Dr. Lurie, a native South African, earned his BA in Political Science and Film Studies from Boston University in 1986, his Masters Degree in African History from the University of Florida in 1991 and his PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 2001. He did his post-doc at Miriam Hospital's Division of Infectious Diseases and joined the Brown faculty in 2003.
Stuckler D, Basu S, McKee M, Lurie M. The risk of tuberculosis attributable to mining in sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Public Health, in press.
Lurie M, Rosenthal S. The Concurrency Hypothesis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Convincing Empirical Evidence Is Still Lacking. Response to Mah and Halperin, Epstein, and Morris. AIDS and Behavior, Epub.
Lurie M, Rosenthal S, Williams B. Concurrency driving the African HIV Epidemics? Where is the evidence? Lancet, 374(9699):1420. (Letter)
Basu S, Stuckler D, Gonsalves G, Lurie M. The production of consumption: addressing the impact of mineral mining on tuberculosis in southern Africa. Globalization and Health, 5(11).
Lurie M and Rosenthal S. 2009. Concurrent partnerships as a driver of HIV epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa: The evidence is limited. AIDS and Behavior, EPub.
Eisele T, Mathews C, Chopra M, Lurie M, Brown L, Dewing S, Kendall C. Changes in Risk Behavior among HIV-Positive Patients during Their First Year of Antiretroviral Therapy in Cape Town South Africa. AIDS and Behavior, Epub 2009.
Gebrekristos H, Lurie M, Mthethwa N, Abdool Karim Q. 2009. Disclosure of HIV status: experiences of patients enrolled in an integrated TB and HAART pilot programme in South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 8(1):1-6.
Kumta S, Lurie M, Weitzen S, Jerajani H, Gogate A, Row-kavi A, Anand V, Makadon H, Mayer K. Bisexuality, sexual risk taking and HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men accessing voluntary counseling and testing services in Mumbai, India. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), Epub.
Phan S, Harwell J, Dansereau L, McGarvey S, Lurie M, Mayer K. 2008. Patterns of sexual behaviors of male patients prior to testing HIV+ in a Cambodian hospital, Phnom Penh. Sexual Health, 5(4):353-358.
Lurie M, Pronyk P, DeMoor E, Heyer A, de Bruyn G, Struthers H, McIntyre J, Gray G, Miranda E, Kipstein-Grobusch K, Martinson N. 2008. Sexual behaviour and reproductive health among HIV-infected patients in urban and rural South Africa. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 47(4):484-493.
Myung P, Pugatch D, Brady M, Many P, Harwell J, Lurie M, John Tucker. 2007. Directly-Observed HAART for HIV Infected Children in Cambodia. American Journal of Public Health, 97(6): 674-677.
Coffee M, Lurie M, Garnett G. 2007. Modelling the impact of migration on the rural HIV epidemic in South Africa. AIDS, 21:343-350.
Zuma K, Lurie M, Jorgensen M. 2007. Analysis of interval-censored data from migrant and non-migrant partnerships using the EM algorithm. Statistics in Medicine, 26:306-319.
Lurie M. Fertility, mobility, and changing household structure in South Africa. 2007. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 35(Suppl. 69):94-95.
Phan S, Harwell J, Lurie M, McGarvey S, Mayer K. 2006. Demographic and clinical characteristics of HIV infected patients in Cambodia. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 20(5): 369-378.
Lurie M. Migration and the Epidemiology of HIV in South Africa. 2006; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32(4): 649-666.
Vijayakumar G, Madube Z, Smit J, Beksinska M, Lurie M. 2006. Female-Condom Effectiveness: Increasing Number of Protected Sex Acts, Decreasing STI Incidence, and Predictors of Use. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17:652-659.
Crush J, Williams B, Gouws E, Lurie M. Spaces of Vulnerability: Migration and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. 2005; Development Southern Africa, 22(3) : 293-318.
Mkaya-Mwamburi D, Dladla N, Qwana E, Lurie M. Factors associated with wanting to know HIV results in South Africa. 2005; AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 19(8):518-525.
Akileswaran C, Lurie M, Mayer K, Flanigan T. Lessons Learned from Experience with Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa. 2005; Clinical Infectious Diseases, 41:376-385.
Zuma K, Lurie M. Application and comparison of methods for analysing correlated interval-censored data from sexual partnerships. 2005; Journal of Data Science, 3:241-256.
Quach L, McGarvey S, Mayer K, Lurie M, Do P, Nguyen L, Cao T, Nguyen K, Nguyen T, Esposito C. Knowledge Attitudes and Practices about HIV among Physicians in Quang Ninh, Vietnam. 2005; AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 19(5): 335-347.
Gebrekristos H, Resch J, Zuma K, Lurie M. Estimating the impact of establishing family housing on the annual risk of HIV infection in the South African mining communities. 2005; Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 32(6):333-340.
Zuma K, Lurie M, Williams B, Garnett G, Mkaya-Mwamburi D, Sturm AW. Risk factors for sexually transmitted infections among migrant and non-migrant sexual partnerships from rural South Africa. 2005; Epidemiology and Infection, 133: 421-428.
Lurie M, Akileswaran C, Mayer K. Opportunities for Preventing HIV in Treatment Settings in Developing Countries. 2005; Lancet Infectious Diseases, 5:66-68.
Gebrekristos H, Lurie M, Mthethwa N, Abdool Karim Q. Knowledge and Acceptability of HAART among TB Patients in Durban, South Africa. 2005; AIDS Care, 17(6):767-772.
Mark Lurie, PhD, is an infectious disease epidemiologist working on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, silicosis and tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa. He has studied the role of migration in the spread of HIV in South Africa, examined the evidence for concurrency as a major driver of the HIV epidemic, and examined the impact of antiretroviral therapy on HIV epidemic dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa. His current work focuses on training the next generation of socials scientists in South Africa able to impact the HIV epidemic, an NIH funded R24 that is a collaboration between Brown and the University of Cape Town, a randomised controlled trial of different interventions for partner notification for people attending STI clinics in Cape Town, South Africa, a sudy aimed at improving men's access to HIV testing and treatment services, and developing and implementing models for school-based HIV prevention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Dr. Lurie's main research focuses on the following topics:
1. What impact does expanding access to antiretrovial therapy for the treatment of HIV/AIDS have on epidemic dynamics and new infections in South Africa. First through a NIMH funded K01 and more recently through a R01, we aim to quantify the impact of antiretroviral therapy on HIV epidemic dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa. This project is a collaboration between Brown University, the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa and Erasmus Medical College in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We use primary data and mathematical models to estimate the impact of interventions on reducing new infections an the eventual elimination of HIV/AIDS.
2. Can we improve rates of partner notification and reduce the number of new sexually transmitted infections among STI patients in Cape Town. In collaboration with Seth Kalichman at the University of Connecticut and Cathy Mathews at the University of Cape Town and the South African Medical Research Council, we are conducting a 3-arm randomised controlled trial on a brief, single-session, one-on-one intervention aimed at assisting STI patients notify their partners that they may have been exposed to an STI.
3. iALARM: an NIH-funded R01 that examines ways to use health information systems to improve men's access and adherence to HIV testing and treatment services in Gugulethu Township, South Africa.
4. SASH: An NIH-funded R24 in collaboration with the University of Cape Town, aimed at training the next generation of South African social scientists in order to more effetively address the HIV epidemic.
5. Brown University / Moi University Partnership for biostatistics training in HIV. A NIH D43 Fogarty project aimed at improving biostatistics and epidemiology training at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.
In addition to the above collaborations, Dr. Lurie also works closely with colleagues at the Agincourt Demographic Surveillance System in Limpopo Province, South Africa (examining issues of migration and health); the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa (focusing on behavioral issues among a clinical cohort of HIV-infected urban and rural patients); The South African Medical Research Council's Health Systems Research Unit in Cape Town (examining the feasibility of a HIV prevention among a group of HIV-positive patients).
ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS
1.Lurie, Mark N (PI) 07/01/2009-06/30/2014
R-01. NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
The Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on HIV Epidemic Dynamics
2. Kalichman, Seth PI. M Lurie Co-I. 04/01/2013-03/31/2018
R-01. NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
Enhanced STI/HIV Partner Notification in South Africa
3. Lurie, Mark and Chris Colvin, Co-PIs 09/01/2013 - 8/31/2018
R24 NIH/NICHDPartnership for the Next Generation of HIV Social Science in South Africa
Aim: To establish a Brown University – University of Cape Town collaboration aimed at
improving teaching, mentoring and research in the social sciences and HIV and with the overall
aim of training and mentoring a new cadre of rigorously trained HIV social scientists who can
provide sustainable interdisciplinary solutions to HIV/AIDS.
4. White, Michael PI; Mark Lurie Co-I. 3/2011-3/2012
Brown/Tufts/Lifespan Center for AIDS Research Developmental Grant
Title: Migration, HIV and Socioeconomic Change in South Africa
Aim: Determine the relationship between AIDS mortality, migration and household livelihood strategies and to design an improved methodology for identifying and following migrants in order to minimize loss to follow-up.
1. Lurie, Mark N (PI) 12/01/2003-11/30/2008
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
K-01 Career Development Award
"The Public Health Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa"
2. Lurie, Mark N (PI) 1/1/2005-12/31/2005
Brown University, Salomon Grant Award
"HIV/AIDS Related Risk Behaviors Among Young People in the Context of Expanded Access to Testing and Treatment in South Africa"
3. Lurie, Mark N (PI) 7/1/2005-6/30/2006
Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Development Award
"Barriers to Accessing HIV Testing and Treatment: Towards more Effective Interventions for South African Youth"
4. Abdool Karim SS (PI) 01/01/2002-12/31/2006
Lurie, Mark N (Co-Investigator)
National Institutes of Health
Collaborative AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
5. Lurie, Mark N (PI) 03/01/1998-06/01/2002
The Wellcome Trust (U.K.)
"Migration and the Spread of HIV/STD in South Africa"
Goal: To conduct a cohort study to measure the effect of migration, or population movement, on the spread of HIV and other STDs in South Africa in order to define appropriate targeted HIV/STD treatment and prevention programmes for migrants and their partners. Click here for study protocol (pdf document)
2009 Best Poster Award, EPIDEMICS2: Second International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics, December 2-4, Athens, Greece. Poster title: Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Basic Reproductive Number of HIV.
20012003 Recipient, National Research Service Award, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
19922001 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene And Public Health
Honors: Recipient of the Hess and Wright Scholarships in International Health
1992 University Of Florida; Gainesville, Florida
Honors: Recipient Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship from the Center for African Studies, and Grinter Fellowships from the History Department
1991 University Of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, California
Honors: Recipient Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Galarraga, Omar Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Population Association of America
International AIDS Society
Dr. Lurie taught PHP1910, a seminar for seniors who have an academic concentration in Community Health, for 5 years. The focus of the course was on Health and Human Rights.
Dr. Luries teaches PHP2230, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, a graduate-level seminar, and PHP2220H, Methodological Issues in the Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of HIV in alternate spring semesters.
Dr. Lurie teaches PHP2120, Introduction to Methods in Epidemiological Research in the fall.
Dr. Lurie has taught PHP2090, Scientific Writing for Public Health in the spring.
PHP 1910 - Community Health Senior Seminar. Spring 2015.
PHP 2090 - Research Grant Writing for Public Health. Fall 2015.
PHP 2090 - Scientific Writing in Public Health. Spring 2014.
PHP 2120 - Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research. Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015.