Malcolm Bryant

Clinical Associate Professor, Global 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 is a public health physician with nearly 40 years of experience as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health, and a faculty member of the African Studies Center at the Pardee School of Global Studies. He has devoted his career to the improvement of health outcomes by increasing access to high-quality health services.   Dr. Bryant has designed and implemented reproductive and child health programs, with continuing emphasis on the determinants of health and the development of community-based health systems. He has worked in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia. In addition to the design and implementation of health programs, Dr. Bryant has conducted numerous evaluations of programs, projects, and services at local, national, regional, and global levels.  Since joining Boston University in 2010, Dr. Bryant has developed and taught courses in implementation of health programs and health systems for both Masters and Doctoral students. He spent four years as the deputy director of the USAID-funded OVC-CARE Project, leading a team of researchers conducting evaluation research into the effectiveness of the President’s Emergency Program For AIDS Relief for orphans and vulnerable children. Twenty five studies were completed and the project resulted in a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Bryant’s research with orphans and vulnerable children has continued with the focus shifting to civil society organizations and the factors leading to country ownership and sustainability. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Bryant is also the deputy director of the Doctor of Public Health Program for BUSPH, and the co-director of the new Certificate in Global Health for the MPH. Dr. Bryant has been very active in the American Public Health Association, having served as the Chair of the International Health Section, Chair of the Intersectional Council, and as a member of the Executive Board. Dr. Bryant is fluent in French.



Organizational development in Ethiopia: Factors affecting organizations’ implementation of feedback

Ariel Falconer, Katherine Semrau, Malcolm Bryant

Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2014 Jul; 3(3):1-10.

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.