Malcolm H Bryant, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
Malcolm Bryant
Crosstown Center – CT385
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Malcolm Bryant is a public health physician with nearly 40 years of experience as a clinician, educator, researcher, and manager of public health programs. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health, and a faculty member of the African Studies Center at the Pardee School of Global Studies. 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 worked in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia. In addition to the design and implementation of health programs, Dr. Bryant has conducted numerous evaluations of programs, projects, and services at local, national, regional, and global levels.  Since joining Boston University in 2010, Dr. Bryant has developed and taught courses in implementation of health programs and health systems for both Masters and Doctoral students. He spent four years as the deputy director of the USAID-funded OVC-CARE Project, leading a team of researchers conducting evaluation research into the effectiveness of the President's Emergency Program For AIDS Relief for orphans and vulnerable children. Twenty five studies were completed and the project resulted in a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Bryant's research with orphans and vulnerable children has continued with the focus shifting to civil society organizations and the factors leading to country ownership and sustainability. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Bryant is also the deputy director of the Doctor of Public Health Program for BUSPH, and the co-director of the new Certificate in Global Health for the MPH. Dr. Bryant has been very active in the American Public Health Association, having served as the Chair of the International Health Section, Chair of the Intersectional Council, and as a member of the Executive Board. 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

  • SPHGH943
  • SPHIH941
  • SPHIH942


  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Bryant M, Beard J. Orphans and Vulnerable Children Affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Feb; 63(1):131-47. PMID: 26613693.

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  • 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. PMID: 23745629.

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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. PMID: 22818046.

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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. PMID: 22778340.

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