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Sydney Rosen

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Boston University Center for Global Health and Development
  • 74PublicationsNumber of items in Sydney's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 25Followers

Research interests

Health economics in resource-constrained countries; HIV/AIDS

About

Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Associate Professor at the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University and the Co-Director of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the Wits Health Consortium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research addresses the economic consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including the impact of HIV/AIDS on households, private sector companies, and public sector agencies in sub-Saharan Africa; the benefits and costs of prevention and treatment interventions; and sectoral and societal responses to the epidemic. She is the principal investigator of USAID-, CDC-, NIH-, and foundation-supported evaluations of the outcomes, costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness of care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in South Africa, Zambia, and Kenya. Her current research focuses on the costs and cost-effectiveness of different strategies for large-scale antiretroviral treatment provision. She is also the author of policy and review papers on the business response to AIDS, the rationing of antiretroviral therapy, and the retention of patients in AIDS treatment programs. Her research has been published in The Lancet, PloS Medicine, AIDS, JAIDS, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Tropical Medicine and International Health, and other international journals. In 2003 she won the Harvard Business Review’s McKinsey Award, given to the most influential HBR article of the year, for her article entitled “AIDS is Your Business.” Professor Rosen’s technical training is in policy analysis and applied economics. She holds a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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Publications (5)

  • Changing the South African national ART guidelines : The role of cost modelling

    • Meyer-rath G
    • Pillay Y
    • Blecher M
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  • Failure to initiate HIV treatment in patients with high CD4 counts: evidence from demographic surveillance in rural KwaZulu-Natal

    • Bor J
    • Chiu C
    • Ahmed S
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  • Revealed willingness-to-pay versus standard cost-effectiveness thresholds : Evidence from the South African HIV Investment Case

    • Meyer-rath G
    • Rensburg C
    • Larson B
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  • Simplified clinical algorithm for identifying patients eligible for immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy for HIV ( SLATE ): protocol for a randomised evaluation

    • Rosen S
    • Fox M
    • Larson B
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  • Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa

    • Bor J
    • Fox M
    • Rosen S
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Professional experience

Research Associate Professor

Boston University Center for Global Health and Development

January 2008 - Present

Education history

MPA

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

September 1993 - June 1995(2 years)

AB magna cum laude

Harvard University

September 1983 - June 1987(4 years)