Christopher J. Gill, MD

Associate Professor, Global Health
Christopher Gill
617-358-2438cgill@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 and RSV disease surveillance in Zambia, and capacity building of Vietnamese community health workers using SMS text messaging. Dr. Gill is the 2015 recipient of the Norman Scotch Award for excellence in teaching at Boston University School of Public Health, and the 2016 recipient of Boston University's Metcalf Cup and Prize. The Metcalf Cup and Prize is BU's highest teaching honor, and is awarded to one of BU's >3500 faculty across its 17 colleges and schools each year.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH760
  • SPHGH801

Publications

  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Gill Christopher J, Hewlett, Erik L. Goldman Textbook of medicine. Chapter 297: Whooping Cough and other Bordetella Infections. Elsevier. 2019.

  • Published on 9/1/2019

    Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Gill CJ, Thea DM, Kleinman M, Long L, McCallum C, Fox MP. A Meta-analysis Assessing Diarrhea and Pneumonia in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Compared With HIV-Unexposed Uninfected Infants and Children. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Sep 01; 82(1):1-8. PMID: 31408450.

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  • Published on 6/18/2019

    Etter LP, Ragan EJ, Campion R, Martinez D, Gill CJ. Ear biometrics for patient identification in global health: a field study to test the effectiveness of an image stabilization device in improving identification accuracy. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2019 06 18; 19(1):114. PMID: 31215427.

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  • Published on 4/26/2019

    Nichols BE, Girdwood SJ, Shibemba A, Sikota S, Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, Noble L, Stewart-Isherwood L, Scott L, Carmona S, Rosen S, Stevens W. Cost and Impact of Dried Blood Spot Versus Plasma Separation Card for Scale-up of Viral Load Testing in Resource-limited Settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 26. PMID: 31321438.

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  • Published on 4/18/2019

    Larson Williams A, Hawkins A, Sabin L, Halim N, Le Ngoc B, Nguyen VH, Nguyen T, Bonawitz R, Gill C. Motivating HIV Providers in Vietnam to Learn: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of a Mobile Health Continuing Medical Education Intervention. JMIR Med Educ. 2019 Apr 18; 5(1):e12058. PMID: 30998220.

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  • Published on 2/25/2019

    Bonawitz R, Bird L, Le NB, Nguyen VH, Halim N, Williams AL, Sabin L, Gill CJ. Implementing the mobile continuing medical education (mCME) project in Vietnam: making it work and sharing lessons learned. Mhealth. 2019; 5:7. PMID: 30976599.

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  • Published on 12/27/2018

    Nofal MR, Halim N, Le BN, Sabin LL, Larson Williams A, Bonawitz R, Nguyen HV, Nguyen TTT, Gill CJ. Unpacking the "Black Box": How an SMS-Based Continuing Medical Education Intervention Improved Medical Knowledge Among HIV Clinicians in Vietnam. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2018 12 27; 6(4):668-679. PMID: 30591575.

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  • Published on 10/10/2018

    Larson Williams A, Mitrovich R, Mwananyanda L, Gill C. Maternal vaccine knowledge in low- and middle-income countries-and why it matters. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019; 15(2):283-286. PMID: 30252609.

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  • Published on 5/29/2018

    Gill, CJ. Commentary on: Impact of the US Maternal Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccination Program on Preventing Pertussis in Infants <2 Months of Age: A Case-Control Evaluation. 2018.

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  • Published on 4/10/2018

    Larson Williams A, McCloskey L, Mwale M, Mwananyanda L, Murray K, Herman AR, Thea DM, MacLeod WB, Gill CJ. "When you are injected, the baby is protected:" Assessing the acceptability of a maternal Tdap vaccine based on mothers' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of pertussis and vaccinations in Lusaka, Zambia. Vaccine. 2018 05 17; 36(21):3048-3053. PMID: 29653846.

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