Neil Gupta
Neil Gupta, M.D.
Instructor in Medicine and a Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Affiliate

Dr. Gupta’s research focus is on the treatment outcomes of chronic hepatitis C infection in Rwanda. Through the Simplifying Hepatitis C Antiviral Therapy for Elsewhere in the Developing World(SHARED) study, Dr. Gupta’s team is evaluating the safety and efficacy of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment in Rwanda. The study will also evaluate the epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in Rwanda, qualitatively explore the treatment experience of individual patients, and determine risk factors for treatment failure. The study will use outcomes of the study to develop simplified models for decentralized hepatitis C care delivery and promote greater access to DAAs in low-income countries. Dr. Gupta also studies the state of health service delivery for non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) in several countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia supporting national NCD policy, planning, and advocacy. Through the Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change, he has led the establishment and coordination of national NCDI Poverty Commissions to research the links between NCDIs and poverty and to plan for health sector interventions to address these challenges. Dr. Gupta has previously led operational research of outcomes of a large community-based HIV care and treatment program in rural Rwanda.


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Global Health Equity

75 Francis St

Boston, MA 02115

Rwanda launches a 5-year national hepatitis C elimination plan: A landmark in sub-Saharan Africa.
Authors: Authors: Umutesi G, Shumbusho F, Kateera F, Serumondo J, Kabahizi J, Musabeyezu E, Ngwije A, Gupta N, Nsanzimana S.
J Hepatol
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Four delays of child mortality in Rwanda: a mixed methods analysis of verbal social autopsies.
Authors: Authors: Roder-DeWan S, Gupta N, Kagabo DM, Habumugisha L, Nahimana E, Mugeni C, Bucyana T, Hirschhorn LR.
BMJ Open
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Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in Rwanda with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (SHARED): a single-arm trial.
Authors: Authors: Gupta N, Mbituyumuremyi A, Kabahizi J, Ntaganda F, Muvunyi CM, Shumbusho F, Musabeyezu E, Mukabatsinda C, Ntirenganya C, Van Nuil JI, Kateera F, Camus G, Damascene MJ, Nsanzimana S, Mukherjee J, Grant PM.
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Causes of death and predictors of childhood mortality in Rwanda: a matched case-control study using verbal social autopsy.
Authors: Authors: Gupta N, Hirschhorn LR, Rwabukwisi FC, Drobac P, Sayinzoga F, Mugeni C, Nkikabahizi F, Bucyana T, Magge H, Kagabo DM, Nahimana E, Rouleau D, VanderZanden A, Murray M, Amoroso C.
BMC Public Health
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A retrospective study of neonatal case management and outcomes in rural Rwanda post implementation of a national neonatal care package for sick and small infants.
Authors: Authors: Nyishime M, Borg R, Ingabire W, Hedt-Gauthier B, Nahimana E, Gupta N, Hansen A, Labrecque M, Nkikabahizi F, Mutaganzwa C, Biziyaremye F, Mukayiranga C, Mwamini F, Magge H.
BMC Pediatr
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Pregnancy-associated breast cancer in rural Rwanda: the experience of the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence.
Authors: Authors: Dusengimana JMV, Hategekimana V, Borg R, Hedt-Gauthier B, Gupta N, Troyan S, Shulman LN, Nzayisenga I, Fadelu T, Mpunga T, Pace LE.
BMC Cancer
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Is hepatitis C elimination possible in sub-Saharan Africa? The case of Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Gupta N, Nsanzimana S.
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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The impact of "Option B" on HIV transmission from mother to child in Rwanda: An interrupted time series analysis.
Authors: Authors: Abimpaye M, Kirk CM, Iyer HS, Gupta N, Remera E, Mugwaneza P, Law MR.
PLoS One
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Care-seeking patterns among families that experienced under-five child mortality in rural Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Kagabo DM, Kirk CM, Bakundukize B, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Gupta N, Hirschhorn LR, Ingabire WC, Rouleau D, Nkikabahizi F, Mugeni C, Sayinzoga F, Amoroso CL.
PLoS One
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Community-Based Accompaniment and the Impact of Distance for HIV Patients Newly Initiated on Antiretroviral Therapy: Early Outcomes and Clinic Visit Adherence in Rural Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Munyaneza F, Ntaganira J, Nyirazinyoye L, Birru E, Nisingizwe MP, Gupta N, Amoroso CL, Neza G, Hirschhorn LR, Hedt-Gauthier BL.
AIDS Behav
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