Ian Sanne, MBBCh
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand

Professor Ian Matthias Sanne is a South African born infectious diseases doctor and has been involved in HIV and TB research since qualifying as internist in 1996. Since 2003 he has led the Wits HIV Research Group Clinical Trials Unit, and from 2003- 2012 led the Adult Treatment Research Site. He currently holds the AIDS Clinical Trials Group International Vice-Chair position and is responsible for overseeing the network’s research at 25 international sites in 13 countries and assisting in the prioritization of the research agenda. The focus of his research attention is an integrated program of HIV and TB research from prospective phase I-IV clinical trials, conducted predominantly through international collaborations with the NIH, EDCTP, Global TB Alliance and the Medical Research Council of South Africa. The key focus in the ACTG collaboration is prospective research to inform diagnostic, prevention and treatment interventions to optimize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis. In addition through programs of implementation sciences and monitoring evaluation data produced as part of the Right to Care PEPFAR implementation program epidemiologic and health economic evaluation of health care interventions. The overall aim is to develop evidence based health system strengthening interventions to address the public health emergencies facing the resource poor setting. At the intersection of clinical care, and clinical trial administration, Professor Sanne continues to provide expertise to the ACTG leadership from the experience gained as the founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Right to Care.

2013 University of the Witwatersrand: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Award
2011 University of the Witwatersrand: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Award
2009 Health Management Organization: Top Health Care Manager
2008 ACTG Scientific Agenda Steering Committee: Outstanding Service Award
2005 Mail and Guardian: Top 100 Young Leaders in South Africa

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  1. Jo Y, Jamieson L, Edoka I, Long L, Silal S, Pulliam JRC, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Meyer-Rath G, Nichols BE. Cost-effectiveness of Remdesivir and Dexamethasone for COVID-19 Treatment in South Africa. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Mar; 8(3):ofab040.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33732750; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab040;
  2. Evans D, van Rensburg C, Govathson C, Ivanova O, Rieß F, Siroka A, Sillah AK, Ntinginya NE, Jani I, Sathar F, Rosen S, Sanne I, Rachow A, Lönnroth K. Adaptation of WHO's generic tuberculosis patient cost instrument for a longitudinal study in Africa. Glob Health Action. 2021 Jan 01; 14(1):1865625. PMID: 33491593
  3. Gray G, Van der Heever A, Madhi SS, McIntyre J, Kana B, Stevens W, Sanne I, Richards G, Abdullah F, Mendelson M, Dasoo A, Nel J, Wulfsohn A, Blumberg L, Venter F. The Scientists' Collective 10-point proposal for equitable and timeous access to COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2020 12 14; 0(0):13163. PMID: 33334389
  4. Tukei BB, Fatti G, Tiam A, Ngorima-Mabhena N, Tukei VJ, Tshabalala I, Sejana VM, Muzenda T, Mokoroane LM, Sehlabo L, Maotoe T, Mirembe JK, Membe I, Akpan F, Maile K, Faturiyele I, Xulu T, Minior T, Sanne I, Chasela C. Twelve-Month Outcomes of Community-Based Differentiated Models of Multimonth Dispensing of ART Among Stable HIV-Infected Adults in Lesotho: A Cluster-Randomized Noninferiority Trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 11 01; 85(3):280-291. PMID: 32665460
  5. Min Thaung Y, Chasela CS, Chew KW, Minior T, Lwin AA, Sein YY, Drame N, Marange F, van der Horst C, Thwin HT, Freiman MJ, Gandhi MM, Bijl M, Wose Kinge C, Rosen S, Thura S, Mohamed S, Xulu T, Naing AY, Barralon M, Cavenaugh C, Kyi KP, Sanne I. Treatment outcomes and costs of a simplified antiviral treatment strategy for hepatitis C among monoinfected and HIV and/or hepatitis B virus-co-infected patients in Myanmar. J Viral Hepat. 2021 01; 28(1):147-158.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32935438
  6. Jo Y, Jamieson L, Edoka I, Long L, Silal S, Pulliam JRC, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Meyer-Rath G, Nichols BE. Cost-effectiveness of remdesivir and dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment in South Africa. medRxiv. 2020 Sep 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32995824
  7. Mayne ES, Scott L, Semete B, Julsing A, Jugwanth S, Mampeule N, David A, Gededzha MP, Goga A, Hardie D, Preiser W, Chetty K, Rees H, Sanne I, Mlisana K, George JA, Stevens W. The role of serological testing in the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. S Afr Med J. 2020 07 17; 110(9):842-845. PMID: 32880264
  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 ICU capacity. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32628744; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa937;
  9. Noble L, Scott L, Stewart-Isherwood L, Molifi SJ, Sanne I, Da Silva P, Stevens W. Continuous quality monitoring in the field: an evaluation of the performance of the Fio Deki Reader™ for rapid HIV testing in South Africa. BMC Infect Dis. 2020 May 04; 20(1):320. PMID: 32366227
  10. Giron LB, Papasavvas E, Azzoni L, Yin X, Anzurez A, Damra M, Mounzer K, Kostman JR, Sanne I, Firnhaber CS, Tateno H, Liu Q, Montaner LJ, Abdel-Mohsen M. Plasma and antibody glycomic biomarkers of time to HIV rebound and viral setpoint. AIDS. 2020 04 01; 34(5):681-686. PMID: 31972605
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