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.

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. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. Rees CA, Hooli S, King C, McCollum ED, Colbourn T, Lufesi N, Mwansambo C, Lazzerini M, Madhi SA, Cutland C, Nunes M, Gessner BD, Basnet S, Kartasasmita CB, Mathew JL, Zaman SMAU, Paranhos-Baccala G, Bhatnagar S, Wadhwa N, Lodha R, Aneja S, Santosham M, Picot VS, Sylla M, Awasthi S, Bavdekar A, Pape JW, Rouzier V, Chou M, Rakoto-Andrianarivelo M, Wang J, Nymadawa P, Vanhems P, Russomando G, Asghar R, Banajeh S, Iqbal I, MacLeod W, Maulen-Radovan I, Mino G, Saha S, Singhi S, Thea DM, Clara AW, Campbell H, Nair H, Falconer J, Williams LJ, Horne M, Strand T, Qazi SA, Nisar YB, Neuman MI. External validation of the RISC, RISC-Malawi, and PERCH clinical prediction rules to identify risk of death in children hospitalized with pneumonia. J Glob Health. 2021; 11:04062.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34737862; PMCID: PMC8542381; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.11.04062;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. 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;
  10. 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;
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Population Health
Child Survival
Infectious Diseases
Sub-Saharan Africa
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