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

  • SPHIH941


  • Published on 11/27/2015

    Lecher S, Ellenberger D, Kim AA, Fonjungo PN, Agolory S, Borget MY, Broyles L, Carmona S, Chipungu G, De Cock KM, Deyde V, Downer M, Gupta S, Kaplan JE, Kiyaga C, Knight N, MacLeod W, Makumbi B, Muttai H, Mwangi C, Mwangi JW, Mwasekaga M, Ng'Ang'A LW, Pillay Y, Sarr A, Sawadogo S, Singer D, Stevens W, Toure CA, Nkengasong J. Scale-up of HIV Viral Load Monitoring - Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015; 64(46):1287-90. PMID: 26605986.

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  • Published on 11/1/2015

    William MacLeod, Jacob Bor, Kathryn Crawford, and Sergio Carmona. Analysis of Big Data for better targeting of ART Adherence Strategies: Spatial clustering analysis of viral load suppression by South African province, district, sub-district and facility (April 2014–March 2015). National Department of Health. Pretoria, South Africa. 2015; 45.

  • Published on 10/19/2015

    Stoney RJ, Chen LH, Jentes ES, Wilson ME, Han PV, Benoit CM, MacLeod WB, Hamer DH, Barnett ED. Malaria Prevention Strategies: Adherence Among Boston Area Travelers Visiting Malaria-Endemic Countries. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Jan 6; 94(1):136-42. PMID: 26483125.

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  • Published on 9/29/2015

    Walker XJ, Barnett ED, Wilson ME, Macleod WB, Jentes ES, Karchmer AW, Hamer DH, Chen LH. Characteristics of Travelers to Asia Requiring Multidose Vaccine Schedules: Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies Prevention. J Travel Med. 2015 Nov; 22(6):403-9. PMID: 26420372.

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  • Published on 7/15/2015

    Moschovis PP, Addo-Yobo EO, Banajeh S, Chisaka N, Christiani DC, Hayden D, Jeena P, MacLeod WB, Mino G, Patel A, Qazi S, Santosham M, Thea DM, Hibberd PL. Stunting is associated with poor outcomes in childhood pneumonia. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Oct; 20(10):1320-8. PMID: 26083963.

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  • Published on 7/8/2015

    Wylie BJ, Singh MP, Coull BA, Quinn A, Yeboah-Antwi K, Sabin L, Hamer DH, Singh N, MacLeod WB. Association between wood cooking fuel and maternal hypertension at delivery in central East India. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2015; 34(3):355-68. PMID: 26153626.

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  • 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. PMID: 25276591.

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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. PMID: 24673916.

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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. PMID: 24405644.

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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. PMID: 24324573.

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