Richard Wamai

Assistant Professor of African American Studies
education Ph.D, 2004
University of Helsinki
Mailing address 220G RP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

Wamai RG, et al (9 authors). Criticisms of African trials fail to withstand scrutiny: Male circumcision does prevent HIV infection. Journal of Law and Medicine 2012;20: 93-123.

Morris BJ, Waskett JH, Banerjee J, Wamai RG, et al. A ‘snip’ in time: What is the best age to circumcise? BMC Pediatrics. 2012;12(1):20. [Paper designated “Highly accessed” in Biomed Central].

Morris BJ, Bailey RC, Klausner JD, Leibowitz A, Wamai RG, et al. A critical evaluation of arguments opposing male circumcision for HIV prevention in developed countries. AIDS Care 2012, Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Morris BJ, Wamai RG. Biological basis for the protective effect conferred by male circumcision against HIV infection. Int J STD AIDS 2012 23: 153–159.

Wamai RG, Ayissi CA, Oduwo GO, et al. Assessing the Effectiveness of a Community-Based Sensitization Strategy in Creating Awareness About HPV, Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccine Among Parents in North West Cameroon. J. Community Health 2012 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Ayissi CA, Wamai RG, Oduwo GO, et al. Awareness, acceptability and uptake of human papilloma virus vaccine among Cameroonian school-attending female adolescents. J. Community Health 2012 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print].

Wamai RG, et al (12 authors). Male circumcision for HIV prevention – current evidence and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc 2011 Oct 20;14(1):49. [Paper designated “Highly accessed” in Biomed Central]

Morris BJ, Waskett JH, Gray RH, Halperin DT, Wamai RG, Auvert B, Klausner JD. Exposé of misleading claims that male circumcision will increase HIV infections. J. P H Africa 2011;2(e28):117-122.

Wamai RG, Morris BJ. “How to contain generalized HIV epidemics” article is misconstrued. Int J STD AIDS 2011;22:415-416.

Banerjee J, Klausner JD, Halperin DT, Wamai RG, et al. Circumcision Denialism Unfounded and Unscientific. Am J Prev Med 2011;40(3):e11-e12. Am J Prev Med 2011;40(3):e11-e12.

Wamai RG, Larkin C. Health Development Experiences in Haiti: What Can Be Learned From the Past to Find a Way Forward? JMAJ 2011;54(1):56–57.

Galaraga O, Colchero A, Wamai RG and Bertozzi S. HIV prevention cost effectiveness: a systematic review of the literature 2005-2008. BMC Public Health 2009;9(Suppl 1):S1. [The OptAIDS project: towards global halting of HIV/AIDS]

Wamai RG. Reviewing Ethiopia’s Health System Development. JMAJ 2009;52(4): 279-286.

Wamai RG. The health system in Kenya: Analysis of the situation and enduring challenges. JMAJ 2009;52(2):134-140.

Wamai RG et al (43 authors). Male Circumcision is an Efficacious, Lasting and Cost-Effective Strategy for Combating HIV in High-Prevalence AIDS Epidemics: Time to Move beyond Debating the Science. Future HIV Therapy 2008;2(5): 399-405.

Halperin DT, Potts M, Kirby D, Klausner J, Wamai RG, Swidler A, Marseille E, Walsh J, Hearst N. Tailoring AIDS Prevention: Response. Science 2008;321:1632-33.

Potts M, Halperin DT, Kirby D, Swidler A, Marseille E, Klausner J, Hearst N, Wamai RG, Kahn JG, Walsh J: Reassessing HIV Prevention. Science 2008;320: 749-750.

Klausner J. Wamai RG, Bowa K, Agot K, Kagimba J, Halperin DT. Is male circumcision as good as the HIV vaccine we’ve been waiting for? Future HIV Therapy 2008;2(1):1-7.