Pediatric Hospital Medicine
M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 2007
M.P.H., Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA 2006
B.A., Brown University, Providence RI 1999
Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston MA 2008-2010
Pediatrics Global Health Research, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston MA
American Board of Pediatrics,
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Child International Health
Massachusetts Medical Society, Global Health Committee
Honors and Awards
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenges Finalist, 2012
Michael Osband Memorial Award, 2010
Benjamin Seigel Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Student, 2008
Boston University's Gold Humanism Society Award, 2008
Schliesman Fellowship for International Health, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Bonawitz R, Hamomba L, Semrau K, Goggin C, Sampambi K, Musonda V, Cerwensky K, Hammond E, Knapp A, Thea DM, Herlihy J. Assessment of the impact of rapid syphilis tests on syphilis screening and treatment of pregnant women in Zambia. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. June 2015, Vol 130: Pages S58–S62.
Hamer DH, Herlihy JM, Musokotwane K, Banda B, Mpamba C, Mwangelwa B, Pilingana P, Thea DM, Simon JL, Yeboah-Antwi K, Grogan C, Semrau K. Engagement of the community, traditional leaders, and public health system in the design and implementation of a large community-based cluster randomized trial of umbilical cord care in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg 14-0218; Published online February 2, 2015.
Larson B, Bwalya B, Bonawitz R, Hammond E, Thea DM, Herlihy J. Finding a needle in the haystack: The costs and cost-effectiveness of syphilis diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy to prevent congenital syphilis in Kalomo District of Zambia. PLOS One. December 05, 2014.
Herlihy J, Shaikh A, Semrau K, Mazimba A, Gagne N, Grogan C, Mpamba C, Sooli B, Simamvwa G, Mabeta C, Shankoti P, Messersmith L, Hamer DH. Local Perceptions, Cultural Beliefs and Practices that Shape Umbilical Cord Care: A Qualitative Study in Southern Province, Zambia. PLOS One. September 2013.
Nelson B, Kasper J, Thea D, Hibberd P, Herlihy J. Developing a career in global health: Considerations for physicians-in-training and academic mentors. J of Graduate Medical Education. Sept. 2012.
Nelson B, Herlihy J, Burke T. Proposal for Pediatric Global Heath Fellowship. PEDIATRICS. 2008; 121:1261-1262.
Stanton B, Huang C, Armstrong R, Sectish T, Palfrey J, Nelson B, Herlihy J, Alden E, Keenan W, Szilagyi, P. Global health training for pediatric residents. Pediatric Annals. 2008; 37 (12): 786-7, 792-6.
*Herlihy J, Hamomba L, Semrau K, Goggin C, Sampambi K, Musonda V, Cerwensky K, Bonawitz R, Hammond E, Knapp A, Thea DM. Road to Option B+: Integration of PMTCT services into antenatal clinics improves retention and appropriate treatment of HIV-positive pregnant women in Southern Zambia. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. July 15, 2015.
*this paper was featured in “HIV This Month,” a UNAIDS publication that highlights HIV related research with high program relevance and impact