Department of International Health
801 Massachusetts Avenue
Crosstown Center, Room CT373
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Director of the Center for Global Health & Development; Professor of International Health. (DSc, Harvard University School of Public Health, MPH, University of California)
Specialization: Child Health Research, Infectious Diseases.
Simon has been involved in applied child health research activities for 20 years, working in more than twenty developing countries.
Before joining Boston University, Simon was a Fellow of the Harvard Institute for International Development, (HIID) where he was Principal Investigator for a large multi-country applied research project. During his tenure at HIID, he was resident in Pakistan for two years as the regional advisor.
Simon has extensive experience working in Africa, particularly on issues including child survival, infectious diseases, and capacity strengthening. He has recently been involved in a new area of research, evaluating the economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on sectors of the African economy.