Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Interview with Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH, Epidemiologist and Podcaster
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.
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Dr. Fox's Career Advice For Students & Graduates
Figure out as early as you can what you are passionate about and seek out opportunities to engage with professors who can guide you.
Engage with communities who are dealing with the issues you want to work on and focus on what kind of skills you will need to have an impact.
Build your network as widely as you can. Seek out advice from as many people who have been in the same position that you are in, and who can offer you concrete steps to get your foot in the door.
Dr. Fox's Podcasts
Free Associations Podcast - Boston University's journal club podcast
SERious Podcast - Society for Epidemiologic Research Podcast
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