Alden Blair, PhD, MS

Title(s)Research Data Analyst 4, GHS - Programs
Address550 16th Street, #3506
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Wesleyan University, Middletown, CtBA (Hons)2005Architecture; Art History
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, EnglandMSc2009Environmental Epidemiology
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CanadaPhD2018Population and Public Health
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF IGHS2023UCSF Achievement Award
    IGHS, UCSF2016John L. Zeigler Award for Outstanding Mentorship
    University of British Columbia2012Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award

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    My research career has focused around participatory mixed-methods epidemiological approaches that merge large-scale cohort and population-level statistical findings with individual narratives and lived realities. This sees me with over a decade of on-the ground fieldwork experience engaging with vulnerable populations in Uganda, Burundi, Cameroon, Malawi, Liberia, Canada, and the United States, building partnerships to unpack the drivers of health inequities in order to propose actionable and sustainable solutions. My research has been funded by major private and public donors including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Wyss Foundation, and the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). At UCSF I am currently the Director of Research for the Global Alliance in Nursing (GAIN) partnership and the Associate Director of the Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) Masters of Science Program. I am also a member of the faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing. During my time at UCSF, I have been awarded the UCSF John L. Zeigler Award for Outstanding Mentorship, a UCSF SPOT Award and a UCSF Achievement Award. My current work with the UCSF GAIN partnership focuses on the identification and addressing of drivers of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality both domestically and around the world.
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    1. Water and war: The effect of functioning chlorinated water stations in reducing waterborne diseases during conflict in northwest Syria, 2017-2021. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(12):e0002696. Haar R, Abdelrahman S, Muzzall E, Aladhan I, Shobak K, Kawas MR, Aksh A, Blair AH, Reingold A, AlMhawish N. PMID: 38150409; PMCID: PMC10752515.
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    2. Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on reported maternal and neonatal complications and access to maternal health care in five government health facilities in Blantyre, Malawi. PLoS One. 2023; 18(5):e0285847. Blair A, Haile W, Muller A, Simwinga L, Malirakwenda R, Baltzell K. PMID: 37220134; PMCID: PMC10204969.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Assessing Combined Longitudinal Mentorship and Skills Training on Select Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Rural and Urban Health Facilities in Malawi. J Transcult Nurs. 2022 11; 33(6):704-714. Blair AH, Openshaw M, Mphande I, Jana O, Malirakwenda R, Muller A, Rankin S, Baltzell K. PMID: 36062416; PMCID: PMC9561805.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Evaluating the Impact of Language Concordance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Contact Tracing Outcomes Among Spanish-Speaking Adults in San Francisco Between June and November 2020. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jan; 9(1):ofab612. Eliaz A, Blair AH, Chen YH, Fernandez A, Ernst A, Mirjahangir J, Celentano J, Sachdev D, Enanoria W, Reid MJA. PMID: 34993261; PMCID: PMC8717891.
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    5. The impact of pulse oximetry and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) training on antibiotic prescribing practices in rural Malawi: A mixed-methods study. PLoS One. 2020; 15(11):e0242440. Sylvies F, Nyirenda L, Blair A, Baltzell K. PMID: 33211744; PMCID: PMC7676725.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Alignment between expectations and experiences of egg donors: what does it mean to be informed? Reprod Biomed Soc Online. 2021 Mar; 12:1-13. Tober D, Garibaldi C, Blair A, Baltzell K. PMID: 33024845; PMCID: PMC7530253.
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    7. A 14-day follow-up of adult non-malarial fever patients seen by mobile clinics in rural Malawi. Malawi Med J. 2020 03; 32(1):31-36. Baltzell KA, Kortz TB, Blair A, Scarr E, Mguntha AM, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin SH. PMID: 32733657; PMCID: PMC7366163.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Hyperendemic Chlamydia trachomatis sexually transmitted infections among females represent a high burden of asymptomatic disease and health disparity among Pacific Islanders in Fiji. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 01; 14(1):e0008022. Svigals V, Blair A, Muller S, Sahu Khan A, Faktaufon D, Kama M, Tamani T, Esfandiari L, O'Brien M, Dean D. PMID: 31971951; PMCID: PMC6999915.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    9. 'Not all fevers are malaria': a mixed methods study of non-malarial fever management in rural southern Malawi. Rural Remote Health. 2019 06; 19(2):4818. Baltzell K, Kortz TB, Scarr E, Blair A, Mguntha A, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin S. PMID: 31200600.
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    10. Attacks on healthcare facilities as an indicator of violence against civilians in Syria: An exploratory analysis of open-source data. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0217905. Ri S, Blair AH, Kim CJ, Haar RJ. PMID: 31181095; PMCID: PMC6557482.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Cango Lyec (Healing the Elephant): Gender Differences in HIV Infection in Post-conflict Northern Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 07 01; 78(3):257-268. Spittal PM, Malamba SS, Ogwang MD, Musisi S, Ekwaru JP, Sewankambo NK, Pearce ME, Jongbloed K, Patel SH, Katamba A, Blair AH, Muyinda H, Schechter MT. PMID: 29509587; PMCID: PMC6012052.
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    12. Characterizing Pediatric Non-Malarial Fever and Identifying the At-Risk Child in Rural Malawi. Glob Pediatr Health. 2018; 5:2333794X17750415. Kortz TB, Blair A, Scarr E, Mguntha AM, Bandawe G, Schell E, Rankin S, Baltzell K. PMID: 29372177; PMCID: PMC5772500.
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    13. The Cedar Project: mortality among young Indigenous people who use drugs in British Columbia. CMAJ. 2017 Nov 06; 189(44):E1352-E1359. Jongbloed K, Pearce ME, Pooyak S, Zamar D, Thomas V, Demerais L, Christian WM, Henderson E, Sharma R, Blair AH, Yoshida EM, Schechter MT, Spittal PM, Cedar Project Partnership. PMID: 29109208; PMCID: PMC5675541.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. The impact of BMI on non-malignant respiratory symptoms and lung function in arsenic exposed adults of Northern Chile. Environ Res. 2017 10; 158:710-719. Nardone A, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J, Enanoria W, Blair A, Smith AH, Balmes J, Steinmaus C. PMID: 28738299; PMCID: PMC5603214.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): Exploring the Factor Structure and Cutoff Thresholds in a Representative Post-Conflict Population in Northern Uganda. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 May 01; 52(3):318-327. Blair AH, Pearce ME, Katamba A, Malamba SS, Muyinda H, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. PMID: 28003244.
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    16. "The Cango Lyec Project - Healing the Elephant": HIV related vulnerabilities of post-conflict affected populations aged 13-49 years living in three Mid-Northern Uganda districts. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 11 21; 16(1):690. Malamba SS, Muyinda H, Spittal PM, Ekwaru JP, Kiwanuka N, Ogwang MD, Odong P, Kitandwe PK, Katamba A, Jongbloed K, Sewankambo NK, Kinyanda E, Blair A, Schechter MT. PMID: 27871229; PMCID: PMC5117608.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. The Cedar Project * : historical trauma and vulnerability to sexual assault among young aboriginal women who use illicit drugs in two Canadian cities. Violence Against Women. 2015 Mar; 21(3):313-29. Pearce ME, Blair AH, Teegee M, Pan SW, Thomas V, Zhang H, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. PMID: 25648945.
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    18. Changes in the 'healthy migrant effect' in Canada: are recent immigrants healthier than they were a decade ago? J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Feb; 16(1):136-42. Blair AH, Schneeberg A. PMID: 23483362.
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    19. The Cedar Project: impacts of policing among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in British Columbia, Canada. Int J Drug Policy. 2013 Sep; 24(5):449-59. Pan SW, Christian CW, Pearce ME, Blair AH, Jongbloed K, Zhang H, Teegee M, Thomas V, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. PMID: 23731672.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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