Matthew Fox, DSc

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Matthew Fox
Crosstown Center – CT372
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Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH, is Associate Professor in the Center for Global Health & Development and in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University. Dr. Fox joined the Center in 2001. Before joining Boston University, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in the former Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan. His research interests include treatment outcomes in HIV-treatment programs, infectious disease epidemiology (with specific interests in HIV, pneumonia, and malaria), and epidemiologic methods. Dr. Fox is currently funded through a K award from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to work 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 of whether treating patients at higher CD4 counts leads to improved long-term retention and treatment outcomes. Dr. Fox also does research on quantitative sensitivity analysis and recently co-authored a book on these methods, Applying Quantitative Bias Analysis to Epidemiologic Data. He currently teaches a third-level epidemiologic methods class. 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.


  • Bates College, BA
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Boston University School of Public Health, DSc

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP854
  • SPHEP861
  • SPHIH942


  • Published on 6/8/2015

    Naik R, Doherty T, Jackson D, Tabana H, Swanevelder S, Thea DM, Feeley FG, Fox MP. Linkage to care following a home-based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015; 18:19843.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Fox MP, Rosen S. Retention of Adult Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 2008-2013. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 May 1; 69(1):98-108.

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  • Published on 3/9/2015

    Stone SL, Diop H, Declercq E, Cabral HJ, Fox MP, Wise LA. Stressful events during pregnancy and postpartum depressive symptoms. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 May; 24(5):384-93.

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  • Published on 3/9/2015

    Fox MP, Baqui AH, Hibberd PL, Black RE, Santosham M, Bhutta Z, Thea DM. Antibiotic trials for community-acquired pneumonia. Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Mar; 3(3):e4-5.

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  • Published on 2/20/2015

    Fox MP, Rosen S. Systematic review of retention of pediatric patients on HIV treatment in low and middle-income countries 2008-2013. AIDS. 2015 Feb 20; 29(4):493-502.

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  • Published on 2/1/2015

    Geng EH, Neilands TB, Thièbaut R, Bwana MB, Nash D, Moore RD, Wood R, Zannou DM, Althoff KN, Lim PL, Nachega JB, Easterbrook PJ, Kambugu A, Little F, Nakigozi G, Nakanjako D, Kiggundu V, Ki Li PC, Bangsberg DR, Fox MP, Prozesky H, Hunt PW, Davies MA, Reynolds SJ, Egger M, Yiannoutsos CT, Vittinghoff EV, Deeks SG, Martin JN. CD41 T cell recovery during suppression of HIV replication: an international comparison of the immunological efficacy of antiretroviral therapy in North America, Asia and Africa. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 44(1):251-63.

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  • Published on 12/30/2014

    Qazi SA, Fox MP, Thea DM. Editorial commentary: ambulatory management of chest-indrawing pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15; 60(8):1225-7.

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  • Published on 10/22/2014

    Shearer K, Brennan AT, Maskew M, Long L, Berhanu R, Sanne I, Fox MP. The relation between efavirenz versus nevirapine and virologic failure in Johannesburg, South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014; 17:19065.

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  • Published on 10/20/2014

    Fox MP, Shearer K, Maskew M, Meyer-Rath G, Clouse K, Sanne I. Attrition through multiple stages of pre-treatment and ART HIV care in South Africa. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110252.

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  • Published on 10/1/2014

    Cornell M, Lessells R, Fox MP, Garone DB, Giddy J, Fenner L, Myer L, Boulle A. Mortality among adults transferred and lost to follow-up from antiretroviral therapy programmes in South Africa: a multicenter cohort study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Oct 1; 67(2):e67-75.

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