Leonardo Martinez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

PhD, University of Georgia
MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
BA, University of Arizona

Pronouns: he/him/his

Leo Martinez joined the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University in 2021.

Dr. Martinez uses epidemiological and quantitative approaches to study early-life risk factors for pediatric tuberculosis in high-burden settings, tuberculosis transmission dynamics in high-risk populations (e.g., prisoners, persons living with HIV or diabetes), and the relationship between tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases.

Dr. Martinez's lab is currently working with colleagues and collaborators in several countries globally. We believe that collaboration across professional disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives is the key to solving intractable health issues and the lab welcomes discussions with others working on these same health issues.

PROgression of Tuberculosis infECTion in young children living with and without HIV: the PROTECT study
04/01/2023 - 03/31/2028 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, Irvine NIH NIAID

Identifying effective and efficient approaches to tuberculosis screening in Brazilian prisons
01/21/2021 - 12/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases


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  1. Chen K, Chen L, Yu H, Zhou Y, Zhu L, Li Z, Li T, Martinez L, Liu Q, Wang B. Spatial-temporal distribution characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis in eastern China from 2011 to 2021. Epidemiol Infect. 2024 May 15; 1-25. PMID: 38745412
  2. Martinez L, Seddon JA, Horsburgh CR, Lange C, Mandalakas AM. Effectiveness of preventive treatment among different age groups and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection status: a systematic review and individual-participant data meta-analysis of contact tracing studies. Lancet Respir Med. 2024 May 08. PMID: 38734022; DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(24)00083-3;
  3. Wang W, Liu A, Liu X, You N, Wang Z, Chen C, Zhu L, Martinez L, Lu W, Liu Q. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in School Contacts of Tuberculosis Cases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2024 Apr 23. PMID: 38653232; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.23-0038;
  4. Urschel R, Bronder S, Klemis V, Marx S, Hielscher F, Abu-Omar A, Guckelmus C, Schneitler S, Baum C, Becker SL, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Martinez L, Widera M, Schmidt T, Sester M. SARS-CoV-2-specific cellular and humoral immunity after bivalent BA.4/5 COVID-19-vaccination in previously infected and non-infected individuals. Nat Commun. 2024 Apr 09; 15(1):3077. PMID: 38594497; PMCID: PMC11004149; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-47429-8;
  5. Garcia-Basteiro AL, Ehrlich J, Bonnet M, Calnan M, Graham SM, Hermans S, Jarrett A, Lewa R, Mandalakas A, Martinez L, Migliori GB, Ong CWM, Otero L, Rangaka MX, Raviglione MCB, Seaworth B, Ssengooba W, Theron G, Trajman A, Behr MA. A Global Tuberculosis Dictionary: unified terms and definitions for the field of tuberculosis. Lancet Glob Health. 2024 May; 12(5):e737-e739. PMID: 38527468; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(24)00083-4;
  6. Coussens AK, Zaidi SMA, Allwood BW, Dewan PK, Gray G, Kohli M, Kredo T, Marais BJ, Marks GB, Martinez L, Ruhwald M, Scriba TJ, Seddon JA, Tisile P, Warner DF, Wilkinson RJ, Esmail H, Houben RMGJ. Classification of early tuberculosis states to guide research for improved care and prevention: an international Delphi consensus exercise. Lancet Respir Med. 2024 Mar 22. PMID: 38527485; DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(24)00028-6;
  7. Hill PC, Cobelens F, Martinez L, Garcia-Basteiro AL, Behr MA, Rangaka MX, Churchyard G, Evans T, Hanekom W, White RG. Reply to McShane. J Infect Dis. 2024 Feb 14; 229(2):616. PMID: 37897697; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiad466;
  8. Pivetta de Araujo RC, Martinez L, da Silva Santos A, Ferreira Lemos E, Dias de Oliveira R, Croda M, Batestin Silva DP, Lemes IBG, Cunha EAT, Gonçalves TO, Dos Santos PCP, da Silva BO, Gonçalves CC, Andrews JR, Croda J. Serial Mass Screening for Tuberculosis among Incarcerated Persons in Brazil. Clin Infect Dis. 2024 Feb 07. PMID: 38324908; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciae055;
  9. Luo D, Wang L, Zhang M, Martinez L, Chen S, Zhang Y, Wang W, Wu Q, Wu Y, Liu K, Xie B, Chen B. Spatial spillover effect of environmental factors on the tuberculosis occurrence among the elderly: a surveillance analysis for nearly a dozen years in eastern China. BMC Public Health. 2024 Jan 17; 24(1):209. PMID: 38233763; PMCID: PMC10795419; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-024-17644-5;
  10. Sequera G, Estigarribia-Sanabria G, Aguirre S, Piñanez C, Martinez L, Lopez-Olarte R, Andrews JR, Walter KS, Croda J, Garcia-Basteiro AL. Excess tuberculosis risk during and following incarceration in Paraguay: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2024 Mar; 31:100668. PMID: 38500958; PMCID: PMC10945421; DOI: 10.1016/j.lana.2023.100668;
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2020 International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease: The Union Young Investigator Prize
2020 American Thoracic Society, Assembly on Pulmonary Infections & Tuberculosis : Rising Star Award
2019 University of Washington: Tuberculosis Research & Training Center TB Junior Investigator Award
2017 LSHTM, University of Cape Town, International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, Lancet: Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize
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Infectious Diseases
HIV Infection
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