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

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

Determining Barriers to TB Care
06/15/2018 - 12/18/2019 (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 (Subcontract Co-PI)
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)

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Sabin LL, Dorjee S, Tenzin K, Bolanle B, Zambrano S, Swanson K, and the KGUMSB-BUSPH Research team. The Bhutan PEN HEARTS Program Evaluation: Baseline Study. Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan and Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health. Thimphu, Bhutan and Boston, USA. 2019.
  8. Sabin LL, Semrau K, DeSilva M, Le LTT, Beard JJ, Hamer DH, Tuchman J, Hammett TM, Halim N, Reuben M, Mesic A, Vian T. Effectiveness of community outreach HIV prevention programs in Vietnam: a mixed methods evaluation. BMC Public Health. 2019 Aug 16; 19(1):1130.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31420034
  9. Larson Williams A, Hawkins A, Sabin L, Halim N, Le Ngoc B, Nguyen VH, Nguyen T, Bonawitz R, Gill C. Motivating HIV Providers in Vietnam to Learn: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of a Mobile Health Continuing Medical Education Intervention. JMIR Med Educ. 2019 Apr 18; 5(1):e12058.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30998220
  10. DeSilva M, Vu CN, Bonawitz R, Hai LT, Van Lam N, Yen LT, Gifford AL, Haberer J, Linh DT, Sabin L. The Supporting Adolescent Adherence in Vietnam (SAAV) study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial assessing an mHealth approach to improving adherence for adolescents living with HIV in Vietnam. Trials. 2019 Feb 28; 20(1):150.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30819228
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