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.

Assistant Professor
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 (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

The South African National HIV Pregnancy Cohort: Evaluating Continuity of Care among Women living with HIV
04/03/2020 - 03/31/2023 (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 - 02/28/2023 (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
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
2018 Economic, health, and behavioral dimensions of HIV treatment scale-up 5K01MH105320-04 21
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  1. Fofana AM, Moultrie H, Scott L, Jacobson KR, Shapiro AN, Dor G, Crankshaw B, Silva PD, Jenkins HE, Bor J, Stevens WS. Cross-municipality migration and spread of tuberculosis in South Africa. Sci Rep. 2023 Feb 15; 13(1):2674.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36792792; PMCID: PMC9930008; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-29804-5;
  2. Kileel EM, Zheng A, Bor J, Fox MP, Crowther NJ, George JA, Khoza S, Rosen S, Venter WD, 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. medRxiv. 2023 Feb 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36778439; PMCID: PMC9915817; DOI: 10.1101/2023.01.30.23285196;
  3. Gaffney A, Woolhandler S, Bor J, McCormick D, Himmelstein DU. Community Health, Health Care Access, And COVID-19 Booster Uptake In Massachusetts. Health Aff (Millwood). 2023 Feb; 42(2):268-276. PMID: 36745834
  4. Bor J, Assoumou SA, Lane K, Diaz Y, Ojikutu BO, Raifman J, Levy JI. Inequities in COVID-19 vaccine and booster coverage across Massachusetts ZIP codes after the emergence of Omicron: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLoS Med. 2023 Jan; 20(1):e1004167.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36719864; PMCID: PMC9888673; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004167;
  5. Pedron S, Hanselmann M, Burns J, Rich A, Peters A, Heier M, Schwettmann L, Bor JH, Bärnighausen T, Laxy M. The effect of population-based blood pressure screening on long-term cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality in Germany: A regression discontinuity analysis. PLoS Med. 2022 Dec; 19(12):e1004151. PMID: 36574446; PMCID: PMC9848470; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004151;
  6. MacLeod WB, Bor J, Candy S, Maskew M, Fox MP, Bulekova K, Brennan AT, Potter J, Nattey C, Onoya D, Mlisana K, Stevens W, Carmona S. Cohort profile: the South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) National HIV Cohort. BMJ Open. 2022 Oct 19; 12(10):e066671.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36261238; PMCID: PMC9582381; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066671;
  7. Maskew M, Sharpey-Schafer K, De Voux L, Crompton T, Bor J, Rennick M, Chirowodza A, Miot J, Molefi S, Onaga C, Majuba P, Sanne I, Pisa P. Applying machine learning and predictive modeling to retention and viral suppression in South African HIV treatment cohorts. Sci Rep. 2022 Jul 26; 12(1):12715.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35882962; PMCID: PMC9325703; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-16062-0;
  8. Bosch NA, Law AC, Bor J, Myers LC, Roubinian NH, Liu VX, Walkey AJ. Red Blood Cell Transfusion at a Hemoglobin Threshold of 7 g/dl in Critically Ill Patients: A Regression Discontinuity Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Jul; 19(7):1177-1184.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35119978; PMCID: PMC9278636; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202109-1078OC;
  9. Griffith KN, Schwartzman DA, Pizer SD, Bor J, Kolachalama VB, Jack B, Garrido MM. Local Supply Of Postdischarge Care Options Tied To Hospital Readmission Rates. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Jul; 41(7):1036-1044.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35787076; PMCID: PMC9342702; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01991;
  10. Jacob Bor, Andrew C Stokes, Julia Raifman, Atheendar Venkataramani, Mary T Bassett, David Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler. Missing Americans: Early Death in the United States, 1933-2021. MedRXiv. 2022. View Publication
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