Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH, FAAP

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

BMC Internal Medicine 2013


MD, Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany
DM (Genetic Epidemiology), Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
DrPH, Boston University, Boston, MA

Medical Training:

Pediatrics, German Heart Institute Berlin, Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany
Pediatrics, Harriet Lane Residency Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

General field of work:

Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Contact information:

Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown #2077, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617)-414 6933

Academic Interests:

Maternal and child health, newborn health, health and human rights, HIV and drug use

Summary of academic interest:

Karsten Lunze is a pediatrics and preventive medicine-trained physician-researcher at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, and a health advisor for UNICEF.  Professor Lunze is involved in global public health research, practice, and advocacy, as well as in the teaching of students and residents.

Awards and Honors:

Early Career Investigator Award for Global Health; NIDA and Taiwan CDC; Taipei, Taiwan
Don Gemson Award, American College of Preventive Medicine, Washington, DC|
International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Prize for Best Study Influencing Drug Policy, Canterbury, UK
NIH, NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Award, Bethesda, MD
Ruth Fox Award, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Holtzer Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Young Investigator Award, German Hypertension Society, Heidelberg, Germany
Honorary Member, Osler Society, Green College, Oxford, UK

Recent publications:

Lunze K. Biostatistics and Evidence-Based Medicine. In: The Harriet Lane Handbook. A Manual for Pediatric House Officers, 19th edition, edited by Arcara K., Tschudy M., Mosby 2011.

Lunze K, Paasche-Orlow MK. Financial Incentives for Healthy Behavior – Ethical Safeguards for Behavioral Economics. Am J Prev Med 2013 Jun;44(6):659–665.

Lunze K, Bloom D, Jamison D, Hamer D. Neonatal Hypothermia – a Global Challenge for Newborn Survival. BMC Medicine. 2013 Jan 31;11(1):24.

Thairu L, Wirth M, Lunze K. Innovative Newborn Health Technology for Resource-limited Environments. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2013 Jan; (1): 117-28.

Lunze K, Hamer D. Thermal Protection of the Newborn in Resource-limited Environments. Journal of Perinatology 2012 May;32(5):317-24.

Wirth M, Thairu L, Lunze K. Low-cost technologies that can save the lives of newborns: Designing promising innovations for developing countries. Global Health and Diplomacy 2012 Sept; 2(2):106-10.

Lunze K, Migliorini L. Tobacco Control in the Russian Federation – A Policy Analysis. BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 23;13(1):64.

Lunze K, Cheng D, Quinn E, Krupitsky E, Raj A, Walley AY, Bridden C, Chaisson C, Lioznov D, Blokhina E, Samet JH. Nondisclosure of HIV Infection to Sex Partners and Alcohol’s Role: A Russian Experience. AIDS and Behavior. 2013 Jan;17(1):390-8.



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