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Sydney Rosen

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Boston University Center for Global Health and Development
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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.

Recent publications

  • Design of a randomized controlled trial to Link Infectious and Narcology Care ( LINC ‑ II ) in St . Petersburg , Russia

    • Gnatienko N
    • Lioznov D
    • Raj A
    • et al.
  • Differentiated models of service delivery for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub- Saharan Africa: A rapid review protocol

    • Long L
    • Kuchukhidze S
    • Pascoe S
    • et al.

Professional experience

Research Associate Professor

Boston University Center for Global Health and Development

January 2008 - Present



Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

September 1993 - June 1995(2 years)

AB magna cum laude

Harvard University

September 1983 - June 1987(4 years)

Co-authors (180)