Sydney Rosen

Sydney B. Rosen, MPA

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


Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and a Co-Director of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research addresses the economic consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and in particular the outcomes, costs, cost-effectiveness, and benefits of HIV and TB care and treatment interventions and models of service delivery. She is the principal investigator of multiple USAID-, NIH-, and foundation-supported studies and evaluations in South Africa and has worked extensively in Zambia, Malawi, and Kenya. She is also the author of policy and review papers on the business response to AIDS, the rationing of antiretroviral therapy, and the retention of patients in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs. Her current projects include AMBIT, EVIDENCE, and EQUIP, all described on the BUSPH website. Professor Rosen’s technical training is in policy analysis and applied economics. She holds a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Other Positions

  • Co-Division Head, Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office - University of the Witwatersrand


  • Harvard University, MPA Field of Study: Economics
  • Harvard University, AB Field of Study: History


  • Published on 3/31/2022

    Benade M, Long L, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Tucker JM, Miot J. Reduction in initiations of HIV treatment in South Africa during the COVID pandemic. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 31; 22(1):428. PMID: 35361209.

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  • Published on 12/8/2021

    Rosen S, Nichols B, Guthrie T, Benade M, Kuchukhidze S, Long L. Do differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa save money? Synthesis of evidence from field studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017-2019. Gates Open Res. 2021; 5:177. PMID: 35310814.

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  • Published on 11/1/2021

    Nichols BE, Rosen S. Economic evaluations of differentiated service delivery should include savings and ancillary benefits, not only health system costs: authors' reply. AIDS. 2021 11 01; 35(13):2235-2236. PMID: 34602596.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Maskew M, Brennan AT, Venter WDF, Fox MP, Vezi L, Rosen S. Retention in care and viral suppression after same-day ART initiation: One-year outcomes of the SLATE I and II individually randomized clinical trials in South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 10; 24(10):e25825. PMID: 34612601.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Jo Y, Rosen S, Sy KTL, Phiri B, Huber AN, Mwansa M, Shakwelele H, Haimbe P, Mwenechanya MM, Lumano-Mulenga P, Nichols BE. Changes in HIV treatment differentiated care uptake during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia: interrupted time series analysis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 10; 24 Suppl 6:e25808. PMID: 34713620.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Long LC, Rosen S, Nichols B, Larson BA, Ndlovu N, Meyer-Rath G. Getting resources to those who need them: the evidence we need to budget for underserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 07; 24 Suppl 3:e25707. PMID: 34189873.

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  • Published on 6/30/2021

    Huber A, Pascoe S, Nichols B, Long L, Kuchukhidze S, Phiri B, Tchereni T, Rosen S. Differentiated Service Delivery Models for HIV Treatment in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia: A Landscape Analysis. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2021 06 30; 9(2):296-307. PMID: 34234023.

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  • Published on 5/25/2021

    Bor J, Fischer C, Modi M, Richman B, Kinker C, King R, Calabrese SK, Mokhele I, Sineke T, Zuma T, Rosen S, Bärnighausen T, Mayer KH, Onoya D. Changing Knowledge and Attitudes Towards HIV Treatment-as-Prevention and "Undetectable?=?Untransmittable": A Systematic Review. AIDS Behav. 2021 Dec; 25(12):4209-4224. PMID: 34036459.

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  • Published on 5/24/2021

    Ehrenkranz P, Rosen S, Boulle A, Eaton JW, Ford N, Fox MP, Grimsrud A, Rice BD, Sikazwe I, Holmes CB. The revolving door of HIV care: Revising the service delivery cascade to achieve the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals. PLoS Med. 2021 05; 18(5):e1003651. PMID: 34029346.

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  • Published on 5/12/2021

    Fox MP, Pascoe S, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Short-term Outcomes from a Cluster Randomized Evaluation of Adherence Clubs as Part of Differentiated HIV Care in South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 May 12. PMID: 33990490.

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