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

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. 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.
  2. Carmona S, Bor J, Nattey C, Maughan-Brown B, Maskew M, Fox MP, Glencross DK, Ford N, MacLeod WB. Persistent High Burden of Advanced HIV Disease Among Patients Seeking Care in South Africa''s National HIV Program: Data From a Nationwide Laboratory Cohort. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 04; 66(suppl_2):S111-S117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29514238.
  3. 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 Feb 21; 1-8. PMID: 29463102.
  4. Haas AD, Zaniewski E, Anderegg N, Ford N, Fox MP, Vinikoor M, Dabis F, Nash D, Sinayobye JD, Niyongabo T, Tanon A, Poda A, Adedimeji AA, Edmonds A, Davies MA, Egger M. Retention and mortality on antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa: collaborative analyses of HIV treatment programmes. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Feb; 21(2). PMID: 29479867.
  5. Fox MP, Kaufman JS. The WelTel Trial in context and the importance of null findings. Lancet Public Health. 2018 Mar; 3(3):e107-e108. PMID: 29361434.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Bor J, Chiu C, Ahmed S, Katz I, Fox MP, Rosen S, Yapa M, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Failure to initiate HIV treatment in patients with high CD4 counts: evidence from demographic surveillance in rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Feb; 23(2):206-220.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29160949.
  9. Hirasen K, Evans D, Maskew M, Sanne IM, Shearer K, Govathson C, Malete G, Kluberg SA, Fox MP. The right combination - treatment outcomes among HIV-positive patients initiating first-line fixed-dose antiretroviral therapy in a public sector HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Clin Epidemiol. 2018; 10:17-29. PMID: 29296098.
  10. Bor J, Fox MP, Rosen S, Venkataramani A, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov; 14(11):e1002463.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29182641.
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