Brooke Nichols, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Brooke Nichols, PhD, MSc, is a health economist and infectious disease mathematical modeler. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College in International Relations, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Epidemiology, and a PhD from the Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) in the economic and infectious disease modelling of HIV prevention strategies. Dr. Nichols’ research experience and interests include modelling and economic evaluation of treatment as prevention (HIV and HCV) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV), HIV drug resistance modelling, geospatial modelling for efficient resource allocation, and translating research into public policy recommendations. Her recent work has focused on mathematical modeling of the COVID19 epidemic in South Africa and Zambia, with a specific focus on resource allocation and optimized molecular, rapid antigen, and serological testing strategies within constrained resources.


Innovative linkage strategies for index HIVST
12/03/2019 - 10/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, Los Angeles Bill & Melinda Gates


Scaling facility-based HIV self-testing
06/01/2019 - 11/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. Dept for Intl Dev-UK


Specimen transportation route mapping and optimisation: South Africa
02/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) HHS CDC




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  1. Nichols BE, Cele R, Jamieson L, Long LC, Siwale Z, Banda P, Moyo C, Rosen S. Community-based delivery of HIV treatment in Zambia: costs and outcomes. AIDS. 2021 02 02; 35(2):299-306.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33170578; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002737;
     
  2. Jo Y, Jamieson L, Edoka I, Long L, Silal S, Pulliam JRC, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Meyer-Rath G, Nichols BE. Cost-effectiveness of remdesivir and dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment in South Africa. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2021; 1-17. View Publication
  3. Nichols K, Girdwood SJ, Inglis A, Ondoa P, Sy KTL, Benade M, Tusiime AB, Kao K, Carmona S, Albert H, Nichols BE. Bringing Data Analytics to the Design of Optimized Diagnostic Networks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Process, Terms and Definitions. Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Dec 24; 11(1). PMID: 33374315; DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics11010022;
     
  4. Nsoesie EO, Sy KTL, Oladeji O, Sefala R, Nichols BE. Nowcasting and forecasting provincial-level SARS-CoV-2 case positivity using google search data in South Africa. medRxiv. 2020. View Publication
  5. Girdwood SJ, Crompton T, Sharma M, Dorward J, Garrett N, Drain PK, Stevens W, Nichols BE. Cost-effectiveness of adoption strategies for point of care HIV viral load monitoring in South Africa. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Nov; 28:100607. PMID: 33294817; DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100607;
     
  6. Long L, Kuchukhidze S, Pascoe S, Nichols BE, Fox MP, Cele R, Govathson C, Huber AN, Flynn D, Rosen S. Retention in care and viral suppression in differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: a rapid systematic review. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 11; 23(11):e25640.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33247517; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25640;
     
  7. Jo Y, Singh R, Rao G, Galea S, Nichols BE. Serological testing in addition to PCR screening for the re-opening of American colleges and universities: potential for cost-savings without compromising pandemic mitigation. medRxiv. 2020. View Publication
  8. Jo Y, Jamieson L, Edoka I, Long L, Silal S, Pulliam JRC, Moultrie H, Sanne I, Meyer-Rath G, Nichols BE. Cost-effectiveness of remdesivir and dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment in South Africa. medRxiv. 2020 Sep 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32995824
     
  9. Nichols BE, Offorjebe OA, Cele R, Shaba F, Balakasi K, Chivwara M, Hoffman RM, Long LC, Rosen S, Dovel K. Economic evaluation of facility-based HIV self-testing among adult outpatients in Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 09; 23(9):e25612.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32909387
     
  10. Huber A, Pascoe S, Nichols BE, Long L, Kuchukhidze S, Phiri B, Tchereni T, Rosen S. Differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia: A landscape analysis. medRxiv. 2020. View Publication
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Many States Don't Know Who's Getting COVID-19 Vaccines. That's a Huge Problem for Equity

TIME 1/28/2021

Where the coronavirus pandemic stands, holiday edition

PolitiFact 12/21/2020

Where the coronavirus pandemic stands, holiday edition

PolitiFact 12/21/2020

Many Americans say they don’t want a vaccine. Should we be worried?

PolitiFact 12/8/2020

Many Americans say they don’t want a vaccine. Should we be worried?

PolitiFact 12/8/2020

Former Pfizer employee wrong that coronavirus pandemic is ‘effectively over’ in UK

PolitiFact 12/2/2020

Is Florida doing better on COVID-19 than “locked down” states?

PolitiFact 12/2/2020

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Closing Schools Alone Is Not Going to Stop the Coronavirus

The New York Times 11/19/2020

Doctors may be better equipped to handle latest virus surge

Associated Press 11/11/2020

US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

Associated Press 11/11/2020

Three ways the US CDC can regain the public’s trust

Quartz 11/9/2020

Three ways the US CDC can regain the public’s trust

Quartz 11/9/2020

Donald Trump stated on October 22, 2020 in a presidential debate: “We are rounding the turn (on coronavirus). We are rounding the corner.”

PolitiFact 10/23/2020

A C.D.C. scientist acknowledged dated guidance on schools and childhood transmission.

The New York Times 10/23/2020

Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

The New York Times 10/22/2020

Covid-19 Live Updates: Boston Public Schools Stop In-Person Learning

The New York Times 10/21/2020

Donald Trump stated on October 12, 2020 in a tweet.: “The World Health Organization just admitted that I was right. Lockdowns are killing countries all over the world. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself.”

PoltiFact 10/15/2020

BU Expert Urges Putting the Brakes on Massachusetts Relaxed COVID-19 Rules

BU Today 10/9/2020

Not so fast on indoor gatherings

The Boston Globe 10/4/2020

A QR code could decide whether you go back to work

Quartz 9/30/2020

National survey finds low school COVID-19 rates after first week back

Boston 25 News 9/23/2020

Population Density Does Not Doom Cities to Pandemic Dangers

Scientific American 9/16/2020

“Florida is doing over five times better” than New Jersey and New York in COVID-19 deaths per million

PolitiFact 7/31/2020

COVID-19 cases are “up only because of our big number testing.”

Politifact 6/24/2020

Is a second wave of coronavirus coming?

PolitiFact 6/22/2020

A number of Southern and Western states are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Why aren’t their death rates rising, too?

The Boston Globe 6/22/2020

“Cases, numbers and deaths (of COVID-19) are going down all over the Country!”

PolitiFact 5/28/2020
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