Malcolm Bryant

Clinical Associate Professor, International Health

Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
London Hospital Medical College, MBBS

  • Office: Crosstown Center, CT369
  • Phone: 617-414-1266
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Malcolm Bryant, MBBS, MPH, has over 30 years of experience working in the health sector as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. Currently Dr. Bryant is Clinical Associate Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health and is the Principal Investigator for the Evaluating the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations to Improve the Health of OVC in Ethiopia Project. After his initial specialization in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Bryant focused on the management of public health programs as District Medical Officer in Zimbabwe during the 1980s and Regional Director for Health in Saskatchewan, Canada, in the early 1990s. Dr. Bryant has worked as a research associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development, where he supported research and training programs in Cameroon, Togo, and Zaire. He later spent 12 years in a leadership role at Management Sciences for Health in Boston, where he led the Strengthening Health Systems Program, and later the Center for Health Outcomes. In 2007, Dr. Bryant co-founded Innovative Development Expertise & Advisory Services, Inc., a new consulting company focused on the strengthening of health systems in developing countries. Dr. Bryant has worked in more than 20 countries, with a focus on Africa. His current work involves applied research into programming for orphans and vulnerable children to find solutions to the causes of programming bottlenecks; the evidence needed to develop good policies; and the most cost-effective approaches to achieve real outcomes for child health and social well-being. Dr. Bryant holds a medical degree from London University and a master’s in public health from Harvard University. He is also the incoming Chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association.



Gender analysis of educational support programs for OVC in Uganda and Tanzania: are they helping girls in secondary school?

Mohamad Brooks, Malcolm Bryant, Mary Shann, Paul Bukuluki, Denis Muhangi, Joe Lugalla & Gideon Kwesigabo

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. 2013 Nov;.

The Effectiveness of Educational Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Tanzania and Uganda

Mary H. Shann, Malcolm H. Bryant, Mohamad I. Brooks, Paul Bukuluki, Denis Muhangi, Joe Lugalla, and Gideon Kwesigabo

ISRN Public Health. 2013 Nov; 2013.

Exploring impacts of multi-year, community-based care programs for orphans and vulnerable children: A case study from Kenya

Bruce A. Larson, Nancy Wambua, Juliana Masila, Susan Wangaic, Julia Rohr, Mohamad Brooks and Malcolm Bryant

AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 2013 Jun; 25(Supplement 1):40-45.

Evaluation of USAID/PACT Program For Highly Vulnerable Children: Yekokeb Berhan Baseline Findings: Final Report

Candace Miller, Jonathan Simon, Wassie Kebede, Malcolm Bryant, Nafisa Halim, Elizabeth Henry, Lora Sabin, Nancy Scott

Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 May.

The Effectiveness of Educational Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Tanzania and Uganda

Mary H. Shann, Malcolm H. Bryant, Mohamad I. Brooks, Paul Bukuluki, Denis Muhangi, Joe Lugalla, and Gideon Kwesigabo

ISRN Public Health. 2013 Jan; 2013:1-9.

PEPFAR’s Support For Orphans And Vulnerable Children: Some Beneficial Effects, But Too Little Data, And Programs Spread Thin

Malcolm Bryant1, Jennifer Beard, Lora Sabin, Mohamad I. Brooks, Nancy Scott, Bruce A. Larson, Godfrey Biemba, Candace Miller & Jonathon Simon

Health Affairs. 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-1518.

Evaluating The Effectiveness of Educational Block Grants To Orphans And Vulnerable Children (Final Report)

Center for Global Health & Development

Washington, DC: USAID; 2011 Sep.

PBF in Rwanda: What Happened After the BTC-Experience?

Kantengwa K., De Naeyer L., Ndizeye C., Uwayitu A., Pollock J., Bryant M.

Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Nov; 15(1):148-9.

Call for Global Health-Systems Impact Assessments

Swanson R. C., Mosley H., Sanders D., Egilman D., De Maeseneer J., Chowdhury M., Lanata C. F., Dearden K., Bryant M.

Lancet. 2009 Jul; 374(9688):433-5.

Is it Possible to Plan for Decentralization?

Bryant M.

Decentralizing the Management of Health and Family Planning Programs. Kolehmainen-Aitken R-L., Newbrander W.. Newton, MA: Management Sciences for Health; 1997.

Measuring Time Utilization in Rural Health Centres

Bryant M., Essomba R. O.

Health Policy Plan. 1995 Nov; 10(4):415-22.

The Reorientation of Primary Health Care in Cameroon: Rationale, Obstacles and Constraints

Essomba R. O., Bryant M., Bodart C.

Health Policy and Planning. 1993 Sep; 8(3):232-239.

Treatment Patterns and their Relation to the Diagnosis of Chagas Disease in Patients with Heart Failure, 2001-2011: Bogotá, Colombia

Micah Rae Pepper, Juan Guillermo Pérez, Juan Carlos Villar, Malcolm Bryant

Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2(1):1-9.