Robert A. Knox Professor
Harvard University School of Public Health, DSc
University of California, MPH
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Jonathon Lee Simon, MPH, DSc, is the Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He received his Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California at Berkeley; his MPH is also from UC Berkeley. Dr. Simon received his Doctorate of Science from the Harvard University School of Public Health, having completed dissertation research on the changing demography of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Simon has had extensive experience working in Africa and South Asia, particularly on issues including child survival, infectious diseases, and capacity strengthening. For the past seven years, he has been part of a core research team at the CGHD evaluating the social and economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic while maintaining an active role in the center’s ongoing child survival research work. He served as Principal Investigator (PI) of an applied research project on orphans and vulnerable children. He remains involved in the technical work on HIV economics and program evaluation studies. Dr. Simon teaches a master’s-level course on the history of the public health movement and advises doctoral students.
Dr. Simon has been involved in applied child health research activities for 25 years, working in more than 20 developing countries. Before joining Boston University in 2001, Dr. Simon was a tenured Fellow of the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), and Director of the HIID Health Office. During his tenure at HIID, he was resident in Pakistan for two years as the regional advisor. He worked extensively on strengthening institutional and individual research capacity.
Dr. Simon was named the first Robert A. Knox Professor, a newly created endowed professorship designed to support a faculty member who has an outstanding record of scholarship and teaching in public health and management. The professorship was established through a $2.5 million gift from The Robert and Jeanne Knox Foundation, a philanthropic entity co-founded by BU Board of Trustees Chair Robert Knox (CAS ’74, GSM ’75) and his wife, Jeanne, who heads the BU Parents Leadership Council.
- AIDS and the Private Sector in Africa
- AIDSTAR-One: AIDS Support and Technical Resources for Prevention, Care, and Treatment
- Analysis of the Committed Communities Development Trust’s Residential Care for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (including the Children of Sex Workers)
- Analyzing the Organizational Development of 3 NGOs Providing Care to OVC
- Applied Diarrheal Disease Research (ADDR) Project
- Applied Research on Child Health (ARCH) Project
- Assessing the Karnataka Cash Transfer Program
- Baseline Evaluation of USAID/Pact Program for Highly Vulnerable Children: Yekokeb Berhan
- Child and Family Applied Research Project (CFAR)
- Children Affected by AIDS – Organizational Network Analysis
- DELIVER I and II
- Disclosure of HIV Status to Children: Global Lessons and India Practice
- Dissemination Meeting & Capacity Building Workshop
- Economic and Quality of Life Outcomes for Patients on ART in Kenya
- Economics and Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa and Asia
- Effectiveness of an Integrated Care Model in Drop-in Centers in Maharashtra
- Evaluation of the Community Faith-Based Regional Initiative for Vulnerable Children (FABRIC)
- Evidence-based Landscape Analysis on Childhood Diarrheal Disorders and Development of Global Consensus on Priorities for Research and Interventions (DGAP)
- External Evaluation of the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) Project
- External Evaluation of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership
- External Evaluation of the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
- Filling the Knowledge Gap on How to Better Serve Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS
- Global Urban Health Summit
- Health and Development Discussion Papers
- Impact of Services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mozambique
- ISHED: International Studies in Health and Economic Development
- Labor Productivity and Antiretroviral Therapy in Kenya
- Longitudinal Orphans and Vulnerable Children Study in Zambia
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children Research in India
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children-Comprehensive Action Research (OVC-CARE) Program
- Project SEARCH (Supporting Evaluation and Research to Combat HIV/AIDS)
- The Amajuba Child Health and Well-Being Research Project
- Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT)
Engagement of the Community, Traditional Leaders, and Public Health System in the Design and Implementation of a Large Community-Based, Cluster-Randomized Trial of Umbilical Cord Care in Zambia
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2015 Feb; 92(3):666-672.
Evaluation of USAID/PACT Program For Highly Vulnerable Children: Yekokeb Berhan Baseline Findings: Final Report
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 May.
Antiretroviral Therapy, Labor Productivity, and Gender: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Tea Pluckers in Kenya
AIDS 2012. 2013 Jan;.
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2012 Nov.
PEPFAR’s Support For Orphans And Vulnerable Children: Some Beneficial Effects, But Too Little Data, And Programs Spread Thin
Health Affairs. 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-1518.
Journal of Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndromes. 2012 Jun; 60(2):e69-e71.
Washington, DC: USAID; 2012 Mar.
Early impacts of orphaning: Health, nutrition, and food insecurity in a cohort of school-going adolescents in South Africa
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. 2012 Mar; 7(1):75-87.
New Delhi, India: USAID; 2012 Jan.
Washington, DC: USAID; 2011 Dec.
Boston, MA: Boston University Center for Global Health & Development and FHI 360; 2011 Aug.
Effect of Training Traditional Birth Attendants on Neonatal Mortality (Lufwanyama Neonatal Survival Project): Randomised Controlled Study
British Medical Journal. 2011 Jun;.
Children of Female Sex Workers and Drug Users: A Review of Vulnerability, Resilience and Family-Centred Models of Care
J Int AIDS Soc. 2010 Jun; 13 Suppl 2:S6.
Improvements in Physical Wellbeing over the First Two Years on Antiretroviral Therapy in Western Kenya
AIDS Care. 2010 Apr; 22(2):137-45.
Do the Socioeconomic Impacts of Antiretroviral Therapy Vary by Gender? A Longitudinal Study of Kenyan Agricultural Worker Employment Outcomes
BMC Public Health. 2009 Jul; 9:240.
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. 2008 Aug; 3(2):102 - 111.
The Outcomes and Outpatient Costs of Different Models of Antiretroviral Treatment Delivery in South Africa
Trop Med Int Health. 2008 Jul; 13(8):1005-15.
Chloramphenicol Versus Ampicillin Plus Gentamicin for Community Acquired Very Severe Pneumonia among Children Aged 2-59 Months in Low Resource Settings: Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial (SPEAR Study)
BMJ. 2008 Jan; 336(7635):80-4.
Ambulatory Short-Course High-Dose Oral Amoxicillin for Treatment of Severe Pneumonia in Children: A Randomised Equivalency Trial
Lancet. 2008 Jan; 371(9606):49-56.
Early Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Work Performance: Preliminary Results from a Cohort Study of Kenyan Agricultural Workers
AIDS. 2008 Jan; 22(3):421-5.
Malar J. 2008 Jan; 7:25.
Exploring the Cinderella Myth: Intrahousehold Differences in Child Wellbeing Between Orphans and Non-Orphans in Amajuba District, South Africa
AIDS. 2007 Dec; 21 Suppl 7:S95-S103.
Lancet. 2007 Sep; 370(9590):824-5; author reply 826-7.
AIDS. 2007 Aug; 21 Suppl 3:S41-51.
JAMA. 2007 May; 297(20):2227-31.
Paediatric Malaria Case-Management with Artemether-Lumefantrine in Zambia: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study
Malar J. 2007 Mar; 6:31.
Health, Economic Development and Household Poverty: From Understanding to Action. Bennet S., Gilson L., Mills A.. London, England: Taylor and Francis, Routledge; 2007.
HIV/AIDS and the Private Sector in Africa: Impact and Responses. Report prepared for the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa
Boston, MA: Center for International Health and Development; 2006 Feb.
Response to Bangsberg et al., Regarding our Article ‘No Room for Complacency About Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa’
AIDS. 2006 Jan; 20(1):141-142.
PLoS Med. 2005 Sep; 2(11):e303.
AIDS. 2005 Jul; 19(12):1243-9.
Plasma Zinc Concentrations are Depressed during the Acute Phase Response in Children with Falciparum Malaria
J Nutr. 2005 Mar; 135(4):802-7.
Lancet. 2005 Jan; 365(9456):354-6.
Age, Temperature, and Parasitaemia Predict Chloroquine Treatment Failure and Anaemia in Children with Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Jul; 97(4):422-8.
AIDS. 2004 Apr; 18(2):317-24.
Trop Med Int Health. 2004 Mar; 9(3):318-24.
Bull World Health Organ. 2004 Feb; 81(11):815-20.
Journal of Business in Developing Countries. 2004 Jan; 8(1):1-38.
Bull World Health Organ. 2003 May; 81(2):131-7.
Harv Bus Rev. 2003 Feb; 81(2):80-7, 125.
How Will the Reduction of Tariffs and Taxes on Insecticide- Treated Bednets Affect Household Purchases?
Bull World Health Organ. 2002 Dec; 80(11):892-9.
Predictors of Hemoglobin Change from Day 0 to Day 7 in Children with Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria: Results from a Multi-country Study. Abstract 564
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 50th Annual Meeting; 2001 Nov 1; Atlanta, Georgia.
Development Discussion Paper. Boston, MA: Harvard Institute for International Development; 2000.
Development Discussion Paper. Boston, MA: Harvard Institute for International Development; 1999.
Social and Economic Differentiation in the Dhaka Slums: Marital Affairs, Migratory Movements, and Family Matters.
D. Sc. Thesis Harvard University School of Public Health. Boston, MA: Harvard University School of Public Health; 1999.
Child Health Research Special Report. Cambridge, MA: Child Health Resource Consortium; 1998.
Assisting Development in a Changing World: The Harvard Institute for International Development. Perkins D.. Boston, MA: HIID; 1998.
The Child Survival Revolution and How it is Furthered by the Applied Research on Child Health Project
COHRED Newsletter: Research into Action. Geneva, Switzerland: COHRED; 1998.
J Pak Med Assoc. 1997 Feb; 47(2):36-7.
Assisting Development in a Changing World: The Harvard Institute for International Development. Perkins D., Pagett R., Roemer M., Snodgrass D., Stern J.. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press; 1997.
Prevalence of Anemia in Semi-Urban Areas of Peshawar, Pakistan: A Challenge for Health Professionals and Policy Makers
JPMA. 1997 Jan; 47(1):1-2.
J Pak Med Assoc. 1997 Jan; 47(1):1-2.
Global Program on AIDS. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 1995.
Building Applied Health Research Capacity in Less-Developed Countries: Problems Encountered by the ADDR Project
Soc Sci Med. 1992 Dec; 35(11):1379-87.