Malcolm Bryant, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
Malcolm Bryant
Crosstown Center – CT385
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Malcolm Bryant is a public health physician with over 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. He has devoted his career to the improvement of health outcomes by increasing access to high-quality health services.   Dr. Bryant has designed and implemented reproductive and child health programs, with continuing emphasis on the determinants of health and the development of community-based health systems. He has long-term experience in Africa (Zimbabwe and Cameroon), and has conducted short-term consultancies in more than 15 African countries and extensive work in Haiti, Latin America, and Asia. In addition to the design and implementation of health programs, Dr. Bryant has evaluated numerous USAID field projects in Haiti, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Senegal, and the Philippines.  Dr. Bryant works equally effectively with civil society organizations and public-sector agencies.  In 2007 – 2008 he assisted the Rwandan Ministry of Health in the design of Rwanda’s new national policy and five-year strategy for quality improvement. Recently Dr. Bryant worked with the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to introduce an innovative methodology to maintain and improve the quality at the point of service delivery by bringing together health system and community approaches to care. Currently Dr. Bryant is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University’s School of Public Health, where he manages a research program seeking to improve quality and coverage of services to orphans and vulnerable children around the world through applied, operations, and evaluation research. Dr. Bryant is fluent in French.


  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • London Hospital Medical College, MBBS
  • London Hospital Medical College, BSc.
  • Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, DRCOG

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH704
  • SPHGH743
  • SPHGH943
  • SPHIH704
  • SPHIH743
  • SPHIH941
  • SPHIH942
  • SPHPH853
  • SPHPH866


  • Published on 3/26/2015

    M H Bryant, J Wolff. Lancet, Global Health. Bringing the field into the classroom: an innovative methodology in global health teaching. 2015.

  • Published on 8/15/2014

    Ariel Falconer, Katherine Semrau, Malcolm Bryant. Organizational development in Ethiopia: Factors affecting organizations’ implementation of feedback. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2014; 3(3):10.

  • Published on 6/2/2014

    Joanna Krause, Malcolm Bryant, Amiya Bhatia. Rigor and Burden: Striking the Right Balance in Organizational Capacity Assessments. Organizational Development Journal. 2014; (Summer2014).

  • Published on 11/9/2013

    Mohamad Brooksa, Malcolm Bryant Mary Shann, Paul Bukuluki, Denis Muhangi, Joe Lugallae, Gideon Kwesigabo. Gender analysis of educational support programs for OVC in Uganda and Tanzania: are they helping girls in secondary school?. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. 2013.

  • Published on 2/1/2013

    Mary H Shann, Malcolm H Bryant, Mohamad I Brooks, Paul Bukuluki, Denis Muhangi, Joe Lugalla, Gideon Kwesigabo. The Effectiveness of Educational Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Tanzania and Uganda. ISRN Public Health. 2013.

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  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Micah Rae Pepper, Juan Guillermo Pérez, Juan Carlos Villar, Malcolm Bryant. Treatment Patterns and their Relation to the Diagnosis of Chagas Disease in Patients with Heart Failure, 2001-2011: Bogotá, Colombia. GLOBAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2013; Vol. 2(1).

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Larson BA, Wambua N, Masila J, Wangai S, Rohr J, Brooks M, Bryant M. Exploring impacts of multi-year, community-based care programs for orphans and vulnerable children: a case study from Kenya. AIDS Care. 2013; 25 Suppl 1:S40-5.

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  • Published on 7/20/2012

    Goldberg J, Bryant M. Country ownership and capacity building: the next buzzwords in health systems strengthening or a truly new approach to development? BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:531.

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  • Published on 7/1/2012

    Bryant M, Beard J, Sabin L, Brooks MI, Scott N, Larson BA, Biemba G, Miller C, Simon J. PEPFAR's support for orphans and vulnerable children: some beneficial effects, but too little data, and programs spread thin. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-18.

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  • Published on 11/16/2009

    Kantengwa K, De Naeyer L, Ndizeye C, Uwayitu A, Pollock J, Bryant M. PBF in Rwanda: what happened after the BTC-experience? Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jan; 15(1):148-9.

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