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

PhD, University of the Witwatersrand
M.Com., University of the Witwatersrand
B.Bus.Sci., University of Cape Town

Pronouns: he/him/his

Lawrence Long (MCom, PhD) is a health economist and public health policy researcher. Lawrence did his undergraduate degree in business science with a specialization in economics and finance and then went on to focus on economics and its application to public health in his graduate studies. He is a Research Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and holds a joint appointment at the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). He has more than 15 years of experience conducting applied research on the economic impact of HIV, tuberculosis and associated conditions within South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his appointment at Boston University he led a growing South African research group as the deputy director and has extensive experience in organizational management, leadership and grant management. Currently he is a co-PI of a number of HIV projects under a multi-year USAID co-operative agreement in South Africa, the PI of a NIH project examining the application of behavioral economics to improve the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men in South Africa and an investigator on a Gates award to build behavioral science capacity in South Africa to support the HIV care and treatment program.

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

A nudge unit to build capacity in behavioral economics and increase HIV program effectiveness in South Africa
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. Long LC, Rosen S, Nichols B, Larson BA, Ndlovu N, Meyer-Rath G. Getting resources to those who need them: the evidence we need to budget for underserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Jul; 24 Suppl 3:e25707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189873; PMCID: PMC8242975; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25707;
  2. Larson BA, Pascoe SJS, Huber A, Long LC, Murphy J, Miot J, Fraser-Hurt N, Fox MP, Rosen S. Fast-track treatment initiation counselling in South Africa: A cost-outcomes analysis. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0248551.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33735206; PMCID: PMC7971492; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248551;
  3. 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; PMCID: PMC7810408; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002737;
  4. 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 Infect Dis. 2021 Mar; 8(3):ofab040.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33732750; PMCID: PMC7928624; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab040;
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC7696000; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25640;
  6. Lince-Deroche N, Leuner R, Kgowedi S, Moolla A, Madlala S, Manganye P, Xhosa B, Govathson C, White Ndwanya T, Long L. Voices from the front lines: A qualitative study of integration of HIV, tuberculosis, and primary healthcare services in Johannesburg, South Africa. PLoS One. 2020; 15(10):e0230849. PMID: 33031399; PMCID: PMC7544124; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230849;
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC7523165; DOI: 10.1101/2020.09.24.20200196;
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC7507468; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25612;
  9. 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
  10. Larson BA, Pascoe SJ, Huber A, Long LC, Murphy J, Miot J, Fox MP, Fraser-Hurt N, Rosen S. Will differentiated care for stable HIV patients reduce healthcare systems costs? J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 07; 23(7):e25541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32686911; PMCID: PMC7370539; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25541;
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Health Economics
Economic Evaluation
Cost Analysis
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
South Africa
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