Davidson H. Hamer, MDProfessor, Global Health
BiographyExpertise includes: • Evaluations of community-based interventions to reduce neonatal and infant mortality in developing countries. • Evaluations of strategies to strengthen health systems at the community and primary care level in order to reduce morbidity and mortality of children from common infectious diseases (malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea). • Interventions to prevent or treat malnutrition or specific micronutrient deficiencies including evaluations of the effects of micronutrients, especially zinc, vitamin A, iron, and selenium on the incidence of common infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, diarrheal disease, and acute respiratory infections) in pre-school children. • Micronutrient interventions to prevent infections in the elderly. • Epidemiology and treatment of malaria and pneumonia in pre-school children. • Epidemiology of malaria in pregnancy and evaluation of interventions designed to decrease maternal morbidity and improve birth outcomes. • Evaluations of the interaction between HIV infection and malaria. • Interventions to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy in resource-poor settings.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
- Professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- Amherst College, BA
- University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD
- Published on 4/7/2015
Hamer DH, Chen LH. Chikungunya. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Apr 7; 162(7):532.
- Published on 2/2/2015
Hamer DH, Herlihy JM, Musokotwane K, Banda B, Mpamba C, Mwangelwa B, Pilingana P, Thea DM, Simon JL, Yeboah-Antwi K, Grogan C, Semrau KE. Engagement of the community, traditional leaders, and public health system in the design and implementation of a large community-based, cluster-randomized trial of umbilical cord care in zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Mar 4; 92(3):666-72.
- Published on 1/28/2015
Singh N, Bharti PK, Singh MP, Singh R, Yeboah-Antwi K, Desai M, Udhayakumar V, Muniyandi M, Hamer DH, Wylie BJ. What is the burden of submicroscopic malaria in pregnancy in central India? Pathog Glob Health. 2015 Feb; 109(1):30-8.
- Published on 1/7/2015
Ackatia-Armah RS, McDonald CM, Doumbia S, Erhardt JG, Hamer DH, Brown KH. Malian children with moderate acute malnutrition who are treated with lipid-based dietary supplements have greater weight gains and recovery rates than those treated with locally produced cereal-legume products: a community-based, cluster-randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Mar; 101(3):632-45.
- Published on 1/1/2015
Hamer DH, Darmstadt GL, Carlin JB, Zaidi AK, Yeboah-Antwi K, Saha SK, Ray P, Narang A, Mazzi E, Kumar P, Kapil A, Jeena PM, Deorari A, Chowdury AK, Bartos A, Bhutta ZA, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Adhikari M, Addo-Yobo E, Weber MW. Etiology of bacteremia in young infants in six countries. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jan; 34(1):e1-8.
- Published on 12/2/2014
Hamer DH, Chen LH. Chikungunya: establishing a new home in the Western hemisphere. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Dec 2; 161(11):827-8.
- Published on 12/1/2014
Wazny K, Sadruddin S, Zipursky A, Hamer DH, Jacobs T, Kallander K, Pagnoni F, Peterson S, Qazi S, Raharison S, Ross K, Young M, Marsh DR. Setting global research priorities for integrated community case management (iCCM): Results from a CHNRI (Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative) exercise. J Glob Health. 2014 Dec; 4(2):020413.
- Published on 10/27/2014
Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Semrau K, Waltensperger KZ, Snetro-Plewman G, Kambikambi C, Sakala A, Filumba S, Sichamba B, Marsh DR. Can a community health worker and a trained traditional birth attendant work as a team to deliver child health interventions in rural Zambia? BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14(1):516.
- Published on 9/30/2014
Sialubanje C, Massar K, Hamer DH, Ruiter RA. Personal and environmental predictors of the intention to use maternal healthcare services in Kalomo, Zambia. Health Educ Res. 2014 Dec; 29(6):1028-40.
- Published on 9/16/2014
Owens L, Semrau K, Mbewe R, Musokotwane K, Grogan C, Maine D, Hamer DH. The state of routine and emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Southern Province, Zambia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Jan; 128(1):53-7.
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