Matthew Fox

Matthew A. Fox, DSc

Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH, is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health at Boston University. Dr. Fox joined Boston University in 1999. 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 ( and a podcast on Epidemiologic Methods called SERious Epi ( 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 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
  • SPHEP861
  • SPHEP862
  • SPHEP911


  • Published on 6/1/2024

    Fox MP, Pascoe S, Huber AN, Murphy J, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fraser-Hurt N. Short-Term Outcomes From a Cluster Randomized Evaluation of Adherence Clubs as Part of Differentiated HIV Care in South Africa [RETRACTED]. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2024 Jun 01; 96(2):e15-e22. PMID: 33990490.

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  • Published on 2/5/2024

    Banack HR, Mayeda ER, Naimi AI, Fox MP, Whitcomb BW. Collider Stratification Bias I: Principles and Structure. Am J Epidemiol. 2024 Feb 05; 193(2):238-240. PMID: 37814490.

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  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Kileel EM, Zheng A, Bor J, Fox MP, Crowther NJ, George JA, Khoza S, Rosen S, Venter WDF, Raal F, Hibberd P, Brennan AT. Does Engagement in HIV Care Affect Screening, Diagnosis, and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2024 Feb; 28(2):591-608. PMID: 38300475.

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  • Published on 12/21/2023

    Brennan AT, Lauren E, Bor J, George JA, Chetty K, Mlisana K, Dai A, Khoza S, Rosen S, Stokes AC, Raal F, Hibberd P, Alexanian SM, Fox MP, Crowther NJ. Gaps in the type 2 diabetes care cascade: a national perspective using South Africa's National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) database. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 21; 23(1):1452. PMID: 38129852.

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  • Published on 12/19/2023

    Trickey A, Johnson LF, Fung F, Bonifacio R, Iwuji C, Biraro S, Bosomprah S, Chirimuta L, Euvrard J, Fatti G, Fox MP, Von Groote P, Gumulira J, Howard G, Jennings L, Kiragga A, Muula G, Tanser F, Wagener T, Low A, Vickerman P. Associations of inter-annual rainfall decreases with subsequent HIV outcomes for persons with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in Southern Africa: a collaborative analysis of cohort studies. BMC Infect Dis. 2023 Dec 19; 23(1):889. PMID: 38114912.

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  • Published on 12/12/2023

    Song RJ, Larson MG, Aparicio HJ, Gaziano JM, Wilson P, Cho K, Vasan RS, Fox MP, Djoussé L. Moderate alcohol consumption on the risk of stroke in the Million Veteran Program. BMC Public Health. 2023 Dec 12; 23(1):2485. PMID: 38087273.

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  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Rubenstein E, Tewolde S, Michals A, Fox M, Wang N. Prevalence of Autism Among Medicaid-Enrolled Adults. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Dec 01; 80(12):1284-1287. PMID: 37792361.

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  • Published on 10/5/2023

    Fox MP, MacLehose RF, Lash TL. SAS and R code for probabilistic quantitative bias analysis for misclassified binary variables and binary unmeasured confounders. Int J Epidemiol. 2023 Oct 05; 52(5):1624-1633. PMID: 37141446.

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  • Published on 9/7/2023

    Benade M, Mchiza Z, Raquib RV, Prasad SK, Yan LD, Brennan AT, Davies J, Sudharsanan N, Manne-Goehler J, Fox MP, Bor J, Rosen SB, Stokes AC. Health systems performance for hypertension control using a cascade of care approach in South Africa, 2011-2017. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(9):e0002055. PMID: 37676845.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Bond JC, Wise LA, Fox MP, Garcia RI, Murray EJ, White KO, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Heaton B. Preconception Periodontitis and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion in a Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Sep 01; 192(9):1509-1521. PMID: 37339008.

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