Dr. Black’s current research includes field trials of vaccines, micronutrients and other nutritional interventions; effectiveness studies of health programs, such as the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness approach; and evaluations of preventive and curative health service programs in low- and middle-income countries. His other interests are related to the use of evidence in policy and programs, including estimates of the burden of disease, the development of research capacity and the strengthening of public health training. His studies have demonstrated a highly significant impact of zinc in diminishing both the severity and the duration of diarrheal episodes in infants and toddlers.
Fischer Walker CL, Taneja S, LeFevre A, Black RE, Mazumder S. "Appropriate management of acute diarrhea in children among public and private providers in Gujarat, India: A cross-sectional survey." Glob Health Sci Pract. 2015 Jun;3(2):230–241. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-14-00209.
Kalter HD, Roubanatou AM, Koffi A, Black RE. "Direct estimates of national neonatal and child cause-specific mortality proportions in Niger by expert algorithm and physician-coded analysis of verbal autopsy interviews." J Glob Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010415. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010415.
Baqui AH, Saha SK, Ahmed NU, Shahidullah M, Quasem I, Roth DE, Samsuzzaman AKM, Ahmed W, Tabib SB, Mitra DK, Begum N, Islam M, Mahmud A, Rahman MH, Moin MI, Mullany LC, Cousens S, El Arifeen S, Wall S, Brandes N, Santosham M, Black RE, for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. "Safety and efficacy of alternative antibiotic regimens compared with seven-day injectable procaine benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for outpatient treatment of neonates and young infants with clinical signs of severe infection when referral is not possible: A randomized, open-label, equivalence trial." Lancet Glob Health. 2015 May;3(5):e279-87. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70347-X. Epub 2015 Apr 1.
Liu L, Oza S, Hogan D, Perin J, Rudan I, Lawn JE, Cousens S, Mathers C, Black RE. "Global, regional and national causes of child mortality in 2000-13, with projections to inform post-2015 priorities: An updated systematic analysis." Lancet. 2014. Epub on Oct 1.
Liu L, Li M, Ju L, Yang L, Tan X, Walker N, Bryce J, Campbell H, Black RE, Guo Y. "Measuring coverage in MNCH: A validation study linking population survey derived coverage to maternal, newborn and child health care records in rural China." PLoS ONE. 2013. 8(5): e60762. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060762.
Liu L, Johnson HL, Cousens S, Perin J, Scott S, Lawn J, Rudan I, Campbell H, Cibulskis R, Li M, Mathers C, Black RE, for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) of WHO and UNICEF. "Global, regional and national causes of child mortality: An updated systematic analysis for 2010 with time trends since 2000." Lancet. 2012. 379: 2151-61.