ODP Early-Stage Investigator Lecture

Our Early-Stage Investigator Lecture recognizes early-career prevention scientists who have not successfully competed for a substantial NIH-supported research project, but who have already made outstanding research contributions to their respective fields and are poised to become future leaders in prevention research.

2019 Lecture

The nomination period has closed. The winner will be announced on January 15, 2019.

2018 Lecture Winner

Jacob Bor, Sc.D., S.M.
Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health

Lecture Title: The Promise and Pitfalls of HIV Treatment as Prevention: Quasi-Experimental Evidence From South Africa

About Dr. Bor

Jacob Bor, Sc.D., S.M., is an Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. His research applies the analytical tools of economics and data science to the study of population health, with a focus on HIV treatment and prevention in southern Africa. Current research interests include chronic disease management in low-resource settings; economic spillover effects of HIV treatment; decision-making in HIV-endemic risk environments; population health impacts of social policy; and causal inference in public health research. His work has been published in Science, The Lancet, PLOS Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Affairs. Prior to his graduate training at Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Bor worked with an HIV-prevention NGO in Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. He is a faculty affiliate of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center and junior faculty fellow at its Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. He is a Senior Researcher at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office and a visiting researcher at the Africa Health Research Institute, both in South Africa.

2018 Finalists

Colin G. Walsh, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Annie-Laurie McRee, Dr.P.H. 
Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Deputy Director, Healthy Youth Development, Prevention Research Center
University of Minnesota

Katrina Champion, Ph.D. 
Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow/Visiting Scholar
University of New South Wales, Sydney and Northwestern University