Faculty & Staff

photo of Courtenay Sprague

Courtenay Sprague, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School and College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Telephone: 617-287-4596
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 026A

Areas of Expertise

Global Health, Health Policy and Law, HIV, Health Equity


PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Joint MA, Boston University, USA

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Sprague’s research is centered on understanding and addressing inequities in health outcomes and quality health care for marginalized population groups, through changes in clinical practice, social policy and law. She has focused particularly on women and children with HIV in the developing world, and has investigated a range of factors that shape maternal, women’s and child health, including: individual behavior, social and cultural norms, socio-economic status, stigma, and the health systems’ capacity to deliver HIV treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan African countries and Brazil.

Learn more about Dr. Sprague's Rockefeller Foundation Scholarly Residence Fellowship