Christopher J. Gill, MD

Associate Professor, Global Health
Christopher Gill
(617) 638-6584cgill@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 370
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Biography

Christopher Gill has an MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an MS from Tufts-Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Studies.Dr. Gill is an infectious disease specialist by training. From 2002-2008 he was a faculty member of the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health, engaged in a wide variety of clinical trials and investigations. His research interests have focused on child survival, and include diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, pneumococcal and meningococcal disease, adherence to HIV medications, and neonatal survival. He was the principal investigator of the Lufwanyama Neonatal Survival Project in Northern Zambia (LUNESP), a prospective, cluster randomized and controlled effectiveness study designed to determine whether training traditional birth attendants to manage several common perinatal conditions could reduce neonatal mortality in the setting of a resource poor country with limited access to healthcare. The results demonstrated that training traditional birth attendants in neonatal resuscitation skills significantly reduces neonatal mortality by approximately 50%. From 2008-end of 2010 he was the Director of the Meningitis ACWY conjugate vaccine clinical trials group at Novartis Vaccines. There he was responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of Phase IIb, III and IV clinical trials in support of the vaccine, and played a key role in licensing this new vaccine in over 60 countries around the world, including the US. In 2011, he rejoined the faculty at the BU Center for Global Health and Development and the BU School of Public Health, working as the Director of the BUSPH Pharmaceuticals Program from 2011-15, teaching, mentoring, and conducting research in the areas of HIV medication adherence in China, advocacy around child mortality due to diarrhea and pneumonia, pertussis disease surveillance in Zambia, and capacity building of Vietnamese community health workers using SMS text messaging.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD
  • Tufts University, MS
  • Tufts University, BS

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH800
  • SPHGH942
  • SPHGH943
  • SPHPH739

Publications

  • Published on 6/27/2017

    Sabin LL, Larson Williams A, Le BN, Herman AR, Viet Nguyen H, Albanese RR, Xiong W, Shobiye HO, Halim N, Tran LTN, McNabb M, Hoang H, Falconer A, Nguyen TTT, Gill CJ. Benefits and Limitations of Text Messages to Stimulate Higher Learning Among Community Providers: Participants' Views of an mHealth Intervention to Support Continuing Medical Education in Vietnam. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2017 Jun 27; 5(2):261-273. PMID: 28655802.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Gill CJ, Thea DM, Hibberd P. Diarrhoeal disease trends in the GBD 2015 study: optimism tempered by scepticism. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 01. PMID: 28579425.

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  • Published on 5/16/2017

    Gill CJ, Hodsdon L, Santosham M, O'Brien KL. The unattainable criteria for new infant vaccines. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 May 16; 1-9. PMID: 28509601.

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  • Published on 1/14/2017

    Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Gill CJ, Thea DM, Long L, Fox MP. Prioritizing health outcomes of HIV-exposed, uninfected children in low and middle-income countries: response to Powis et al. AIDS. 2017 Jan 14; 31(2):317. PMID: 28002088.

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  • Published on 12/12/2016

    Lapidot R, Gill CJ. The resurgence of pertussis: putting together the pieces of the puzzle. BMC Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines. 2016; 26(2).

  • Published on 12/1/2016

    Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, MacLeod W, Kwenda G, Mwale M, Williams AL, Siazeele K, Yang Z, Mwansa J, Thea DM. Incidence of Severe and Nonsevere Pertussis Among HIV-Exposed and -Unexposed Zambian Infants Through 14 Weeks of Age: Results From the Southern Africa Mother Infant Pertussis Study (SAMIPS), a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 01; 63(suppl 4):S154-S164. PMID: 27838668.

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  • Published on 11/18/2016

    Gill CJ, Le Ngoc B, Halim N, Nguyen Viet H, Larson Williams A, Nguyen Van T, McNabb M, Tran Thi Ngoc L, Falconer A, An Phan Ha H, Rohr J, Hoang H, Michiel J, Nguyen Thi Thanh T, Bird L, Pham Vu H, Yeshitla M, Ha Van N, Sabin L. The mCME Project: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an SMS-Based Continuing Medical Education Intervention for Improving Medical Knowledge among Vietnamese Community Based Physicians' Assistants. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166293. PMID: 27861516.

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  • Published on 11/2/2016

    Ragan EJ, Johnson C, Milton JN, Gill CJ. Ear biometrics for patient identification in global health: a cross-sectional study to test the feasibility of a simplified algorithm. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Nov 02; 9(1):484. PMID: 27806727.

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  • Published on 10/12/2016

    Vian T, Bachman De Silva M, Cabral HJ, Williams GC, Gill CJ, Sabin L. . The role of motivation in predicting ART adherence in China. Journal of Health Psychology. 2016.

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  • Published on 9/24/2016

    Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Gill CJ, Thea DM, Kleinman M, Useem J, Garrison L, Ceccarelli R, Udokwu C, Long L, Fox MP. A meta-analysis assessing all-cause mortality in HIV-exposed uninfected compared with HIV-unexposed uninfected infants and children. AIDS. 2016 Sep 24; 30(15):2351-60. PMID: 27456985.

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