Jacob Bor, SD

Assistant Professor, Global Health
Jacob Bor
(617) 414-1260jbor@bu.edu
Crosstown Center
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Biography

Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, is Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health (primary) and Epidemiology. His research applies the analytical tools of economics to the study of population health, with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. Current research interests include economic spillover effects of HIV treatment on patients, households, and communities; decision-making in HIV-endemic risk environments; population health impacts of social policy; and causal inference in public health research. His work has been published in Science, Lancet, PLOS Medicine, and other journals. 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, a Junior Faculty Fellow at BU's Hariri Institute for Computational Science, an affiliate of the Africa Health Research Institute (www.africacentre.ac.za), and Senior Research at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (www.heroza.org) in South Africa. For additional and up-to-date information: http://sites.bu.edu/jbor.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, SD
  • Harvard College, AB
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH941

Publications

  • Published on 6/27/2018

    Kluberg SA, Fox MP, LaValley M, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T, Bor J. Do ART eligibility expansions crowd out the sickest? Evidence from rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Jun 27. PMID: 29947442.

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  • Published on 6/21/2018

    Bor J, Venkataramani AS, Williams DR, Tsai AC. Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study. Lancet. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29937193.

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  • Published on 6/11/2018

    Fox MP, Bor J, Brennan AT, MacLeod WB, Maskew M, Stevens WS, Carmona S. Estimating retention in HIV care accounting for patient transfers: A national laboratory cohort study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2018 Jun; 15(6):e1002589. PMID: 29889844.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Hontelez JAC, Bor J, Tanser FC, Pillay D, Moshabela M, Bärnighausen T. HIV Treatment Substantially Decreases Hospitalization Rates: Evidence From Rural South Africa. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Jun; 37(6):997-1004. PMID: 29863928.

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  • Published on 5/15/2018

    Brennan AT, Bor J, Davies MA, Wandeler G, Prozesky H, Fatti G, Wood R, Stinson K, Tanser F, Bärnighausen T, Boulle A, Sikazwe I, Zanolini A, Fox MP. Drug Side Effects and Retention on HIV Treatment: a Regression Discontinuity Study of Tenofovir Implementation in South Africa and Zambia. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 May 15. PMID: 29767681.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML, Cordella N, Bor J. Advancing Quality Improvement with Regression Discontinuity Designs. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 May; 15(5):523-529. PMID: 29466673.

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  • Published on 3/23/2018

    Oldenburg CE, Seage GR, Tanser F, De Gruttola V, Mayer KH, Mimiaga MJ, Bor J, Bärnighausen T. Antiretroviral Therapy and Mortality in Rural South Africa: A Comparison of Causal Modeling Approaches. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29584868.

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  • Published on 3/13/2018

    Oldenburg CE, Bor J, Harling G, Tanser F, Mutevedzi T, Shahmanesh M, Seage GR, De Gruttola V, Mimiaga MJ, Mayer KH, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Impact of early antiretroviral therapy eligibility on HIV acquisition: household-level evidence from rural South Africa. AIDS. 2018 Mar 13; 32(5):635-643. PMID: 29334546.

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  • Published on 3/4/2018

    Carmona S, Bor J, Nattey C, Maughan-Brown B, Maskew M, Fox MP, Glencross DK, Ford N, MacLeod WB. Persistent High Burden of Advanced HIV Disease Among Patients Seeking Care in South Africa's National HIV Program: Data From a Nationwide Laboratory Cohort. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 04; 66(suppl_2):S111-S117. PMID: 29514238.

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  • Published on 1/10/2018

    Bor J, Chiu C, Ahmed S, Katz I, Fox MP, Rosen S, Yapa M, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Failure to initiate HIV treatment in patients with high CD4 counts: evidence from demographic surveillance in rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Feb; 23(2):206-220. PMID: 29160949.

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