Jacob Bor, SD

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

Biography

Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, is Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Department of Global Health. 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 Global Health, Epidemiology, and Health Affairs. 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 an affiliate of the Africa Centre for Population Health (www.africacentre.ac.za) and Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (www.heroza.org), both in South Africa, and BUSPH's Center for Global Health and Development. 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 11/28/2017

    Bor J, Fox MP, Rosen S, Venkataramani A, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov; 14(11):e1002463. PMID: 29182641.

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  • Published on 11/21/2017

    Bor J, Chiu C, Ahmed S, Katz I, Fox M, 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 KwaZulu-Natal. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29160949.

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  • Published on 10/10/2017

    Reniers G, Blom S, Lieber J, Herbst AJ, Calvert C, Bor J, Barnighausen T, Zaba B, Li ZR, Clark SJ, Grant AD, Lessells R, Eaton JW, Hosegood V. Tuberculosis mortality and the male survival deficit in rural South Africa: An observational community cohort study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0185692. PMID: 29016619.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/17/2017

    Bor J. Diverging Life Expectancies and Voting Patterns in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Am J Public Health. 2017 Oct; 107(10):1560-1562. PMID: 28817322.

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  • Published on 7/26/2017

    Griffith K, Evans L, Bor J. The Affordable Care Act Reduced Socioeconomic Disparities In Health Care Access. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jul 26. PMID: 28747321.

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  • Published on 6/15/2017

    Bor J, Ahmed S, Fox MP, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Katz IT, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Effect of eliminating CD4-count thresholds on HIV treatment initiation in South Africa: An empirical modeling study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0178249. PMID: 28617805.

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  • Published on 4/8/2017

    Bor J, Cohen GH, Galea S. Population health in an era of rising income inequality: USA, 1980-2015. Lancet. 2017 Apr 08; 389(10077):1475-1490. PMID: 28402829.

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  • Published on 3/30/2017

    Bärnighausen T, Tugwell P, Røttingen JA, Shemilt I, Rockers P, Geldsetzer P, Lavis J, Grimshaw J, Daniels K, Brown A, Bor J, Tanner J, Rashidian A, Barreto M, Vollmer S, Atun R. Quasi-experimental study designs series-paper 4: uses and value. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Sep; 89:21-29. PMID: 28365303.

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  • Published on 3/29/2017

    Bärnighausen T, Oldenburg C, Tugwell P, Bommer C, Ebert C, Barreto M, Djimeu E, Haber N, Waddington H, Rockers P, Sianesi B, Bor J, Fink G, Valentine J, Tanner J, Stanley T, Sierra E, Tchetgen ET, Atun R, Vollmer S. Quasi-experimental study designs series-paper 7: assessing the assumptions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Sep; 89:53-66. PMID: 28365306.

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  • Published on 1/31/2017

    Haber N, Tanser F, Bor J, Naidu K, Mutevedzi T, Herbst K, Porter K, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. From HIV infection to therapeutic response: a population-based longitudinal HIV cascade-of-care study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Lancet HIV. 2017 May; 4(5):e223-e230. PMID: 28153470.

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