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

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, University of California, Davis

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.

Surveillance of HIV Drug Resistance in Adult Patients through Routine ARV programme Monitoring in South Africa” under Wits RHI Gophelega (Striving for good health) - A Program to Sustain HIV/TB....
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD HHS CDC

Programmatic Implementation and Technical Assistance (TA) for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention, Care and Treatment Services throughout the Health System in South Africa under PEPFAR
10/01/2020 - 09/29/2021 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD HHS CDC

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. Martin H, Falconer J, Addo-Yobo E, Aneja S, Arroyo LM, Asghar R, Awasthi S, Banajeh S, Bari A, Basnet S, Bavdekar A, Bhandari N, Bhatnagar S, Bhutta ZA, Brooks A, Chadha M, Chisaka N, Chou M, Clara AW, Colbourn T, Cutland C, D'Acremont V, Echavarria M, Gentile A, Gessner B, Gregory CJ, Hazir T, Hibberd PL, Hirve S, Hooli S, Iqbal I, Jeena P, Kartasasmita CB, King C, Libster R, Lodha R, Lozano JM, Lucero M, Lufesi N, MacLeod WB, Madhi SA, Mathew JL, Maulen-Radovan I, McCollum ED, Mino G, Mwansambo C, Neuman MI, Nguyen NTV, Nunes MC, Nymadawa P, O'Grady KF, Pape JW, Paranhos-Baccala G, Patel A, Picot VS, Rakoto-Andrianarivelo M, Rasmussen Z, Rouzier V, Russomando G, Ruvinsky RO, Sadruddin S, Saha SK, Santosham M, Singhi S, Soofi S, Strand TA, Sylla M, Thamthitiwat S, Thea DM, Turner C, Vanhems P, Wadhwa N, Wang J, Zaman SM, Campbell H, Nair H, Qazi SA, Nisar YB. Assembling a global database of child pneumonia studies to inform WHO pneumonia management algorithm: Methodology and applications. J Glob Health. 2022 Dec 29; 12:04075.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36579417; PMCID: PMC9798037; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.12.04075;
  2. Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod WB, Kwenda G, Pieciak RC, Etter L, Bridges D, Chikoti C, Chirwa S, Chimoga C, Forman L, Katowa B, Lapidot R, Lungu J, Matoba J, Mwinga G, Mubemba B, Mupila Z, Muleya W, Mwenda M, Ngoma B, Nakazwe R, Nzara D, Pawlak N, Pemba L, Saasa N, Simulundu E, Yankonde B, Thea DM. What is the prevalence of COVID-19 detection by PCR among deceased individuals in Lusaka, Zambia? A postmortem surveillance study. BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 06; 12(12):e066763.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36600354; PMCID: PMC9729848; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066763;
  3. Osei-Poku GK, Mwananyanda L, Elliot PA, MacLeod WB, Somwe SW, Pieciak RC, Gill CJ. Assessing infant sleep practices and other risk factors of SIDS in Zambia: a cross-sectional survey of mothers in Lusaka, Zambia. BMC Pediatr. 2022 Nov 15; 22(1):660.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36380292; PMCID: PMC9664809; DOI: 10.1186/s12887-022-03712-5;
  4. MacLeod WB, Bor J, Candy S, Maskew M, Fox MP, Bulekova K, Brennan AT, Potter J, Nattey C, Onoya D, Mlisana K, Stevens W, Carmona S. Cohort profile: the South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) National HIV Cohort. BMJ Open. 2022 Oct 19; 12(10):e066671.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36261238; PMCID: PMC9582381; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066671;
  5. Hamer DH, Solomon H, Das G, Knabe T, Beard J, Simon J, Nisar YB, MacLeod WB. Importance of breastfeeding and complementary feeding for management and prevention of childhood diarrhoea in low- and middle-income countries. J Glob Health. 2022 Aug 03; 12:10011.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35916658; PMCID: PMC9344980; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.12.10011;
  6. Rees CA, Colbourn T, Hooli S, King C, Lufesi N, McCollum ED, Mwansambo C, Cutland C, Madhi SA, Nunes M, Matthew JL, Addo-Yobo E, Chisaka N, Hassan M, Hibberd PL, Jeena PM, Lozano JM, MacLeod WB, Patel A, Thea DM, Nguyen NTV, Kartasasmita CB, Lucero M, Awasthi S, Bavdekar A, Chou M, Nymadawa P, Pape JW, Paranhos-Baccala G, Picot VS, Rakoto-Andrianarivelo M, Rouzier V, Russomando G, Sylla M, Vanhems P, Wang J, Asghar R, Banajeh S, Iqbal I, Maulen-Radovan I, Mino-Leon G, Saha SK, Santosham M, Singhi S, Basnet S, Strand TA, Bhatnagar S, Wadhwa N, Lodha R, Aneja S, Clara AW, Campbell H, Nair H, Falconer J, Qazi SA, Nisar YB, Neuman MI. Derivation and validation of a novel risk assessment tool to identify children aged 2-59 months at risk of hospitalised pneumonia-related mortality in 20 countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Apr; 7(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35428680; PMCID: PMC9014031; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008143;
  7. Onoya D, Jinga N, Nattey C, Mongwenyana C, Mngadi S, MacLeod WB, Sherman G. Motivational interviewing retention counseling and adherence to early infant diagnostic HIV testing schedule in South Africa: The PAEDLINK randomized trial. Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Feb 11; 101(6):e28730. PMID: 35147093; PMCID: PMC8830822; DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000028730;
  8. Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod WB, Kwenda G, Pieciak R, Mupila Z, Murphy C, Chikoti C, Forman L, Berklein F, Lapidot R, Chimoga C, Ngoma B, Larson A, Lungu J, Nakazwe R, Nzara D, Pemba L, Yankonde B, Chirwa A, Mwale M, Thea DM. Infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus in Lusaka, Zambia from the ZPRIME study: a 3-year, systematic, post-mortem surveillance project. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 02; 10(2):e269-e277.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35063114; PMCID: PMC8789563; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00518-0;
  9. Osei-Poku GK, Thomas S, Mwananyanda L, Lapidot R, Elliott PA, Macleod WB, Somwe SW, Gill CJ. A systematic review of the burden and risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Africa. J Glob Health. 2021; 11:04075.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35003713; PMCID: PMC8719309; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.11.04075;
  10. Mudenda V, Mumba C, Pieciak RC, Mwananyanda L, Chimoga C, Ngoma B, Mupila Z, Kwenda G, Forman L, Lapidot R, MacLeod WB, Thea DM, Gill CJ. Histopathological Evaluation of Deceased Persons in Lusaka, Zambia With or Without Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection: Results Obtained From Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 12 15; 73(Suppl_5):S465-S471.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34910177; PMCID: PMC8672753; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab858;
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Population Health
Child Survival
Infectious Diseases
Sub-Saharan Africa
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