Matthew P. Fox, DSc

Professor, Epidemiology
Matthew Fox
Crosstown Center – 5522
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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. 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.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • 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
  • SPHEP861
  • SPHEP862


  • Published on 4/18/2017

    Fox MP, Lash TL. On the Need for Quantitative Bias Analysis in the Peer-Review Process. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 18; 1-4. PMID: 28430833.

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  • Published on 4/11/2017

    Fox MP, Rosen S. A new cascade of HIV care for the era of "treat all". PLoS Med. 2017 Apr; 14(4):e1002268. PMID: 28399160.

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  • Published on 4/10/2017

    De Waal R, Cohen K, Fox MP, Stinson K, Maartens G, Boulle A, Igumbor EU, Davies MA. Changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate over time in South African HIV-1-infected patients receiving tenofovir: a retrospective cohort study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2017 Apr 10; 20(1):1-8. PMID: 28406595.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Clouse K, Vermund SH, Maskew M, Lurie MN, MacLeod W, Malete G, Carmona S, Sherman G, Fox MP. Mobility and Clinic Switching Among Postpartum Women Considered Lost to HIV Care in South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Apr 01; 74(4):383-389. PMID: 28225717.

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  • Published on 2/2/2017

    Brooks MI, Thabrany H, Fox MP, Wirtz VJ, Feeley FG, Sabin LL. Health facility and skilled birth deliveries among poor women with Jamkesmas health insurance in Indonesia: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb 02; 17(1):105. PMID: 28148258.

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  • Published on 1/24/2017

    Shearer K, Clouse K, Meyer-Rath G, MacLeod W, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Fox MP. Citizenship status and engagement in HIV care: an observational cohort study to assess the association between reporting a national ID number and retention in public-sector HIV care in Johannesburg, South Africa. BMJ Open. 2017 Jan 24; 7(1):e013908. PMID: 28119389.

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  • Published on 1/17/2017

    Maskew M, Bor J, Hendrickson C, MacLeod W, Bärnighausen T, Pillay D, Sanne I, Carmona S, Stevens W, Fox MP. Imputing HIV treatment start dates from routine laboratory data in South Africa: a validation study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jan 17; 17(1):41. PMID: 28095905.

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  • Published on 1/15/2017

    Heaton B, Gordon NB, Garcia RI, Rosenberg L, Rich S, Fox MP, Cozier YC. A Clinical Validation of Self-Reported Periodontitis Among Participants in the Black Women's Health Study. J Periodontol. 2017 Jan 15; 1-13. PMID: 28088874.

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  • Published on 1/14/2017

    Brennan AT, Bonawitz R, Gill CJ, Thea DM, Long L, Fox MP. Prioritizing health outcomes of HIV-exposed, uninfected children in low and middle-income countries: response to Powis et al. AIDS. 2017 Jan 14; 31(2):317. PMID: 28002088.

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  • Published on 1/2/2017

    Brennan AT, Davies MA, Bor J, Wandeler G, Stinson K, Wood R, Prozesky H, Tanser F, Fatti G, Boulle A, Sikazwe I, Wools-Kaloustian K, Yiannoutsos C, Leroy V, de Rekeneire N, Fox MP. Has the phasing out of stavudine in accordance with changes in WHO guidelines led to a decrease in single-drug substitutions in first-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa? AIDS. 2017 Jan 02; 31(1):147-157. PMID: 27930403.

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