Lawrence Long, MCom, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

PhD, University of the Witwatersrand
MS, London School of Economics and Political Science

Pronouns: he/him/his

Lawrence is a health economist with more than 18 years of experience conducting applied research on the economic impact of HIV, TB and associated conditions within South Africa and the region. He is currently a Research Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health (Boston, USA) and holds a joint appointment at the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). Prior to this he led a growing South African research group as the deputy director and has extensive experience in organizational management, leadership and grant management. Lawrence has training in economics, finance, mathematics, research methodology and behavioral science. He is the principal investigator of a number of research projects and has published widely in peer reviewed publications. He is currently the principal investigator of an NIH K01 award entitled: "Using behavioral economics to improve the uptake of and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men to prevent HIV infection" and research faculty on Indlela, a Gates funded program to build behavioral economics capacity for HIV in South Africa.

Indlela: generating scaleable evidence-based nudges to reach HIV epidemic control
05/01/2023 - 12/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

EXPAND - Evaluating the Cost of Scaling PrEP Access through Novel Delivery
01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates

Using behavioral economics to improve the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men to prevent HIV infection
09/03/2020 - 08/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Leveraging social and sexual networks to reach young men with HIV testing and linkage services
01/01/2020 - 04/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Bill & Melinda Gates

Economic evaluation of South African PrEP service delivery models
10/28/2021 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. Moolla A, Constance M, Ngcobo N, Mngadi S, Govathson C, Long L, Pascoe SJ. "I want one nurse who is friendly to talk to me properly like a friend": Learner preferences for HIV and contraceptive service provision in Gauteng, South Africa. Res Sq. 2023 Dec 12. PMID: 38168214; PMCID: PMC10760307; DOI: 10.21203/;
  2. Govathson C, Long L, Moolla A, Mngadi-Ncube S, Ngcobo N, Mongwenyana C, Lince-Deroche N, Pascoe S. Understanding school-going adolescent's preferences for accessing HIV and contraceptive care: findings from a discrete choice experiment among learners in Gauteng, South Africa. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 08; 23(1):1378. PMID: 38066547; PMCID: PMC10704722; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-023-10414-w;
  3. Dovel K, Hubbard J, Zembe L, Ford N, Cornell M, Belshe W, Long L, Baggaley R, Ameyan W. Interventions to improve men’s engagement in HIV and other key services in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review. MedRxiv. 2023; DOI: 10.1101/2023.10.25.232975.
  4. Nardell M, Govathson C, Garnier S, Watts A, Babalola D, Ngcobo N, Long L, Lurie M, Miot J, Pascoe S, Katz I. “Emotional stress is more detrimental than the virus itself”: Towards an understanding of HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among internal migrant men in South Africa. MedRxiv. 2023; 10.1101/2023.08.23.23294421.
  5. Nardell M, Govathson C, Mngadi-Ncube S, Ngcobo N, Letswalo D, Lurie M, Long L, Katz I, Pascoe S. Migrant Men and HIV care engagement in Johannesburg, South Africa. MedRxiv. 2023; DOI: 10.1101/2023.08.23.232942.
  6. Hendrickson C, Hirasen K, Mongwenyana C, Benade M, Bothma R, Smith C, Meyer J, Nichols B, Long L. Costs and outcomes of routine HIV oral pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation across different service delivery models and key populations in South Africa. medRxiv. 2023 Aug 16. PMID: 37645864; PMCID: PMC10462215; DOI: 10.1101/2023.08.14.23294055;
  7. Bokolo S, Mabaso S, Kruger W, Mistri P, Schmucker L, Chetty-Makkan C, Pascoe SJS, Buttenheim A, Thirumurthy H, Long L. Applying behavioural economics principles to increase demand for free HIV testing services at private doctor-led clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa: A randomised controlled trial. medRxiv. 2023 Aug 09. PMID: 37609154; PMCID: PMC10441509; DOI: 10.1101/2023.08.07.23293635;
  8. Dovel K, Balakasi K, Hubbard J, Phiri K, Nichols BE, Coates TJ, Kulich M, Chikuse E, Phiri S, Long LC, Hoffman RM, Choko AT. Identifying efficient linkage strategies for men (IDEaL): a study protocol for an individually randomised control trial. BMJ Open. 2023 Jul 12; 13(7):e070896.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37438067; PMCID: PMC10347494; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070896;
  9. Govathson C, Long LC, Russell CA, Moolla A, Pascoe S, Nichols BE. A modelling framework for translating discrete choice experiment results into cost-effectiveness estimates: an application to designing tailored and scalable HIV and contraceptive services for adolescents in Gauteng, South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2023 Jul; 26(7):e26124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37463870; PMCID: PMC10354002; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.26124;
  10. Dovel KL, Hariprasad S, Hubbard J, Cornell M, Phiri K, Choko A, Abbott R, Hoffman R, Nichols B, Gupta S, Long L. Strategies to improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and early engagement among men in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review of interventions in the era of universal treatment. Trop Med Int Health. 2023 Jun; 28(6):454-465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37132119; PMCID: PMC10354296; DOI: 10.1111/tmi.13880;
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Health Economics
Economic Evaluation
Cost Analysis
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
South Africa
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