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

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core Support (Cores A, B, E, G, K, SWG)
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: C. Robert Horsburgh Jr, MD
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID

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

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Mokhele I, Nattey C, Jinga N, Mongwenyana C, Fox MP, Onoya D. Prevalence and predictors of postpartum depression by HIV status and timing of HIV diagnosis in Gauteng, South Africa. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0214849. PMID: 30947293.
  2. Trinquart L, Erlinger AL, Petersen JM, Fox M, Galea S. Applying the E-value to Assess the Robustness of Epidemiologic Fields of Inquiry to Unmeasured Confounding. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30874728.
  3. Hamer DH, Hansoti B, Prabhakaran D, Huffman MD, Nxumalo N, Fox MP, Gopal S, Oberhelman R, Mwananyanda L, Vwalika B, Rispel LC. Global Health Research Mentoring Competencies for Individuals and Institutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jan; 100(1_Suppl):15-19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30430976.
  4. Moorhouse M, Maartens G, Venter WDF, Moosa MY, Steegen K, Jamaloodien K, Fox MP, Conradie F. Third-Line Antiretroviral Therapy Program in the South African Public Sector: Cohort Description and Virological Outcomes. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Jan 01; 80(1):73-78. PMID: 30334876.
  5. Sadruddin S, Khan IUH, Fox MP, Bari A, Khan A, Thea DM, Khan A, Khan I, Ahmad I, Qazi SA. Comparison of 3 Days Amoxicillin Versus 5 Days Co-Trimoxazole for Treatment of Fast-breathing Pneumonia by Community Health Workers in Children Aged 2-59 Months in Pakistan: A Cluster-randomized Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30596964.
  6. Modest AM, Wise LA, Fox MP, Weuve J, Penzias AS, Hacker MR. IVF success corrected for drop-out: use of inverse probability weighting. Hum Reprod. 2018 12 01; 33(12):2295-2301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30325421.
  7. Onoya D, Hirasen K, van den Berg L, Miot J, Long LC, Fox MP. Adverse Drug Reactions Among Patients Initiating Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa. Drug Saf. 2018 12; 41(12):1343-1353.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30043384.
  8. 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 Nov 13; 67(11):1643-1652. PMID: 29889240.
  9. Fox MP, Pascoe SJS, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Effectiveness of interventions for unstable patients on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: results of a cluster-randomised evaluation. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 12; 23(12):1314-1325.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30281882.
  10. Rosen S, Maskew M, Brennan AT, Fox MP, Vezi L, Ehrenkranz PD, Venter WDF. Improved simplified clinical algorithm for identifying patients eligible for immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy for HIV (SLATE II): protocol for a randomized evaluation. Trials. 2018 Oct 11; 19(1):548.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30305142.
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