Matthew P. 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.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP854
  • SPHEP860


  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Schnippel K, Berhanu R, Maskew M, Long L, Bassett J, Sanne I, Fox MP. Incident tuberculosis in HIV-positive children, adolescents and adults on antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 Aug; 20(8):1040-5. PMID: 27393537.

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  • Published on 5/19/2016

    Lash TL, Fox MP, Cooney D, Lu Y, Forshee RA. Quantitative Bias Analysis in Regulatory Settings. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jul; 106(7):1227-30. PMID: 27196652.

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  • Published on 5/10/2016

    Rosen S, Maskew M, Fox MP, Nyoni C, Mongwenyana C, Malete G, Sanne I, Bokaba D, Sauls C, Rohr J, Long L. Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV at a Patient's First Clinic Visit: The RapIT Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS Med. 2016 May; 13(5):e1002015. PMID: 27163694.

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  • Published on 4/25/2016

    Geldsetzer P, Yapa HM, Vaikath M, Ogbuoji O, Fox MP, Essajee SM, Negussie EK, Bärnighausen T. A systematic review of interventions to improve postpartum retention of women in PMTCT and ART care. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(1):20679. PMID: 27118443.

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  • Published on 3/9/2016

    De Waal R, Cohen K, Fox MP, Stinson K, Maartens G, Boulle A, Davies MA. Clinician compliance with laboratory monitoring and prescribing guidelines in HIV-1-infected patients receiving tenofovir. S Afr Med J. 2016; 106(4):369-71. PMID: 27032851.

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  • Published on 2/17/2016

    Long LC, Fox MP, Sauls C, Evans D, Sanne I, Rosen SB. The High Cost of HIV-Positive Inpatient Care at an Urban Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0148546. PMID: 26885977.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Hatch EE, Hahn KA, Wise LA, Mikkelsen EM, Kumar R, Fox MP, Brooks DR, Riis AH, Sorensen HT, Rothman KJ. Evaluation of Selection Bias in an Internet-based Study of Pregnancy Planners. Epidemiology. 2016 Jan; 27(1):98-104. PMID: 26484423.

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  • Published on 12/23/2015

    Grimsrud A, Cornell M, Schomaker M, Fox MP, Orrell C, Prozesky H, Stinson K, Tanser F, Egger M, Myer L. CD4 count at antiretroviral therapy initiation and the risk of loss to follow-up: results from a multicentre cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2016 Jun; 70(6):549-55. PMID: 26700300.

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  • Published on 12/16/2015

    Johnson LF, Dorrington RE, Laubscher R, Hoffmann CJ, Wood R, Fox MP, Cornell M, Schomaker M, Prozesky H, Tanser F, Davies MA, Boulle A. A comparison of death recording by health centres and civil registration in South Africans receiving antiretroviral treatment. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015; 18(1):20628. PMID: 26685125.

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  • Published on 11/1/2015

    Radin RG, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Riis AH, Fox MP, Wise LA. Maternal Recall Error in Retrospectively Reported Time-to-Pregnancy: an Assessment and Bias Analysis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 29(6):576-88. PMID: 26443987.

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