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Marie-Claude C. Lavoie, PhD, MSc

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Administrative Title:

CIHEB Strategic Information Director

Additional Title:

Ciheb Director of Strategic Information and Evaluation


725 W. Lombard Street

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Education and Training

  • Ottawa University BSc, Occupational Therapy, 2006
  • Simon Fraser University, MSc, Population and Public Health, 2006
  • University of Maryland Baltimore, PhD, Epidemiology, 2016



Dr. Marie-Claude Lavoie is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Strategic Information and Evaluation at Ciheb where she oversees the monitoring and evaluation strategy, systems and activities for over a dozen projects across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She works with the country’s programs to optimize the use of data to inform policy and decision-making and improve patient’s health outcomes. Prior to joining UMB, Dr. Lavoie worked as a regional technical advisor for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for the Latin American and Caribbean region. Dr. Marie-Claude Lavoie’s research interests include epidemiological and implementation research methods to evaluate effects of interventions to focusing on HIV prevention and treatment services in low- and middle-income countries.   

Research/Clinical Keywords

HIV prevention and treatment services, implementation science, epidemiological methods, global health, health services research, program/policy evaluation.

Highlighted Publications

Blanco N, Lavoie MC, Koech E, Riedel DJ, Ngeno C, Adebajo S, Ludeman E, Stafford KA. Re-Engagement into HIV Care: A Systematic Review. AIDS Behav. 2021 Jul 10;. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03365-y. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 34245395.

Koech E, Stafford KA, Mutysia I, Katana A, Jumbe M, Awuor P, Lavoie MC, Ngunu C, Riedel DJ, Ojoo S. Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-Up Among Patients Receiving HIV Treatment in Nairobi, Kenya. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2021 May 25;. doi: 10.1089/AID.2020.0292. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33913735.

Blanco N, Stafford KA, Lavoie MC, Brandenburg A, Górna MW, Merski M. A simple model for the total number of SARS-CoV-2 infections on a national level. Epidemiol Infect. 2021 Mar 25;149:e80. doi: 10.1017/S0950268821000649. PubMed PMID: 33762052; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8027562.

Lavoie MC, Langenberg P, Villaveces A, Dischinger PC, Simoni-Wastila L, Hoke K, Smith GS. Effect of Maryland's 2011 Alcohol Sales Tax Increase on Alcohol-Positive Driving. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jul;53(1):17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.12.011. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 28343854; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5497300.

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Awards and Affiliations

2001 Academic Achievement Award, Ottawa University, awarded to students with high academic achievements.

2004 Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University, awarded to the best incoming graduate students for graduate study.   

2005 Young Professional Fellowship, Health Canada, awarded to early-career public health professionals who demonstrate a commitment to a career in global health. 

2013 Public Health Law Research Dissertation Scholarship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded to outstanding doctoral students whose research focuses on public health law.

2014 Trudy Bush Award, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, awarded for outstanding research in women’s health and epidemiology.

2014 Doctoral Scholarship, Clarion Safety Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore, awarded for an aspiring doctoral student committed to health and safety.