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 10/5/2018

    Chen LH, Hamer DH. Zika virus and sexual transmission: updated preconception guidance. J Travel Med. 2018 Oct 05. PMID: 30289482.

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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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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Salzer HJF, Stoney RJ, Angelo KM, Rolling T, Grobusch MP, Libman M, López-Vélez R, Duvignaud A, Ásgeirsson H, Crespillo-Andújar C, Schwartz E, Gautret P, Bottieau E, Jordan S, Lange C, Hamer DH. Epidemiological aspects of travel-related systemic endemic mycoses: a GeoSentinel analysis, 1997-2017. J Travel Med. 2018 Aug 01; 25(1). PMID: 30085265.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Stoney RJ, Esposito DH, Kozarsky P, Hamer DH, Grobusch MP, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Libman M, Gautret P, Lim PL, Leder K, Schwartz E, Sotir MJ, Licitra C. Infectious diseases acquired by international travellers visiting the USA. J Travel Med. 2018 Aug 01; 25(1). PMID: 30124885.

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  • Published on 7/6/2018

    Saha SK, Schrag SJ, El Arifeen S, Mullany LC, Shahidul Islam M, Shang N, Qazi SA, Zaidi AKM, Bhutta ZA, Bose A, Panigrahi P, Soofi SB, Connor NE, Mitra DK, Isaac R, Winchell JM, Arvay ML, Islam M, Shafiq Y, Nisar I, Baloch B, Kabir F, Ali M, Diaz MH, Satpathy R, Nanda P, Padhi BK, Parida S, Hotwani A, Hasanuzzaman M, Ahmed S, Belal Hossain M, Ariff S, Ahmed I, Ibne Moin SM, Mahmud A, Waller JL, Rafiqullah I, Quaiyum MA, Begum N, Balaji V, Halen J, Nawshad Uddin Ahmed ASM, Weber MW, Hamer DH, Hibberd PL, Sadeq-Ur Rahman Q, Mogan VR, Hossain T, McGee L, Anandan S, Liu A, Panigrahi K, Abraham AM, Baqui AH. Causes and incidence of community-acquired serious infections among young children in south Asia (ANISA): an observational cohort study. Lancet. 2018 07 14; 392(10142):145-159. PMID: 30025808.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Hamer DH, Chen LH. Japanese encephalitis: vaccine options and timing of pre-travel vaccination. J Travel Med. 2018 Jul 01; 25(1). PMID: 30020497.

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  • Published on 6/29/2018

    Caldwell JP, Chen LH, Hamer DH. Evolving Epidemiology of Japanese Encephalitis: Implications for Vaccination. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018 Jun 29; 20(9):30. PMID: 29959548.

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  • Published on 6/19/2018

    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 Jul; 23(7):806-813. PMID: 29752848.

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  • Published on 6/14/2018

    Sivalogan K, Semrau KEA, Ashigbie PG, Mwangi S, Herlihy JM, Yeboah-Antwi K, Banda B, Grogan C, Biemba G, Hamer DH. Influence of newborn health messages on care-seeking practices and community health behaviors among participants in the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0198176. PMID: 29902234.

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  • 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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