Taryn Vian, PhD

Clinical Professor, Global Health
Taryn Vian
(617) 414-1447tvian@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 375
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Biography

Taryn Vian is Clinical Professor and Associate Chair of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her consulting, research, and teaching focus on corruption and health, leadership and management, and financial management. Dr. Vian has analyzed corruption vulnerabilities in more than a dozen countries with funding from USAID, WHO, UNDP, the Council of Europe, and Transparency International. She has led qualitative and quantitative research examining the practice of informal payments in Albania, Vietnam, and Moldova. Dr. Vian analyzed financial reforms in Lesotho public hospitals, and governance and management systems for maternity waiting homes in Zambia. She has participated in Global Advisory Groups and expert meetings organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, UNDESA and WHO on logistics management, public engagement in anti-corruption, and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector. Dr. Vian has worked in over 36 countries including two years managing a child health project in the Philippines. She is also a master teacher, having won many teaching awards including the Norman A Scotch award for excellence in teaching in 2011, the highest teaching award offered by the School of Public Health. Dr. Vian is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Cameroon and has a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University, an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in Public Policy and Global Health from Boston University.

Other Positions

  • Associate Chair of Education, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Boston University, PhD
  • Harvard University, MSc
  • Colgate University, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH757
  • SPHGH773
  • SPHGH943
  • SPHPH718

Publications

  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Barakat D, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango MA, Laing RO, Wirtz VJ. Access to asthma medicines at the household level in eight counties of Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 May 01; 22(5):585-590. PMID: 29663966.

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  • Published on 3/15/2018

    Scott NA, Vian T, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Mataka K, Henry EG, Biemba G, Nambao M, Hamer DH. Listening to the community: Using formative research to strengthen maternity waiting homes in Zambia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0194535. PMID: 29543884.

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  • Published on 3/12/2018

    Sabin LL, Mansfield L, DeSilva MB, Vian T, Li Z, Wubin X, Gifford AL, Barnoon Y, Gill CJ. Why it Worked: Participants' Insights into an mHealth Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Intervention in China. Open AIDS J. 2018; 12:20-37. PMID: 29576816.

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  • Published on 12/31/2017

    Barakat D, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing RO, and Wirtz VJ. Access to asthma medicines at the household level in eight counties of Kenya. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2017.

  • Published on 12/31/2017

    Sabin LL, Mansfield L, Bachman DeSilva M, Vian T, Zhong L, Xie W, Gifford AL, Barnoon Y, Gill, CJ. Why it works: Patients' insights into an mHealth antiretroviral therapy adherence intervention in China. Open AIDS Journal. 2017.

  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Vian T, Gjoni R, Aliaj I, Kolgeci V, Sharko G, Palushaj O, and Nielson D. Baseline Assessment of High State Audit, Ombudsperson, High Inspectorate for Declaration and Audit of Assets and Prevention of Conflict of Interest, and Civil Society and Media Organizations in Albania. Transparency in Health Engagement Project/USAID. Tirana, Albania. 2017.

  • Published on 8/9/2017

    Mackey TK, Kohler J, Lewis M, Vian T. Combating corruption in global health. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Aug 09; 9(402). PMID: 28794286.

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  • Published on 7/9/2017

    Vian T, McIntosh N, and Grabowski A. 12th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association. ‘It keeps us from putting drugs in pockets’: Use of a public-private partnership for hospital management to curb corruption. 2017.

  • Published on 7/5/2017

    Vian T, McIntosh N, and Grabowski A. 'It keeps us from putting drugs in pockets': How a public-private partnership for hospital management may help curb corruption. The Permanente Journal. 2017; 21:16-113.

  • Published on 6/20/2017

    Vian T, Kohler JC, Dimanesco D, and Forte G. 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research. University of Limerick, Ireland. Can a multi-stakeholder initiative improve transparency and accountability in the health sector? Evidence from the Medicines Transparency Alliance. 2017.

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