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.

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

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

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

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lora Sabin.
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Programme Evaluation of Timor-Leste PEN-HEARTS Intervention
09/15/2020 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
World Health Organization

Determining Barriers to TB Care
06/15/2018 - 12/18/2020 (Subcontract PI)
CRDF Global National Science Fdn

The Supporting Adolescent Adherence in Vietnam (SAAV) Study
08/24/2016 - 08/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
University of New England NIH NIMH

Improving ART Retention and Adherence in Uganda: the WiseMama Study
09/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (Multi-PI)
PI: Lora Sabin, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Catholics Care for Children in Zambia
03/30/2015 - 06/30/2016 (Co-Investigator)
Catholic Relief Services GHR Foundation

China Adherence through Technology Study (CATS)
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

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 (Subcontract PI)
Pharmaccess Namibia USAID

Training Workshop on Cost Benefits Analysis
01/10/2012 - 01/13/2012 (PI)

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  1. Ameli V, Haberer J, Sabin L, Meinck F, Barlow J, Taj L, Mohraz M. Tailored mHealth intervention for improving treatment adherence for people living with HIV in Iran (HamRaah): protocol for a feasibility study and randomised pilot trial with a nested realist evaluation. BMJ Open. 2021 06 23; 11(6):e042296. PMID: 34162631; PMCID: PMC8231034; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042296;
  2. Kaur P, West RL, Ivankovich MB, Gill CJ, Sabin L. Use of eHealth for HIV Medical Education: a Narrative Review. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2021 Jun; 18(3):247-260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33817768
  3. Lora L. Sabin, Vu Cong Nguyen, Kelsee Harvey, Rachael Bonawitz, Le Thanh Hai, Nguyen Van Lam, Le Thi Yen, Allen L. Gifford, Jessica E. Haberer, Dang Thuy Linh, Mary Bachman DeSilva. Challenges to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Coping Strategies to Overcome Them: Qualitative Investigations of Adolescents Living with HIV, their Caregivers, and Clinicians in Vietnam. Open AIDS J. 2020; 14:114-126.
  4. Sabin LL, Halim N, Hamer DH, Simmons EM, Jonnalagadda S, Larson Williams A, Chemusto H, Gifford AL, Bonawitz R, Aroda P, DeSilva M, Gasuza J, Mukasa B, Messersmith LJ. Retention in HIV Care Among HIV-Seropositive Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Uganda: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS Behav. 2020 Nov; 24(11):3164-3175.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32314120
  5. Murillo A, DeSilva MB, Sabin LL, Halim N, Chemusto H, Aroda P, Gasuza J, Hamer DH, Williams AL, Mukasa B, Messersmith LJ, Bonawitz R. Impact of a Maternal Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Intervention on HIV-exposed Infants in Uganda. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020; 9(3):320-329.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32765963; PMCID: PMC7397331; DOI: 10.21106/ijma.380;
  6. Sabin LL, Estrella B, Sempértegui F, Farquhar N, Mesic A, Halim N, Lin CY, Rodriguez O, Hamer DH. Household Costs Associated with Hospitalization of Children with Severe Pneumonia in Quito, Ecuador. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 04; 102(4):731-739.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32067631; PMCID: PMC7124905; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0721;
  7. Lora Sabin, Rich Feeley, and the rest of the Boston University research team; and Sithar Dorjee, Karma Tenzin, and the rest of the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) and Ministry of Health teams. THE BHUTAN PEN HEARTS PROGRAM EVALUATION: BASELINE STUDY. Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan and Boston University School of Public Health. Thimpu, Bhutan and Boston, USA. 2020.
  8. Singh MP, Chand SK, Saha KB, Singh N, Dhiman RC, Sabin LL. Unlicensed medical practitioners in tribal dominated rural areas of central India: bottleneck in malaria elimination. Malar J. 2020 Jan 14; 19(1):18. PMID: 31937329; PMCID: PMC6958589; DOI: 10.1186/s12936-020-3109-z;
  9. Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Houda Chergui, Lora Sabin, Lisa Messersmith, Daniel Kwaro, Julianna Otieno, Perez Akello, Jane Oyommbra. Barriers and Facilitators for Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Adolescents in Kisumu, Western Kenya: A Qualitative Study. Research Report. Boston University School of Public Health. Boston. 2019.
  10. Kelsee Harvey, Lora Sabin, Kyle Martin, Allen Gifford, Nafisa Halim, Jessica Haberer, Natacha Berkowitz, Jessie Stephens, and Catherine Orrell. The LEAP Pilot Project: A Qualitative Investigation. Research Report. Boston University School of Public Health. Boston. 2019.
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