Assistant Professor, International Health
Harvard School of Public Health, ScD, SM
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, MS
- Office: Crosstown Center, CT394
- Phone: 617-414-1260
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Bachman-DeSilva, MS, SM, ScD, is Assistant Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, where she has taught courses in demography and provides expertise in survey methodology and research design to a variety of CGHD projects. Over the past 15 years, she has worked on numerous health and development projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on francophone West Africa and South Africa. At the CGHD, from 2002 to 2007, she oversaw an NIH-funded longitudinal study of orphan welfare in the Amajuba District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. More recently, she has worked in China and Vietnam on adherence to antiretroviral therapy and the social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS. Her current research interests include the socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS, adherence, demography, infectious disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, and nutrition in developing countries. She holds an ScD and an SM from the Harvard School of Public Health, an MS in foreign service from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and a BA from Dartmouth College.
- 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
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.