Dr. Vian is a public health scholar and academic leader whose work is guided by the belief that all people have the right to access quality health care without having to experience financial hardship. She is dedicated to practice-based teaching and the development of emerging public health leaders eager to work with communities to address the underlying social determinants of health. Through her research and scholarly work, she has furthered efforts to control corruption in the health sector, advance health systems and access to medicines, and evaluate public-private partnerships and community health initiatives. Dr. Vian has published over 120 articles, book chapters, and professional reports, and has served on international technical committees and advised the World Health Organization, Council of Europe, World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other clients.
Dr. Vian’s passion for education inspires her efforts to reform curriculum and pedagogy for health professionals, including initiatives to motivate and engage students in the classroom, collaborate with partner organizations in practice-based teaching, and enhance intentional communities of scholar-teachers through peer review. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cameroon and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and global health from Boston University, an MS in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in philosophy from Colgate University.
Dr. Vian is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cameroon and has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Global Health from Boston University, an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University. Follow her on Twitter @TarynVian.
- PhD, Public Policy and Global Health, University Professors Program, Boston University
- S.M., Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
- B.A. Colgate University, Philosophy, Hamilton, NY
- Selected Publications
Vian T. (2019) High stakes require more than just talk: what to do about corruption in health systems. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2019.33
Sakanga VI, Chastain PS, McGlasson KL, Kaiser JL, Bwalya M, Mwansa M, Mataka K, Kalaba D, Scott NA, Vian T. (2019) Building financial management capacity for community ownership of development initiatives in rural Zambia. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 34(2). doi:10.1002/hpm.2810
Paschke A, Dimancesco D, Vian T, Kohler J, Forte G. (2018) Increasing transparency and accountability in national pharmaceutical systems. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 96(11):782-791
Onyango M, Laing R, Wirtz V, Rockers P, Salvi DD, Hirsch I, Vian T. (2018) Perceptions of Kenyan adults on access to medicines for non-communicable diseases: a qualitative study. PLOS One.
- Awards & Distinctions
Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University. 2011
Alumni Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, University Professors Program, Boston University. 2010
Awards for Excellence in Teaching, IH757 Fighting Corruption Through Transparency and Accountability, Boston University School of Public Health, and IH773 Financial Management for Health Programs. 2014
Best Abstract Award (with co-author Travis DiJoseph), John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day, Boston University. “Pilot test of the General Observation and Reflection Platform (GORP) for measuring the level of activity in classrooms.” 2016
Appointments & Employment
Sept 2016 -present Clinical Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health 2015 -present Associate Chair, Department of Global Health
2006 -Jun 2016 Director, MBA -MPH in Global Health Management
2010 -Aug 2016 Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health 1999 -2009 Assistant Professor, Department of International Health
2009 International Health Coordinator, Program in Pharmaceutical Assessment, Management and Policy
2004 -2005 Director, Summer Institute for International Health
2004 -2005 Director, International Health Certificate Education Programs, Center for International Health and Development
Other Professional Employment
1998 -1999 Director of Special Projects, Healthshare Technology, Inc. Acton, MA
1995 -1998 Director of Operations, Healthshare Technology, Inc. Acton, MA
1993 -1995 Resident Advisor, Management Sciences for Health, Manila, Philippines
1991 -1993 Senior Program Associate in Health Financing, Management Sciences for Health, Boston, MA
1989 -1990 Education Services Manager, Transition Systems, Inc., Boston, MA
1986 -1989 Health Economist, Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA
1987 Research Assistant, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, MA
1986 International Health Management Intern, USAID, Kinshasa, Zaire
1985 -1986 Research Assistant, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
1983 -1985 Community Development Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, Cameroon
1980 -1982 Staff Assistant, State and Local Government Executive Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2017 -present World Health Organization. Technical expert on transparency and accountability in health systems.
2016 -2017 Council of Europe, “Fighting Against Corruption and Fostering Good Governance/Fight Against Money -Laundering.” Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.
2014 OECD. Sector analysis on health sector corruption and growth for the anti-corruption Working Group of the G20.
2011 Council of Europe. Health Sector Risk Assessment, Project Against Corruption in Albania (PACA). Tirana, Albania.
2010 -2011 Transparency International. Advisor on informal payments in Vietnam.
2009 Embassy of Sweden, Vietnam. Donors Roundtable on Corruption Perception and Impact on Poverty in the Health Sector in Vietnam.
2009 Stanford University. Evaluation of Riders for Health Project, Zambia. 2008 Casals & Associates, Mobilizing Action Against Corruption Project for USAID/Armenia. Anticorruption planning.
2008 Casals and Associates, USAID/Rwanda. Anticorruption and health. 2007 USAID/Yerevan, Armenia. Created prototype costing model for costing diagnostic procedures in primary care settings.
2007 Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. Capacity building for Norwegian NGOs, Norad, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2005 Development Alternatives Inc. for USAID/Caucasus. Assessment of corruption risks in Azerbaijan health sector, including Global Fund.
2005 Transparency International (Berlin -based NGO). Commissioned paper on corruption in hospital s for the 2006 Global Corruption Report.
2004 World Vision, for USAID/ DRC. Monitoring and evaluation assistance for Separated and Abandoned Child Program.
2002 -2003 DELIVER Project, John Snow, Inc. for USAID. Analyzed essential drugs, contraceptives, and HIV/AIDS commodities distribution costs.
2003 Management Systems International, Albania Corruption Reduction Project, USAID. Analyzed health sector corruption in Albania.
2002 Management Systems International, Anticorruption Project, USAID. Sector assessment on health and corruption.
2001 UNDP. Evaluated Relief to Development project that provided disaster assistance following massive flooding in Venezuela.
1992 -1999 Boston University Center for International Health. Taught cost analysis and Excel in English and French for certificate programs.
1996 -1997 Harvard -Jagiellonian Consortium for Health, Poland. Evaluated hospital cost accounting and control processes for finance systems.
1991 USAI 1990-1991 USAID/Peru. Health Sector Needs Assessment Strategy Statement.
1990-1991 World Bank. Summarized findings on AIDS epidemic in Tanzania.
1990 WHO, Analytical techniques for AIDS Programmes.
1990 World Bank. Analysis of 130 revolving drug funds in 15 countries.
1990 USAID/ Togo. Planning and budgeting seminar in Togo.
1990 World Bank, Zaire Health Insurance Study. Inventoried public and private insurance schemes for ambulatory and inpatient care in Zaire.D/Senegal. Basic rural health project evaluation.
Honors & Awards
1977 -1979 Charles A. Dana Scholarship, Colgate University, recognizes superior academic achievement and demonstrated leadership
1980 Phi Beta Kappa, Colgate University
1980 Magna cum laude, Colgate University
1980 High Honors in Philosophy, Colgate University
Lectures & Presentations
2016 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector” Takemi Seminar, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. December 6, 2016.
2016 Lecturer, “How fighting corruption helps improve quality” Harvard Certificate Program on Improving the Quality of Health Services. Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. October 4, 2016.
2016 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector ” Harvard Certificate Program on Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers. Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Aug 1 5, 2016.
2016 Lecturer, “The unspoken barrier to quality: corruption in the health sector” International Workshop for Latin -American Leaders: Quality Improvement in Health Services Organizations, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. May 18, 2016.
2016 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector” Takemi Seminar, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. March 24, 2016.
2015 Lecturer, “How fighting corruption helps improve quality” Harvard Certificate Program on Improving the Quality of Health Services. Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. October 26, 2015.
2015 Speaker, “Careers in global health” Global Health Practice (GHP530), Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. September 23, 2015.
2015 Lecturer, “Corruption” Harvard Certificate Program on Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers. Harvard TH Cha n School of Public Health. Aug 17, 2015.
2015 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector: evidence and interventions.” Takemi Seminar, Harvard TH Cha n School of Public Health. Mar 26, 2015.
2014 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector”. Health and Development Frameworks, Brandeis University, Dec 1, 2014.
2014 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector: How fighting corruption helps improve quality” Harvard Certificate Program on Improving the Quality of Health Services. Harvard School of Public Health. Oct 27, 2014
2014 Lecturer, “Corruption” Harvard Certificate Program on Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers. Harvard School of Public Health. Aug 18, 2014.
2014 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector.” Corruption, Government Integrity, and Development course (taught by Prof. Malcolm Russell - Einhorn), Brandeis University. Apr 7, 2014.
2013 Lecturer, “Corruption in the health sector.” Health and Development Frameworks course (taught by Dr. Diana Bowser), Brandeis University. Feb 4, 2013.
2012 Lecturer, “Corruption.” Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers certificate program. Harvard School of Public Health. May 13, 2012.
2012 Lecturer, “Risk of abuse in pharmaceutical training and supervision programs: the problem of per diems.” Pharmaceutical Policy Research Seminar. Harvard Medical School. Sept 26, 2012.
2011 Lecturer, “Corruption.” Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers certificate program. Harvard School of Public Health. Jun 13, 2011.
2010 Lecturer. “Corruption in the Health Sector.” HPM 220, Financial Management and Control. Harvard School of Public Health. Nov 19, 2010.
2010 Lecturer. “Corruption in the Health Sector.” MPH in Global Health Program, University of Troms ø, Norway. Sept 30, 2010.
2010 Presenter, Webinar on “Engineering Ethics: Recognizing dilemmas, assessing the seriousness, and identifying good choices” organized by Chemical Engineering Magazine. Jun 10, 2010.
1993 Course Director and Lead Trainer, Financial Management for International Health Certificate Program, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Boston MA (120 hours)
1991 -93 Lecturer, “Financial Management and Analyzing Costs,” in District Level Management Certificate Program, MSH, Boston MA (15 hours)
1991 -93 Course Director and Lead Trainer, Executive Program in Health Financing, MSH, Boston MA (80 hours)
1991 -92 Course Director and Lead Trainer, Managing for Sustainability Certificate Program, MSH, Boston MA (120 hours)
Guest lectured over 104 times in 26 courses from 2000 to present, including undergraduate, MPH, and doctoral level courses and professional education. Details available upon request.
2017 “Advancing a WHO approach to support member states to strengthen transparency and accountability in health systems.” WHO Technical Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland. November 28, 2017.
2017 Invitation only meeting “Expert Consultation on Marshalling the Evidence for Health Governance.” USAID, WHO, and the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG). Washington DC. Nov 14, 2017
2017 “Achieving Universal Health Coverage in developing countries: the role and cost of community health services. Moderator. 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA). Boston. July 9, 2017. 2017 “Health systems and policy research and evaluation,” University Research Corporation, Washington, DC. May 4, 2017.
2017 “A balancing act: Profit vs. social good in healthcare delivery.” Moderator. 2017 Africa Business Conference. Harvard Business School. February 17, 2017.
2016 “Strategies to address accountability failures in health systems.” Learning Exchange Workshop on Transparency/Accountability Strategies & Reproductive Health Delivery Systems. American University and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Washington, DC. June.
2016 “Anti-corruption approaches: Strengthening accountability in the health sector.” Invited speaker. 2016 Annual Universal Health Coverage Financing Forum. World Bank and USAID. Washington, DC.
2014 “Corruption in the health sector: evidence and interventions” Invited speaker. Kaiser Family Foundation Roundtable on Corruption and Global Health, Washington DC.
2014 “The international context of corruption in health”. Keynote Speaker. Second National Conference on Ethics in Public Health. Instituto per la Promozione dell’Etica in Sanità (ISPE-Sanità). Rome, Italy.
2014 “Civil society monitoring of political and petty corruption in Ukraine and India,” and “Transparency in procurement.” WHO Technical Group Meeting, Good Governance in Medicines Program, Tunisia.
2014 " Reducing out-of-pocket and informal payments in the Republic of Moldova." Policy Workshop on Out-of-pocket and Informal Payments in Health Care. WHO and the Ministry of Health, Chisinau, Mol dova.
2014 “Demystifying the Lesotho Hospital Public Private Partnership and Lessons Learned.” World Bank Group (IDA and IFC), in conjunction with Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA). Washington, D.C.
2013 Lectio magistralis (Keynote Speaker), “Corruption in the Health Sector.” National Convention on Ethics in Public Health, Instituto per la Promozione dell’Etica in Sanità (ISPE-Sanità), Rome, Italy.
2012 “Corruption and Health: Good Practice Examples in Different Health Care Settings.” Moderator. 15th International anti-corruption Conference, Brasilia, Brazil. Sponsored by Transparency International.
2012 “Public Engagement to Increase Accountability in Health Care Delivery” 15th International anti-corruption Conference, Brasilia, Brazil.
2012 “Components and perceptions of transparency, with examples from Albania.” WHO Expert meeting on transparency and good governance in the pharmaceutical sector. Geneva.
2012 Moderator, UN Meeting on Preventing Corruption in Public Administration: Panel on Citizen Engagement for Improved Transparency and Accountability. New York, NY.
2012 “Embezzlement, Donor Aid, and Country Ownership in Zambia.” Invited Speaker, First Unitarian Church of Newton, Newton MA.
2012 “Social Accountability for Access and Quality.” Chair of Workshop. Geneva Health Forum. Geneva, Switzerland.
2012 Interview on Informal Payments in Vietnam, broadcast on the Good Morning News, Vietnam TV (VTV1 channel), broadcast three times.
2011 “Anti-corruption in the Health Sector: Public Management and Policy.” Featured Plenary Speaker, Towards a Peru with Clean Hands: Second International Anticorruption Conference. Lima, Peru.
2010 “Combating Corruption to Meet the MDGs in Health” Invited speaker, 14th Annual International anti-corruption Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Sponsored by UNDP.
2010 “Corruption in the Health Sector: An Overview.” Invited speaker, Geneva Health Forum, Geneva Switzerland.
2009 “Transparency in the Health Sector: Perceptions and Risk Mapping”.
Vietnam Donors Roundtable on Corruption Perception and Impact of Poverty in the Health Sector in Vietnam: How to Improve Transparency and Accountability, Embassy of Sweden. Hanoi, Vietnam.
2009 “Transparency in the Health Sector”. Featured Speaker, USAID Health Technical Exchange. National Press Building, Washington, DC.
2009 “Evaluation of PEPFAR-Funded Peer Education Programs in Vietnam.” Invited speaker: Harvard Project for Asian Relations Conference.
2008 “Monitoring & Evaluation in Corporate Global Health Efforts.” Global Expert Briefing, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC). Facilitated discussion with representatives of 24 multinational corporations on measuring the social impact of international volunteering programs.
2006 “Promoting Accountability and Preventing Corruption.” Presentation to logistics supply and commodity security officers, USAID/ DELIVER Project, John Snow Inc., Arlington, VA.
2003 “Corruption and Health: A Case Study of Albania.” In-Service Presentation Series. USAID/Partners for Health Reform Plus Project, Bethesda, MD.
2003 “Vulnerabilities to Corruption in the Health Sector.” Strategic Experience Transfer (SET) presentation, USAID/ BASICS Project. Arlington, VA.
2003 “Corruption Reduction in the Health Sector: Lessons Learned from Other Countries, ” USAID Albania Civil Society Corruption Reduction Project, Management Systems International, Tirana, Albania.
2001 “Cost and Quality: How Quality Improvements Can Yield Cost Savings,” International Congress on Modern Methods of Hospital Administration, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.
2001 “Using Collaboration to Achieve Breakthrough Quality.” International Congress on Modern Methods of Hospital Administration, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.
2000 “The Bamako Initiative and User Fees: Hopes and Practice,” Family Planning Logistics Management Project. Arlington, VA.
1999 “Financing and Health Reform: Issues and Country Examples,” Muskie/FSA Public Health Fellowship Conference, Boston, MA.
Transparency in Health Engagement. Role: Technical Lead 2017 -present USAID/ Albania, URC. $2 million (BU Subcontract, $100,000). This project focuses on corruption in the health sector. Activities are to encourage the cooperation of independent government institutions with civil society organizations and media to urge for more responsible governance in health leading to improved health services for Albanian citizens.
Corruption and Health Policy Analysis and Capacity Building. Role: PI 2008 - present Chr. Michelson Institute, Norway. $356,658. Write policy briefs and issues papers on anti-corruption approaches and conduct capacity strengthening for anti-corruption in the health sector in multiple countries and online. Framework contract with work performed under individual work orders.
Novartis NCD Medicines Access Initiative: Baseline Study in Kenya. Role: Co-investigator May 2016 -present Sandoz International GmbH. $338,561. Impact evaluation of Novartis NCD Medicines Access Initiative. My role is to oversee qualitative data collection and analyze qualitative data.
IFPMA: Accelerating Access to NCD Medicines. Role: Co-investigator August 2016 - April 2017 Intl Fed of Pharmaceutical. $347,343 Manufacturers Association. Develop and apply a Metrics, Tracking, and Evaluation (MTE) framework to support participating pharmaceutical companies in monitoring access to medicines programs.
Novartis NCD Medicines Access Initiative: Impact Evaluation Design. Role: Co-investigator Oct 2015-Feb 2016 Sandoz International GmbH. $106,835. This grant was to develop the protocol to evaluate the impact of the Novartis Access Initiative to expand access to medicines for the prevention and treatment of NCDs.
Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) and Accountability and Transparency: Perceptions and Operationalization. Role: PI Dec 2015 -May 2016 World Health Organization. $20,700. This study evaluated the mechanisms used to increase access to medicines through greater transparency and accountability in 7 countries.
Pilot Test of the Generalized Observation and Reflection Platform (GORP) for Measuring the Level of Activity in Classrooms. Role: PI Sep 2015-Jan 2016 Boston University. $3,000. This study monitored classroom activity using a standard protocol to identify instructional styles and strategies, allowing course comparison and trend analysis.
Increasing Equitable Access to Safe Delivery in Southern and Eastern Province, Zambia. Role: Co-investigator Jul 2015 -Jul 2018 Merck, Gates, ELMA. $6,140,000 Foundations. This study is testing whether high quality maternity homes increase access to quality intrapartum care among vulnerable women in Zambia. I am in charge of the governance and management evaluation (20% LOE)
Sustainable Access for Waiting Mothers in Zambia. Role: Co-investigator Jul 2013-Mar 2014 Merck for Mothers Program. $249,983. This formative evaluation assessed alternative model s for waiting mothers’ shelters to reduce maternal mortality in Zambia. I conducted willingness to pay analysis.
Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK) Health Sector Assessment. Role: PI April-May 2014 UNDP. $13,275. This study identified risks to corruption in the health sector and assessed feasibility of alternatives to strengthen good governance.
Framework for Out-of-Pocket & Informal Payments for Health Services in Moldova. Role: PI Jul -Mar 2014 World Health Organization. $50,522. This study analyzed evidence of the scope and drivers of out-of-pocket (OOP) and informal payments (IP) through budget survey data, focus groups and interviews.
Endline Study for Queen ‘Mamohato Hospital Public Private Partnership (PPP). Role: PI Jan 2013-Jan 2014 World Bank. $95,000. This study evaluated access, utilization, quality, and equity in a PPP referral hospital, and compare data to baseline data collected by BU previously.
China Adherence through Technology Study. Role: Co-investigator Apr 2012 -Mar 2015 NIDA. $680,000. This study tested a text messaging and counseling intervention to help HIV-positive patients with ART adherence. I developed the theoretical model and qualitative analysis.
Transforming District Health Services in Lesotho: A Feasible and Sustainable Way Forward. Role: Co-investigator Sept 2006 -Sept 2010 W.K. Kellogg Foundation. $3,200,000. The goal of this project was to initiate a Family Medicine residency program and transform pilot district hospitals into sustainable, well -utilized hospitals providing good quality primary care. My role was management and financial systems strengthening.
Planning Grant for Strengthening District Hospitals and Health Centres in Lesotho. Role: Co-investigator Jan 2007 -Sept 2010 W.K. Kellogg Foundation. $195,000. This grant supported a 5-year proposal with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the sustainable strengthening of district hospitals and their associated health centers.
Global Health Fellows Program Evaluation. Role: Co-investigator Jan 2010 -Dec 2011 Pfizer Corporation. $87,980. This grant supported the evaluation of Pfizer Global Health Fellows participating in an international corporate volunteering program and their impact on partner organizations.
Measuring the impact of international corporate volunteering programs: the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program. Role: PI Sept 2006-Jan 2010 Pfizer Corporation, USAID. $210,722. This grant funded a typology and tools to measure impact of international corporate volunteering programs based on the Pfizer Global Health Fellows initiative.
Evaluation of Presidential Plan for Emergency Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV-Prevention Programs in Vietnam. Role: Co -investigator Jan 2006 -Aug 2009 USAID/CFAR. $300,000. The goal of this project was to evaluate effectiveness of outreach programs targeting most-at-risk populations in six district s in Vietnam.
Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program. Role: Co-investigator Sept 2005 -Mar 2006 Pfizer Corporation, USAID. $200,000. This project evaluated two years of operation of the Pfizer Fellows Program. Cross-sectional study design, survey and in-depth interviews.
Beliefs, Attitudes, and Intentions: an investigation of informal payment practice in Albania using the theory of planned behavior. Role: Co -PI Sept 2003 -Mar 2004 BU, Bridgewater State. $20,000 College. This pilot project was designed to predict intentions regarding informal payments to Albanian government health workers (faculty seed grants).
Qualitative Study of Informal Payments in Albania. Role: PI Sept 2003 -Mar 2004 USAID/PHRplus Project. $100,000. This qualitative study enhanced understanding of informal payments for health care, using focus groups and in -depth interviews of 151 participants.
Comparative study of trends and developments in the supply of vaccines, contraceptives, and essential medicines. Role: PI Jan 2002 -Jun 2003 USAID/DELIVER, JSI. $40,000. This study compared trends and developments in management of supply systems for health commodities. Desk study of literature, interviews with key informants
Comparative Study of Norplant Costs in Colombia and Rwanda. Role: PI 1992 Population Council. $20,000. This study tested a costing methodology for determining family planning method costs using relative value units. Cost and utilization data collection at 5 clinics in two countries.
Manuscripts under Review
Scott N, Kaiser J, Vian T, Bonawitz R, Fong R, Ngoma T, Biemba G, Boyd C, Lori JR, Hamer DH, Rockers PC. Impact of maternity waiting homes on facility delivery among remote households in Zambia: protocol for a quasi -experimental, mixed - methods study. BMC Open.
Lora L. Sabin, Katherine Semrau, Mary Bachman DeSilva, Loan T. Le Thi, Jennifer Beard, Davidson H. Hamer, Jordan Tuchman, Theodore M. Hammett, Nafisa Halim, Manisha Reuben, Aldina Mesic, and Taryn Vian. Effectiveness of Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam. BMC Public Health.
Mackey TK, Vian T, Kohler J. Leveraging the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Build a 21st Century Governance Framework for Combating Health Corruption. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Paschke A, Dimancesco D, Vian T, Kohler J, Forte G. A practical approach to strengthen transparency and accountability in national pharmaceutical systems. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Scott N, Kaiser J, Vian T, Ngoma T, Mataka K, Henry E, Biemba G, Nambao M, and Hamer D. Listening to the community: using formative research to strengthen maternity waiting homes in Zambia. PLO S One.
Hailu ST, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing RO, and Wirtz VJ. Access to diabetes medicines at the household level in eight countries of Kenya. Journal of Diabetology. Forthcoming.
Barakat D, Rockers PC, Vian T, Onyango M, Laing RO, and Wirtz VJ. Access to asthma medicines at the household level in eight counties of Kenya. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Forthcoming.
Sabin LL, Mansfield L, Bachman DeSilva M, Vian T, Zhong L, Xie W, Gifford AL, Barnoon Y, Gill, CJ. December 2017. Why it works: Patients' insights into a Health antiretroviral therapy adherence intervention in China. Open AIDS Journal. JMS-TOAIDJ -2017 -1592
Mackey TK, Kohler J, Lewis M, and Vian T. (August 2017 ). Combating corruption in global health. Science Translational Medicine 9, eaaf9547 (2017 )
Vian T, Kohler JC, Forte G, Dimancesco D. (June 2017 ). Promoting transparency, accountability, and access through a multi-stakeholder initiative: Lessons from the Medicines Transparency Alliance. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. 10:18. DOI 10.1186/s40545 -017-0106 -x
Henry EG, Semrau K, Hamer DH, Vian T, Nambao M, Mataka K, and Scott NA. (May 20 17). The influence of quality maternity waiting homes on utilization of facilities for delivery in rural Zambia. Reproductive Health. 14:68. DOI 10.1186/s12978 -017-0328 -z
Vian T, McIntosh N, and Grabowski A. (May 2017 ). ‘It keeps us from putting drugs in pockets’: How a public-private partnership for hospital management may help curb corruption The Permanente Journal 16-113.
Vian T, Kohler JC, Forte G, Dimancesco D. (April 2017 ). Can a multistakeholder initiative improve transparency and accountability in the pharmaceutical sector? Evidence from the Medicines Transparency Alliance. The Lancet Global Health. 5:S6. DOI: 10.1016/S2214 -109X(17)30113 -4.
Vian T, White EE, Mataka K, Biemba G, Scott N. (Mar/April 2017) Willingness to pay for a maternity waiting home stay in Zambia. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 62(2): 155 -162.
Rockers, P, Wirtz V, Vian T, Onyango MA, Ashigbie, PG, and Laing, R. (Nov 2016). Study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial of an NCD access to medicines initiative: evaluation of Novartis Access in Kenya. BMC Open 6(11)e013386 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen -2016 -013386.
Vian T, Bachman DeSilva M, Cabral HJ, Williams GC, Gifford AL, Zhong L, Xie W, Gill CJ, and Sabin L. (October 2016) The role of motivation in predicting ART adherence in China. Journal of Health Psychology. 1-10 DOI: 10.1177/1359105316672922.
Mackey TK, Kohler JC, Savedoff WD, Vogl F, Lewis M, Sale J, Michaud J, and Vian T. (Sept 2016) The disease of corruption: views on how to fight corruption to advance 21 st century global health goals. BMC Medicine. 14:149 DOI 10.1186/s12916 -016-0696 -1.http://rdcu.be/wiKg
Vian T, Ashigbie P. (October 2015). Accelerating educational innovation in the MPH degree program: what is the role of peer review of teaching? Journal of Health Education Teaching. 6(1):43 -56.
Vian T, Feeley FG, Domente S, Negruta A, Matei A, Habicht J. ( August 2015). Barriers to universal health coverage in Republic of Moldova: a policy analysis of formal and informal out -of -pocket payments. BMC Health Services Research. 15:319.
Sabin LL, Bachman De Silva M, Gill CJ, Zhong L, Vian T, Xie W, Cheng F, Xu K, Haberer J, Bangsberg DR, Gifford A. ( August 2015). Improving Adherence to
Antiretroviral Therapy with Triggered Real Time Text Message Reminders: the China Adherence Through Technology Study. JAIDS. 69(5), 551 -559.
McIntosh N, Grabowski A, Jack B, Nkabane -Nkholongo E, Vian T. (June 2015). A public-private partnership improves clinical performance in a hospital network in Lesotho. Health Affairs. 34(6), 954 -962.
Vian T, McIntosh N, Grabowski A, Nkabane -Nkholongo E, Jack BW. (2015). Hospital public-private partnerships in low resource settings: perceptions of how the Lesotho PPP transformed management systems and performance. Health Systems & Reform, 1(2), 155 -166.
Ciccone D, Vian T, Maurer L., Bradley E. (2014). Linking governance to health outcomes: A review of the literature in low - and middle -income countries. Social Science & Medicine. 117, 86 -95.
Vian T. and Bicknell WJ. (2014). Budget reform in Lesotho public hospitals: Performance, root causes and reality. Health Policy & Planning. 29(6), 673 -84. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czs121
Vian T, Koseki S, Feeley FG, Beard J. (2013). Strengthening capacity for AIDS vaccine research: analysis of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. BMC Health Services Research. 13, 378. doi:10.1186/1472 -6963 -13-378.
Vian T, Miller C, Themba, Z, Bukul uki P. (2013). Perceptions of per diems in the health sector: Evidence and implications. Health Policy & Planning. 28(3), 237 -246. doi 10.1093/heapol/czs056.
Bachman De silva M, Gifford AL, Keyi X, LI Z, Feng C, Brooks M, Harrold M, Yueying H, Gill C J, Wubin X, Vian T, Haberer J, Bangsberg D, Sabin L. (2013 ). Feasibility and acceptability of a real -time adherence device among HIV -positive IDU patients in China. AIDS Research and Treatment . Article ID 957862, 6 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/957862
Vian T, Semrau K, Hamer DH, Loan LTT, Sabin LL. (2012). HIV/AIDS -related Knowledge and Behaviors Among Most -at-Risk Populations in Vietnam. Open AIDS Journal. 6, 259-265. doi: 10.2174/1874613601206010259.
Rashidian A, Joudaki H, Vian T. (2012). No Evidence of the Effect of Interventions to Combat Health Care Fraud and Abuse: A Systematic Review of Literature. PLoS ONE. 7(8), e41988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041988. 2012.
Vian T. (2012). Exploring the construction of transparency: An analysis of health managers’ narratives. Global Health Governance. V(2), 1 -24.
Vian T, Brinkerhoff DW, Feeley FG, Salomon M, and Vien, NTK. (2012 ). Confronting corruption in the health sector in Vietnam: Patt erns and prospects. Public Administration and Development. 32, 49-63.
Vian T. (2008 ). Review of corruption in the health sector: Theory, methods, and interventions. Health Policy and Planning. 23(2), 83-94.
Burak L J, Vian T. (2007 ). Examining and predicting under -the-table payments for healthcare in Albania: An application of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 37(5), 1060 -1076.
Vian T, Connelly P, McCoy K, Richards S, Feeley F. (2007 ). public-private partnerships to build human capacity in low-income countries: findings from the Pfizer Program. Human Resources for Health, 5:8. doi:10.1186/1478 -4491 -5-8
Vian T, McCoy K, Richards S, Connelly P, Feeley F. (2007 ). Corporate social responsibility in global health: the Pfizer Global Health Fellows international volunteering program. Human Resources Planning. 30(1), 30-35.
Vian T, Burak L J. (2006 ). Beliefs about informal payments in Albania. Health Policy and Planning. 21(5), 392-401.
Vian T, Gryboski K, Sinoimeri Z, Hall R. (2006 ). Informal Payments in Government Health Facilities in Albania: Results of a Qualitative Study. Social Science and
Medicine. 62, 877-887.
Vian T, Verjee S, Siegrist RB. (1993). Decision Support Technology in Health Care: Factors Influencing the Development and Transfer of Technology. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 9(3), 369-379.
Hauck FR, King J, and Vian T. (1992). Primary Health Care in Senegal: Lessons Learned. Ethnicity and Disease. 2(1), 87-92.
Books & Book Chapters
Vian T. and Crable E. Corruption and the Consequences for Public Health. I n S. Quah (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health, second edition. 2 Nov 2016.
Vian T. (2015). Health. In OECD (Ed.), Consequences of Corruption at the Sector Level and Implications for Economic Growth and Development (53-61). Paris: OECD Publishing.
Vian T. (2014). Il contesto internazionale el'evoluzione dei processi corruttivi in sanità. [The international context and the evolution of processes of corruption in health] In Instituto per la Promozione dell’Etica in Sanità (Ed.) Libro Bianco sulla Corruption in Sanit à. [White Book on Corruption in Health] (18-25). Rome: ISPE.
Vian T., Savedoff W., and Mathisen H. (Eds.). (2010 ). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.
Vian T., Savedoff W., and Mathisen H. (2010 ). Corruption and the Health Sector. In T. Via n, W. Save doff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (3-15). VA: Kumarian Press.
Musau S. and Vian T. (2010 ). Fighting Fraud in Hospitals. In T. Via n, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for
Transparency and Accountability (17-24). VA: Kumarian Press.
Semrau K., Scott N. and Vian T. 2010. Embezzlement of Donor Funding in Health Projects. In T. Via n, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anti-corruption in the
Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (25-33). VA: Kumarian Press.
Vian T. (2010 ). Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User Fee Systems. In T. Vian, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in th e Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (35-41). VA: Kumarian Press.
Miller K. and Vian T. (2010 ). Strategies for Reducing Informal Payments. In T. Vian, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Str ategies for Transparency and Accountability (55-66). VA: Kumarian Press.
Vian T. (2010 ). Preventing Drug Diversion Through Supply Chain Management. In T. Via n, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (77-84). VA: Kumarian Press.
Waning B. and Vian T. (2010 ). Transparency and Accountability in an Electronic Era: the Case of Pharmaceutical Procurements. In T. Via n, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (93-101). VA: Kumarian Press.
Vian T. (2010 ). Transparency in Health Programs. In T. Via n, W. Savedoff, and H. Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (105-113). VA: Kumarian Press.
Collins D. and Vian T. (2010). Using Financial Performance Indicators to Promote Transparency and Accountability in Health Systems. In T. Via n, W. Savedoff, and H.Mathisen (Eds.). Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability (115-122). VA: Kumarian Press.
Vian T. (2009). Corruption and the Consequences for Public Health. In Carrin, G., K. Buse, K. Heggenhougen, and S. Quah (Eds.). Health Systems Policy, Finance and Organization (137-145). San Diego, CA: Elsevier and Academic Press.
Vian T. (2008). Corruption and the Consequences for Public Health. I n K. Heggenhougen and S. Quah (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Public Health edited by. Vol 2. 26 -33. San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2008.
Vian T. (2005). The Sectoral Dimensions of Corruption: Health Care. In B. I. Spector (Ed.). Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: Strategies and Analysis (43-63). Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2005.
Newspaper Articles, Letters to Editor and Blogs NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, LETTERS TO EDITOR, AND BLOGS
RSalud. ‘La corrupción en el sector salud’ por Taryn Vian [Interview with RSalud, an Argentinean health magazine] 7 December 2016.http://rsalud.com.ar/ la-corrupcion - en-el -sector -salud-por-taryn -vian/
Vian T. Connecting Health and the Fight Against Corruption. The Global Anticorruption Blog. December 29, 2015. https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/tag/taryn -vian/
Vian T. “Diagnosi differenziale delle mazzette [Differential diagnosis of bribes]” Il Sole 24 Ore, Rome, Italy. Sunday, January 20, 2013. Il Sole 24 Ore is an Italian national daily business newspaper. This article is a translation of my keynote speech at the National Convention on Ethics in Public Health, Instituto per la Promozione dell’Etica in Sanità (ISPE-Sanità), Rome, Italy (presented 23 January 20 13). It was also picked up by several Italian anti-corruption bloggers.
Wirtz VJ, Vian T, Kaplan WA, Simon JL. (2013). Measuring universities' commitments to global health. Lancet. 382(9888), 204 -5.
Vian T. Meat of the Matter on Fighting Obesity. Letter to the Editor. Boston Globe. August 3, 2010. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/letters/articl es/2010/08/03/mea t_of_the_matter_on_fighting_obesity/
Vian T. Fighting Corruption. Letter to the Editor. Boston Globe. April 11, 2010. http://archive.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2010/04/11/fighting_corruption/
Vian T. A peculiar notion of board transparency. Letter to the Editor. Boston Globe, November 23, 2007.
World Health Organization. Report on the WHO technical meeting on advancing a WHO approach to member states to strengthen transparency and accountability in health systems. (Draft) Geneva, Switzerland, November 2017.
University Research Co., Tetra Tech, Boston University, and the Albanian Institute of Science. Baseline Assessment of High State Audit, Ombudsperson, High Inspectorate for Declaration and Audit of Assets and Prevention of Conflict of Interest, and Civil Society and Media Organizations in Albania. (Authors: Vian T, Gjoni R, Aliaj I, Kolgeci V, Sharko G, Palushaj O, and Nielson D.) Transparency in Health Engagement Project/USAID. Tirana, Albania. September 2017.
Feeley FG and Vian T. Health Sector Corruption Risk Assessment: Ukraine. Coe/EU Partnership for Good Governance. Council of Europe. ECCD -PGG -REG 8/2017.
Feeley FG and Vian T. Health Sector Corruption Risk Assessment Moldova. Coe/EU Partnership for Good Governance. Council of Europe. ECCD -PGG -REG 7/2017.
Feeley FG and Vian T. Health Sect or Corruption Risk Assessment Georgia. Coe/EU Partnership for Good Governance. Council of Europe. ECCD -PGG -REG 6/2017.
Feeley FG and Vian T. Health Sector Corruption Risk Assessment Belarus. Coe/EU Partnership for Good Governance. Council of Europe. ECCD -PGG -REG 6/2017.
Feeley FG and Vian T. Health Sector Corruption Risk Assessment Armenia. Coe/EU Partnership for Good Governance. Council of Europe. ECCD -PGG -REG 2/2017.
Vian T and Kohler J. Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA): Pathways to transparency, accountability, and access. Cross -case analysis and review of Phase II. Geneva, WHO. May 25, 2016.http://apps.who. int/iris/handle/10665/246257
Vian T. Complaint mechanisms in health organizations. U4 Brief. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute. September 2013. http://www.u4.no/publications/complaints -mechanisms -in-health -organizations/
Vian T. Implementing a transparency and accountability policy to reduce corruption: the GAVI Alliance in Cameroon. U4 Brief. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute. September 2013. http://www.u4.no/publications/implementing -a-transparency -and-accountability-policy-to-reduce-corruption-the-gavi-alliance -in-cameroon/
Soreide T, Estache A, Hallak J, Le Billon P, Poisson M, Somville Y, and Vian T. 2014. Consequences of corruption at the sectoral level and implications for economic development. G20 anti-corruption Working Group, June 2014. Paris: OECD.
Vian T. 2014. Corruption risk assessment in the health sector in Kosovo. UNDP : Pristina, Kosovo. May 2014. http://www.ks.undp.org/content/kosovo/en/home/library/democratic_governance/saek-corruption-risk -assessment -in-health.html
Vian T. and Noguchi J. 2014. Corruption in the health sector: Implications for economic development. Paris: OECD. April 2014.
Vian T and Feeley FG. 2013. Framework for addressing out -of -pocket and informal payments for health services in Moldova. Chisinau, Moldova: WHO. March 2014. www.euro.who.int/en/countries/republic -of -moldova/publications2/health -policy - paper-series-no.-16-framework -for -addressing -out -of -pocket -and-informal -payments - for -health -services -in-the-republic -of -moldova -2014
Vian T, McIntosh N, Grabowski A, Brooks B, Jack B, Nkabane -Nkholongo E. 2013. Endline Study for Queen ‘Mamohato Hospital Public Private Partnership in Lesotho. Washington DC: World Bank. September.
Miller C, Vian T, Sabin L, Onyango M, Foster S. 2012. Evaluation of Women for Women International’s Direct Aid in Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria. Boston, MA: Center for Global Health and Development.
Tran Thi Thu Ha, Dang Thi Hai Tho, Tran Tu an, Vian T. 2011. A Qualitative Study on the Causes, Perceptions and Impact of Informal Payments in Health Services in Vietnam. Hanoi: Towards Transparency in Vietnam. http://archive.transparency.org/regional_pages/asia_pacific/transparency...l_in_vietnam/publications/research_and_surveys
Vian T, Miller C, Themba Z, Bukuluki P. 2011. Perceptions of Per Diems in the Health Sector: Evidence from Malawi and Uganda. Issue Paper. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center. http://www.hrhresourcecenter.org/node/3700
Vian T. Review of corruption in the health sector: theory, methods and interventions. A Farsi translation of my 2008 article from Health Policy and Planning was published in the Iranian scientific journal Bimaristan (نات س رامی ب bīmārestān) [Hospital in English] by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. August 2010.
Vian T. 2010. Curriculum of the Month: Preventing Corruption in Health Programs. anti-corruption Research News. Newsletter of Transparency International, Berlin, Germany. Issue 2, February 2010.
Vian T. 2010. Corruption Perceptions and Impact on Poverty in the Health Sector in Vietnam: Donors Roundtable. April 20, 2010. Hanoi, Vietnam: Towards Transparency, Transparency International National Contact in Vietnam.
“Corruption Undermines Reform Efforts in the Health Sector: Interview with Taryn Vian, Boston University”. Public Finance Reform Newsletter. Issue No. 18. December 2009. Germany: GTZ (published in English and German).
Vian T. 2009. Corruption Perceptions and Impact on Poverty in the Health Sector in Vietnam. Prepared for Towards Transparency and the Embassy of Sweden. Hanoi, Vietnam: Boston University School of Public Health.
Vian T. Benefits and Drawbacks of Per Diems: Do Allowances Distort Good Governance in the Health Sector? November 2009, Brief No. 29. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center, C hr Michelsen Institute. www.U4.no
Vian T, Cafaro C. 2009. Budget Reform Progress in Lesotho District Hospitals: Analysis of Four Hospital Case Studies. Maseru -Lesotho: Transforming District Health Systems in Lesotho Program, Lesotho -Boston Health Alliance.
Vian T. 2009. Financial Management Strengthening in District Hospitals in Lesotho: Budget Monitoring and Training. March 2009. Boston, MA: Lesotho -Boston Health Alliance.
Vian T., Beard J., Reichert K., Jarrah Z. 2008. Global Health Fellows Program Summary Evaluation Report. Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program, Round 8. Boston, MA: Center for International Health and Development, for Pfizer Inc.
Mathisen H., Vian T., Savedoff W.D. 2008. U4 In -Country Training Course. Corruption in the Health Sector: Causes, Consequences and Avenues for Action. U4 Anticorruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute: Bergen, Norway.
Vian T., Mizrahi Y. 2008. Building Good Governance in Health and Education: Workshops and Technical Assistance (Yer evan, Armenia). Mobilizing Action Against Corruption USAID/Armenia. Casals & Associates, Inc.: Alexandria, VA.
Vian T. 2008. Financial Management Strengthening in District Hospitals in Lesotho. Final Report, June 27, 2008. Boston, MA: Lesotho -Boston Healt h Alliance.
Vian T. 2008. Impact of the New User Fee Policy in Lesotho: Data and Monitoring. Discussion Paper (June 2008). Boston, MA: Lesotho -Boston Health Alliance.
Vian T. Contributor. Transforming Corruption through Human Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka: UNDP Regional Centre. 2008, p. 118 -122.
Vian T. “Technical Assistance in Budgeting and Financial Management for District Hospitals.” Boston, MA: Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance. March 24, 2008.
Vian T. “Budgeting Systems in Berea and Leribe Districts: Review of Current Situation and Suggestions for Support.” Boston, MA: Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance. October 24, 2007.
Vian T. “Normative Cost Study of PHC Diagnostic Services: Review of Phase I Results and Technical Assistance for Phase II.” USAID, Emerging Markets Group Primary Healthcare Reform Project. Boston MA. August 23, 2007.
Vian T. “Management systems strengthening in district hospitals in Lesotho: Proposed activities under the Kellogg Program” Boston, MA: Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance. Ju ne 1, 2007.
Vian T., Feeley F., MacLeod W., Richards S.C., McCoy K. “Measuring the impact of international corporate volunteering: Lessons learned from the Global Health Fellows Program.” Boston, MA: Boston University School of Public Health. May 2007.
Semrau K., Scott N., Vian T. 2007. “Embezzlement in donor funding of health projects: U4 Brief.” November 2007, Brief No. 11. Bergen, Norway: U4 Anti - Corruption Resource Center, Chr Michelsen Institute.
Waning B. and Vian T. 2007. “Transparency and accountability in an electronic era: the case of pharmaceutical procurement.” November 2007, Brief No. 10. Bergen,
Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center.
Musau S. and Vian T. 2008. “Fraud in hospitals.” Brief No. 8. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center.
Vian T. 2008. “Transparency in health programs.” Brief No. 9. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center
Vian T. and Collins D. 2006. “Using financial performance indicators to promote accountability and transparency in health systems.” Brief No. 1. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center.
Vian T. 2006. “Reducing vulnerabilities to corruption in user fee systems.” Brief No. 3. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center.
Vian T. 2006. “Preventing drug diversion through supply chain management.” Brief No. 4. Bergen, Norway: U4 anti-corruption Resource Center.
Feeley F., Connelly P., McCoy K., Richards S.C., Vian T. 2006. “Evaluation of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program: Final Report. Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health and Development for USAID and Pfizer Corporation.
Vian T. with Valikhanova D. 2005. Corruption in the Health Sector in Azerbaijan. USAID/Caucasus Azerbaijan anti-corruption Study Assessment. Washington, DC: Development Alternatives Inc.
Vian T., Gryboski K., Sinoimeri Z., Hall Clifford R. 2004. Informal Payments in the Public Health Sector in Albania: A Qualitative Study. Bethesda, MD: The Partners for Health Reform plus Project, Abt Associates, Inc.
Vian T. 2003. Corruption in the Health Sector in Albania. Albania Civil Society Corruption Reduction Project, Management Systems /USAID Tirana. Boston, MA: Boston University School of Public Health.
Vian T. 2003. Corruption and the health sector: Sectoral assessment in support of USAID anti-corruption strategy formulation. USAID Office of Democracy and Governance, under the Anticorruption IQC/MSI. Boston, MA: Boston University.
Vian T., Bates J. 2003. Commodity Security and Product Availability Issues for Essential Drugs, Vaccines, and Contraceptives: Volume I. Arlington, VA: John Snow, Inc./DELIVER Project.
Vian, T., Bates J. 2003. Commodity Security and Product Availability Issues for Essential Drugs, Vaccines, and Contraceptives: Volume II. Arlington, VA: John Snow, Inc./DELIVER Project.
Vian T. 2003. Zimbabwe: Assessing the Cost of Transporting HIV/AIDS Commodities: A Case Study in Financial Analysis. Arlington, VA: John Snow, Inc./DELIVER. and Boston: Boston University.
Vian T. 2003. Uganda: Assessing the Costs of Distribution to Health Sub -Districts: A Case Study in Financial Analysis. Arlington, VA: John Snow, Inc./DELIVER and Boston: Boston University.
Vian T. 2001. Cyclone Disaster Response in Madagascar, a teaching case study. Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health.
Vian T. and Siegrist R.B. Classifying Ambulatory Care. HFMA Mass Media. (Healthcare Financial Management Association, Massachusetts Chapter). Vol. XXIII, No. 5. February 1996, p. 17 -23.
Shepard DS, Vian T, Kleinau EF. 1996. Performance and impact of four health insurance programs in rural and urban areas of Zaire. In: Shaw RP, Ainsworth M (eds). Financing health services through user fees and insurance: case studies from Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank Discussion Paper 294. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Vian T. Analyzing Costs for Management Decisions. Guest Editor. The Family Planning Manager. Vol II, No. 2. Boston: Management Sciences for Health. March/April 1993.
Avest G.H., Vian T., Masange J.C. Review of the University Teaching Hospital, Zambia. World Bank Health Sector Review. Copenhagen: Euro Health Group. September 1992.
Dunlop D., Vian T. Pharmaceutical Expenditures and Cost Recovery Schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Technical Working Paper No. 4, Africa Technical Department, PHN Division. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. June 1992.
Vian T. Tanzania AID S Assessment and Planning Study. Report No. 9825 -TA. Population and Human Resources Division, Southern Africa Department. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. June 1992.
Vian T. Cost Information for Norplant: a Multi-Country Comparative Cost Study. Boston, Massachusetts: Family Planning Management Development Project, MSH. January 31, 1992.
Shepard DS, Kleinau EF, Vian T. Health Insurance in Zaire. PER Working Paper Number 489, Africa Technical Department. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. August 1990.
Vian, T. Good Governance and Performance-based Budgeting: Factors Affecting Reform Progress in Lesotho Hospitals. Ph.D. Thesis, Boston University. 2010.
Committees and Academic Administration
2016 -present Planning Committee, John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day 2006 -2017 Faculty Director, MBA -MPH in Global Health Management Joint
Degree Program, School of Public Health and Questrom 2014 -2016 Graduate Academic Programs & Policies (GAPP) Committee
2005 -2006 Boston University International Coordinating Council (Office of the Associate Provost for International Education)
School of Public Health
2017 - present Education Evaluation Advisory Committee
2006 -2016 Academic Education Committee
2015 -2016 Search Committee, Chair of Global Health Department
2015 SPH Diversity Inquiry Group
2015 Strategic Thinking Roundtable and All School Meetings
2015 BU MP H Implementation Task Force Committee on Core Courses
2012 -2013 BU MPH Reform, Committee on Concentration s
2011 -2012 Search Committee, Chair of Health Policy & Management Department
2006 -2007 Academic Education Committee, Teaching Evaluation Sub-committee
2009 International Health Coordinator, Pharmac eutical Assessment, Management, and Policy Program
2002 -2015 Masters International Program Advisory Committee
2007 -2011 Global Travel Fund Committee, Chair. Led efforts to raise $9,100 for stipends to fund student field-work.
2002 -2005 Admissions Committee (2004, Merit Scholarship Sub-committee)
Department of Global Health
2016 Chair, Faculty Search Committee (Health Systems position) 2015 -present Associate Chair for Education
2013 -2015 International Health Department Management Committee 2006 -2015 Curriculum Committee
2013 -2014 Faculty Search Committee (Evaluation Sciences position) 2010 -2011 Strategic Planning Committee
2010 Committee to Develop Doctoral Program 2003 -2005 Management Committee
2003 -2005 Faculty Coordinator of Certificate Education Programs,
Enrolled 90 students per year and generated $800 K of annual revenue.
2004 -2005 Director of Summer Institute of International Health 2003 -2004 Certificate Program Strategic Planning Committee 2007 Faculty Search Committee (Policy Analyst position) 2004 -2005 Faculty Search Committee (3 positions)
2004 Faculty Search Committee (Pharmaceutical Policy Scientist ) 2002 -2003 Financial Management Committee
Professional Associations and Leadership Positions
Member, Sub-Committee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 2016 -present
Associate Editor, BMC Public Health, 2016 -present
Member, Technical Working Group, Good Governance in Medicines programme. World Health Organization, 2012 -present
Member, ASK (anti-corruption Solutions and Knowledge) Network of Experts, Transparency International. June 2013 - present
Member, Steering Committee for the Independent Evaluation of the Medicines
Transparency alliance (MeTA), supported by WHO and the UK Department for International Development (DfID). Sept 2014 – December 2015
Member, Technical Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, USAID Global Health Bureau, 2011 – 2014
Member, UN Expert Group on Preventing Corruption in Public Administration: Citizen Engagement for Improved transparency and Accountability. 2012
Member, Global Advisory Committee on Supply Chains, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, 2011
Member, Ameri can Public Health Association (APHA), International Section 2000 -2010 and 2012 -present
Member, APHA International Health Pharmaceuticals Working Group 2008 - 2010 Abstract Reviewer, 129th to 137th Annual meetings of the APHA, 2001 to 20 10 Panel Moderator, APHA, 2006, 2002, 2001, 2000
Review Committee, U.K. Department for International Development. Reviewed guidance for DFID health advisors to address corruption in the health sector. 2010.
Review Committee, UNDP. Reviewed paper on anti-corruption Interventions in the Health Sector prepared for UNDP Democratic Governance Group. 2010.
Reviewer, WHO Medicines Policy & Standards (PSM) Department. 2010.
Invited Contributor, Asia -Pacific integrity in Action Network, UNDP. 2009.
Invited Contributor, UNDP Asia -Pacific Human Development Report Network. 2007
Advisor, Hills Program on Governance Center, Washington DC. 2006.
Referee, Global Corruption Report 2006, Transparency International, Berlin, Germany.
Reviewed five contributed papers.
Fellowship and Grant Reviews
External Grant Reviewer, Young Scientist Program, German -Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. 2013
External Grant Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation. Social Sciences Grant. 2011
External Grant Reviewer, Wellcome Trust, Biomedical Ethics Research Fellowship Grants. 2008
Objective Reviewer, ASPH/CDC International Global AIDS Fellowship Program. 2004 - 2006
Other Professional and Community Service
BMC Health Services Research BMC Public Health
BMC Women’s Health
Bulletin of the World Health Organization Cochrane Effectiveness Practice and
Organization of Care Group European Journal of Development Research
European Journal of Economics Frontiers in Public Health
Globalization & Health Health Policy
Health Policy & Planning
Health Policy & Technology Human Resources for Health
International Journal of Health Planning and Management
International Journal of Health Policy and Management
International Journal of Preventive Medicine
Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Journal of Postgraduate Medicine Journal of Public Administration and
Policy Research The Lancet
Malawi Medical Journal
Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Languages and Country Experience
Working knowledge of French.
Work experience in 37 countries including Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo/ Zaire, Egypt, Haiti, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zanzibar.
Long-term work (over six months) in Cameroon, Philippines, Australia.