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

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

Amgen Access Metrics (Work Order #1)
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2021 (Co-PI)
PI: Veronika Wirtz, BPharm, MSc, PhD
Amgen, Inc.

Developing a Measurement Framework for Roche Access Programs
04/22/2020 - 04/28/2021 (PI)
F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.

IFPMA Metrics, Tracking and Evaluation Proposal: SOW3
10/01/2019 - 01/30/2021 (PI)
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Kaiser JL, McGlasson KL, Rockers PC, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Hamer DH, Vian T, Biemba G, Lori JR, Scott NA. Out-of-pocket expenditure for home and facility-based delivery among rural women in Zambia: a mixed-methods, cross-sectional study. Int J Womens Health. 2019; 11:411-430.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31447591
  8. 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
  9. Turpin K, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango MA, Laing R, Wirtz VJ. Prevalence and treatment of hypertension, diabetes and asthma in Kenya: A representative household survey in eight counties in 2016. East African Medical Journal. 2019; 95(3). View Publication
  10. 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
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