Lora L. Sabin, PhD

Associate Professor, Global Health
Lora Sabin
(617) 414-1272lsabin@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 361
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Biography

Lora teaches courses in health economics, antiretroviral therapy management, and individual, community and population health for MPH and DrPH students and conducts research in behavioral issues and applied economics related to child health and welfare, HIV and AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Her current and recent projects include: assessing the feasibility and acceptability of using real-time monitoring of HIV treatment adherence and the potential to use such monitoring to provide triggered reminders and data-supported counseling to pregnant and post-partum women in Uganda; a rigorous evaluation of using passive and active text messaging to improve knowledge and support continuing medical education among community-based community health workers in Vietnam; a trial to assess the impact of real-time feedback to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive individuals in China; exploratory studies of injection-drug users and men who engage in transactional sex among men who have sex with men in Ghana; studies assessing the attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors related to malaria prevention and treatment among pregnant women in East and Central India; a validation study of the Child Status Index in Malawi; and a cost-effectiveness study of a package of neonatal interventions designed to reduce neonatal mortality in rural Zambia. Dr. Sabin frequently teaches in executive and professional training programs based in the US (Harvard University, Duke University) and was a member of the core faculty of the Vietnam AIDS Policy and Planning Project, a training program designed to strengthen the response to the HIV epidemic for local and national government officials in Vietnam. Before joining the BUSPH, Lora worked in the Asia Public Policy Program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and at the Harvard Institute for International Development. While there, she served as the Academic Director of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, a Harvard-managed academic center in Ho Chi Minh City, from 1998-2001. Lora has lived in East Asia for ten years and has taught at universities and academic centers in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. She holds a MA in East Asian Studies and PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Harvard University, MA
  • Stanford University, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH715
  • SPHGH941
  • SPHGH943
  • SPHPH857

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 3/22/2017

    Haberer JE, Sabin L, Amico KR, Orrell C, Galárraga O, Tsai AC, Vreeman RC, Wilson I, Sam-Agudu NA, Blaschke TF, Vrijens B, Mellins CA, Remien RH, Weiser SD, Lowenthal E, Stirratt MJ, Sow PS, Thomas B, Ford N, Mills E, Lester R, Nachega JB, Bwana BM, Ssewamala F, Mbuagbaw L, Munderi P, Geng E, Bangsberg DR. Improving antiretroviral therapy adherence in resource-limited settings at scale: a discussion of interventions and recommendations. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017; 20(1):21371. PMID: 28630651.

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  • Published on 3/22/2017

    Haberer JE, Sabin L, Amico KR, Orrell C, Galárraga O, Tsai AC, Vreeman RC, Wilson I, Sam-Agudu NA, Blaschke TF, Vrijens B, Mellins CA, Remien RH, Weiser SD, Lowenthal E, Stirratt MJ, Sow PS, Thomas B, Ford N, Mills E, Lester R, Nachega JB, Bwana BM, Ssewamala F, Mbuagbaw L, Munderi P, Geng E, Bangsberg DR. Improving antiretroviral therapy adherence in resource-limited settings at scale: a discussion of interventions and recommendations. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Mar 22; 20(1):1-15. PMID: 28364569.

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  • Published on 2/9/2017

    Jonnalagadda S, Rodríguez O, Estrella B, Sabin LL, Sempértegui F, Hamer DH. Etiology of severe pneumonia in Ecuadorian children. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171687. PMID: 28182741.

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  • Published on 2/2/2017

    Brooks MI, Thabrany H, Fox MP, Wirtz VJ, Feeley FG, Sabin LL. Health facility and skilled birth deliveries among poor women with Jamkesmas health insurance in Indonesia: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb 02; 17(1):105. PMID: 28148258.

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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 10/19/2016

    Vian T, DeSilva MB, Cabral HJ, Williams GC, Gifford AL, Zhong L, Xie W, Gill CJ, Sabin LL. The role of motivation in predicting HIV adherence in China. Journal of Health Psychology. 2016; (Epub):1-10.

  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Vian T, Bachman DeSilva M, Cabral HJ, Williams GC, Gifford AL, Zhong L, Xie W, Gill CJ, Sabin LL. The role of motivation in predicting antiretroviral therapy adherence in China. J Health Psychol. 2016 Oct 01; 1359105316672922. PMID: 28810359.

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  • Published on 7/1/2016

    Bachman Desilva M, Gifford AL, Bonawitz R, Zhong L, Zhang F, Mu W, Li Y, Lu H, Zeng X, Gill CJ, Sabin LL. Real-Time Electronic Drug Monitoring for HIV-Positive Adolescents: Promising Acceptability and Feasibility in China. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research. 2016; 7(7):6.

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  • Published on 1/19/2016

    Lawrence JJ, Yeboah-Antwi K, Biemba G, Ram PK, Osbert N, Sabin LL, Hamer DH. Beliefs, Behaviors, and Perceptions of Community-Led Total Sanitation and Their Relation to Improved Sanitation in Rural Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar; 94(3):553-62. PMID: 26787149.

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