Sydney Rosen, MPA

Research Professor, Global Health
Sydney Rosen
Crosstown Center – CT380
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Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health and the Center for Global Health & Development of the Boston University School of Public Health and the co-director of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the Wits Health Consortium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She returned to Boston in 2008 after more than four years as a resident researcher in South Africa. In collaboration with HE2RO and colleagues at BUSPH, she leads an interdisciplinary team that is carrying out a set of studies on the effectiveness, costs, and benefits of HIV/AIDS care and treatment interventions. She has also worked on other applied economics projects at the Center, including research on the economics of antimicrobial resistance, malaria prevention and treatment, and air pollution. Her technical training is in policy analysis and applied economics. She came to the Center in 2001 from the Health Office of the former Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). Before joining the staff of the Health Office, she managed a set of HIID environmental policy projects in the former Soviet Union. She is also the co-founder and former executive director of WorldTeach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that places volunteer teachers in developing countries. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Other Positions:

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


  • Harvard University, MPA
  • Harvard University, AB


  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Fox MP, Rosen S. Retention of Adult Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 2008-2013. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 May 1; 69(1):98-108.

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  • Published on 2/20/2015

    Fox MP, Rosen S. Systematic review of retention of pediatric patients on HIV treatment in low and middle-income countries 2008-2013. AIDS. 2015 Feb 20; 29(4):493-502.

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  • Published on 12/15/2014

    Marseille E, Larson B, Kazi DS, Kahn JG, Rosen S. Thresholds for the cost-effectiveness of interventions: alternative approaches. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 Feb 1; 93(2):118-24.

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  • Published on 3/31/2014

    Scott CA, Iyer HS, McCoy K, Moyo C, Long L, Larson BA, Rosen S. Retention in care, resource utilization, and costs for adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in Zambia: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:296.

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  • Published on 3/10/2014

    Iyer HS, Scott CA, Lembela Bwalya D, Meyer-Rath G, Moyo C, Bolton Moore C, Larson BA, Rosen S. Resource Utilization and Costs of Care prior to ART Initiation for Pediatric Patients in Zambia. AIDS Res Treat. 2014; 2014:235483.

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  • Published on 1/28/2014

    Rosen S, Larson B, Rohr J, Sanne I, Mongwenyana C, Brennan AT, Galárraga O. Effect of antiretroviral therapy on patients'' economic well being: five-year follow-up. AIDS. 2014 Jan 28; 28(3):417-24.

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  • Published on 8/28/2013

    Scott CA, Iyer HS, Lembela Bwalya D, Bweupe M, Rosen SB, Scott N, Larson BA. Uptake, outcomes, and costs of antenatal, well-baby, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services under routine care conditions in Zambia. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72444.

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  • Published on 7/16/2013

    Larson BA, Schnippel K, Brennan A, Long L, Xulu T, Maotoe T, Rosen S, Sanne I, Fox MP. Same-Day CD4 Testing to Improve Uptake of HIV Care and Treatment in South Africa: Point-of-Care Is Not Enough. AIDS Res Treat. 2013; 2013:941493.

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  • Published on 7/1/2013

    Schnippel K, Long L, Meyer-Rath G, Sanne I, Rosen S, Stevens W. Impact and costs of algorithms for the diagnosis of adults with pulmonary tuberculosis in South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2013 Jul; 103(7):436.

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  • Published on 6/28/2013

    Scott CA, Iyer H, Bwalya DL, McCoy K, Meyer-Rath G, Moyo C, Bolton-Moore C, Larson B, Rosen S. Retention in care and outpatient costs for children receiving antiretroviral therapy in Zambia: a retrospective cohort analysis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e67910.

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