Katherine Semrau, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham



Katherine Semrau, PhD, MPH, has over 11 years of experience in the fields of HIV prevention, child mortality, and epidemiology. She is currently Assistant Professor of International Health and Director of the International Research Coordinating Center (IRCC). The IRCC provides study design, data management, and data analysis services for the Center for Global Health & Development at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Semrau’s research focuses on HIV-infected pregnant women, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and prevention of child mortality. As the co-Principal Investigator of the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT), she leads the epidemiology and data analysis team for this cluster randomized control trial of 42,000 births in Southern Province, Zambia. As a team member of the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study, she lived in Zambia for over 3 years running the study laboratory and coordinating all enrollment, data collection and data management activities. She then returned to the U.S. and collaborated on multiple manuscripts from ZEBS and worked on qualitative projects examining HIV ARV access in Zambia and services for street children in the Republic of Georgia. Dr. Semrau’s dissertation research focused on breast problems, including mastitis and abscess, and HIV in HIV-infected women in Zambia. Her current interests include service delivery of PMTCT in Zambia and OVC care in Namibia/Ethiopia, prevention of child mortality, and clinical trials. Dr. Semrau has a PhD in epidemiology from Boston University and an MPH in international health and epidemiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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




Impact of Chlorhexidine Cord Cleansing for Prevention of Neonatal Mortality in Zambia
11/14/2009 - 07/31/2014 (Co-PI)
PI: Davidson H. Hamer, MD
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation





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  1. Semrau KEA, Hirschhorn LR, Marx Delaney M, Singh VP, Saurastri R, Sharma N, Tuller DE, Firestone R, Lipsitz S, Dhingra-Kumar N, Kodkany BS, Kumar V, Gawande AA. Outcomes of a Coaching-Based WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Program in India. N Engl J Med. 2017 12 14; 377(24):2313-2324. PMID: 29236628.
     
  2. Baqui A, Ahmed P, Dasgupta SK, Begum N, Rahman M, Islam N, Quaiyum M, Kirkwood B, Edmond K, Shannon C, Newton S, Hurt L, Jehan F, Nisar I, Hussain A, Nadeem N, Ilyas M, Zaidi A, Sazawal S, Deb S, Dutta A, Dhingra U, Ali SM, Hamer DH, Semrau KE, Straszak-Suri M, Grogan C, Bemba G, Lee AC, Wylie BJ, Manu A, Yoshida S, Bahl R. Development and validation of a simplified algorithm for neonatal gestational age assessment - protocol for the Alliance for Maternal Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) prospective cohort study. J Glob Health. 2017 Dec; 7(2):021201.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29163937.
     
  3. Henry EG, Thea DM, Hamer DH, DeJong W, Musokotwane K, Chibwe K, Biemba G, Semrau K. The impact of a multi-level maternal health programme on facility delivery and capacity for emergency obstetric care in Zambia. Glob Public Health. 2017 Oct 10; 1-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28994352.
     
  4. Gass JD, Misra A, Yadav MNS, Sana F, Singh C, Mankar A, Neal BJ, Fisher-Bowman J, Maisonneuve J, Delaney MM, Kumar K, Singh VP, Sharma N, Gawande A, Semrau K, Hirschhorn LR. Implementation and results of an integrated data quality assurance protocol in a randomized controlled trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. Trials. 2017 Sep 07; 18(1):418. PMID: 28882167.
     
  5. Perry W, Bagheri Nejad S, Tuomisto K, Kara N, Roos N, Dilip TR, Hirschhorn LR, Larizgoitia I, Semrau K, Mathai M, Dhingra-Kumar N. Implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist: lessons from a global collaboration. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2(3):e000241. PMID: 29082003.
     
  6. Kabongo L, Gass J, Kivondo B, Kara N, Semrau K, Hirschhorn LR. Implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist: lessons learnt on a quality improvement initiative to improve mother and newborn care at Gobabis District Hospital, Namibia. BMJ Open Qual. 2017; 6(2):e000145. PMID: 28959784.
     
  7. Marx Delaney M, Maji P, Kalita T, Kara N, Rana D, Kumar K, Masoinneuve J, Cousens S, Gawande AA, Kumar V, Kodkany B, Sharma N, Saurastri R, Pratap Singh V, Hirschhorn LR, Semrau KE, Firestone R. Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 Jun 27; 5(2):217-231. PMID: 28655800.
     
  8. Kara N, Firestone R, Kalita T, Gawande AA, Kumar V, Kodkany B, Saurastri R, Pratap Singh V, Maji P, Karlage A, Hirschhorn LR, Semrau KE. The BetterBirth Program: Pursuing Effective Adoption and Sustained Use of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Through Coaching-Based Implementation in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 Jun 27; 5(2):232-243. PMID: 28655801.
     
  9. Henry EG, Semrau K, Hamer DH, Vian T, Nambao M, Mataka K, Scott NA. The influence of quality maternity waiting homes on utilization of facilities for delivery in rural Zambia. Reprod Health. 2017 May 30; 14(1):68.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28558800.
     
  10. Nakamura KJ, Heath L, Sobrera ER, Wilkinson TA, Semrau K, Kankasa C, Tobin NH, Webb NE, Lee B, Thea DM, Kuhn L, Mullins JI, Aldrovandi GM. Breast milk and in utero transmission of HIV-1 select for envelope variants with unique molecular signatures. Retrovirology. 2017 Jan 26; 14(1):6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28122636; DOI: 10.1186/s12977-017-0331-z;.
     
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