Sydney Rosen, MPA
Research Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MPA, Harvard University



Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Co-Division Head of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research addresses the economic consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and in particular the outcomes, costs, cost-effectiveness, and benefits of HIV and TB care and treatment interventions and models of service delivery. She is also developing research activities on the economics of noncommunicable diseases in Africa. She is the principal investigator of multiple USAID-, NIH-, and foundation-supported studies and evaluations in South Africa and has worked extensively in Zambia and Kenya. She is also the author of policy and review papers on the business response to AIDS, the rationing of antiretroviral therapy, and the retention of patients in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs. Professor Rosen’s technical training is in policy analysis and applied economics. She holds a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Co-Division Head
University of the Witwatersrand
Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office



2003 Harvard Business Review: McKinsey Award


ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF ART DELIVERY: OPTIMIZING THE BENEFITS (AMBIT)
08/08/2018 - 02/28/2021 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

EQUIP YEAR 2 AND 3
10/01/2016 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
Right to Care (South Africa) USAID

IMPROVING PRE-ART TO IMPROVE LINKAGE AND RETENTION TO CARE IN HIV HIGH BURDEN COUNTRIES
09/22/2015 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

INROADS: INNOVATIONS RESEARCH ON HIV/AIDS
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD USAID

RAPID INITIATION OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY TO PROMOTE EARLY HIV/AIDS TREATMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA (RAPIT-SA STUDY)
06/19/2012 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5U01AI100015-03

EQUIP
10/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Right to Care (South Africa) USAID

'ASSOCIATE AWARD' COSTS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ADULT TREATMENT DELIVERY IN SOUTH AFRICA' UNDER COUNTRY RESEARCH ACTIVITY GHS-A-00-03-00020-00
01/01/2009 - 12/30/2013 (PI)
U.S. Agency for International Development
AID-674-A-00-09-00018

TUBERCULOSIS CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (CDRC)
03/08/2010 - 09/29/2011 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH CC

Patient-Level Sustainability of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV/AIDS in South Africa
03/01/2006 - 12/31/2009 (PI)
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Impact of Chronic Morbidity and Mortality on Cocoa Production in Ghana
05/15/2004 - 10/31/2005 (PI)
Academy for Educational Development USAID




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  1. Rosen S, Maskew M, Brennan AT, Fox MP, Vezi L, Ehrenkranz PD, Venter WDF. Improved simplified clinical algorithm for identifying patients eligible for immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy for HIV (SLATE II): protocol for a randomized evaluation. Trials. 2018 Oct 11; 19(1):548.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30305142.
     
  2. Brennan AT, Jamieson L, Crowther NJ, Fox MP, George JA, Berry KM, Stokes A, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Cassim N, Rosen S. Prevalence, incidence, predictors, treatment, and control of hypertension among HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral treatment in public sector treatment programs in South Africa. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0204020.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30281618.
     
  3. Fox MP, Pascoe SJS, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Effectiveness of Interventions for Unstable Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: Results of a Cluster Randomized Evaluation. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Oct 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30281882.
     
  4. Ahmed S, Autrey J, Katz IT, Fox MP, Rosen S, Onoya D, Bärnighausen T, Mayer KH, Bor J. Why do people living with HIV not initiate treatment? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Sep; 213:72-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30059900.
     
  5. Ahmed S, Autrey J, Fox MP, Katz IT, Rosen S, Onoya D, Barnighausen T, Mayer K, Bor J. Why do people living with HIV not initiate treatment? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Social Science & Medicine. 2018. View Publication
  6. Budgell EP, Evans D, Leuner R, Long LC, Rosen S. The costs and outcomes of paediatric tuberculosis treatment at primary healthcare clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa. SAMJ Research. 2018. View Publication
  7. Fox MP, Pascoe SJ, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Assessing the impact of the National Department of Health's National Adherence Guidelines for Chronic Diseases in South Africa using routinely collected data: a cluster-randomised evaluation. BMJ Open. 2018 01 21; 8(1):e019680.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29358446.
     
  8. Bor J, Chiu C, Ahmed S, Katz I, Fox MP, Rosen S, Yapa M, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Failure to initiate HIV treatment in patients with high CD4 counts: evidence from demographic surveillance in rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Feb; 23(2):206-220.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29160949.
     
  9. Bor J, Fox MP, Rosen S, Venkataramani A, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov; 14(11):e1002463.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29182641.
     
  10. Meyer-Rath G, Johnson LF, Pillay Y, Blecher M, Brennan AT, Long L, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Fox MP, Rosen S. Changing the South African national antiretroviral therapy guidelines: The role of cost modelling. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186557.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29084275.
     
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Antiretroviral therapy
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Health economics
HIV
South Africa
Same-day ART initiation
Implementation science
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