Sydney B. Rosen, MPA

Research Professor, Global Health
Sydney Rosen
(617) 414-1273sbrosen@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 380
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Biography

Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Co-Division Head 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 also developing research activities on the economics of noncommunicable diseases in Africa. She is the principal investigator of multiple USAID-, NIH-, and foundation-supported studies and evaluations in South Africa and has worked extensively in Zambia 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. 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

Education

  • Harvard University, MPA
  • Harvard University, AB

Publications

  • Published on 5/30/2018

    Ahmed S, Autrey J, Katz IT, Fox MP, Rosen S, Onoya D, Bärnighausen T, Mayer KH, Bor J. Why do people living with HIV not initiate treatment? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Soc Sci Med. 2018 May 30; 213:72-84. PMID: 30059900.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Ahmed S, Autrey J, Fox MP, Katz IT, Rosen S, Onoya D, Barnighausen T, Mayer K, Bor J. Why do people living with HIV not initiate treatment? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Social Science & Medicine. 2018.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Budgell EP, Evans D, Leuner R, Long LC, Rosen S. The costs and outcomes of paediatric tuberculosis treatment at primary healthcare clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa. SAMJ Research. 2018.

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  • Published on 1/21/2018

    Fox MP, Pascoe SJ, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Assessing the impact of the National Department of Health's National Adherence Guidelines for Chronic Diseases in South Africa using routinely collected data: a cluster-randomised evaluation. BMJ Open. 2018 01 21; 8(1):e019680. PMID: 29358446.

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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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  • 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 10/30/2017

    Meyer-Rath G, Johnson LF, Pillay Y, Blecher M, Brennan AT, Long L, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Fox MP, Rosen S. Changing the South African national antiretroviral therapy guidelines: The role of cost modelling. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186557. PMID: 29084275.

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  • Published on 10/26/2017

    Meyer-Rath G, van Rensburg C, Larson B, Jamieson L, Rosen S. Revealed willingness-to-pay versus standard cost-effectiveness thresholds: Evidence from the South African HIV Investment Case. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186496. PMID: 29073167.

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  • Published on 10/13/2017

    Hoffman R, Bardon A, Rosen S, Fox M, Kalua T, Xulu T, Taylor A, Sanne I. Varying intervals of antiretroviral medication dispensing to improve outcomes for HIV patients (The INTERVAL Study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Oct 13; 18(1):476. PMID: 29029644.

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  • Published on 10/2/2017

    Stokes A, Berry KM, Mchiza Z, Parker WA, Labadarios D, Chola L, Hongoro C, Zuma K, Brennan AT, Rockers PC, Rosen S. Prevalence and unmet need for diabetes care across the care continuum in a national sample of South African adults: Evidence from the SANHANES-1, 2011-2012. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0184264. PMID: 28968435.

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