William B. MacLeod, ScD

Assistant Professor, Global Health
William MacLeod
(617) 414-1270wmacleod@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT372
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Bill is a demographer who uses his skills in statistical programming, epidemiology, and biostatistics to lead the International Research Coordinating Center (IRCC) at the Center for International Health and Development (CIHD). The IRCC is responsible for the design, data management, and analysis of the CIHD conducted studies including international multi-center clinical equivalency trials, multi-center efficacy trials, and large-scale household surveys. At CIHD, he also manages a health research grant program in Zambia which focuses on funding policy oriented applied research projects coupled with technical assistance to build research capacity. Bill earned his Doctors and Master of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and his Bachelors in Arts in International Relations from the University of California at Davis. He spent three years as a policy analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Recycling Section of the Office of Solid Waste, and two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. Bill has worked and traveled around the world.


  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM
  • University of California-Davis, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHIH707


  • Published on 8/31/2014

    Gill CJ, MacLeod WB, Phiri-Mazala G, Guerina NG, Mirochnick M, Knapp AB, Hamer DH. Can traditional birth attendants be trained to accurately identify septic infants, initiate antibiotics, and refer in a rural African setting? Glob Health Sci Pract. 2014 Aug; 2(3):318-27.

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  • Published on 3/28/2014

    Iliaki E, Chen LH, Hamer DH, Macleod WB, Jentes ES, Barnett ED, Wilson ME. Travel to Brazil: analysis of data from the Boston Area Travel Medicine Network (BATMN) and relevance to travelers attending world cup and olympics. J Travel Med. 2014 May-Jun; 21(3):214-7.

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  • Published on 1/9/2014

    Wylie BJ, Coull BA, Hamer DH, Singh MP, Jack D, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Singh N, MacLeod WB. Impact of biomass fuels on pregnancy outcomes in central East India. Environ Health. 2014; 13(1):1.

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  • Published on 12/6/2013

    Ive P, MacLeod W, Mkumla N, Orrell C, Jentsch U, Wallis CL, Stevens W, Wood R, Sanne I, Bhattacharya D. Low prevalence of liver disease but regional differences in HBV treatment characteristics mark HIV/HBV co-infection in a South African HIV clinical trial. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e74900.

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  • Published on 10/8/2013

    Hochberg NS, Barnett ED, Chen LH, Wilson ME, Iyer H, MacLeod WB, Yanni E, Jentes ES, Karchmer AW, Ooi W, Kogelman L, Benoit C, Hamer DH. International travel by persons with medical comorbidities: understanding risks and providing advice. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Nov; 88(11):1231-40.

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  • Published on 10/7/2013

    Moschovis PP, Banajeh S, MacLeod WB, Saha S, Hayden D, Christiani DC, Mino G, Santosham M, Thea DM, Qazi S, Hibberd PL. Childhood anemia at high altitude: risk factors for poor outcomes in severe pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov; 132(5):e1156-62.

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  • Published on 8/16/2013

    Benoit CM, MacLeod WB, Hamer DH, Sanchez-Vegas C, Chen LH, Wilson ME, Karchmer AW, Yanni E, Hochberg NS, Ooi WW, Kogelman L, Barnett ED. Acceptability of hypothetical dengue vaccines among travelers. J Travel Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 20(6):346-51.

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  • Published on 8/16/2013

    Sanchez-Vegas C, Hamer DH, Chen LH, Wilson ME, Benoit C, Hunsperger E, Macleod WB, Jentes ES, Ooi WW, Karchmer AW, Kogelman L, Yanni E, Marano N, Barnett ED. Prevalence of dengue virus infection in US travelers who have lived in or traveled to dengue-endemic countries. J Travel Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 20(6):352-60.

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  • Published on 6/27/2013

    Yeboah-Antwi K, Snetro-Plewman G, Waltensperger KZ, Hamer DH, Kambikambi C, MacLeod W, Filumba S, Sichamba B, Marsh D. Measuring teamwork and taskwork of community-based "teams" delivering life-saving health interventions in rural Zambia: a qualitative study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2013; 13:84.

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  • Published on 5/1/2013

    Chen LH, Barnett ED, Wilson ME, MacLeod W, Yanni EA, Ooi W, Karchmer AW, Kogelman L, Marano N, Hamer DH. Response to letter. J Travel Med. 2013 May-Jun; 20(3):210.

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