Mark Lurie

Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Mark Lurie joined the PSTC and the faculty at Brown University in 2003. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has conducted research on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and silicosis in sub-Saharan Africa since 1995. 

Lurie's research focuses on 1) the public health impact of antiretroviral (ART) HIV therapy including quantification of the impact of ART on HIV epidemic dynamics like incidence and prevalence; 2) a randomized controlled trial of different methods for partner notification among South Africans seeking care for STIs; 3) development of school-based health services for South African youth; and 4) improving linkage and adherence to care among HIV-infected adults in Cape Town and 5) a collaboration with the university of Cape Town to train the next generation of social scientists able to combat the HIV epidemic. His work has been funded by the NIH (R01, R24, K01) and the Welcome Trust (U.K.).

Selected Publications

"Mining and Risk of Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa." Stuckler, Basu, McKee, Lurie. American Journal of Public Health. March 2011. 

"The impact of antiretroviral treatment on the age composition of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa." Hontelez, Baltussen, Newell, Bakker, de Vlas, Tanser, Lurie, Barnighausen. AIDS. 2012. 

"High burden of STIs among HIV-infected adults prior to initiation of ART in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study." Lurie, Kirwa, Daniels, Berteler, Kalichman, Mathews. Sexually Transmitted Infections. May 2014.


Antiretroviral therapy, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, mathematical modeling, Migration, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa