Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH

CARE Unit FacultyLunze

Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine


Crosstown Center, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118


Dr. Lunze trained in pediatrics, preventive medicine and addiction medicine and is a global health research faculty in the CARE unit. His scientific focus lies on the risk environment of HIV-infected people who use drugs. He collaborates with research partners in Russia, Malaysia and other countries, and is a health advisor for the WHO and UNICEF.  Dr Lunze teaches courses on research methods and management & leadership in the BU School of Medicine academic primary care programs.

Boston University faculty appointment: 2012

Areas of Specialization

  • HIV prevention and risk environment of people who use drugs
  • Behavioral economics for health behavior changes
  • Post-conflict health systems reconstruction
  • Maternal and child health

Education and Training

Addiction Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA

Pediatrics/ Pediatric Cardiology, Charité Medical School, German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Harriet Lane Residency Program, Baltimore, MD
Preventive Medicine and General Preventive Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA

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

BU Profiles: Publications and Grant Support