William MacLeod

Assistant Professor, Global Health

Harvard School of Public Health, Sc.D., Sc.M.

  • Office: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Phone: +27-11-276-8888
  • Email: wmacleod@bu.edu


Bill is a demographer who uses his skills in statistical programming, epidemiology, and biostatistics to lead the International Research Coordinating Center (IRCC) at the Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD). The IRCC is responsible for the design, data management, and analysis of the CGHD conducted studies including international multi-center clinical equivalency trials, multi-center efficacy trials, and large-scale household surveys. At CGHD, he also manages a health research grant program in Zambia which focuses on funding policy oriented applied research projects coupled with technical assistance to build research capacity. Bill earned his Doctors and Master of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and his Bachelors in Arts in International Relations from the University of California at Davis. He spent three years as a policy analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Recycling Section of the Office of Solid Waste, and two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. Bill has worked and traveled around the world.