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 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.

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


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP854
  • SPHEP860
  • SPHEP861
  • SPHEP862


  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Haber NA, Lesko CR, Fox MP, Powers KA, Harling G, Edwards JK, Salomon JA, Lippman SA, Bor J, Chang AY, Anglemyer A, Pettifor A. Limitations of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 metrics: a simulation-based comparison of cross-sectional and longitudinal metrics for the HIV care continuum. AIDS. 2020 Jun 01; 34(7):1047-1055. PMID: 32044844.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Harezlak J, Sarwat S, Wools-Kaloustian K, Schomaker M, Balestre E, Law M, Kiertiburanakul S, Fox M, Huis In 't Veld D, Musick BS, Yiannoutsos CT. PS-SiZer map to investigate significant features of body-weight profile changes in HIV infected patients in the IeDEA Collaboration. PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0220165. PMID: 32357149.

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  • Published on 3/27/2020

    Bell-Gorrod H, Fox MP, Boulle A, Prozesky H, Wood R, Tanser F, Davies MA, Schomaker M. The Impact of Delayed Switch to Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy on Mortality, Depending on Failure Time Definition and CD4 Count at Failure. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Mar 27. PMID: 32219384.

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  • Published on 3/25/2020

    Onoya D, Sineke T, Hendrickson C, Mokhele I, Maskew M, Long LC, Fox M. Impact of the test and treat policy on delays in antiretroviral therapy initiation among adult HIV positive patients from six clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa: results from a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2020 Mar 25; 10(3):e030228. PMID: 32213514.

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  • Published on 3/4/2020

    Hirasen K, Fox MP, Hendrickson CJ, Sineke T, Onoya D. HIV Treatment Outcomes Among Patients Initiated on Antiretroviral Therapy Pre and Post-Universal Test and Treat Guidelines in South Africa. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2020; 16:169-180. PMID: 32184609.

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  • Published on 2/11/2020

    Fox MP, Lash TL. Quantitative bias analysis for study and grant planning. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 03; 43:32-36. PMID: 32113733.

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  • Published on 2/3/2020

    Bodnar LM, Fox MP. What the hashtag? Using twitter and podcasting to extend your scientific reach. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 Feb 03. PMID: 32011744.

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  • Published on 1/31/2020

    Lau B, Duggal P, Ehrhardt S, Armenian H, Branas CC, Colditz GA, Fox MP, Hawes SE, He J, Hofman A, Keyes K, Ko AI, Lash TL, Levy D, Lu M, Morabia A, Ness R, Nieto FJ, Schisterman EF, Stürmer T, Szklo M, Werler M, Wilcox AJ, Celentano DD. Perspectives on the Future of Epidemiology: a Framework for Training. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32003778.

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  • Published on 1/23/2020

    Edwards JK, Cole SR, Fox MP. Flexibly Accounting For Exposure Misclassification with External Validation Data. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Jan 23. PMID: 31971584.

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  • Published on 1/22/2020

    Hirasen K, Evans D, Jinga N, Grabe R, Turner J, Mashamaite S, Long LC, Fox MP. Using a Self-Administered Electronic Adherence Questionnaire to Identify Poor Adherence Amongst Adolescents and Young Adults on First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2020; 14:133-151. PMID: 32021124.

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