Brooke Nichols

Assistant Professor, Global Health
Crosstown Center
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Brooke Nichols, PhD, MSc, is a health economist and infectious disease mathematical modeler. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College in International Relations, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Epidemiology, and a PhD from the Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) in the economic and infectious disease modelling of HIV prevention strategies. Dr. Nichols’ research experience and interests include modelling and economic evaluation of treatment as prevention (HIV and HCV) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV), HIV drug resistance modelling, geospatial modelling for efficient resource allocation, and translating research into public policy recommendations. Her recent work has focused on mathematical modeling of the COVID19 epidemic in South Africa and Zambia, with a specific focus on resource allocation and optimized molecular and serological testing strategies within constrained resources.


  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS
  • Mount Holyoke College, BA


  • Published on 5/22/2020

    van de Vijver DAMC, Nichols BE. Pre-treatment HIV drug resistance testing cost-effectiveness. EClinicalMedicine. 2020; 22(100381).

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  • Published on 5/6/2020

    Silal S, Pulliam J, Meyer-Rath G, Nichols B, Jamieson L, Kimmie Z, Moultrie H. Estimating cases for COVID-19 in South Africa: Long-term national projections. 2020.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Masuku SD, Berhanu R, Van Rensburg C, Ndjeka N, Rosen S, Long L, Evans D, Nichols BE. Managing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: a budget impact analysis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2020 Apr 01; 24(4):376-382. PMID: 32317060.

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  • Published on 3/5/2020

    Nichols BE, Kissler SM. Ending the HIV epidemic in the USA. Lancet HIV. 2020 Mar 05. PMID: 32145761.

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  • Published on 3/3/2020

    Nichols BE, Girdwood SJ, Shibemba A, Sikota S, Gill CJ, Mwananyanda L, Noble L, Stewart-Isherwood L, Scott L, Carmona S, Rosen S, Stevens W. Cost and Impact of Dried Blood Spot Versus Plasma Separation Card for Scale-up of Viral Load Testing in Resource-limited Settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 03; 70(6):1014-1020. PMID: 31321438.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Dovel K, Shaba F, Offorjebe OA, Balakasi K, Nyirenda M, Phiri K, Gupta SK, Wong V, Tseng CH, Nichols BE, Cele R, Lungu E, Masina T, Coates TJ, Hoffman RM. Effect of facility-based HIV self-testing on uptake of testing among outpatients in Malawi: a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Feb; 8(2):e276-e287. PMID: 31981557.

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  • Published on 1/31/2020

    Hendrickson C, Long L, van de Vijver D, Boucher C, O'Bra H, Claassen CW, Njelesani M, Moyo C, Mumba DB, Subedar H, Mulenga L, Rosen S, Nichols BE. Novel metric for evaluating pre-exposure prophylaxis programme effectiveness in real-world settings. Lancet HIV. 2020 Apr; 7(4):e294-e300. PMID: 32014116.

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  • Published on 12/6/2019

    Long L, Kuchukhidze S, Pascoe S, Nichols B, Cele R, Govathson C, Huber A, Flynn D, Rosen S. Differentiated models of service delivery for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a rapid review protocol. Syst Rev. 2019 12 06; 8(1):314. PMID: 31810482.

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  • Published on 12/1/2019

    van Vliet MM, Hendrickson C, Nichols BE, Boucher CA, Peters RP, van de Vijver DA. Epidemiological impact and cost-effectiveness of providing long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis to injectable contraceptive users for HIV prevention in South Africa: a modelling study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 12; 22(12):e25427. PMID: 31855323.

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  • Published on 11/8/2019

    Kuchukhidze S, Long LC, Pascoe S, Huber AN, Nichols BE, Fox MP, Rosen S . Differentiated models of service delivery (DSD) for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the gray literature as of June 2019. AMBIT Project Report No. 03. Boston University and HE2RO. Boston, USA. 2019.

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