Jacob Bor, SD

Assistant Professor, Global Health
Jacob Bor
617-358-2176jbor@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

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • 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

Publications

  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Haber NA, Lesko CR, Fox MP, Powers KA, Harling G, Edwards JK, Salomon JA, Lippman SA, Bor J, Chang AY, Anglemyer A, Pettifor A. Limitations of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 metrics: a simulation-based comparison of cross-sectional and longitudinal metrics for the HIV care continuum. AIDS. 2020 06 01; 34(7):1047-1055. PMID: 32044844.

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  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Griffith KN, Bor JH. Changes in Health Care Access, Behaviors, and Self-reported Health Among Low-income US Adults Through the Fourth Year of the Affordable Care Act. Med Care. 2020 06; 58(6):574-578. PMID: 32221101.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Griffith KN, Jones DK, Bor JH, Sommers BD. Changes In Health Insurance Coverage, Access To Care, And Income-Based Disparities Among US Adults, 2011-17. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Feb; 39(2):319-326. PMID: 32011953.

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  • Published on 12/16/2019

    Walkey AJ, Bor J, Cordella NJ. Novel tools for a learning health system: a combined difference-in-difference/regression discontinuity approach to evaluate effectiveness of a readmission reduction initiative. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 02; 29(2):161-167. PMID: 31843880.

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  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Bor J, Thirumurthy H. Bridging the Efficacy-Effectiveness Gap in HIV Programs: Lessons From Economics. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 12; 82 Suppl 3:S183-S191. PMID: 31764253.

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  • Published on 10/1/2019

    Maskew M, Bor J, MacLeod W, Carmona S, Sherman GG, Fox MP. Adolescent HIV treatment in South Africa's national HIV programme: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2019 11; 6(11):e760-e768. PMID: 31585836.

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  • Published on 5/31/2019

    Kufa T, Shubber Z, MacLeod W, Takuva S, Carmona S, Bor J, Gorgens M, Pillay Y, Puren A, Eaton JW, Fraser-Hurt N. CD4 count recovery and associated factors among individuals enrolled in the South African antiretroviral therapy programme: An analysis of national laboratory based data. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0217742. PMID: 31150489.

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  • Published on 4/4/2019

    Bor J, Venkataramani AS, Williams DR, Tsai AC. Validity of details in databases logging police killings - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2019 04 06; 393(10179):1413. PMID: 30967210.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    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. Medication Side Effects and Retention in HIV Treatment: A Regression Discontinuity Study of Tenofovir Implementation in South Africa and Zambia. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 09 01; 187(9):1990-2001. PMID: 29767681.

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  • Published on 8/10/2018

    Fox MP, Bor J, Brennan AT, MacLeod WB, Maskew M, Stevens WS, Carmona S. Correction: Estimating retention in HIV care accounting for patient transfers: A national laboratory cohort study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2018 08; 15(8):e1002643. PMID: 30096137.

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