Peter Rockers, ScD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MPH, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
DSc, Harvard University

Dr. Rockers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he is also the Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate program. His research is primarily concerned with evaluating the impacts of health system strengthening interventions and policies in low- and middle-income countries using experimental methods. He is particularly interested in interventions that aim to improve early childhood development outcomes in high poverty settings. Dr. Rockers is currently Co-Principal Investigator for a large cluster-randomized trial in South Africa evaluating the feasibility and impact of an innovative package of early childhood interventions delivered by community health workers. Dr. Rockers is involved in several projects focused on access to medicines. He is Co-Principle Investigator for a project developing a framework for evaluating pharmaceutical industry-led access to medicines programs. He is also Co-Investigator for a cluster-randomized trial in Kenya evaluating the impact of a medicine access program on the availability and price of NCD medicines.

Integrating a Package of Home-Based Early Childhood Interventions into Existing CHW Protocols in South Africa
03/22/2016 - 08/17/2020 (PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

04/01/2017 - 03/31/2020 (Co-PI)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

Novartis Access Initiative Task Order 2
04/29/2016 - 02/28/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
Sandoz International GmbH

08/01/2016 - 12/30/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

Novartis Access Initiative Task Order 1
12/01/2015 - 04/30/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
Sandoz International GmbH

Follow up study assessing impact of a mother-groups based intervention for early childhood on nutritional status and child neurocognitive and social development
03/01/2016 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
Department for International Development (United Kingdom)

Use of MHealth by Ward-Based Outreach Teams in South Africa
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) USAID

Improving Early Child Development in Zambia
12/01/2014 - 11/30/2015 (PI)
Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research Development Dept for Intl Dev-UK

Health Management Improvement Program
07/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) USAID

Saving Brains: Improving Early Childhood Development in Zambia
04/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research Development Grand Challenges Can

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  1. Rockers P, Sharda A, Shet A. Maternal Malnutrition, Breastfeeding, and Child Inflammation in India (P11-025-19). Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1). PMID: 31225272.
  2. Chiu C, Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Lori JR, Boyd CJ, Rockers PC. Household saving during pregnancy and facility delivery in Zambia: a cross-sectional study. Health Policy Plan. 2019 Mar 01; 34(2):102-109.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30768183.
  3. Rockers PC, Laing RO, Ashigbie PG, Onyango MA, Mukiira CK, Wirtz VJ. Effect of Novartis Access on availability and price of non-communicable disease medicines in Kenya: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Apr; 7(4):e492-e502.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30799142.
  4. Chernyak N, Harvey T, Tarullo AR, Rockers PC, Blake PR. Varieties of Young Children's Prosocial Behavior in Zambia: The Role of Cognitive Ability, Wealth, and Inequality Beliefs. Front Psychol. 2018; 9:2209.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30505288; DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02209;.
  5. Scott NA, Henry EG, Kaiser JL, Mataka K, Rockers PC, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Hamer DH, Munro-Kramer ML, Lori JR. Factors affecting home delivery among women living in remote areas of rural Zambia: a cross-sectional, mixed-methods analysis. Int J Womens Health. 2018; 10:589-601.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30349403.
  6. Syed N, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing RO, Wirtz VJ. Access to Antihypertensive Medicines at the Household Level: A Study From 8 Counties of Kenya. Glob Heart. 2018 12; 13(4):247-253.e5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30245176.
  7. Onyango MA, Vian T, Hirsch I, Salvi DD, Laing R, Rockers PC, Ashigbie PG, Wirtz VJ. Perceptions of Kenyan adults on access to medicines for non-communicable diseases: A qualitative study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0201917.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30142218.
  8. Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Vian T, Bonawitz R, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Biemba G, Boyd CJ, Lori JR, Hamer DH, Rockers PC. Impact of maternity waiting homes on facility delivery among remote households in Zambia: protocol for a quasiexperimental, mixed-methods study. BMJ Open. 2018 08 10; 8(8):e022224.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30099401; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022224;.
  9. Rockers PC, Reich MR, Kettler H, Wirtz VJ. Commitment to Impact: Strengthening Measurement of Industry-Led Access-to-Medicines Programs. Health Syst Reform. 2018; 4(3):188-193.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30060703.
  10. Rockers PC, Laing RO, Wirtz VJ. Equity in access to non-communicable disease medicines: a cross-sectional study in Kenya. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(3):e000828.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29989082.
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