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 5/9/2019

    Connor BA, Hamer DH, Kozarsky P, Jong E, Halstead SB, Keystone J, Mileno MD, Dawood R, Rogers B, Bunn WB. Japanese encephalitis vaccine for travelers: risk-benefit reconsidered. J Travel Med. 2019 May 09. PMID: 31073616.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Yeboah-Antwi K, MacLeod WB, Biemba G, Sijenyi P, Höhne A, Verstraete L, McCallum CM, Hamer DH. Improving Sanitation and Hygiene through Community-Led Total Sanitation: The Zambian Experience. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Apr; 100(4):1005-1012. PMID: 30793687.

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  • Published on 3/11/2019

    Ngoma T, Asiimwe AR, Mukasa J, Binzen S, Serbanescu F, Henry EG, Hamer DH, Lori JR, Schmitz MM, Marum L, Picho B, Naggayi A, Musonda G, Conlon CM, Komakech P, Kamara V, Scott NA. Addressing the Second Delay in Saving Mothers, Giving Life Districts in Uganda and Zambia: Reaching Appropriate Maternal Care in a Timely Manner. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2019 03 11; 7(Suppl 1):S68-S84. PMID: 30867210.

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  • Published on 3/11/2019

    Morof D, Serbanescu F, Goodwin MM, Hamer DH, Asiimwe AR, Hamomba L, Musumali M, Binzen S, Kekitiinwa A, Picho B, Kaharuza F, Namukanja PM, Murokora D, Kamara V, Dynes M, Blanton C, Nalutaaya A, Luwaga F, Schmitz MM, LaBrecque J, Conlon CM, McCarthy B, Kroelinger C, Clark T. Addressing the Third Delay in Saving Mothers, Giving Life Districts in Uganda and Zambia: Ensuring Adequate and Appropriate Facility-Based Maternal and Perinatal Health Care. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2019 03 11; 7(Suppl 1):S85-S103. PMID: 30867211.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Javelle E, Florescu SA, Asgeirsson H, Jmor S, Eperon G, Leshem E, Blum J, Molina I, Field V, Pietroski N, Eldin C, Johnston V, Cotar IA, Popescu C, Hamer DH, Gautret P. Increased risk of chikungunya infection in travellers to Thailand during ongoing outbreak in tourist areas: cases imported to Europe and the Middle East, early 2019. Euro Surveill. 2019 Mar; 24(10). PMID: 30862335.

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  • Published on 2/11/2019

    Hamer DH, Chen LH. Zika in Angola and India. J Travel Med. 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30753689.

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  • Published on 2/1/2019

    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. 2019 Feb 01; 26(2). PMID: 30395252.

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  • Published on 1/18/2019

    Angelo KM, Petersen BW, Hamer DH, Schwartz E, Brunette G. Monkeypox Transmission among International Travelers-Serious Monkey Business? J Travel Med. 2019 Jan 18. PMID: 30657959.

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  • 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

    Bonawitz R, McGlasson KL, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Lori J, Boyd C, Biemba G, Hamer DH, Scott NA. Maternity Waiting Home Use by HIV-positive Pregnant Women in Zambia: Opportunity for Improved Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV. Int J MCH AIDS. 2019; 8(1):1-10. PMID: 30899603.

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