Jacob Bor, SD

Jacob Bor, ScD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. His research applies the analytical tools of economics and data science to the study of population health. Research interests include HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa, structural causes of health disparities in the U.S, and intersections of health, politics, and development. Prior to his graduate training at Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Bor worked with an HIV-prevention NGO in Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. He is a faculty affiliate of BU's Global Development Policy Center and Senior Research at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (www.heroza.org) in South Africa.

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Boston University School of Public Health

Evaluating UTT with a National HIV Cohort to Optimize S. Africa's HIV Response (ENCORE)
05/15/2020 - 04/30/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Jacob Bor, SD
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD NIH NIAID

Integrating U=U into HIV counseling in South Africa (INTUIT-SA)
08/01/2020 - 07/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Jacob Bor, SD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

The South African National HIV Pregnancy Cohort: Evaluating Continuity of Care among Women living with HIV
04/03/2020 - 03/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD NIH NICHD

Racial disparities in police use of deadly force as a cause of racial disparities in sleep health across the life course
07/01/2020 - 02/29/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIMHD

Causal Pathways to Population Health Impact of HIV Antiretroviral Treatment
07/01/2017 - 12/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Africa Health Research Institute NIH NICHD

Investing In Secondary Schooling To Reduce HIV Risk
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Providence/Boston CFAR Developmental Award: Building an Integrated Rifampicin-resistant TB-HIV Cohort from Routine Laboratory Data in Western Cape, South Africa
06/01/2019 - 05/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID

Technology supported systems for rapid impact on TB control
11/01/2018 - 04/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD SouthAfricaMedResCou

Economic, Health & Behavoral Dimensions of HIV Treatment Scale-UP
03/20/2015 - 01/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Evaluating UTT with a National HIV Cohort to Optimize South Africa's HIV Response (ENCORE) 5R01AI152149-05
2023 Evaluating UTT with a National HIV Cohort to Optimize South Africa's HIV Response (ENCORE) 5R01AI152149-04
2022 Integrating U=U into HIV counseling in South Africa (INTUIT-SA) 5R34MH122323-03
2022 Evaluating UTT with a National HIV Cohort to Optimize South Africa's HIV Response (ENCORE) 5R01AI152149-03
2021 Integrating U=U into HIV counseling in South Africa (INTUIT-SA) 5R34MH122323-02
2021 Evaluating UTT with a National HIV Cohort to Optimize South Africa's HIV Response (ENCORE) 5R01AI152149-02
2020 Integrating U=U into HIV counseling in South Africa (INTUIT-SA) 1R34MH122323-01A1
2020 Evaluating UTT with a National HIV Cohort to Optimize South Africa's HIV Response (ENCORE) 1R01AI152149-01
2020 Investing In Secondary Schooling To Reduce HIV Risk 5R03HD098982-02
2019 Investing In Secondary Schooling To Reduce HIV Risk 1R03HD098982-01A1
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  1. Venkataramani AS, Bair EF, Bor J, Jackson CL, Kawachi I, Lee J, Papachristos A, Tsai AC. Officer-Involved Killings of Unarmed Black People and Racial Disparities in Sleep Health. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Apr 01; 184(4):363-373. PMID: 38315465; PMCID: PMC10845041; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.8003;
  2. Kileel EM, Zheng A, Bor J, Fox MP, Crowther NJ, George JA, Khoza S, Rosen S, Venter WDF, Raal F, Hibberd P, Brennan AT. Does Engagement in HIV Care Affect Screening, Diagnosis, and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2024 Feb; 28(2):591-608.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38300475; PMCID: PMC10876721; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-023-04248-0;
  3. Brennan AT, Lauren E, Bor J, George JA, Chetty K, Mlisana K, Dai A, Khoza S, Rosen S, Stokes AC, Raal F, Hibberd P, Alexanian SM, Fox MP, Crowther NJ. Gaps in the type 2 diabetes care cascade: a national perspective using South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) database. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 21; 23(1):1452.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38129852; PMCID: PMC10740239; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-023-10318-9;
  4. Onoya D, Sineke T, King R, Mokhele I, Sharma S, Dukashe M, Cele R, Bokaba D, Inglis R, Sigasa S, Bor J. Designing effective U = U communication strategies considering the needs of PLHIV, their partners, and healthcare worker constraints in South African clinics. PLoS One. 2023; 18(12):e0295920. PMID: 38117817; PMCID: PMC10732369; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0295920;
  5. Shapiro AN, Scott L, Moultrie H, Jacobson KR, Bor J, Fofana AM, Dor G, Ndjeka NO, da Silva P, Mlisana K, Jenkins HE, Stevens WS. Tuberculosis testing patterns in South Africa to identify groups that would benefit from increased investigation. Sci Rep. 2023 Nov 27; 13(1):20875.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38012266; PMCID: PMC10682361; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-47148-y;
  6. Sineke T, Onoya D, Mokhele I, Cele R, Sharma S, Sigasa P, Dukashe M, Hansrod L, Inglis R, King R, Bor J. "I was scared dating… who would take me with my status?"-Living with HIV in the era of UTT and U = U: A qualitative study in Johannesburg, South Africa. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(10):e0000829. PMID: 37831644; PMCID: PMC10575521; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000829;
  7. Benade M, Mchiza Z, Raquib RV, Prasad SK, Yan LD, Brennan AT, Davies J, Sudharsanan N, Manne-Goehler J, Fox MP, Bor J, Rosen SB, Stokes AC. Health systems performance for hypertension control using a cascade of care approach in South Africa, 2011-2017. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(9):e0002055.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37676845; PMCID: PMC10484448; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002055;
  8. Cohen GH, Bor J, Keyes KM, Demmer RT, Stellman SD, Puac-Polanco V, Galea S. What was the impact of tobacco taxes on smoking prevalence and coronary heart disease mortality in the United States -2005-2016, and did it vary by race and gender? Prev Med. 2023 Oct; 175:107653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37532031
  9. Paglino E, Lundberg DJ, Zhou Z, Wasserman JA, Raquib R, Luck AN, Hempstead K, Bor J, Preston SH, Elo IT, Stokes AC. Monthly excess mortality across counties in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, March 2020 to February 2022. Sci Adv. 2023 Jun 23; 9(25):eadf9742.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37352359; PMCID: PMC10289647; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adf9742;
  10. Bor J, Stokes AC, Raifman J, Venkataramani A, Bassett MT, Himmelstein D, Woolhandler S. Missing Americans: Early death in the United States-1933-2021. PNAS Nexus. 2023 Jun; 2(6):pgad173.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37303714; PMCID: PMC10257439; DOI: 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad173;
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