Davidson H. Hamer, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, FISTM, is an infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and a professor of global health and medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and Chobanian & Avesidian School of Medicine. Dr. Hamer is also an adjunct professor of nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He specializes in tropical infectious diseases and has extensive field experience in neonatal and child survival research, including studies of micronutrient interventions, maternal and neonatal health, malaria, pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases. Dr. Hamer has been involved in over 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. He is currently working on projects in Bangladesh, Zambia, and the United States, some of which include neonatal sepsis prevention using prebiotics and probiotics in Bangladesh, nutritional status of adolescents in Zambia, and a prospective cohort study that includes a biobank of US immigrants with Chagas disease. He is also the surveillance lead 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. 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.
  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Tropical infectious diseases, neonatal and child survival research including micronutrient interventions, maternal and neonatal health, malaria, pneumonia, diarrheal diseases

  • Administrative Title

    Travel and Tropical Medicine, General Infectious Diseases, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center, 1987-1990
  • Education

    University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1987
  • Board Certifications

    Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine