Davidson Hamer, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, FISTM is a Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Dr. Hamer, a board-certified specialist in infectious diseases with a particular interest in tropical infectious diseases, has extensive field experience in neonatal and child survival research including studies of micronutrient interventions, maternal and neonatal health, malaria, pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases. During the last 20+ years, he has supervised and provided technical support to more than 50 studies in developing countries that evaluated interventions for improving neonatal survival, improving access for pregnant women to emergency obstetrical care, treatment and prevention of malaria, HIV/AIDS, micronutrient deficiencies, diarrheal disease, and pneumonia. Dr. Hamer received a MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a BA in biology and French from Amherst College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Dr. Hamer currently has active projects in Zambia, South Africa, and the United States. Major current projects include testing sustainable strategies for maternity waiting homes and using community health workers to improve early childhood development in rural South Africa. In addition, Dr. Hamer is the PI for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, a global network of 70 sites in 31 countries that conducts surveillance of emerging infectious diseases using returning travelers, immigrants, and refugees as sentinels of infection (www.istm.org/geosentinel).
- Professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
- University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD
- Amherst College, BA
- Published on 3/27/2018
Chen LH, Hamer DH. Vaccination Strategies During Shortages of Yellow Fever Vaccine-Reply. JAMA. 2018 03 27; 319(12):1280-1281. PMID: 29584837.
- Published on 3/23/2018
Hamer DH, Angelo K, Caumes E, van Genderen PJJ, Florescu SA, Popescu CP, Perret C, McBride A, Checkley A, Ryan J, Cetron M, Schlagenhauf P. Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Mar 23; 67(11):340-341. PMID: 29565840.
- Published on 3/15/2018
Scott NA, Vian T, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Mataka K, Henry EG, Biemba G, Nambao M, Hamer DH. Listening to the community: Using formative research to strengthen maternity waiting homes in Zambia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0194535. PMID: 29543884.
- Published on 3/12/2018
Yan LD, Mwale J, Straitz S, Biemba G, Bhutta Z, Ross JF, Mwananyanda L, Nambao M, Ngwakum P, Genovese E, Banda B, Akseer N, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rockers PC, Hamer DH. Equity dimensions of the availability and quality of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health services in Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Apr; 23(4):433-445. PMID: 29457318.
- Published on 1/1/2018
Chen LH, Leder K, Barbre KA, Schlagenhauf P, Libman M, Keystone J, Mendelson M, Gautret P, Schwartz E, Shaw M, MacDonald S, McCarthy A, Connor BA, Esposito DH, Hamer D, Wilson ME. Business travel-associated illness: a GeoSentinel analysis. J Travel Med. 2018 Jan 01; 25(1). PMID: 29462444.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Baqui A, Ahmed P, Dasgupta SK, Begum N, Rahman M, Islam N, Quaiyum M, Kirkwood B, Edmond K, Shannon C, Newton S, Hurt L, Jehan F, Nisar I, Hussain A, Nadeem N, Ilyas M, Zaidi A, Sazawal S, Deb S, Dutta A, Dhingra U, Ali SM, Hamer DH, Semrau KE, Straszak-Suri M, Grogan C, Bemba G, Lee AC, Wylie BJ, Manu A, Yoshida S, Bahl R. Development and validation of a simplified algorithm for neonatal gestational age assessment - protocol for the Alliance for Maternal Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) prospective cohort study. J Glob Health. 2017 Dec; 7(2):021201. PMID: 29163937.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Hagmann SHF, Rao SR, LaRocque RC, Erskine S, Jentes ES, Walker AT, Barnett ED, Chen LH, Hamer DH, Ryan ET. Travel Characteristics and Pretravel Health Care Among Pregnant or Breastfeeding U.S. Women Preparing for International Travel. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Dec; 130(6):1357-1365. PMID: 29112671.
- Published on 11/22/2017
Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Sempértegui F, Griffiths JK, Estrella B, Moore LL, Fox MP, Hamer DH. Vitamin D status is associated with underweight and stunting in children aged 6-36 months residing in the Ecuadorian Andes. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Nov 22; 1-12. PMID: 29162164.
- Published on 11/7/2017
Chen LH, Hamer DH. Vaccination Challenges in Confronting the Resurgent Threat From Yellow Fever. JAMA. 2017 Nov 07; 318(17):1651-1652. PMID: 28983553.
- Published on 10/10/2017
Henry EG, Thea DM, Hamer DH, DeJong W, Musokotwane K, Chibwe K, Biemba G, Semrau K. The impact of a multi-level maternal health programme on facility delivery and capacity for emergency obstetric care in Zambia. Glob Public Health. 2017 Oct 10; 1-14. PMID: 28994352.
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