Matthew Fox
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Matthew P. Fox, DSc

Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health

mfox@bu.edu

Biography

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 (http://www.springer.com/public+health/book/978-0-387-87960-4). 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 (https://bit.ly/30fPApj) and a podcast on Epidemiologic Methods called SERious Epi (https://seriousepi.blubrry.net/). 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

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, DSc Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Bates College, BA Field of Study: English Literature

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP854
  • SPHEP860
  • SPHEP861
  • SPHEP862

Publications

  • Published on 12/9/2022

    Nguyen DD, Whitsel EA, Wellenius GA, Levy JI, Leibler JH, Grady ST, Stewart JD, Fox MP, Collins JM, Eliot MN, Malwitz A, Manson JE, Peters JL. Long-term aircraft noise exposure and risk of hypertension in postmenopausal women. Environ Res. 2023 Feb 01; 218:115037. PMID: 36502895.

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  • Published on 11/19/2022

    Haber NA, Wieten SE, Rohrer JM, Arah OA, Tennant PWG, Stuart EA, Murray EJ, Pilleron S, Lam ST, Riederer E, Howcutt SJ, Simmons AE, Leyrat C, Schoenegger P, Booman A, Dufour MK, O'Donoghue AL, Baglini R, Do S, Takashima MR, Evans TR, Rodriguez-Molina D, Alsalti TM, Dunleavy DJ, Meyerowitz-Katz G, Antonietti A, Calvache JA, Kelson MJ, Salvia MG, Parra CO, Khalatbari-Soltani S, McLinden T, Chatton A, Seiler J, Steriu A, Alshihayb TS, Twardowski SE, Dabravolskaj J, Au E, Hoopsick RA, Suresh S, Judd N, Peña S, Axfors C, Khan P, Rivera Aguirre AE, Odo NU, Schmid I, Fox MP. Causal and Associational Language in Observational Health Research: A Systematic Evaluation. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 19; 191(12):2084-2097. PMID: 35925053.

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  • Published on 11/19/2022

    Lesko CR, Fox MP, Edwards JK. Lesko et al. Respond to "The Importance of Descriptive Epidemiology". Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 19; 191(12):2073-2074. PMID: 36004704.

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  • Published on 11/19/2022

    Lesko CR, Fox MP, Edwards JK. A Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 19; 191(12):2063-2070. PMID: 35774001.

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  • Published on 10/19/2022

    MacLeod WB, Bor J, Candy S, Maskew M, Fox MP, Bulekova K, Brennan AT, Potter J, Nattey C, Onoya D, Mlisana K, Stevens W, Carmona S. Cohort profile: the South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) National HIV Cohort. BMJ Open. 2022 Oct 19; 12(10):e066671. PMID: 36261238.

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  • Published on 10/17/2022

    Boden LI, Asfaw A, Busey A, Tripodis Y, O'Leary PK, Applebaum KM, Stokes AC, Fox MP. Increased all-cause mortality following occupational injury: a comparison of two states. Occup Environ Med. 2022 12; 79(12):816-823. PMID: 36253089.

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  • Published on 9/8/2022

    Maskew M, Technau K, Davies MA, Vreeman R, Fox MP. Adolescent retention in HIV care within differentiated service-delivery models in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet HIV. 2022 Oct; 9(10):e726-e734. PMID: 36088915.

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  • Published on 7/31/2022

    Cassidy T, Cornell M, Makeleni B, Horsburgh CR, Duran LT, de Azevedo V, Boulle A, Fox MP. Attrition from Care Among Men Initiating ART in Male-Only Clinics Compared with Men in General Primary Healthcare Clinics in Khayelitsha, South Africa: A Matched Propensity Score Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2023 Jan; 27(1):358-369. PMID: 35908271.

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  • Published on 7/23/2022

    Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Lash TL, Fox MP. Yland et al. Respond to "Heuristics and Wish Bias". Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1498-1499. PMID: 35641149.

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  • Published on 7/23/2022

    LeClair J, Weuve J, Fox MP, Mez J, Alosco ML, Nowinski C, McKee A, Tripodis Y. Relationship Between Level of American Football Playing and Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a Selection Bias Analysis. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1429-1443. PMID: 35434739.

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