Affiliation: Harvard University
- Alcohol use during the great recession of 2008-2009Jacob Bor
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Alcohol Alcohol 48:343-8. 2013..The aim of this study was to assess changes in alcohol use in the USA during the Great Recession...
- Increases in adult life expectancy in rural South Africa: valuing the scale-up of HIV treatmentJacob Bor
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Post Office Box 198, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal 3935, South Africa
Science 339:961-5. 2013..These gains in adult life expectancy signify the social value of ART and have implications for the investment decisions of individuals, governments, and donors...
- In a study of a population cohort in South Africa, HIV patients on antiretrovirals had nearly full recovery of employmentJacob Bor
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1459-69. 2012..There are large economic benefits to HIV treatment. For some patients, further gains could be obtained from initiating antiretroviral therapy earlier, prior to HIV-related job loss...
- Social exposure to an antiretroviral treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-NatalJacob Bor
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa
Trop Med Int Health 16:988-94. 2011..To investigate the prevalence of social exposure to a large, government-run ART programme in rural South Africa...
- Time and Money: The True Costs of Health Care Utilization for Patients Receiving "Free" HIV/Tuberculosis Care and Treatment in Rural KwaZulu-NatalNatsayi Chimbindi
Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom Nijmegen International Center for Health System Analysis and Education NICHE, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Department of Epidemiology and International Health Institute, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI Department of Virology, University College London, London, United Kingdom and Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 70:e52-60. 2015..HIV and tuberculosis (TB) services are provided free of charge in many sub-Saharan African countries, but patients still incur costs...
- Regression discontinuity designs are underutilized in medicine, epidemiology, and public health: a review of current and best practiceEllen Moscoe
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue Building 1, Room 1104, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
J Clin Epidemiol 68:122-33. 2015..We provide an introduction to the theory of RD and a systematic review and assessment of the RD literature in medicine, epidemiology, and public health...
- Regression discontinuity designs in epidemiology: causal inference without randomized trialsJacob Bor
From the aDepartment of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA bAfrica Centre for Health and Population Studies, Somkhele, South Africa cDepartment of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA and dFaculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Epidemiology 25:729-37. 2014..65 [95% confidence interval = 0.45-0.94]) than patients presenting with CD4 counts just above the threshold. We close by discussing the strengths and limitations of regression discontinuity designs for epidemiology. ..
- Correcting HIV prevalence estimates for survey nonparticipation using Heckman-type selection modelsTill Barnighausen
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Epidemiology 22:27-35. 2011..These approaches lead to biased estimates, if unobserved factors are associated with both survey participation and HIV status...
- Quasi-experiments to establish causal effects of HIV care and treatment and to improve the cascade of careJacob Bor
aDepartment of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA bHealth Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa cDepartment of Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health dDepartment of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA eAfrica Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, South Africa
Curr Opin HIV AIDS 10:495-501. 2015..Randomized, population-representative trials of clinical interventions are rare. Quasi-experiments have been used successfully to generate causal evidence on the cascade of HIV care in a broad range of real-world settings...
- The political economy of AIDS leadership in developing countries: an exploratory analysisJacob Bor
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Soc Sci Med 64:1585-99. 2007..Models developed in the analysis explain over half of the variation in commitment across the countries in the sample. In particular, press freedoms, income equality, and HIV prevalence stand out as determinants of political commitment...