Davidson H. Hamer, MD

Professor, Global Health

Davidson Hamer
617.414.1281
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, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 5/18/2018

    Sabin L, Hecht EMS, Brooks MI, Singh MP, Yeboah-Antwi K, Rizal A, Wylie BJ, Bondzie PA, Banos M, Tuchman J, Singh N, Hamer DH. Prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy: what do pregnant women and health care workers in East India know and do about it? Malar J. 2018 May 18; 17(1):207. PMID: 29776369.

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  • Published on 5/14/2018

    de Vries SG, Visser BJ, Stoney RJ, Wagenaar JFP, Bottieau E, Chen LH, Wilder-Smith A, Wilson M, Rapp C, Leder K, Caumes E, Schwartz E, Hynes NA, Goorhuis A, Esposito DH, Hamer DH, Grobusch MP, For The GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Leptospirosis among Returned Travelers: A GeoSentinel Site Survey and Multicenter Analysis-1997-2016. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 May 14. PMID: 29761761.

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  • Published on 5/12/2018

    Herlihy JM, Gille S, Grogan C, Bobay L, Simpamba K, Akonkwa B, Chisenga T, Hamer DH, Semrau K. Can community health workers identify omphalitis? A validation study from Southern Province, Zambia. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 May 12. PMID: 29752848.

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  • Published on 4/24/2018

    Rockers PC, Zanolini A, Banda B, Chipili MM, Hughes RC, Hamer DH, Fink G. Two-year impact of community-based health screening and parenting groups on child development in Zambia: Follow-up to a cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2018 Apr; 15(4):e1002555. PMID: 29689045.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Chen LH, Leder K, Schlagenhauf P, Libman M, Keystone J, Mendelson M, Gautret P, Schwartz E, Shaw M, MacDonald S, McCarthy A, Connor BA, Hamer DH, Wilson ME. Reply: regarding business travelers. J Travel Med. 2018 Jan 01; 25(1). PMID: 29741699.

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