William B. MacLeod, ScD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health

Bill is a public health data scientist with training in demography, epidemiology and biostatistics who uses his skills to answer policy relevant programmatic questions related to the management of HIV treatment programs. For the past 7 years, Bill has been based in South Africa where he has collaborated on research and monitoring & evaluation projects with South African government institutions. Bill is the Co-Principal Investigator of a USAID funded project that has developed dashboards and other tools for monitoring the HIV treatment program in South Africa. Bill is an internationally recognized expert on international clinical trials and has served on Data Safety and Monitoring Boards and Technical Advisory Groups for WHO and CDC sponsored international studies. Bill earned his Doctors and Master of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and his Bachelors in Arts in International Relations from the University of California at Davis. He spent three years as a policy analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Recycling Section of the Office of Solid Waste, and two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras.

Evidence synthesis for Child Health diarrhea guideline update for the department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing
07/01/2020 - 03/22/2021 (PI)
World Health Organization

Technology supported systems for rapid impact on TB control
11/01/2018 - 04/30/2020 (Co-Investigator)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD SouthAfricaMedResCou

Monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Care, Management and Treatment (CCMT) programme for HIV/AIDS in South Africa using National Health Laboratory Service Data
06/01/2012 - 09/30/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Right to Care USAID

HIV Viral Load Data Triangulation
05/01/2016 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

Secondary Analysis of South Africa Viral Load, CD4 count and other HIV Care Cascade Data
01/12/2015 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
World Bank

DMMH-GCC-POC Consultancy
02/01/2014 - 11/30/2014 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Grand Challenges Can


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  1. Forman LS, Macleod W, Mwananyanda L, Kwenda G, Pieciak R, Mupila Z, Murphy C, Thea D, Chikoti C, Yankonde B, Ngoma B, Chimoga C, Gill CJ. Association of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Underlying Risk Factors for Death Among Young Infants Who Died at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka Zambia. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 02; 73(Suppl_3):S180-S186.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472569; PMCID: PMC8411249; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab466;
  2. Murphy C, MacLeod WB, Forman LS, Mwananyanda L, Kwenda G, Pieciak RC, Mupila Z, Thea D, Chikoti C, Yankonde B, Ngoma B, Chimoga C, Gill CJ. Risk Factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Community Deaths in Zambian Infants. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 02; 73(Suppl_3):S187-S192.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34472570; PMCID: PMC8411252; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab453;
  3. Gill CJ, Gunning CE, MacLeod WB, Mwananyanda L, Thea DM, Pieciak RC, Kwenda G, Mupila Z, Rohani P. Asymptomatic Bordetella pertussis infections in a longitudinal cohort of young African infants and their mothers. Elife. 2021 06 07; 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34097599; PMCID: PMC8184211; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65663;
  4. Bor J, Gage A, Onoya D, Maskew M, Tripodis Y, Fox MP, Puren A, Carmona S, Mlisana K, MacLeod W. Variation in HIV care and treatment outcomes by facility in South Africa, 2011-2015: A cohort study. PLoS Med. 2021 03; 18(3):e1003479.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33789340; PMCID: PMC8012100; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003479;
  5. Lapidot R, Larson Williams A, MacLeod WB, Mwale M, Olowojesiku R, Enslen A, Mwananyanda L, Munanjala G, Chimoga C, Ngoma B, Thea DL, Gill CJ. Verbal Autopsies for Out-of-Hospital Infant Deaths in Zambia. Pediatrics. 2021 04; 147(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33664096
  6. Mwananyanda L, Gill CJ, MacLeod W, Kwenda G, Pieciak R, Mupila Z, Lapidot R, Mupeta F, Forman L, Ziko L, Etter L, Thea D. Covid-19 deaths in Africa: prospective systematic postmortem surveillance study. BMJ. 2021 02 17; 372:n334.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33597166; PMCID: PMC7887952; DOI: 10.1136/bmj.n334;
  7. Gunning CE, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod WB, Mwale M, Thea DM, Pieciak RC, Rohani P, Gill CJ. Implementation and adherence of routine pertussis vaccination (DTP) in a low-resource urban birth cohort. BMJ Open. 2020 12 31; 10(12):e041198.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33384391; PMCID: PMC7780521; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041198;
  8. Harlow AF, Bor J, Brennan AT, Maskew M, MacLeod W, Carmona S, Mlisana K, Fox MP. Impact of Viral Load Monitoring on Retention and Viral Suppression: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of South Africa's National Laboratory Cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 12 01; 189(12):1492-1501.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32648905; PMCID: PMC7705603; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwaa140;
  9. Fox MP, Brennan AT, Nattey C, MacLeod WB, Harlow A, Mlisana K, Maskew M, Carmona S, Bor J. Delays in repeat HIV viral load testing for those with elevated viral loads: a national perspective from South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 07; 23(7):e25542.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32640101; PMCID: PMC7343337; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25542;
  10. Biemba G, Chiluba B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Silavwe V, Lunze K, Mwale RK, Hamer DH, MacLeod WB. Impact of mobile health-enhanced supportive supervision and supply chain management on appropriate integrated community case management of malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia in children 2-59 months: A cluster randomised trial in Eastern Province, Zambia. J Glob Health. 2020 Jun; 10(1):010425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32509293; PMCID: PMC7243069; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.10.010425;
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Population Health
Child Survival
Infectious Diseases
Sub-Saharan Africa
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