34275876; PMCID: PMC8287627; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005598;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. 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 Jun 29. PMID: 34212192
  8. Nichols BE, Jamieson L, Zhang SRC, Rao GA, Silal S, Pulliam JRC, Sanne I, Meyer-Rath G. The Role of Remdesivir in South Africa: Preventing COVID-19 Deaths Through Increasing Intensive Care Unit Capacity. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 05 04; 72(9):1642-1644.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32628744; PMCID: PMC7454458; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa937;
  9. Edoka I, Fraser H, Jamieson L, Meyer-Rath G, Mdewa W. Inpatient Care Costs of COVID-19 in South Africa's Public Healthcare System. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2021 Apr 25. PMID: 33949817
  10. Phillips AN, Cambiano V, Johnson L, Nakagawa F, Homan R, Meyer-Rath G, Rehle T, Tanser F, Moyo S, Shahmanesh M, Castor D, Russell E, Jamieson L, Bansi-Matharu L, Shroufi A, Barnabas RV, Parikh UM, Mellors JW, Revill P. Potential Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Condomless-Sex-Concentrated PrEP in KwaZulu-Natal Accounting for Drug Resistance. J Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 23; 223(8):1345-1355. PMID: 31851759; PMCID: PMC8064039; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiz667;
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HIV, economic evaluation, costs, investment case, antiretroviral treatment
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