Bulat Idrisov, MD, MSc

Dr. Idrisov is a NIDA INVEST Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Samet. He was trained as a physician and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to receive his Master’s in International Health Policy and Management degree from Brandeis University. Prior to his current position, Dr. Idrisov worked with the URBAN ARCH Consortium on a Russia ARCH study looking at food insecurity and HIV risk behaviors. Dr. Idrisov will now continue this work as a Research Fellow, analyzing the impact of food insecurity on HIV transmission, progression, and access to care.

Medical School:

MD, Bashkir State Medical University, Russia

Additional Pre-Fellowship Training and Experience:

Residency in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Bashkir State Medical University, Russia

MS, Brandeis University, International Health Policy and Management, USA

Pre-Fellowship Related Publications:

Forouzanfar, M. H., Alexander, L., Anderson, H. R., Bachman, V. F., Biryukov, S., Idrisov, B., . . . Murray, C. J. (2015). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 10(15), 00128-00122.

Lunze K, Idrisov B, Golichenko M, Kamarulzaman A. Mandatory drug treatment for people who use drugs: a balancing act for global health and human rights. BMJ. (In press. May 4, 2016).

Lunze, K., Yurasova, E., Idrisov, B., Gnatienko, N., Migliorini, L. (2015). Food security and nutrition in the Russian Federation – a health policy analysis. Glob Health Action. 8(27537).

Murray, C. J., Ortblad, K. F., Guinovart, C., Lim, S. S., Idrisov B.,… Vos, T. Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2014; 384(9947):1005–1070.

Ng M., Fleming T., Robinson M., Thomson B., Idrisov B.,… Murray C.J., Gakidou, E. Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013: a systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study 2013. Lancet. 2014; 384(9945):766-81.


  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program INVEST Drug Abuse Research (current)
  • Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student Scholarship, Brandeis University (2013–2014)
  • Heller School for Social Policy Alumni Award (2014)
  • Fulbright Supplemental Award, Drexel University (2013)
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence/ National Institute of Health/ World Health Organization International Traveling Scholarship (2013)
  • Partners in Health and Eli Lilly Summer School Scholarship (2010)

Fellowship Research Project:

Food Insecurity and HIV Transmission, Progression, and Access to Care

Other Research Projects:

Cost Effectiveness of Opioid Replacement Therapy in Russia; Global Burden of Diseases and Risk Factors, Ufa-LA Study on Teenage Substance Use and Risky Behaviors.

Mentor: Jeffrey H. Samet MD, MA, MPH

Current Position:

NIDA INVEST Research Fellow. Boston Medical Center/Boston University, Massachusetts.