Jacob Bor

Jacob Bor, SD

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



Jacob Bor, ScD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. His research applies the analytical tools of economics and data science to the study of population health. Research interests include HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa, structural causes of health disparities in the U.S, and intersections of health, politics, and development. Prior to his graduate training at Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Bor worked with an HIV-prevention NGO in Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. He is a faculty affiliate of BU's Global Development Policy Center and Senior Research at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (www.heroza.org) in South Africa.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


  • Harvard School of Public Health, SD Field of Study: Global Health Management
  • Harvard College, AB Field of Study: Social Sciences
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM Field of Study: Economics

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH720


  • Published on 2/5/2024

    Venkataramani AS, Bair EF, Bor J, Jackson CL, Kawachi I, Lee J, Papachristos A, Tsai AC. Officer-Involved Killings of Unarmed Black People and Racial Disparities in Sleep Health. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Feb 05. PMID: 38315465.

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  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Kileel EM, Zheng A, Bor J, Fox MP, Crowther NJ, George JA, Khoza S, Rosen S, Venter WDF, Raal F, Hibberd P, Brennan AT. Does Engagement in HIV Care Affect Screening, Diagnosis, and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2024 Feb; 28(2):591-608. PMID: 38300475.

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  • Published on 12/21/2023

    Brennan AT, Lauren E, Bor J, George JA, Chetty K, Mlisana K, Dai A, Khoza S, Rosen S, Stokes AC, Raal F, Hibberd P, Alexanian SM, Fox MP, Crowther NJ. Gaps in the type 2 diabetes care cascade: a national perspective using South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) database. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 21; 23(1):1452. PMID: 38129852.

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  • Published on 12/20/2023

    Onoya D, Sineke T, King R, Mokhele I, Sharma S, Dukashe M, Cele R, Bokaba D, Inglis R, Sigasa S, Bor J. Designing effective U = U communication strategies considering the needs of PLHIV, their partners, and healthcare worker constraints in South African clinics. PLoS One. 2023; 18(12):e0295920. PMID: 38117817.

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  • Published on 11/27/2023

    Shapiro AN, Scott L, Moultrie H, Jacobson KR, Bor J, Fofana AM, Dor G, Ndjeka NO, da Silva P, Mlisana K, Jenkins HE, Stevens WS. Tuberculosis testing patterns in South Africa to identify groups that would benefit from increased investigation. Sci Rep. 2023 Nov 27; 13(1):20875. PMID: 38012266.

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  • Published on 10/13/2023

    Sineke T, Onoya D, Mokhele I, Cele R, Sharma S, Sigasa P, Dukashe M, Hansrod L, Inglis R, King R, Bor J. "I was scared dating… who would take me with my status?"-Living with HIV in the era of UTT and U = U: A qualitative study in Johannesburg, South Africa. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(10):e0000829. PMID: 37831644.

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  • Published on 9/7/2023

    Benade M, Mchiza Z, Raquib RV, Prasad SK, Yan LD, Brennan AT, Davies J, Sudharsanan N, Manne-Goehler J, Fox MP, Bor J, Rosen SB, Stokes AC. Health systems performance for hypertension control using a cascade of care approach in South Africa, 2011-2017. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(9):e0002055. PMID: 37676845.

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  • Published on 7/31/2023

    Cohen GH, Bor J, Keyes KM, Demmer RT, Stellman SD, Puac-Polanco V, Galea S. What was the impact of tobacco taxes on smoking prevalence and coronary heart disease mortality in the United States -2005-2016, and did it vary by race and gender? Prev Med. 2023 Oct; 175:107653. PMID: 37532031.

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  • Published on 6/23/2023

    Paglino E, Lundberg DJ, Zhou Z, Wasserman JA, Raquib R, Luck AN, Hempstead K, Bor J, Preston SH, Elo IT, Stokes AC. Monthly excess mortality across counties in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, March 2020 to February 2022. Sci Adv. 2023 Jun 23; 9(25):eadf9742. PMID: 37352359.

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  • Published on 5/29/2023

    Bor J, Stokes AC, Raifman J, Venkataramani A, Bassett MT, Himmelstein D, Woolhandler S. Missing Americans: Early death in the United States-1933-2021. PNAS Nexus. 2023 Jun; 2(6):pgad173. PMID: 37303714.

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