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 - 12/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Bill & Melinda Gates

Economic evaluation of South African PrEP service delivery models
10/28/2021 - 05/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. Bor J, Kluberg SA, LaValley MP, Evans D, Hirasen K, Maskew M, Long L, Fox MP. One Pill, Once a Day: Simplified Treatment Regimens and Retention in HIV Care. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 May 20; 191(6):999-1008.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35081613
  2. Benade M, Long L, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Tucker JM, Miot J. Reduction in initiations of HIV treatment in South Africa during the COVID pandemic. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 31; 22(1):428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35361209; PMCID: PMC8970413; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-07714-y;
  3. Hendrickson C, Long L, van Rensburg C, Van de Vijver David, Claassen C, Njelesani M, Moyo C, Mulenga L, O'Bra H, Nichols B. . The early-stage comprehensive costs of routine PrEP implementation and scale-up in Zambia. medRxiv. 2021; 2021.12.18.21268023.
  4. Rosen S, Nichols B, Guthrie T, Benade M, Kuchukhidze S, Long L. Do differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa save money? Synthesis of evidence from field studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017-2019. Gates Open Res. 2021; 5:177.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35310814; PMCID: PMC8907143; DOI: 10.12688/gatesopenres.13458.2;
  5. Long L, Girdwood S, Govender K, Meyer-Rath G, Miot J. Cost and outcomes of routine HIV care and treatment: Public and private service delivery models covering low income earners in South Africa. Research Square. 2021; 10.21203/
  6. Govender K, Girdwood S, Letswalo D, Long L, Meyer-Rath G, Miot J. Primary healthcare seeking behaviour of low-income patients across the public and private health sectors in South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2021 09 09; 21(1):1649.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34503478; PMCID: PMC8431853; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-11678-9;
  7. Benade M, Long L, Rosen S, Meyer-Rath G, Tucker JM, Miot J. Reduction in initiations of HIV treatment in South Africa during the COVID pandemic. medRxiv. 2021; 2021.08.18.21262046.
  8. Pascoe S, Govathson C, Ncube S, Ngcobo N, Nardell M, Katz I, Long L. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Fast and friendly is key to keeping men on HIV treatment! Results from a discrete choice experiment to understand men's preferences in Johannesburg, South Africa for HIV treatment services. 2021; 24(Sup 4):61.
  9. 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 07; 24 Suppl 3:e25707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189873; PMCID: PMC8242975; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25707;
  10. Huber A, Pascoe S, Nichols B, 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. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2021 06 30; 9(2):296-307.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34234023; PMCID: PMC8324204; DOI: 10.9745/GHSP-D-20-00532;
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Health Economics
Economic Evaluation
Cost Analysis
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
South Africa
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