Gesine Meyer-Rath

Gesine Meyer-Rath, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Global Health - Boston University School of Public Health


Dr Meyer-Rath is a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health of the Boston University School of Public Health. She is a physician and health economist working on the economics of HIV and COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries. Her focus lies on modeling methods for economic evaluation, including infectious disease modeling and decision analysis, and translating research into recommendations for public policy. Before joining BUSPH she has worked in the Pediatrics Department of Charité University Hospital Berlin, at the World Health Organization and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Meyer-Rath is based in Johannesburg where she works at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), a collaboration between Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a PhD in Health Economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a MD/PhD in Physiology from Free University Berlin.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Global Health - Boston University School of Public Health


  • Freie Universität Berlin, MD Field of Study: Medicine
  • Freie Universität Berlin, PhD Field of Study: Physiology



  • Published on 4/1/2024

    Rautenbach SP, Whittles LK, Meyer-Rath G, Jamieson L, Chidarikire T, Johnson LF, Imai-Eaton JW. Future HIV epidemic trajectories in South Africa and projected long-term consequences of reductions in general population HIV testing: a mathematical modelling study. Lancet Public Health. 2024 Apr; 9(4):e218-e230. PMID: 38553141.

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  • Published on 2/29/2024

    McGee K, d'Elbée M, Dekova R, Sande LA, Dube L, Masuku S, Dlamini M, Mangenah C, Mwenge L, Johnson C, Hatzold K, Neuman M, Meyer-Rath G, Terris-Prestholt F. Costs of distributing HIV self-testing kits in Eswatini through community and workplace models. BMC Infect Dis. 2024 Feb 29; 22(Suppl 1):976. PMID: 38424538.

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  • Published on 1/3/2024

    Thomas ML, Zuma K, Loykissoonlal D, Dube ZB, Vranken P, Porter SE, Kripke K, Seatlhodi T, Meyer-Rath G, Johnson LF, Imai-Eaton JW. Substantial but spatially heterogeneous progress in male circumcision for HIV prevention in South Africa. Commun Med (Lond). 2024 Jan 03; 4(1):1. PMID: 38172187.

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  • Published on 12/4/2023

    Johnson LF, Myer L, Jamieson L, Meyer-Rath G, Delany-Moretlwe S, Joseph Davey D. The potential benefits of long-acting injectable cabotegravir in pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants. AIDS. 2024 Mar 15; 38(4):589-594. PMID: 38016171.

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  • Published on 11/20/2023

    Brennan AT, Vetter B, Masuku SD, Mtshazo B, Mashabane N, Sokhela S, Venter WD, Kao K, Meyer-Rath G. Integration of point-of-care screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension into the COVID-19 vaccine programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2023 Nov 20; 23(1):2291. PMID: 37986070.

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  • Published on 10/27/2023

    Moolla H, Phillips A, Ten Brink D, Mudimu E, Stover J, Bansi-Matharu L, Martin-Hughes R, Wulan N, Cambiano V, Smith J, Bershteyn A, Meyer-Rath G, Jamieson L, Johnson LF. A quantitative assessment of the consistency of projections from five mathematical models of the HIV epidemic in South Africa: a model comparison study. BMC Public Health. 2023 Oct 27; 23(1):2119. PMID: 37891514.

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  • Published on 10/10/2023

    Masuku SD, Brennan AT, Vetter B, Venter F, Mtshazo B, Sokhela S, Mashabane N, Kao K, Meyer-Rath G. The cost of adding rapid screening for diabetes, hypertension, and COVID-19 to COVID-19 vaccination queues in Johannesburg, South Africa. Res Sq. 2023 Oct 10. PMID: 37886557.

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  • Published on 10/10/2023

    Marcus R, C P, Gill K, Smith P, Rouhani S, Mendelsohn A, Mendel E, Lince-Deroche N, Naidoo K, Ahmed N, Stirrup O, Roseleur J, Leuner R, Meyer-Rath G, Bekker LG. Acceptability, feasibility and cost of point of care testing for sexually transmitted infections among South African adolescents where syndromic management is standard of care. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Oct 10; 23(1):1078. PMID: 37817160.

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  • Published on 7/7/2023

    Brennan AT, Vetter B, Majam M, T Msolomba V, Venter F, Carmona S, Kao K, Gordon A, Meyer-Rath G. Integration of point-of-care screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension with COVID-19 rapid antigen screening in Johannesburg, South Africa. PLoS One. 2023; 18(7):e0287794. PMID: 37418394.

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  • Published on 7/3/2023

    Meyer-Rath G, Hounsell RA, Pulliam JR, Jamieson L, Nichols BE, Moultrie H, Silal SP. The role of modelling and analytics in South African COVID-19 planning and budgeting. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(7):e0001063. PMID: 37399174.

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