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. 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 14 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. 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. Currently he is a co-PI of a number of HIV projects under a multi-year USAID co-operative agreement in South Africa and a co-investigator on a Gates award to evaluate the roll out of differentiated HIV service delivery in selected countries in Africa. In addition to this he is expanding his work to start looking at HIV prevention, in particular amongst key populations in resource limited settings.

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 - 12/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. 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 Sep; 23(9):e25612.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32909387
  2. 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 Jul; 23(7):e25541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32686911
  3. Onoya D, Sineke T, Hendrickson C, Mokhele I, Maskew M, Long LC, Fox M. Impact of the test and treat policy on delays in antiretroviral therapy initiation among adult HIV positive patients from six clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa: results from a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2020 03 25; 10(3):e030228.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32213514
  4. Hirasen K, Evans D, Jinga N, Grabe R, Turner J, Mashamaite S, Long LC, Fox MP. Using a Self-Administered Electronic Adherence Questionnaire to Identify Poor Adherence Amongst Adolescents and Young Adults on First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2020; 14:133-151.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32021124
  5. Long L, Kuchukhidze S, Pascoe S, Nichols B, Cele R, Govathson C, Huber A, Flynn D, Rosen S. Differentiated models of service delivery for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a rapid review protocol. Syst Rev. 2019 12 06; 8(1):314.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31810482
  6. Jamieson L, Evans D, Berhanu R, Ismail N, Aucock S, Wallengren K, Long L. Data quality of drug-resistant tuberculosis and antiretroviral therapy electronic registers in South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2019 Dec 05; 19(1):1638.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31805982; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7965-9;
  7. Mokhele I, Mashamaite S, Majuba P, Xulu T, Long L, Onoya D. Effective public-private partnerships for sustainable antiretroviral therapy: outcomes of the Right to Care health services GP down-referral program. BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 07; 19(1):1471. PMID: 31699063; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7660-x;
  8. Brennan AT, Berry KM, Rosen S, Stokes A, Crowther NJ, George J, Raal F, Cassim N, Sanne I, Long L, Fox MP. Growth curve modelling to determine distinct BMI trajectory groups in HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. AIDS. 2019 11 01; 33(13):2049-2059.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31577571
  9. Kuchukhidze S, Long L, Pascoe S, Huber AN, Nichols BE, Fox MP, Rosen S. Differentiated models of service delivery (DSD) for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the gray literature as of June 2019. AMBIT Project Report Number 03. Boston, USA. 2019.
  10. Lince-Deroche N, Leuner R, Meyer-Rath G, Pillay Y, Long L. When donor funding leaves: an interrupted time-series analysis of the impact of integrating direct HIV care and treatment into public health services in a region of Johannesburg. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2019; 17:24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31673249
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Health Economics
Economic Evaluation
Cost Analysis
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
South Africa
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