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

PhD, University of the Witwatersrand

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

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

Leveraging social and sexual networks to reach young men with HIV testing and linkage services
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Bill & Melinda Gates


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  1. Dovel K, Balakasi K, Hubbard J, Phiri K, Nichols B, Coates T, Kulich M, Chikuse E, Phiri S, Long L, Hoffman R, Choko A. Identifying efficient linkage strategies for HIV self-testing (IDEaL): a study protocol for an individually randomized control trial. medRxiiv. 2022. View Publication
  2. Pascoe S, Fox M, Kane J, Mngadi S, Manganye P, Long LC, Metz K, Allen T, Sardana S, Greener R, Zheng A, Thea DM, Murray LK. Study protocol: A randomised trial of the effectiveness of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) for improving HIV treatment outcomes among women experiencing intimate partner violence in South Africa. BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 22; 12(12):e065848.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36549749; PMCID: PMC9772682; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065848;
  3. Chetty-Makkan CM, Thirumurthy H, Bair EF, Bokolo S, Day C, Wapenaar K, Werner J, Long L, Maughan-Brown B, Miot J, Pascoe SJS, Buttenheim AM. Quasi-experimental evaluation of a financial incentive for first-dose COVID-19 vaccination among adults aged =60 years in South Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Dec; 7(12). PMID: 36543383; PMCID: PMC9772119; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2022-009625;
  4. Guthrie T, Muheki C, Rosen S, Kanoowe S, Lagony S, Greener R, Miot J, Balidawa H, Kiggundu J, Calnan J, Dejene S, Xulu T, Sigwebela N, Long LC. Similar costs and outcomes for differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Nov 03; 22(1):1315.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36329450; PMCID: PMC9635081; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-08629-4;
  5. Hendrickson C, Long L, Rensburg C, Claassen C, Njelesani M, Moyo C, Mulenga L, O’Bra H, Russell CA, Nichols BE. The early-stage comprehensive costs of routine PrEP implementation and scale-up in Zambia. PLoS Global Public Health. 2022; 2(11):e0001246. View Publication
  6. Benade M, Long L, Meyer-Rath G, Miot J, Evans D, Tucker JM, Moultrie H, Rosen S. Reduction in initiations of drug-sensitive tuberculosis treatment in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of retrospective, facility-level data. PLoS Global Public Health. 2022; 2(10):e0000559. View Publication
  7. Govathson C, Long LC, Russell CA, Moolla A, Pascoe A, Nichols BE. A modeling 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 South Africa. medRxiv. 2022. View Publication
  8. Barnes-Balenciaga J, Cahill S, Carneiro P, Carpino T, Diamond N, Feng Z, Goedel W, Holloway I, Long L, Makofane K, Mayer K, Osmundson J, Radix A, Roth G, Smith MDR, Tran NK. An open letter to the Biden administration on monkeypox. Harvard Public Health. 2022. View Publication
  9. Govathson C, Long L, Moolla A, Mngadi-Ncube S, Ngcobo N, Mongwenyana C, Lince-Deroche N, Pascoe S. School-going learners are more likely to access HIV and contraceptive care at locations with friendly providers, Wi-Fi and other value-added services: Findings from a discrete choice experiment among learners in Gauteng, South Africa. medRxiv. 2022. View Publication
  10. 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
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Health Economics
Economic Evaluation
Cost Analysis
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
South Africa
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