Lora Sabin, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University



Lora teaches courses in health economics, antiretroviral therapy management, public health ethics, and individual, community and population health for MPH and DrPH students, and conducts research on behavioral interventions and applied economics related to child health and welfare, HIV and AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Her current and recent projects include: investigating TB-related stigma in India; studying the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a hospital quality improvement intervention in Ghana; assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of triggered reminders to improve HIV treatment retention and adherence among pregnant and post-partum women in Uganda; evaluating active text messaging to improve knowledge and support continuing medical education among medical care providers (community-based health workers and HIV providers) in Vietnam; assessing the impact of real-time feedback to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive individuals in China; exploratory studies of men who have sex with men and of barriers and facilitators of retention in HIV care in Ghana; studies assessing the attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors related to malaria prevention and treatment among pregnant women in East and Central India; a validation study of the Child Status Index in Malawi; and a cost-effectiveness study of a package of neonatal interventions designed to reduce neonatal mortality in rural Zambia. Dr. Sabin frequently teaches in executive and professional training programs based in the US (Harvard University, Duke University) and was a member of the core faculty of the Vietnam AIDS Policy and Planning Project, a training program designed to strengthen the response to the HIV epidemic for local and national government officials in Vietnam. Before joining the BUSPH, Lora worked in the Asia Public Policy Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and at the Harvard Institute for International Development. While there, she served as the Academic Director of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, a Harvard-managed academic center in Ho Chi Minh City, from 1998-2001. Lora has lived in East Asia for ten years and has taught at universities and academic centers in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. She holds a MA in East Asian Studies and PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.

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



2016-2017 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2014-2015 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2012-2013 Boston University School of Public Health : Excellence in Teaching Award
2011-2012 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1993-1994 Harvard University: Graduate Fellowship
1991-1992 Committee on Scholarly Communication with the PRC: National Program for Advanced Study and Research in China
1990-1991 Harvard University: Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship


DETERMINING BARRIERS TO TB CARE
06/15/2018 - 06/14/2019 (PI)
CRDF Global National Science Fdn
OISE-9531011

IMPROVING ART RETENTION AND ADHERENCE IN UGANDA: THE WISEMAMA STUDY
09/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Lisa J. Messersmith, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R34MH103075-03

CATHOLICS CARE FOR CHILDREN IN ZAMBIA
03/30/2015 - 06/30/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: Mary A. Bachman DeSilva, DSc
Catholic Relief Services GHR Foundation

CHINA ADHERENCE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY STUDY (CATS)
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
5R34DA032423-03

MISTER SISTER EVALUATION - PHARMACCESS FOUNDATION NAMIBIA CONSULTANCY
06/15/2014 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Pharmaccess Namibia

MISTER SISTER EVALUATION FOR PHARMACCESS NAMIBIA
08/01/2013 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
Pharmaccess Namibia USAID

TRAINING WORKSHOP ON COST BENEFITS ANALYSIS
01/10/2012 - 01/13/2012 (PI)
USAID

Vietnam Pepfar Evaluation Project- BCCI Dissemination Workshops
04/01/2008 - 08/30/2009 (PI)
Pact, Inc. (Vietnam) USAID

FY 2006 Vietnam Fulbright Teaching Center
10/01/2005 - 11/30/2006 (PI)
Harvard University Department of State

Preventing and Mitigating the Impacts of AIDS: Economic and Policy Analysis Short Course
03/15/2003 - 06/30/2003 (PI)
World Bank



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Sabin LL, Beard J, Agyarko-Poku T, DeSilva M, Ashigbie P, Segal T, Esang M, Asafo MK, Wondergem P, Green K, Wambugu S, Adu-Sarkodie Y. "Too Much Sex and Alcohol": Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Male Adolescents and Young Men Who have Sex with Men in Ghana. Open AIDS J. 2018; 12:69-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30258509.
     
  2. Hutchinson K, Bryant M, Bachman DeSilva M, Price D, Sabin L, Bryson L, Jean Charles R, Declercq E. Delayed access to emergency obstetrical care among preeclamptic and non-preeclamptic women in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Aug 20; 18(1):337.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30126377.
     
  3. Sabin L, Hecht EMS, Brooks MI, Singh MP, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rizal A, Wylie BJ, Bondzie PA, Banos M, Tuchman J, Singh N, Hamer DH. Prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy: what do pregnant women and health care workers in East India know and do about it? Malar J. 2018 May 18; 17(1):207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29776369.
     
  4. Sabin LL, Mansfield L, DeSilva MB, Vian T, Li Z, Wubin X, Gifford AL, Barnoon Y, Gill CJ. Why it Worked: Participants' Insights into an mHealth Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Intervention in China. Open AIDS J. 2018; 12:20-37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29576816.
     
  5. Gill CJ, Le NB, Halim N, Chi CTH, Nguyen VH, Bonawitz R, Hoang PV, Nguyen HL, Huong PTT, Larson Williams A, Le NA, Sabin L. mCME project V.2.0: randomised controlled trial of a revised SMS-based continuing medical education intervention among HIV clinicians in Vietnam. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(1):e000632.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29527350.
     
  6. Sabin LL, Larson Williams A, Le BN, Herman AR, Viet Nguyen H, Albanese RR, Xiong W, Shobiye HO, Halim N, Tran LTN, McNabb M, Hoang H, Falconer A, Nguyen TTT, Gill CJ. Benefits and Limitations of Text Messages to Stimulate Higher Learning Among Community Providers: Participants' Views of an mHealth Intervention to Support Continuing Medical Education in Vietnam. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 06 27; 5(2):261-273.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28655802.
     
  7. Haberer JE, Sabin L, Amico KR, Orrell C, Galárraga O, Tsai AC, Vreeman RC, Wilson I, Sam-Agudu NA, Blaschke TF, Vrijens B, Mellins CA, Remien RH, Weiser SD, Lowenthal E, Stirratt MJ, Sow PS, Thomas B, Ford N, Mills E, Lester R, Nachega JB, Bwana BM, Ssewamala F, Mbuagbaw L, Munderi P, Geng E, Bangsberg DR. Improving antiretroviral therapy adherence in resource-limited settings at scale: a discussion of interventions and recommendations. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Mar 22; 20(1):1-15. PMID: 28364569; DOI: 10.7448/IAS.20.1.21371;.
     
  8. Jonnalagadda S, Rodríguez O, Estrella B, Sabin LL, Sempértegui F, Hamer DH. Etiology of severe pneumonia in Ecuadorian children. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171687.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28182741; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171687;.
     
  9. Brooks MI, Thabrany H, Fox MP, Wirtz VJ, Feeley FG, Sabin LL. Health facility and skilled birth deliveries among poor women with Jamkesmas health insurance in Indonesia: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb 02; 17(1):105.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28148258; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2028-3;.
     
  10. Gill CJ, Le Ngoc B, Halim N, Nguyen Viet H, Larson Williams A, Nguyen Van T, McNabb M, Tran Thi Ngoc L, Falconer A, An Phan Ha H, Rohr J, Hoang H, Michiel J, Nguyen Thi Thanh T, Bird L, Pham Vu H, Yeshitla M, Ha Van N, Sabin L. The mCME Project: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an SMS-Based Continuing Medical Education Intervention for Improving Medical Knowledge among Vietnamese Community Based Physicians' Assistants. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166293.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27861516; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166293;.
     
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