Davidson H. Hamer, MD

Professor, Global Health

Davidson Hamer
617.358.2402
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

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).

Other Positions

  • 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, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD
  • Amherst College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 1/3/2019

    Yarrington CD, Hamer DH, Kuohung W, Lee-Parritz A. Congenital Zika syndrome arising from sexual transmission of Zika virus, a case report. Fertil Res Pract. 2019; 5:1. PMID: 30619616.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Hamer DH, Hansoti B, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD, Nxumalo N, Fox MP, Gopal S, Oberhelman R, Mwananyanda L, Vwalika B, Rispel LC. Global Health Research Mentoring Competencies for Individuals and Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jan; 100(1_Suppl):15-19. PMID: 30430976.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Lescano AG, Cohen CR, Raj T, Rispel L, Garcia PJ, Zunt JR, Hamer DH, Heimburger DC, Chi BH, Ko AI, Bukusi EA. Strengthening Mentoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Advance Global Health Research: An Overview. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jan; 100(1_Suppl):3-8. PMID: 30430982.

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  • Published on 12/28/2018

    Mwananyanda L, Pierre C, Mwansa J, Cowden C, Localio AR, Kapasa ML, Machona S, Musyani CL, Chilufya MM, Munanjala G, Lyondo A, Bates MA, Coffin SE, Hamer DH. Preventing Bloodstream Infections and Death in Zambian Neonates: Impact of a Low-cost Infection Control Bundle. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 28. PMID: 30596901.

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  • Published on 11/29/2018

    Schlagenhauf P, Grobusch MP, Hamer DH, Asgeirsson H, Jensenius M, Eperon G, Rothe C, Isenring E, Fehr J, Schwartz E, Bottieau E, Barnett ED, McCarthy A, Kelly P, Schade Larsen C, van Genderen P, Stauffer W, Libman M, Gautret P. Area of exposure and treatment challenges of malaria in Eritrean migrants: a GeoSentinel analysis. Malar J. 2018 Nov 29; 17(1):443. PMID: 30497487.

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  • Published on 11/13/2018

    Gautret P, Angelo KM, Asgeirsson H, Lalloo DG, Shaw M, Schwartz E, Libman M, Kain KC, Piyaphanee W, Murphy H, Leder K, Vincelette J, Jensenius M, Waggoner J, Leung D, Borwein S, Blumberg L, Schlagenhauf P, Barnett ED, Hamer DH. Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis started during or after travel: A GeoSentinel analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 11; 12(11):e0006951. PMID: 30422981.

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  • Published on 11/9/2018

    Kaiser JL, Fong RM, Hamer DH, Biemba G, Ngoma T, Tusing B, Scott NA. How a woman's interpersonal relationships can delay care-seeking and access during the maternity period in rural Zambia: An intersection of the Social Ecological Model with the Three Delays Framework. Soc Sci Med. 2019 Jan; 220:312-321. PMID: 30500609.

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  • Published on 11/3/2018

    Boggild AK, Geduld J, Libman M, Yansouni CP, McCarthy AE, Hajek J, Ghesquiere W, Mirzanejad Y, Vincelette J, Kuhn S, Plourde PJ, Chakrabarti S, Greenaway C, Hamer DH, Kain KC. Spectrum of Illness in Migrants to Canada: Sentinel Surveillance through CanTravNet. J Travel Med. 2018 11 03. PMID: 30395252.

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  • Published on 10/5/2018

    Scott NA, Henry EG, Kaiser JL, Mataka K, Rockers PC, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Hamer DH, Munro-Kramer ML, Lori JR. Factors affecting home delivery among women living in remote areas of rural Zambia: a cross-sectional, mixed-methods analysis. Int J Womens Health. 2018; 10:589-601. PMID: 30349403.

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  • Published on 8/10/2018

    Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Vian T, Bonawitz R, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Biemba G, Boyd CJ, Lori JR, Hamer DH, Rockers PC. Impact of maternity waiting homes on facility delivery among remote households in Zambia: protocol for a quasiexperimental, mixed-methods study. BMJ Open. 2018 Aug 10; 8(8):e022224. PMID: 30099401.

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