Peter Rockers, MPH, 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.

2019 Boston University School of Public Health: Outstanding New Instructor

Impact of Home-Based Growth Charts on Child Linear Growth in Indonesia
05/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Australia D Frgn Aff

Amgen Access Metrics (Work Order #1)
05/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Peter Rockers, MPH, ScD
Amgen, Inc.

Developing a Measurement Framework for Roche Access Programs
04/22/2020 - 12/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Peter Rockers, MPH, ScD
F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.

IFPMA Metrics, Tracking and Evaluation Proposal: SOW3
10/01/2019 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

Child Nutrition, Systemic Inflammation, and Cognitive Development in South Africa
09/09/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Integrating a Package of Home-Based Early Childhood Interventions into Existing CHW Protocols in South Africa
03/22/2016 - 06/14/2021 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

04/01/2017 - 03/31/2020 (Co-Investigator)
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-Investigator)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
Sandoz International GmbH

08/01/2016 - 12/30/2017 (Co-Investigator)
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-Investigator)
PI: Richard Laing, MBChB, MSc (CHDC) MD
Sandoz International GmbH

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  1. Fontanet CP, Kaiser JL, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Lori JR, Biemba G, Munro-Kramer M, Sakala I, McGlasson KL, Vian T, Hamer DH, Rockers PC, Scott NA. Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Delivery for Maternity Waiting Home Users and Non-users in Rural Zambia. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2021 Jun 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34273929
  2. Ashigbie PG, Rockers PC, Laing RO, Cabral HJ, Onyango MA, Mboya J, Arends D, Wirtz VJ. Phone-based monitoring to evaluate health policy and program implementation in Kenya. Health Policy Plan. 2021 May 17; 36(4):444-453.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33724372; PMCID: PMC8128015; DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czab029;
  3. Lori JR, Munro-Kramer ML, Liu H, McGlasson KL, Zhang X, Lee H, Ngoma T, Kaiser JL, Bwalya M, Musonda G, Sakala I, Perosky JE, Fong RM, Boyd CJ, Chastain P, Rockers PC, Hamer DH, Biemba G, Vian T, Bonawitz R, Lockhart N, Scott NA. Increasing facility delivery through maternity waiting homes for women living far from a health facility in rural Zambia: a quasi-experimental study. BJOG. 2021 May 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33993600
  4. Ng G, Raskin E, Wirtz VJ, Banks KP, Laing RO, Kiragu ZW, Rockers PC, Onyango MA. Coping with access barriers to non-communicable disease medicines: qualitative patient interviews in eight counties in Kenya. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 May 03; 21(1):417.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33941177; PMCID: PMC8094552; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06433-0;
  5. Ashigbie PG, Rockers PC, Laing RO, Cabral HJ, Onyango MA, Buleti JPL, Wirtz VJ. Availability and prices of medicines for non-communicable diseases at health facilities and retail drug outlets in Kenya: a cross-sectional survey in eight counties. BMJ Open. 2020 05 15; 10(5):e035132.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32414824; PMCID: PMC7232616; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035132;
  6. Umeh CA, Rockers PC, Laing R, Wagh O, Wirtz VJ. Public reporting on pharmaceutical industry-led access programs: alignment with the WHO medicine programs evaluation checklist. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2020; 13:5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32226630; PMCID: PMC7098075; DOI: 10.1186/s40545-020-0204-z;
  7. Henry EG, Ngoma T, Kaiser JL, Fong RM, Vian T, Hamer DH, Rockers PC, Biemba G, Scott NA. Evaluating implementation effectiveness and sustainability of a maternity waiting homes intervention to improve access to safe delivery in rural Zambia: a mixed-methods protocol. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 12; 20(1):191.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32164728; PMCID: PMC7068884; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-4989-x;
  8. Umeh CA, Rockers PC, Laing RO, Wagh O, Wirtz VJ. Pharmaceutical industry-led partnerships focused on addressing the global burden of non-communicable diseases: a review of Access Accelerated. Public Health. 2020 Apr; 181:73-79.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31958672
  9. Larson BA, Halim N, Tsikhutsu I, Bii M, Coakley P, Rockers PC. A tool for estimating antiretroviral medication coverage for HIV-infected women during pregnancy (PMTCT-ACT). Glob Health Res Policy. 2019; 4:29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31637308; PMCID: PMC6794749; DOI: 10.1186/s41256-019-0121-3;
  10. Rockers PC, Laing RO, Scott N, Ashigbie P, Lucca EH, Umeh CA, Wirtz VJ. Evaluation of pharmaceutical industry-led access programmes: a standardised framework. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(4):e001659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31423348; PMCID: PMC6688691; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001659;
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