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 - 03/31/2019 (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 PC, Reich MR, Kettler H, Wirtz VJ. Commitment to Impact: Strengthening Measurement of Industry-Led Access-to-Medicines Programs. Health Syst Reform. 2018 Jun 26; 1-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30060703.
  2. 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.
  3. Wirtz VJ, Turpin K, Laing RO, Mukiira CK, Rockers PC. Access to medicines for asthma, diabetes and hypertension in eight counties of Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 May 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29808960; DOI: 10.1111/tmi.13081;.
  4. Barakat D, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango MA, Laing RO, Wirtz VJ. Access to asthma medicines at the household level in eight counties of Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 May 01; 22(5):585-590.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29663966.
  5. Rockers PC, Zanolini A, Banda B, Chipili MM, Hughes RC, Hamer DH, Fink G. Two-year impact of community-based health screening and parenting groups on child development in Zambia: Follow-up to a cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2018 Apr; 15(4):e1002555.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29689045.
  6. Yan LD, Mwale J, Straitz S, Biemba G, Bhutta Z, Ross JF, Mwananyanda L, Nambao M, Ngwakum P, Genovese E, Banda B, Akseer N, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rockers PC, Hamer DH. Equity dimensions of the availability and quality of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health services in Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Apr; 23(4):433-445.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29457318.
  7. Stokes A, Berry KM, Mchiza Z, Parker WA, Labadarios D, Chola L, Hongoro C, Zuma K, Brennan AT, Rockers PC, Rosen S. Prevalence and unmet need for diabetes care across the care continuum in a national sample of South African adults: Evidence from the SANHANES-1, 2011-2012. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0184264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28968435.
  8. Fink G, Levenson R, Tembo S, Rockers PC. Home- and community-based growth monitoring to reduce early life growth faltering: an open-label, cluster-randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Oct; 106(4):1070-1077. PMID: 28835364.
  9. Bärnighausen T, Røttingen JA, Rockers P, Shemilt I, Tugwell P. Quasi-experimental study designs series-paper 1: introduction: two historical lineages. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Sep; 89:4-11. PMID: 28694121.
  10. Walsh FJ, Musonda M, Mwila J, Prust ML, Vosburg KB, Fink G, Berman P, Rockers PC. Improving Allocation And Management Of The Health Workforce In Zambia. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 May 01; 36(5):931-937. PMID: 28461362; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0679;.
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