Early-Stage Investigator Lecture (ESIL)

2018 Awardee

Portrait picture of Dr. Bor
Jacob Bor, Sc.D., S.M.

Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health

Lecture Title: The Promise and Pitfalls of HIV Treatment as Prevention: Quasi-Experimental Evidence From South Africa

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March 19, 2018

About Dr. Bor

Jacob Bor, Sc.D., S.M., is an Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. His research applies the analytical tools of economics and data science to the study of population health, with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. Current research interests include chronic disease management in low-resource settings; economic spillover effects of HIV treatment; 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, The Lancet, PLOS Medicine, 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 a faculty affiliate of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center and junior faculty fellow at its Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. He is a Senior Researcher at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office and a visiting researcher at the Africa Health Research Institute, both in South Africa.

2018 Finalists

  • Colin G. Walsh, M.D., M.A.
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Annie-Laurie McRee, Dr.P.H.
    Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
    Deputy Director, Healthy Youth Development, Prevention Research Center
    University of Minnesota
  • Katrina Champion, Ph.D.
    Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow/Visiting Scholar
    University of New South Wales, Sydney and Northwestern University