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

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

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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 (http://www.springer.com/public+health/book/978-0-387-87960-4). 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 (https://bit.ly/30fPApj) and a podcast on Epidemiologic Methods called SERious Epi (https://seriousepi.blubrry.net/). 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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I have engaged with a number of initiatives DEIJ initiatives at the School of Public Health and in my teaching and research. During calendar years 2021 and 2022 I was part of a group within the Department of Epidemiology that went through a racial literacy Bootcamp to develop capacity within the department to support future DEIJ initiatives and transform the department and school into an antiracist institution. In my research I engage with decolonization initiatives and seek to develop research capacity within the countries I work. The current COURAGE grant aims to create opportunities to bring more underrepresented minorities into academia. And in my teaching, I seek to ensure that my syllabi and teaching reflect a diverse set of views, feature work from a diverse set of authors and engage with the harmful history of epidemiology and biostatistics in maintaining marginalization of already marginalized groups and ways to do better as a discipline.

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
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Creating Opportunities for Underrepresented Researchers to Achieve Growth and Excellence (COURAGE)
07/15/2022 - 05/31/2027 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIDDK
1U24DK132733-01

Testing the effectiveness of an evidence-based transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy approach for improving HIV treatment outcomes among violence-affected and virally unsuppressed women in SA
03/15/2020 - 01/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
5R01MH121998-03

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)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
5P30AI042853-24

Flu/COVID Near You - FluLab
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (Key Person / Mentor)
The Children's Hospital Corporation National Philan. Tru


Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa
02/01/2015 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD NIH NIAID
5R01AI115979-05

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 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc 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 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract PI)
SciMetrika HHS FDA


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Testing the effectiveness of an evidence-based transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy approach for improving HIV treatment outcomes among violence-affected and virally unsuppressed women in SA 5R01MH121998-03
2021 Testing the effectiveness of an evidence-based transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy approach for improving HIV treatment outcomes among violence-affected and virally unsuppressed women in SA 5R01MH121998-02
2020 Testing the effectiveness of an evidence-based transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy approach for improving HIV treatment outcomes among violence-affected and virally unsuppressed women in SA 1R01MH121998-01
2019 Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa 5R01AI115979-05 5
2018 Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa 5R01AI115979-04 5
2017 Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa 5R01AI115979-03 5
2016 Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa 5R01AI115979-02 5
2015 Analysis of National Lab Database to evaluate the HIV treatment rollout in South Africa 1R01AI115979-01 5
2013 Rates, Predictors and Mortality Impact of Losses from HIV Care in South Africa 5K01AI083097-05 60
2012 Rates, Predictors and Mortality Impact of Losses from HIV Care in South Africa 5K01AI083097-04 60
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  1. Nguyen DD, Whitsel EA, Wellenius GA, Levy JI, Leibler JH, Grady ST, Stewart JD, Fox MP, Collins JM, Eliot MN, Malwitz A, Manson JE, Peters JL. Long-term aircraft noise exposure and risk of hypertension in postmenopausal women. Environ Res. 2023 Feb 01; 218:115037.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36502895; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.115037;
     
  2. Lesko CR, Fox MP, Edwards JK. A Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 19; 191(12):2063-2070. PMID: 35774001
     
  3. Haber NA, Wieten SE, Rohrer JM, Arah OA, Tennant PWG, Stuart EA, Murray EJ, Pilleron S, Lam ST, Riederer E, Howcutt SJ, Simmons AE, Leyrat C, Schoenegger P, Booman A, Dufour MK, O'Donoghue AL, Baglini R, Do S, Takashima MR, Evans TR, Rodriguez-Molina D, Alsalti TM, Dunleavy DJ, Meyerowitz-Katz G, Antonietti A, Calvache JA, Kelson MJ, Salvia MG, Parra CO, Khalatbari-Soltani S, McLinden T, Chatton A, Seiler J, Steriu A, Alshihayb TS, Twardowski SE, Dabravolskaj J, Au E, Hoopsick RA, Suresh S, Judd N, Peña S, Axfors C, Khan P, Rivera Aguirre AE, Odo NU, Schmid I, Fox MP. Causal and Associational Language in Observational Health Research: A Systematic Evaluation. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 19; 191(12):2084-2097.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35925053; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwac137;
     
  4. Lesko CR, Fox MP, Edwards JK. Lesko et al. Respond to "The Importance of Descriptive Epidemiology". Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 19; 191(12):2073-2074. PMID: 36004704; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwac152;
     
  5. MacLeod WB, Bor J, Candy S, Maskew M, Fox MP, Bulekova K, Brennan AT, Potter J, Nattey C, Onoya D, Mlisana K, Stevens W, Carmona S. Cohort profile: the South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) National HIV Cohort. BMJ Open. 2022 Oct 19; 12(10):e066671.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36261238; PMCID: PMC9582381; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066671;
     
  6. Boden LI, Asfaw A, Busey A, Tripodis Y, O'Leary PK, Applebaum KM, Stokes AC, Fox MP. Increased all-cause mortality following occupational injury: a comparison of two states. Occup Environ Med. 2022 12; 79(12):816-823.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36253089; DOI: 10.1136/oemed-2022-108481;
     
  7. Maskew M, Technau K, Davies MA, Vreeman R, Fox MP. Adolescent retention in HIV care within differentiated service-delivery models in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet HIV. 2022 Oct; 9(10):e726-e734. PMID: 36088915; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(22)00137-0;
     
  8. Cassidy T, Cornell M, Makeleni B, Horsburgh CR, Duran LT, de Azevedo V, Boulle A, Fox MP. Attrition from Care Among Men Initiating ART in Male-Only Clinics Compared with Men in General Primary Healthcare Clinics in Khayelitsha, South Africa: A Matched Propensity Score Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2023 Jan; 27(1):358-369. PMID: 35908271; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-022-03772-9;
     
  9. LeClair J, Weuve J, Fox MP, Mez J, Alosco ML, Nowinski C, McKee A, Tripodis Y. Relationship Between Level of American Football Playing and Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a Selection Bias Analysis. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1429-1443.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35434739; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwac075;
     
  10. Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Lash TL, Fox MP. Misconceptions About the Direction of Bias From Nondifferential Misclassification. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1485-1495.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35231925
     
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Bar chart showing 298 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 28 publications in 2017 and 2020 and 2021

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201322
201413
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201625
201728
201825
201918
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Epidemiologic Methods
Quantitative Bias Analysis

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