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

Pronouns: he/him/his

Leo Martinez joined the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University in 2021. He completed his doctorate in epidemiology from University of Georgia in 2017 and a postdoctoral fellowship from Stanford University in 2020.

He has an interest in global health and infectious disease epidemiology. His work focuses on pediatric tuberculosis in South Africa, tuberculosis transmission dynamics in Brazilian prisons, and the relationship between tuberculosis and diabetes in China.

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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  1. Ncayiyana JR, Martinez L, Goddard E, Myer L, Zar HJ. Prevalence and Correlates of Vitamin D Deficiency among Young South African Infants: A Birth Cohort Study. Nutrients. 2021 Apr 29; 13(5). PMID: 33946851
  2. Mandalakas AM, Hesseling AC, Kay A, Du Preez K, Martinez L, Ronge L, DiNardo A, Lange C, Kirchner HL. Tuberculosis prevention in children: a prospective community-based study in South Africa. Eur Respir J. 2021 Apr; 57(4). PMID: 33122339; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.03028-2020;
  3. Walter KS, Martinez L, Arakaki-Sanchez D, Sequera VG, Estigarribia Sanabria G, Cohen T, Ko AI, García-Basteiro AL, Rueda ZV, López-Olarte RA, Espinal MA, Croda J, Andrews JR. The escalating tuberculosis crisis in central and South American prisons. Lancet. 2021 Apr 24; 397(10284):1591-1596. PMID: 33838724
  4. Cords O, Martinez L, Warren JL, O'Marr JM, Walter KS, Cohen T, Zheng J, Ko AI, Croda J, Andrews JR. Incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in incarcerated populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health. 2021 05; 6(5):e300-e308. PMID: 33765455
  5. Harries AD, Martinez L, Chakaya JM. Tackling climate change: measuring the carbon footprint of preventing, diagnosing and treating TB. Public Health Action. 2021 Mar 21; 11(1):40. PMID: 33777720; DOI: 10.5588/pha.20.0076;
  6. Gao JT, Du J, Wu GH, Pei Y, Gao MQ, Martinez L, Fan L, Chen W, Xie L, Chen Y, Wang H, Jin L, Li GB, Zong PL, Xiong Y, Wu QH, Li MW, Yan XF, Miao YF, Cai QS, Li XJ, Bai DP, Geng SJ, Yang GL, Tang PJ, Zeng Y, Chen XH, Li TX, Cai C, Zhou Y, Zhuo M, Wang JY, Guan WL, Xu L, Shi JC, Shu W, Cheng LL, Teng F, Ning YJ, Xie SH, Sun YX, Zhang LJ, Liu YH. Bedaquiline-containing regimens in patients with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in China: focus on the safety. Infect Dis Poverty. 2021 Mar 19; 10(1):32. PMID: 33736710
  7. Liu Q, You N, Pan H, Shen Y, Lu P, Wang J, Lu W, Zhu L, Martinez L. Glycemic Trajectories After Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Outcomes of New Tuberculosis Patients: A Prospective Study in Eastern China. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33705666
  8. Ranzani OT, Pescarini JM, Martinez L, Garcia-Basteiro AL. Increasing tuberculosis burden in Latin America: an alarming trend for global control efforts. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 03; 6(3). PMID: 33762254
  9. Santos ADS, de Oliveira RD, Lemos EF, Lima F, Cohen T, Cords O, Martinez L, Gonçalves C, Ko A, Andrews JR, Croda J. Yield, Efficiency, and Costs of Mass Screening Algorithms for Tuberculosis in Brazilian Prisons. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 03 01; 72(5):771-777. PMID: 32064514; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa135;
  10. Woldu HG, Zalwango S, Martinez L, Castellanos ME, Kakaire R, Sekandi JN, Kiwanuka N, Whalen CC. Defining an intermediate category of tuberculin skin test: A mixture model analysis of two high-risk populations from Kampala, Uganda. PLoS One. 2021; 16(1):e0245328. PMID: 33481816; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245328;
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