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

2019 Boston University School of Public Health: Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
2003 Harvard Business Review: McKinsey Award

Retain6: Models of Care for the First 6 months of HIV Treatment
10/12/2021 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Evaluation to Inform Decisions using Economics and Epidemiology (The EVIDENCE Project)
01/01/2019 - 11/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) USAID

EQUIP Year 3 and 4
10/01/2016 - 09/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Right to Care (South Africa) USAID

Alternative Models of ART Delivery: Optimizing the Benefits (AMBIT)
08/08/2018 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

INROADS: Innovations Research on HIV/AIDS
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2018 (Subcontract 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

10/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 (Subcontract 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

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  1. Nichols BE, Rosen S. Economic evaluations of differentiated service delivery should include savings and ancillary benefits, not only health system costs: authors' reply. AIDS. 2021 11 01; 35(13):2235-2236.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34602596; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003034;
  2. Jo Y, Rosen S, Sy KTL, Phiri B, Huber AN, Mwansa M, Shakwelele H, Haimbe P, Mwenechanya MM, Lumano-Mulenga P, Nichols BE. Changes in HIV treatment differentiated care uptake during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia: interrupted time series analysis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 10; 24 Suppl 6:e25808.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34713620; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25808;
  3. Long LC, Rosen S, Nichols B, Larson BA, Ndlovu N, Meyer-Rath G. Getting resources to those who need them: the evidence we need to budget for underserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 07; 24 Suppl 3:e25707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189873; PMCID: PMC8242975; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25707;
  4. Huber A, Pascoe S, Nichols B, Long L, Kuchukhidze S, Phiri B, Tchereni T, Rosen S. Differentiated Service Delivery Models for HIV Treatment in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia: A Landscape Analysis. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2021 06 30; 9(2):296-307.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34234023; PMCID: PMC8324204; DOI: 10.9745/GHSP-D-20-00532;
  5. Bor J, Fischer C, Modi M, Richman B, Kinker C, King R, Calabrese SK, Mokhele I, Sineke T, Zuma T, Rosen S, Bärnighausen T, Mayer KH, Onoya D. Changing Knowledge and Attitudes Towards HIV Treatment-as-Prevention and "Undetectable?=?Untransmittable": A Systematic Review. AIDS Behav. 2021 Dec; 25(12):4209-4224.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34036459; PMCID: PMC8147591; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-021-03296-8;
  6. Ehrenkranz P, Rosen S, Boulle A, Eaton JW, Ford N, Fox MP, Grimsrud A, Rice BD, Sikazwe I, Holmes CB. The revolving door of HIV care: Revising the service delivery cascade to achieve the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals. PLoS Med. 2021 05; 18(5):e1003651.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34029346; PMCID: PMC8186775; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003651;
  7. 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. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 May 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33990490
  8. Hoffman RM, Moyo C, Balakasi KT, Siwale Z, Hubbard J, Bardon A, Fox MP, Kakwesa G, Kalua T, Nyasa-Haambokoma M, Dovel K, Campbell PM, Tseng CH, Pisa PT, Cele R, Gupta S, Benade M, Long L, Xulu T, Sanne I, Rosen S. Multimonth dispensing of up to 6 months of antiretroviral therapy in Malawi and Zambia (INTERVAL): a cluster-randomised, non-blinded, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 05; 9(5):e628-e638.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33865471
  9. Nichols BE, Cele R, Lekodeba N, Tukei B, Ngorima-Mabhena N, Tiam A, Maotoe T, Sejana MV, Faturiyele IO, Chasela C, Rosen S, Fatti G. Economic evaluation of differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in Lesotho: costs to providers and patients. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 04; 24(4):e25692.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33838012; PMCID: PMC8035675; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25692;
  10. Larson BA, Pascoe SJS, Huber A, Long LC, Murphy J, Miot J, Fraser-Hurt N, Fox MP, Rosen S. Fast-track treatment initiation counselling in South Africa: A cost-outcomes analysis. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0248551.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33735206; PMCID: PMC7971492; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248551;
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Antiretroviral therapy
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Health economics
South Africa
Same-day ART initiation
Implementation science
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