Sydney Rosen, MPA

Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and a Co-Director 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 the principal investigator of multiple USAID-, NIH-, and foundation-supported studies and evaluations in South Africa and has worked extensively in Zambia, Malawi, 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. Her current projects include AMBIT, EVIDENCE, and EQUIP, all described on the BUSPH website. 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

Retain6: Models of Care for the First 6 months of HIV Treatment
10/12/2021 - 12/31/2025 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“Evaluating differentiated service delivery for HIV in Africa (AMBIT 2.0)”
12/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) Bill & Melinda Gates

Evaluation to Inform Decisions using Economics and Epidemiology (The EVIDENCE Project)
01/01/2019 - 11/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) USAID

Evaluation of CCMDD (HE2RO)
06/01/2023 - 06/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) Bill & Melinda Gates

Planning grant: Management Dvp Programme evaluation (HE2RO)
11/01/2023 - 04/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

Simulator-Based simplified Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (sFoCUS) Training in Haiti
06/23/2022 - 03/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH FIC

Alternative Models of ART Delivery: Optimizing the Benefits (AMBIT)
08/08/2018 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

EQUIP Years 2-5
10/01/2016 - 09/30/2022 (Subcontract 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 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (BU-CHART)
07/01/2018 - 07/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAID

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  1. Fox MP, Pascoe S, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Short-Term Outcomes From a Cluster Randomized Evaluation of Adherence Clubs as Part of Differentiated HIV Care in South Africa [RETRACTED]. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2024 Jun 01; 96(2):e15-e22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33990490
  2. Kileel EM, Zheng A, Bor J, Fox MP, Crowther NJ, George JA, Khoza S, Rosen S, Venter WDF, Raal F, Hibberd P, Brennan AT. Does Engagement in HIV Care Affect Screening, Diagnosis, and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2024 Feb; 28(2):591-608.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38300475; PMCID: PMC10876721; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-023-04248-0;
  3. Brennan AT, Lauren E, Bor J, George JA, Chetty K, Mlisana K, Dai A, Khoza S, Rosen S, Stokes AC, Raal F, Hibberd P, Alexanian SM, Fox MP, Crowther NJ. Gaps in the type 2 diabetes care cascade: a national perspective using South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) database. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 21; 23(1):1452.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38129852; PMCID: PMC10740239; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-023-10318-9;
  4. Benade M, Maskew M, Juntunen A, Flynn DB, Rosen S. Prior exposure to antiretroviral therapy among adult patients presenting for HIV treatment initiation or reinitiation in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2023 Nov 19; 13(11):e071283.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37984944; PMCID: PMC10660894; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-071283;
  5. Labhardt ND, Brown JA, Sass N, Ford N, Rosen S. Treatment Outcomes After Offering Same-Day Initiation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Treatment-How to Interpret Discrepancies Between Different Studies. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Oct 13; 77(8):1176-1184. PMID: 37229594; PMCID: PMC10573746; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciad317;
  6. Maskew M, Rosen S. Estimating the impact of differentiated models for HIV care. Lancet HIV. 2023 Oct; 10(10):e628-e630. PMID: 37802565; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(23)00225-4;
  7. Benade M, Mchiza Z, Raquib RV, Prasad SK, Yan LD, Brennan AT, Davies J, Sudharsanan N, Manne-Goehler J, Fox MP, Bor J, Rosen SB, Stokes AC. Health systems performance for hypertension control using a cascade of care approach in South Africa, 2011-2017. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(9):e0002055.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37676845; PMCID: PMC10484448; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0002055;
  8. Samet JH, Blokhina E, Cheng DM, Rosen S, Lioznov D, Lunze K, Truong V, Gnatienko N, Quinn E, Bushara N, Raj A, Krupitsky E. Rapid access to antiretroviral therapy, receipt of naltrexone, and strengths-based case management versus standard of care for HIV viral load suppression in people with HIV who inject drugs in Russia (LINC-II): an open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet HIV. 2023 Sep; 10(9):e578-e587.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37659841; PMCID: PMC10653654; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(23)00143-1;
  9. Pascoe S, Huber A, Mokhele I, Lekodeba N, Ntjikelane V, Sande L, Tchereni T, Haimbe P, Rosen S. The SENTINEL study of differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia: research protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Aug 23; 23(1):891. PMID: 37612720; PMCID: PMC10463463; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-023-09813-w;
  10. Huber A, Hirasen K, Brennan AT, Phiri B, Tcherini T, Mulenga L, Haimbe P, Shakwelele H, Nyirenda R, Wilson Matola B, Gunda A, Rosen S. Uptake of same-day initiation of HIV treatment in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia as reported in routinely collected data: the SPRINT retrospective cohort study. Gates Open Res. 2023; 7:42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37153118; PMCID: PMC10160348; DOI: 10.12688/gatesopenres.14424.2;
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2019 Boston University School of Public Health: Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
2003 Harvard Business Review: McKinsey Award
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Antiretroviral therapy
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Health economics
South Africa
Same-day ART initiation
Implementation science
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