Assistant Professor, International Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham, MPH
Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
- Office: Crosstown Center, CT382
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Katherine Semrau, PhD, MPH, has over 10 years of experience in the fields of HIV prevention, child mortality, and epidemiology. She is currently Assistant Professor of International Health and Director of the International Research Coordinating Center (IRCC). The IRCC provides study design, data management, and data analysis services for the Center for Global Health & Development at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Semrau’s research focuses on HIV-infected pregnant women, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and prevention of child mortality. As the co-Principal Investigator of the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT), she leads the epidemiology and data analysis team for this cluster randomized control trial of 28,000 births in Southern Province, Zambia. As a team member of the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study, she lived in Zambia for over 3 years running the study laboratory and coordinating all enrollment, data collection and data management activities. She then returned to the U.S. and collaborated on multiple manuscripts from ZEBS and worked on qualitative projects examining HIV ARV access in Zambia and services for street children in the Republic of Georgia. Dr. Semrau’s dissertation research focused on breast problems, including mastitis and abscess, and HIV in HIV-infected women in Zambia. Her current interests include service delivery of PMTCT in Zambia and OVC care in Namibia/Ethiopia, prevention of child mortality, and clinical trials. Dr. Semrau has a PhD in epidemiology from Boston University and an MPH in international health and epidemiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
- Alliance for Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) Study
- Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence for ARVs in Urban Zambian Women: A Qualitative Study
- Documenting Discrimination Against People Living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam
- Evaluation of the Community Faith-Based Regional Initiative for Vulnerable Children (FABRIC)
- Longitudinal Orphans and Vulnerable Children Study in Zambia
- Omphalitis Community Based Algorithm Validation Study
- Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH)
- Supporting Healthy Exclusive Breastfeeding (SHEBA)
- Sustainable Access for Waiting Mothers
- Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT)
Local Perceptions, Cultural Beliefs and Practices That Shape Umbilical Cord Care: A Qualitative Study in Southern Province, Zambia
PLOS ONE. 2013 Nov; 8(11):1-14.
Women living with HIV in Vietnam: desire for children, use of sexual and reproductive health services, and advice from providers
Reproductive Health Matters. 2012 Dec; 20(39):27-38.
The Open AIDS Journal. 2012 Nov; 6:259-265.
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2012 Nov.
‘Many people know the law, but also many people violate it’: Discrimination experienced by people living with HIV/ AIDS in Vietnam – Results of a national study
Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 2012 Sep; 1-16.
Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Zambia through mobile phone texting of blood test results
WHO Bulletin. 2012 May; 90(5):321-400.
Quality and safety of integrated community case management of malaria using rapid diagnostic tests and pneumonia by community health workers
Pathogens and Global Health. 2012 Mar; 106(1):32-39.
New Delhi, India: USAID; 2012 Jan.
Boston, MA: Boston University Center for Global Health & Development and FHI 360; 2011 Aug.
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011 Jun;.
Community Case Management of Fever Due to Malaria and Pneumonia in Children Under Five in Zambia: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
PLoS Med. 2010 Sep; 7(9).
Integration of Services for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse at the University Teaching Hospital One-stop Centre
J Trop Med. 2010 Aug; 2010.
Restriction of HIV-1 Genotypes in Breast Milk does not Account for the Population Transmission Genetic Bottleneck that Occurs Following Transmission
PLoS One. 2010 Apr; 5(4):e10213.
4E10-resistant HIV-1 Isolated from Four Subjects with Rare Membrane-proximal External Region Polymorphisms
PLoS One. 2010 Mar; 5(3):e9786.
Elevations in Mortality Associated with Weaning Persist into the Second Year of Life among Uninfected Children Born to HIV-infected Mothers
Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan; 50(3):437-44.
58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 2009 Nov 1; Washington, DC.
High Concentrations of Interleukin 15 in Breast Milk are Associated with Protection Against Postnatal HIV Transmission
J Infect Dis. 2009 Oct; 200(10):1498-502.
5th National Health Research Conference in Lusaka, Zambia; 2009 Sep 1; Lusaka, Zambia.
Detection of Low Levels of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) May be Critical for Early Diagnosis of Pediatric HIV Infection by Use of Dried Blood Spots
J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jul; 47(9):2989-91.
Differential Effects of Early Weaning for HIV-free Survival of Children Born to HIV-infected Mothers by Severity of Maternal Disease
PLoS One. 2009 Jun; 4(6):e6059.
Mortality and Virologic Outcomes After Access to Antiretroviral Therapy Among a Cohort of HIV-infected Women who Received Single-Dose nevirapine in Lusaka, Zambia
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Jun; 52(1):132-6.
Reuse of Single-dose Nevirapine in Subsequent Pregnancies for the Prevention of Mother-to-child HIV Transmission in Lusaka, Zambia: a Cohort Study
BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Jan; 8:172.
Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in Urban Zambian Women: A Qualitative Study
AIDS Care. 2008 Dec; 21(1):78-86.
N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun; 359(2):130-41.
Temporal and Lateral Dynamics of HIV Shedding and Elevated Sodium in Breast Milk among HIV-positive Mothers During the First 4 Months of Breast-feeding
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Apr; 47(3):320-8.
U4 Brief. Bergen L.. Bergen, Norway: Chr. Michelsen Institute; 2008.
PLoS One. 2007 Dec; 2(12):e1363.
Veterinary Field Test as Screening Tool for Mastitis and HIV-1 Viral Load in Breastmilk from HIV-Infected Zambian Women
Breastfeed Med. 2007 Oct; 2(3):172-5.
Low and Undetectable Breast Milk Interleukin-7 Concentrations are Associated with Reduced Risk of Postnatal HIV Transmission
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Aug; 46(2):200-7.
No Benefit of Early Cessation of Breastfeeding at 4 Months on HIV-free Survival of Infants Born to HIV-infected Mothers in Zambia: the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study. Abstract #74
14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; 2007 Feb 23; Los Angeles.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 Aug; 194(8):610-5.
AIDS. 2006 Jul; 20(11):1539-47.
Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Jun; 11(6):800-3.
Predictors of Nonadherence to Single-dose Nevirapine Therapy for the Prevention of Mother-to-child HIV Transmission
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Dec; 41(1):114-8.
Does Severity of HIV Disease in HIV-infected Mothers Affect Mortality and Morbidity Among Their Uninfected Infants?
Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Nov; 41(11):1654-61.
Prolonged Breast-feeding and Mortality up to Two Years Post-partum among HIV-positive Women in Zambia
AIDS. 2005 Sep; 19(15):1677-81.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 May; 39(2):138-42.
Women in Couples Antenatal HIV Counseling and Testing are not More Likely to Report Adverse Social Events
AIDS. 2005 Apr; 19(6):603-9.
Issues in the Design of a Clinical Trial with a Behavioral Intervention — The Zambia Exclusive Breast-feeding Study
Control Clin Trials. 2004 Aug; 25(4):353-65.
J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Jun; 41(6):2465-70.
J Virol. 2002 Jul; 76(15):7365-73.