Assistant Professor, Global Health
Harvard School of Public Health, ScD, SM
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, MSFS
- Office: Crosstown Center, CT394
- Phone: 617-414-1260
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bachman DeSilva completed her doctorate in Demography and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where her thesis work focused on early child health and subsequent morbidity and mortality in a rural area of The Gambia. Over the past fifteen years, she has worked on a variety of health and development projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. At the CGHD, she provides expertise on mixed method research design, survey methodology, and statistical analysis to a variety of applied studies designed to improve child and family health. Her primary areas of research have included orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); social and economic effects of HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral (ART) treatment; and medication adherence metrics and interventions. Dr. Bachman DeSilva’s most recent work includes a mixed methods study of HIV-positive adolescent patients on ART in China, including formative research with adolescents and their caregivers and clinicians. Her interest areas include: food security, infectious disease epidemiology, child and adolescent health and nutrition, caregiver health, and chronic and mental health issues among youth and caregivers.
- China Adherence through Technology Study (CATS)
- Improving Quality and Access to Health Care through Mobile Health Clinics in Windhoek, Namibia
- The Amajuba Child Health and Well-Being Research Project
Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy With Triggered Real-time Text Message Reminders: The China Adherence Through Technology Study
Clinical Science. 2015 Jul; 69(5):551-559.
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 Sep.
Feasibility and Acceptability of a Real-Time Adherence Device among HIV-Positive IDU Patients in China
AIDS Research and Treatment. 2013 Jan; 2013:1-6.
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.
Using Electronic Drug Monitor Feedback to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV-Positive Patients in China
AIDS Behav. 2009 Sep; 14(3):580-9.
AIDS Behav. 2009 Apr; 14(4):785-93.
Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Short Report
Hanoi, Vietnam: PEPFAR; 2009.
Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Report on Findings, 2008
Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam. Hanoi: PEPFAR Vietnam; 2009.
Barriers to Adherence to Antiretroviral Medications Among Patients Living with HIV in Southern China: a Qualitative Study
AIDS Care. 2008 Nov; 20(10):1242-50.
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. 2008 Aug; 3(2):102 - 111.
Differences in Normal Activities, Job Performance and Symptom Prevalence between Patients Not Yet on Antiretroviral Therapy and Patients Initiating Therapy in South Africa
AIDS. 2008 Aug; 22 Suppl 1:S131-9.
Characteristics of Patients Accessing Care and Treatment for HIV/AIDS at Public and Nongovernmental Sites in South Africa
J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic Ill). 2008 Jul; 7(4):200-7.
Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Final Report
Boston, MA: BUSPH, Center for International Health and Development; 2008.
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.
S Afr Med J. 2007 Sep; 97(7):524-9.
S Afr Med J. 2007 Apr; 97(2):115-20.