Taryn Vian

Associate Professor, Global Health

Boston University, PhD
Harvard University, MSc

  • Office: Crosstown Center, CT375
  • Phone: 617-414-1447
  • Email: tvian@bu.edu

Biography

Taryn Vian is Associate Professor of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and co-Faculty Director of the dual degree MBA-MPH program in global health management at Boston University. Her consulting, research, and teaching focus on corruption and health, good governance, financial reforms and supply management systems. Dr. Vian has analyzed corruption vulnerabilities in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi and Vietnam for clients including USAID, Transparency International, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center in Norway, and the Council of Europe. She has led qualitative and quantitative research examining the practice of informal payments in Albania, Vietnam, and Moldova. Dr. Vian analyzed financial reforms to improve transparency and accountability in Lesotho public hospitals, and has participated in Global Advisory Groups and expert meetings organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, UNDESA and WHO on logistics management, public engagement in anti-corruption, and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector. Dr. Vian has worked in over 30 countries including two years managing a child health project in the Philippines. She is also a master teacher, having won many teaching awards including the Norman A Scotch award for excellence in teaching in 2011, the highest teaching award offered by the School of Public Health. Dr. Vian is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Cameroon and has a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University, an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in Public Policy and Global Health from Boston University.

Projects

Publications

WHO Report on Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA): Pathways to Transparency, Accountability and Access

Taryn Vian, Jillian C. Kohler

Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2016 Jul.

Barriers to universal health coverage in Republic of Moldova: a policy analysis of formal and informal out-of-pocket payments

Taryn Vian, Frank G Feeley, Silviu Domente, Ala Negruta, Andrei Matei, and Jarno Habicht

BMC Health Services Research. 2015 Aug; 15(319).

Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy With Triggered Real-time Text Message Reminders: The China Adherence Through Technology Study

Lora L. Sabin, MA, PhD; Mary Bachman DeSilva, MS, ScD; Christopher J. Gill, MS, MD; Li Zhong, MA; Taryn Vian, PhD; Wubin Xie, MPH; Feng Cheng, MPH, MD; Keyi Xu, MD; Guanghua Lan, MD; Jessica E. Haberer, MD; David R. Bangsberg, MD; Yongzhen Li, MD; Hongyan Lu, MD; and Allen L. Gifford, MD

Clinical Science. 2015 Jul; 69(5):551-559.

Strengthening capacity for AIDS vaccine research: analysis of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Taryn Vian, Sayaka Koseki, Frank G Feeley, Jennifer Beard

BMC Health Services Research. 2013 Oct; 13(378):1-12.

Complaint Mechanisms in the Health Sector

Taryn Vian

Norway: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre; 2013 Oct.

Endline Study for Queen ‘Mamohato Hospital Public Private Partnership

Taryn Vian, Nathalie McIntosh, Aria Grabowski, Bram Brooks, Brian Jack, Elizabeth Limakatso Nkabane

. 2013 Sep;.

Good governance and budget reform in Lesotho Public Hospitals: performance, root causes, and reality

Taryn Vian and William J. Bicknell (posthumously)

Health Policy and Planning. 2013 Jan; 1-12.

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Real-Time Adherence Device among HIV-Positive IDU Patients in China

Mary B. DeSilva, Allen L. Gifford, Xu Keyi, Zhong Li, Cheng Feng, Mohamad Brooks, Mark Harrold, Hu Yueying, Christopher J. Gill, Xie Wubin, Taryn Vian, Jessica Haberer, David Bangsberg, and Lora Sabin

AIDS Research and Treatment. 2013 Jan; 2013:1-6.

Per Diem Policy Analysis Toolkit

Taryn Vian and Lora Sabin

Norway: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre; 2012 Dec.

HIV/AIDS-Related Knowledge and Behaviors Among Most-at-Risk Populations in Vietnam

Taryn Vian, Katherine Semrau, Davidson H. Hamer, Le Thi Thanh Loan and Lora L. Sabin

The Open AIDS Journal. 2012 Nov; 6:259-265.

Perceptions of per diems in the health sector: evidence and implications

Taryn Vian, Candace Miller, Zione Themba and Paul Bukuluki

Health Policy & Planning. 2012 Jun; 1-10.

Confronting Corruption In The Health Sector In Vietnam: Patterns and Prospects

Vian, Taryb; Brinkerhoff, Derick; Feeley, Frank G.; Salomon, Matthieu; Vien, Nguyen Thi Kieu Vien

Public Administration and Development. 2012 Jan; 32:49-63.

Perceptions of Per Diems in the Health Sector: Evidence and Implications

Vian T., Miller C., Themba Z., Bukuluki P.

Bergen, Norway.: Anti-Corruption Resource Center; 2011 Feb.

Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Short Report

Sabin L., Hamer D., Vian T., DeSilva M. B., Lawrence D., McCoy K., Tuchman J., Beard J.

Hanoi, Vietnam: PEPFAR; 2009.

Evaluation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Report on Findings

Sabin L., Vian T., Hamer D. H., Beard J., Le Thi Thanh L., McCoy K., Tuchman J., Hammett T., Lawrence D. A., DeSilva M. B.

Evaluation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam. Hanoi: USAID; 2009.

Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Report on Findings, 2008

Sabin L., Vian T., Hamer D. H., Beard J., Loan L. T. T., McCoy K., Tuchman J., Hammett T., Lawrence D., DeSilva M.B.

Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam. Hanoi: PEPFAR Vietnam; 2009.

Review of Corruption in the Health Sector: Theory, Methods and Interventions

Vian T.

Health Policy Plan. 2008 Feb; 23(2):83-94.

Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Final Report

Sabin L., Hamer D. H., Vian T., DeSilva M.B., Lawrence D., McCoy K., Tuchman J., Loan L. T. T., Hammett T.

Boston, MA: BUSPH, Center for International Health and Development; 2008.

Embezzlement of Donor Funding in Health Projects

Semrau K., Scott N., Vian T.

U4 Brief. Bergen L.. Bergen, Norway: Chr. Michelsen Institute; 2008.

Public-Private Partnerships to Build Human Capacity in Low Income Countries: Findings from the Pfizer Program

Vian T., Richards S. C., McCoy K., Connelly P., Feeley F.

Hum Resour Health. 2007 Mar; 5:8.

Examining and Predicting Under-the-Table Payments for Health Care in Albania: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior1

Burak L. J., Vian T.

Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 2007 Jan; 37(5):1060-1076.

Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S., Vian T.

Prepared for Pfizer Corporation and USAID. Boston, MA: Center for International Health Boston University; 2007.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Health: The Pfizer Global Health Fellows International Volunteering Program

Vian T., McCoy K., Richards S., Connelly P., Feeley F.

Human Resources Planning. 2007 Jan; 30(1):30-35.

How Corporate Social Responsibility Programs Help Build Human Capacity in Low Income Countries: An Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S., Vian T.

133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association abstract selection committee; 2006 Nov 1; Washington, D.C..

Philanthropy and Public-Private Partnership: Measuring the Impact of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S., Vian T.

XVI International AIDS Conference abstract selection committee; 2006 Aug 13; Toronto.

Beliefs about Informal Payments in Albania

Vian T., Burak L. J.

Health Policy Plan. 2006 Aug; 21(5):392-401.

Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program: Final Report

Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S.C., Vian T.

Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health and Development; 2006.

Informal Payments in Government Health Facilities in Albania: Results of a Qualitative Study

Vian T., Gryboski K., Sinoimeri Z., Hall R.

Soc Sci Med. 2005 Aug; 62(4):877-87.

Decision-Support Systems in Health Care. Factors Influencing the Development and Transfer of Technology

Vian T., Verjee S., Siegrist R. B. Jr.

Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1993 Jan; 9(3):369-79.

Primary Health Care in Senegal: Lessons Learned

Hauck F. R., King J., Vian T.

Ethn Dis. 1992 Jan; 2(1):87-92.