Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH, FACPM, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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 School of Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

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

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research(CFAR): Core K- Substance Use
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

Competitive Revision to Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care Among HIV-Infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health Care among HIV-Infected Russian People Who…
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (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. Nadareishvili I, Pkhakadze G, Japiashvili N, Lunze K. Regulatory environment for complementary and alternative medicine in Georgia-a health policy analysis. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2021 Jul; 36(4):1038-1051. PMID: 33735447
  2. Vetrova MV, Cheng DM, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Jiang W, Luoma J, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Ekstrand ML, Raj A, Samet JH, Lunze K. HIV and Substance Use Stigma, Intersectional Stigma and Healthcare Among HIV-Positive PWID in Russia. AIDS Behav. 2021 Sep; 25(9):2815-2826.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33506305; PMCID: PMC8316484; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-021-03172-5;
  3. Lee JO, Yoon Y, Idrisov B, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Sereda Y, Bendiks S, Cody K, Schoenberger SF, Nurius PS, Halim N, Flanigan T, Samet JH, Liebschutz J, Lunze K. Violence, HIV Risks, and Polysubstance Use Among HIV-Positive People Who Inject Drugs in Ukraine. AIDS Behav. 2021 Jul; 25(7):2120-2130.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33385280
  4. Carroll JJ, Lira MC, Lunze K, Colasanti JA, Del Rio C, Samet JH. Painful Subjects: Treating Chronic Pain among People Living with HIV in the Age of Opioid Risk. Med Anthropol Q. 2021 06; 35(2):141-158.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33152133; PMCID: PMC8359200; DOI: 10.1111/maq.12618;
  5. Lunze K, Kiriazova T, Blokhina E, Bushara N, Bridden C, Gnatienko N, Bendiks S, Quinn E, Krupitsky E, Raj A, Samet JH. Linking HIV-positive people in addiction care to HIV services in St. Petersburg, Russia - Mixed-methods implementation study of strengths-based case management. Glob Public Health. 2020 Oct 22; 1-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33091311
  6. Biemba G, Chiluba B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Silavwe V, Lunze K, Mwale RK, Hamer DH, MacLeod WB. Impact of mobile health-enhanced supportive supervision and supply chain management on appropriate integrated community case management of malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia in children 2-59 months: A cluster randomised trial in Eastern Province, Zambia. J Glob Health. 2020 Jun; 10(1):010425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32509293; PMCID: PMC7243069; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.10.010425;
  7. Sereda Y, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Carroll JJ, Rybak N, Chybisov A, Bendiks S, Idrisov B, Dutta A, Gillani FS, Samet JH, Flanigan T, Lunze K. Stigma and quality of co-located care for HIV-positive people in addiction treatment in Ukraine: a cross-sectional study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 05; 23(5):e25492.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32372534; PMCID: PMC7201176; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25492;
  8. Gnatienko N, Lioznov D, Raj A, Blokhina E, Rosen S, Cheng DM, Lunze K, Bendiks S, Truong V, Bushara N, Toussova O, Quinn E, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Design of a randomized controlled trial to Link Infectious and Narcology Care (LINC-II) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2020 01 13; 15(1):1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31931884; PMCID: PMC6958793; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-020-0179-8;
  9. Biemba G, Mulenga A, Chiluba B, Griffiths UK, Yeboah-Antwi K, MacLeod W, Lunze K, Hamer DH. Cost analysis of integrated community case management of childhood malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia enhanced by mobile health technology in rural Zambia. J Public Health Afr. 2019 Dec 31; 10(2):1039.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32257075; PMCID: PMC7118441; DOI: 10.4081/jphia.2019.1039;
  10. Nadareishvili I, Pkhakadze G, Tskitishvili A, Bakuradze N, Lunze K. Georgia's healthcare system and integration of complementary medicine. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Aug; 45:205-210. PMID: 31331562
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Learn more about our Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) here https://www.bumc.bu.edu/care/education-and-training-programs/medical-student-drug-abuse-research-program/ and see contacts below if you are interested.

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