Matthew Lamb, PhD is an epidemiologist interested in utilizing sound study design and the principles of causal inference in improving the efficient utilization of routinely-collected data, as well as data collected specifically for evaluation and research purposes for informed decision making through implementation science, and is also interested in the intersection between health informatics and epidemiology. His research focuses on identifying best practices in public health approaches to HIV prevention, service delivery, and treatment in resource-limited settings. Dr. Lamb teaches courses in the Epidemiology department on introductory epidemiology and biostatistics, applications of epidemiologic research methods, and advanced techniques in epidemiologic methods. Dr. Lamb works in the Strategic Information unit at ICAP-Columbia University,
PhD, 2011, Columbia University
MPH, 2004, Columbia University
MS, 1999, Stanford University
BS, 1998, Northwestern University
Areas of Expertise
Health Informatics, Implementation Science, Longitudinal Studies, Missing Data, Multilevel Modeling, Research Design and Methods, Survey Sampling, Survival Analysis, Adolescent Health, Global Health, HIV/AIDS, Maternal-to-Child Transmission
Select Global Activities
Link4Health, Swaziland: Link4Health is a cluster-randomized trial design to evaluate the effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of a combined intervention strategy at improving linkage to, and retention in, HIV care services among adults newly testing HIV-positive at health facilities in Swaziland.
Engage4Health, Mozambique: Engage4Health is a cluster-randomized trial design to evaluate the effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness, of a combined intervention strategy at improving linkage to, and retention in, HIV care services among adults newly testing HIV-positive at health facilities in Mozambique.
Program evaluation, informatics, and strategic information activities: With ICAP, involved in several activities across sub-Saharan Africa.
Matthew R Lamb, Wafaa El Sadr, Elvin Geng, Denis Nash. Association of Adherence Support and Outreach Services with Total Attrition, Loss to Follow-Up, and Death among ART Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS One 2012; 7(6):e38443.
Matthew R Lamb, Ruby Fayorsey, Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Violante Viola, Vincent Mutabazi, Teresa Alwar, Catarina Casalini, Batya Elul. High attrition before and after ART initiation among youth (15-24 years of age) enrolled in HIV care. AIDS 2014 Feb 20; 28(4):559-568.
Zenebe Melaku, Sileshi Lulseged, Chunhui Wang, Matthew R Lamb, Yoseph Gutema, Chloe Teasdale, Solomon Ahmed, Tsigereda Gadisa, Zelalem Habtamu, Abubaker Bedri, Ruby Fayorssey, Elaine Abrams. Outcomes among HIV-infected children initiating HIV care and antiretrotival treatment in Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine and International Health April 2017 Volume 22 No 4, p 474-484
Margaret L McNairy, Matthew R Lamb, Elaine J Abrams, Batya Elul, Ruben Sahabo, Mark P Hawken, Antonio Mussa, Jessica Justman , and Wafaa M. El-Sadr for the Identifying Optimal Models of HIV Care and Treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa Study. Use of a Comprehensive HIV Care Cascade for Evaluating HIV Program Performance: Findings from Four Sub-Saharan African Countries. JAIDS 2015 Volume 70(2) ; e44-e51.
Lindsey Reif, Margaret McNairy, Matthew R Lamb, Ruby Fayorsey, Batya Elul. Youth-friendly services and differentiated models of care are needed to improve outcomes for young people living with HIV. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS 13(3):249-256. May 2018
Stephanie Kujawski, Matthew R Lamb, Maria Lahuerta, Margaret McNairy, Laurence Ahoua, Fatima Abacassamo, Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Averie Gachuhi, Wafaa El-Sadr, Batya Elul. Advanced Human Immunofeficiency Virus disease at diagnosis in Mozambique and Swaziland. Open Forum Infectious Disease 2017 July 23;4(3).
Batya Elul, Matthew R Lamb, Maria Lahuerta, Fatima Abacassamo, Laurence Ahoua, Stephanie Kukawski, Ilesh Jani. A combination intervention strategy to improve linkage to and retention in HIV care following diagnosis in Mozambique: a cluster-randomized study. PLoS Medicine 2017 Nov 14; 14(11).
Margaret McNairy, Matthew R Lamb, Averie Gachuhi, Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Sean Burke, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Velephi Okello, Peter Ehrenkranz, Ruben Sahabo, Wafaa El-Sadr. Effectiveness of a combination strategy for linkage and retention in adult HIV care in Swaziland: the Link4Health cluster randomized trial. PLoS Medicine 2017 Nov 7