Matthew Fox, DSc
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
DSc, Boston University School of Public Health

Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH, is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health at Boston University. Dr. Fox joined Boston University in 2001. His research interests include treatment outcomes in HIV-treatment programs, infectious disease epidemiology (with specific interests in HIV and pneumonia), and epidemiologic methods. Dr. Fox works on ways to improve retention in HIV-care programs in South Africa from the time of testing HIV-positive through long-term treatment. As part of this work, he is involved in analyses to assess the impact of changes in South Africa’s National Treatment Guidelines for HIV. Dr. Fox also does research on quantitative bias analysis and co-authored a book on these methods, Applying Quantitative Bias Analysis to Epidemiologic Data ( He is also the host of a public health journal club podcast called Free Associations designed to help people stay current in the public health literature and think critically about the quality of research studies ( He currently teaches a third-level epidemiologic methods class, Advanced Epidemiology as well as two other doctoral level epidemiologic methods courses. Dr. Fox is a graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health with a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics and a doctorate in epidemiology.

Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Public Health
Center for Global Health & Development

2016 American Journal of Epidemiology and the Society for Epidemiologic Research: 10 Best Reviewers of the Year
2014 JAIDS: Top 5 Reviewer of the Year
2014 Society for Epidemiologic Research: Award for Best Poster
2014 Boston University School of Public Health: Award for Excellence in Teaching
2013 Boston University: as Member of Academy for Collaborative Innovation & Transformation
2012 Boston University Medical School: Member of the Emerging Leaders Forum
2012 Center for Scientific Review: Member of Early Career Reviewer Program
2012 Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Editorial Board Award
2012 Boston University School of Public Health: Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012 Boston University: Honorable Mentor Award
2010 Boston University School of Public Health: Award for Excellence in Teaching
2007 Society for Epidemiologic Research: Lilienfeld Prize
2005-2007 Boston University School of Public Health: Award for Excellence in Teaching
2004 McKinsey Award for Excellence

Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa
02/01/2015 - 01/31/2020 (PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD NIH NIAID

Expert Technical Support of Innovative Antiretroviral (ART) Adherence Support Programmes in South Africa
01/07/2015 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
World Bank

Quantitative Bias Analysis
03/17/2016 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care HHS FDA

Develop Quantitative Bias Analysis Methodology for Post-Licensure Surveillance Epidemiologic Studies of Recently Licensed Biologic Products, Refine Quanitative Bias Analysis Statistical Tool
09/18/2014 - 09/17/2015 (PI)
SciMetrika HHS FDA

Systematic Review to Support the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Consolidated Guidelines
03/04/2015 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
World Health Organization

Develop Quantitative Bias Analysis Methodology for Post-Licensure Surveillance Epidemiologic Studies of Recently Licensed Biologic Products, Refine Quantitative Bias Analysis Statistical Tool and Prov
09/01/2012 - 09/23/2014 (PI)
SciMetrika HHS FDA

Rates, Predictors and Mortality Impact of Losses from HIV Care in South Africa
09/25/2009 - 07/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

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  1. Fox MP, Bor J, Brennan AT, MacLeod WB, Maskew M, Stevens WS, Carmona S. Estimating retention in HIV care accounting for patient transfers: A national laboratory cohort study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2018 Jun; 15(6):e1002589.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29889844.
  2. Chammartin F, Zürcher K, Keiser O, Weigel R, Chu K, Kiragga AN, Ardura-Garcia C, Anderegg N, Laurent C, Cornell M, Tweya H, Haas AD, Rice BD, Geng EH, Fox MP, Hargreaves JR, Egger M. Outcomes of Patients Lost to Follow-up in African Antiretroviral Therapy Programs: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 08. PMID: 29889240.
  3. Nattey C, Jinga N, Mongwenyana C, Mokhele I, Mohomi G, Fox MP, Onoya D. Understanding Predictors of Early Antenatal Care Initiation in Relationship to Timing of HIV Diagnosis in South Africa. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 Jun; 32(6):251-256. PMID: 29851501.
  4. Banack HR, Stokes A, Fox MP, Hovey KM, Cespedes-Feliciano EM, LeBlanc E, Bird C, Caan BJ, Kroenke CH, Allison MA, Going SB, Snetslaar L, Cheng TD, Chlebowski RT, Stefanick ML, LaMonte MJ, Wactawski-Wende J. Stratified probabilistic bias analysis for BMI-related exposure misclassification in postmenopausal women. Epidemiology. 2018 Jun 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29864084; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000863;.
  5. Brennan AT, Bor J, Davies MA, Wandeler G, Prozesky H, Fatti G, Wood R, Stinson K, Tanser F, Bärnighausen T, Boulle A, Sikazwe I, Zanolini A, Fox MP. Drug Side Effects and Retention on HIV Treatment: a Regression Discontinuity Study of Tenofovir Implementation in South Africa and Zambia. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 May 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29767681.
  6. Bonawitz R, Brennan AT, Long L, Heeren T, Maskew M, Sanne I, Fox MP. Regimen durability in HIV-infected children and adolescents initiating first-line antiretroviral therapy in a large public sector HIV cohort in South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Jun; 23(6):650-660.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29656449.
  7. Rohr JK, Ive P, Horsburgh CR, Berhanu R, Hoffmann CJ, Wood R, Boulle A, Giddy J, Prozesky H, Vinikoor M, Mwanza MW, Wandeler G, Davies MA, Fox MP. Brief Report: Assessing the Association Between Changing NRTIs When Initiating Second-Line ART and Treatment Outcomes. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Apr 01; 77(4):413-416.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29206723.
  8. Evans D, Dahlberg S, Berhanu R, Sineke T, Govathson C, Jonker I, Lönnermark E, Fox MP. Social and behavioral factors associated with failing second-line ART - results from a cohort study at the Themba Lethu Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa. AIDS Care. 2018 Jul; 30(7):863-870. PMID: 29463102.
  9. Fox MP, Pascoe SJ, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Assessing the impact of the National Department of Health's National Adherence Guidelines for Chronic Diseases in South Africa using routinely collected data: a cluster-randomised evaluation. BMJ Open. 2018 01 21; 8(1):e019680.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29358446.
  10. Ballif M, Zürcher K, Reid SE, Boulle A, Fox MP, Prozesky HW, Chimbetete C, Zwahlen M, Egger M, Fenner L. Seasonal variations in tuberculosis diagnosis among HIV-positive individuals in Southern Africa: analysis of cohort studies at antiretroviral treatment programmes. BMJ Open. 2018 01 11; 8(1):e017405. PMID: 29330173.
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