Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH, FACPM, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Karsten Lunze
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


Director of Global Health
Co-Director, Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Substance Use Research Core

Stigma and HIV prevention in key populations
Maternal and newborn health

Other Positions

  • Faculty, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, MD
  • Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, DM
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH


  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Carroll JJ, Rossi SL, Vetrova MV, Kiriazova T, Lunze K. Supporting the Health of HIV-Positive People Who Inject Drugs During COVID-19 and Beyond: Lessons for the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia. Am J Public Health. 2022 04; 112(S2):S123-S127. PMID: 35349320.

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  • Published on 3/28/2022

    Schoenberger SF, Idrisov B, Sereda Y, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Bendiks S, Ahuja N, Dutta A, Flanigan T, Gillani FS, Lunze K. Police abuse and care engagement of people with HIV who inject drugs in Ukraine. Glob Public Health. 2022 Mar 28; 1-16. PMID: 35343870.

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  • Published on 2/5/2022

    Vetrova M, Lodi S, Rateau L, Patts G, Blokhina E, Palatkin V, Yaroslavtseva T, Toussova O, Bushara N, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Samet JH, Lunze K. Stigma and ART initiation among people with HIV and a lifetime history of illicit drug use in Saint-Petersburg, Russia-A prospective cohort analysis. Int J Drug Policy. 2022 04; 102:103600. PMID: 35134598.

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  • Published on 1/31/2022

    Drainoni ML, Knudsen HK, Adams K, Andrews-Higgins SA, Auritt V, Back S, Barkowski LK, Batty EJ, Behrooz MR, Bell S, Chen S, Christopher MC, Coovert N, Crable EL, Dasgupta A, Goetz M, Goddard-Eckrich D, Hartman JL, Heffer H, Iftikhar P, Jones L, Lang S, Lunze K, Martin A, McCrimmon T, Reedy-Johnson MK, Roeber C, Scalise AL, Sieck CJ, Walker DM, Walt G, Wood JD, Zito P, McAlearney AS. Community coalition and key stakeholder perceptions of the community opioid epidemic before an intensive community-level intervention. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 Jan 31; 108731. PMID: 35125253.

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  • Published on 1/14/2022

    Thairu L, Gehling H, Kafwanda S, Yeboah-Antwi K, Hamer DH, Lunze K. Care-Seeking Behavior for Newborns in Rural Zambia. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Jan 14. PMID: 35028891.

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  • Published on 11/19/2021

    Rossi SL, Sereda Y, Luoma JB, Pavlov N, Toussova O, Vasileva J, Abramova K, Bendiks S, Kiriazova T, Vetrova M, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Lodi S, Lunze K. Addressing intersectional stigma as a care barrier for HIV-positive people who inject drugs: Design of an RCT in St. Petersburg, Russia. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Dec; 24:100861. PMID: 34888430.

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  • Published on 9/1/2021

    Hook K, Sereda Y, Makarenko O, Bendiks S, Rybak NR, Dutta A, Idrisov B, Drainoni ML, Kiriazova T, Lunze K. TB stigma and its correlates among HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2021 09 01; 25(9):747-753. PMID: 34802497.

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  • Published on 3/18/2021

    Nadareishvili I, Pkhakadze G, Japiashvili N, Lunze K. Regulatory environment for complementary and alternative medicine in Georgia-a health policy analysis. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2021 Jul; 36(4):1038-1051. PMID: 33735447.

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  • Published on 1/28/2021

    Vetrova MV, Cheng DM, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Jiang W, Luoma J, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Ekstrand ML, Raj A, Samet JH, Lunze K. HIV and Substance Use Stigma, Intersectional Stigma and Healthcare Among HIV-Positive PWID in Russia. AIDS Behav. 2021 Sep; 25(9):2815-2826. PMID: 33506305.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Lee JO, Yoon Y, Idrisov B, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Sereda Y, Bendiks S, Cody K, Schoenberger SF, Nurius PS, Halim N, Flanigan T, Samet JH, Liebschutz J, Lunze K. Violence, HIV Risks, and Polysubstance Use Among HIV-Positive People Who Inject Drugs in Ukraine. AIDS Behav. 2021 Jul; 25(7):2120-2130. PMID: 33385280.

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