Dr Matthew Quaife

BSc(Ind) MSc PhD

Assistant Professor


15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom


I use demand-side and behavioural economics to understand and solve public health problems. Most of my work is at the interface of health economics and infectious disease modelling.

I am currently working on:

1) research to understand the role of behaviours in the COVID-19 pandemic in low and middle income settings, and the impact of COVID-19 on health and economic equity;

2) TB modelling studies estimating the impact, cost-effectiveness, and equity impact of TB vaccines and digital adherence technologies;

3) the IDEAS project in Ethiopia evaluating the impact of a maternal and child health quality improvement programme on health worker motivation;

4) a project understanding determinants of risky sexual behaviour among bumsters in The Gambia

My Google scholar page is here:

I am involved in discrete choice experiment projects in South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and the UK.

I previously held a joint appointment as a visiting researcher at Wits RHI, Johannesburg.

I presented at the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Festival 2015 on "What are... discrete choice experiments?" - this 13min talk can be found here:


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Evaluation
Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
TB Centre


I am co-module organiser for the Economic Analysis for Health Policy (EAHP) module and am a seminar leader on the Introduction to Health Economics core MSc module.

I have taught a small part of the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions module, and take a Behavioural Economics lecture for the distance learning EAHP course. 


Research Area
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health outcomes
Health status measurement
Infectious disease policy
Sexual health
Mixed methods
Health economics
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Post-tuberculosis mortality and morbidity: valuing the hidden epidemic.
Quaife M; Houben RMGJ; Allwood B; Cohen T; Coussens AK; Harries AD; van Kampen S; Marx FM; Sweeney S; Wallis RS
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
The impact of COVID-19 control measures on social contacts and transmission in Kenyan informal settlements.
Quaife M; van Zandvoort K; Gimma A; Shah K; McCreesh N; Prem K; Barasa E; Mwanga D; Kangwana B; Pinchoff J
Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Heterosexual Men in South Africa: A Cost-Utility Modeling Analysis.
Vogelzang M; Terris-Prestholt F; Vickerman P; Delany-Moretlwe S; Travill D; Quaife M
JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Risk compensation and STI incidence in PrEP programmes.
Quaife M; MacGregor L; Ong JJ; Gafos M; Torres-Rueda S; Grant H; Terris-Prestholt F; Vickerman P
The lancet. HIV
How well do discrete choice experiments predict health choices? A systematic review and meta-analysis of external validity.
Quaife M; Terris-Prestholt F; Di Tanna GL; Vickerman P
The European journal of health economics
The cost-effectiveness of multi-purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa.
Quaife M; Terris-Prestholt F; Eakle R; Cabrera Escobar MA; Kilbourne-Brook M; Mvundura M; Meyer-Rath G; Delany-Moretlwe S; Vickerman P
Journal of the International AIDS Society
The effect of HIV prevention products on incentives to supply condomless commercial sex among female sex workers in South Africa.
Quaife M; Vickerman P; Manian S; Eakle R; Cabrera-Escobar MA; Delany-Moretlwe S; Terris-Prestholt F
Health economics
Divergent Preferences for HIV Prevention: A Discrete Choice Experiment for Multipurpose HIV Prevention Products in South Africa.
Quaife M; Eakle R; Cabrera Escobar MA; Vickerman P; Kilbourne-Brook M; Mvundura M; Delany-Moretlwe S; Terris-Prestholt F
Medical decision making
Parameterising User Uptake in Economic Evaluations: The role of discrete choice experiments.
Terris-Prestholt F; Quaife M; Vickerman P
Health economics
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