Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH, FACPM, FAAP Hear my name
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
DPH/DrPH, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
DM, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Pronouns: he/him/his

Director of Global Health
Co-Director, Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Substance Use Research Core

Stigma and HIV prevention in key populations
Maternal and newborn health

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research(CFAR): Core K- yr
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital National Institute o

Reducing HIV Stigma to Increase HIV Testing among Adolescent
08/16/2021 - 05/31/2023 (PI)
Trustees of Columbia University Fogarty Internationa

Competitive Revision to Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care Among HIV-Infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care among HIV-Infected Russian People Who…
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2022 (PI)

Double stigma as barrier to integrated HIV treatment among HIV infected PWID in Ukraine (CFAR Devel…
04/01/2017 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care among HIV-infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)


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  1. Bagley SM, Schoenberger SF, dellaBitta V, Lunze K, Barron K, Hadland SE, Park TW. An Exploration of Young Adults With Opioid Use Disorder and How Their Perceptions of Family Members' Beliefs Affects Medication Treatment. J Addict Med. 2022 Nov-Dec 01; 16(6):689-694.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35749777; PMCID: PMC9653106; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000001001;
  2. Canfield J, Truong V, Bereznicka A, Lunze K. Evaluation of an experiential clinical learning option during pandemic teaching suspensions. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Jun 17; 22(1):471. PMID: 35715779; PMCID: PMC9205138; DOI: 10.1186/s12909-022-03530-4;
  3. Nadareishvili I, Zhulina A, Tskitishvili A, Togonidze G, Bloom DE, Lunze K. The Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Georgia-A Health Policy Analysis. Int J Public Health. 2022; 67:1604410. PMID: 35592028; PMCID: PMC9110664; DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2022.1604410;
  4. Carroll JJ, Rossi SL, Vetrova MV, Kiriazova T, Lunze K. Supporting the Health of HIV-Positive People Who Inject Drugs During COVID-19 and Beyond: Lessons for the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia. Am J Public Health. 2022 04; 112(S2):S123-S127.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35349320; PMCID: PMC8965173; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306727;
  5. Schoenberger SF, Idrisov B, Sereda Y, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Bendiks S, Ahuja N, Dutta A, Flanigan T, Gillani FS, Lunze K. Police abuse and care engagement of people with HIV who inject drugs in Ukraine. Glob Public Health. 2022 Mar 28; 1-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35343870; PMCID: PMC9515241; DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2022.2049341;
  6. Vetrova M, Lodi S, Rateau L, Patts G, Blokhina E, Palatkin V, Yaroslavtseva T, Toussova O, Bushara N, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Samet JH, Lunze K. Stigma and ART initiation among people with HIV and a lifetime history of illicit drug use in Saint-Petersburg, Russia-A prospective cohort analysis. Int J Drug Policy. 2022 04; 102:103600.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35134598; PMCID: PMC8960362; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103600;
  7. Drainoni ML, Knudsen HK, Adams K, Andrews-Higgins SA, Auritt V, Back S, Barkowski LK, Batty EJ, Behrooz MR, Bell S, Chen S, Christopher MC, Coovert N, Crable EL, Dasgupta A, Goetz M, Goddard-Eckrich D, Hartman JL, Heffer H, Iftikhar P, Jones L, Lang S, Lunze K, Martin A, McCrimmon T, Reedy-Johnson MK, Roeber C, Scalise AL, Sieck CJ, Walker DM, Walt G, Wood JD, Zito P, McAlearney AS. Community coalition and key stakeholder perceptions of the community opioid epidemic before an intensive community-level intervention. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 Jul; 138:108731.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35125253; PMCID: PMC9167242; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108731;
  8. Thairu L, Gehling H, Kafwanda S, Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Lunze K. Care-Seeking Behavior for Newborns in Rural Zambia. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Jun; 26(6):1375-1383.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35028891
  9. Rossi SL, Sereda Y, Luoma JB, Pavlov N, Toussova O, Vasileva J, Abramova K, Bendiks S, Kiriazova T, Vetrova M, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Lodi S, Lunze K. Addressing intersectional stigma as a care barrier for HIV-positive people who inject drugs: Design of an RCT in St. Petersburg, Russia. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Dec; 24:100861.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34888430; PMCID: PMC8636824; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100861;
  10. Hook K, Sereda Y, Makarenko O, Bendiks S, Rybak NR, Dutta A, Idrisov B, Drainoni ML, Kiriazova T, Lunze K. TB stigma and its correlates among HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2021 09 01; 25(9):747-753.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34802497; PMCID: PMC8716997; DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.21.0048;
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2018 American Association of Public Health Physicians: Presidential Citation
2017 American Public Health Association: Sidel Levy Award for Peace
2016 American College of Preventive Medicine: Humanism in Medicine Award
2016 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA): NIH New Investigator Award
2015 UNHCR/EMERCOM : UN Humanitarian Medal
2013 NIDA and Taiwan CDC; Taipei, Taiwan: Early Career Investigator Award for Global Health
2013 ISAM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: NIDA-ISAM Award
2012 American College of Preventive Medicine: Don Gemson Resident Award
2012 NIH: NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award
2012 The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Canterbury, UK: Prize for Best Study Influencing Drug Policy
2012 American Society of Addiction Medicine: Ruth Fox Award
2007-2008 Harvard University: Holtzer Award
2005 German Hypertension Society, Heidelberg, Germany : Young Investigator Award

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