Jacob Bor, SD

Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, is Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health (primary) and Epidemiology. His research applies the analytical tools of economics to the study of population health, with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. Current research interests include economic spillover effects of HIV treatment on patients, households, and communities; decision-making in HIV-endemic risk environments; population health impacts of social policy; and causal inference in public health research. His work has been published in Science, Lancet, PLOS Medicine, and other journals. 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, a Junior Faculty Fellow at BU's Hariri Institute for Computational Science, an affiliate of the Africa Health Research Institute (www.africacentre.ac.za), and Senior Research at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (www.heroza.org) in South Africa. For additional and up-to-date information: http://sites.bu.edu/jbor.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Public Health
Center for Global Health & Development

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

Integrating U=U into HIV counseling in South Africa (INTUIT-SA)
08/01/2020 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Causal Pathways to Population Health Impact of HIV Antiretroviral Treatment
07/01/2017 - 12/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Africa Health Research Institute NIH NICHD

Investing In Secondary Schooling To Reduce HIV Risk
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

The South African National HIV Pregnancy Cohort: Evaluating Continuity of Care among Women living with HIV
04/03/2020 - 03/31/2021 (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 - 02/28/2021 (Subcontract PI)
General Hospital Corp d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIMHD

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


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  1. Bor J, Musakwa N, Onoya D, Evans D. Perceived efficacy of HIV treatment-as-prevention among university students in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sex Transm Infect. 2021 Sep 11. PMID: 34510009
  2. Zaniewski E, Brazier E, Ostinelli CHD, Wood R, Osler M, Technau KG, van Oosterhout JJ, Maxwell N, van Dijk J, Prozesky H, Fox MP, Bor J, Nash D, Egger M. Regression discontinuity analysis demonstrated varied effect of Treat-All on CD4 testing among Southern African countries. J Clin Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 03; 140:101-110.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34487837
  3. Stokes AC, Lundberg DJ, Bor J, Elo IT, Hempstead K, Preston SH. Association of Health Care Factors With Excess Deaths Not Assigned to COVID-19 in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 09 01; 4(9):e2125287.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34515787; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.25287;
  4. Koltai J, Raifman J, Bor J, McKee M, Stuckler D. Does COVID-19 vaccination improve mental health? A difference-in-difference analysis of the Understanding Coronavirus in America study. medRxiv. 2021 Jul 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34341801; PMCID: PMC8328069; DOI: 10.1101/2021.07.19.21260782;
  5. Yapa HM, Kim HY, Petoumenos K, Post FA, Jiamsakul A, De Neve JW, Tanser F, Iwuji C, Baisley K, Shahmanesh M, Pillay D, Siedner MJ, Bärnighausen T, Bor J. CD4+ T-cell count at antiretroviral therapy initiation in the "treat all" era in rural South Africa: an interrupted time series analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 26. PMID: 34309633
  6. Stokes AC, Lundberg DJ, Bor J, Bibbins-Domingo K. Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for US Death Investigation Systems. Am J Public Health. 2021 07; 111(S2):S53-S54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34314220
  7. Bor J, Fischer C, Modi M, Richman B, Kinker C, King R, Calabrese SK, Mokhele I, Sineke T, Zuma T, Rosen S, Bärnighausen T, Mayer KH, Onoya D. Changing Knowledge and Attitudes Towards HIV Treatment-as-Prevention and "Undetectable?=?Untransmittable": A Systematic Review. AIDS Behav. 2021 May 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34036459; PMCID: PMC8147591; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-021-03296-8;
  8. Galofré-Vilà G, McKee M, Bor J, Meissner CM, Stuckler D. A lesson from history? Worsening mortality and the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany. Public Health. 2021 Jun; 195:18-21. PMID: 34034000
  9. Stokes AC, Lundberg DJ, Elo IT, Hempstead K, Bor J, Preston SH. COVID-19 and excess mortality in the United States: A county-level analysis. PLoS Med. 2021 05; 18(5):e1003571.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34014945; PMCID: PMC8136644; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003571;
  10. Bor J, Gage A, Onoya D, Maskew M, Tripodis Y, Fox MP, Puren A, Carmona S, Mlisana K, MacLeod W. Variation in HIV care and treatment outcomes by facility in South Africa, 2011-2015: A cohort study. PLoS Med. 2021 03; 18(3):e1003479.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33789340; PMCID: PMC8012100; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003479;
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Population health
Causal inference
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