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Dr Michael MazeSenior Lecturer in Medicine
Respiratory Physician

MB ChB DCH DTM&H PhD FRACP

Email michael.maze@otago.ac.nz

Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
New Zealand

Michael is an infectious disease and respiratory physician with an interest in clinical and epidemiological research in New Zealand, and low- and middle-income countries.

His research interests include zoonotic diseases, particularly leptospirosis, as well as respiratory infection.

He works closely with One Health Aotearoa and the Otago Global Health Institute.

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Publications

Snavely, M. E., Oshosen, M., Msoka, E. F., Karia, F. P., Maze, M. J., Blum, L. S., … Crump, J. A., & Muiruri, C. (2020). "If you have no money, you might die": A qualitative study of sociocultural and health system barriers to care for decedent febrile inpatients in northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 103(1), 494-500. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0822

Madut, D. B., Rubach, M. P., Kalengo, N., Carugati, M., Maze, M. J., Morrissey, A. B., … Crump, J. A. (2020). A prospective study of Escherichia coli bloodstream infection among adolescents and adults in northern Tanzania. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 114, 378-384. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz111

Maze, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Allan, K. J., Biggs, H. M., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Galloway, R. L., … Crump, J. A. (2020). Estimating acute human leptospirosis incidence in northern Tanzania using sentinel site and community behavioural surveillance. Zoonoses & Public Health, 67, 496-505. doi: 10.1111/zph.12712

Allan, K. J., Maze, M. J., Galloway, R. L., Rubach, M. P., Biggs, H. M., Halliday, J. E. B., … Crump, J. A. (2020). Molecular detection and typing of pathogenic Leptospira in febrile patients and phylogenetic comparison with Leptospira detected among animals in Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0703

Verrall, A. J., Hill, P. C., Thorburn, D., Maze, M., Perumal, L., Grimwade, K., Thornley, C. N., Freeman, J., & Blackmore, T. K. (2020). Towards elimination of tuberculosis in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1513), 89-96. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Snavely, M. E., Oshosen, M., Msoka, E. F., Karia, F. P., Maze, M. J., Blum, L. S., … Crump, J. A., & Muiruri, C. (2020). "If you have no money, you might die": A qualitative study of sociocultural and health system barriers to care for decedent febrile inpatients in northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 103(1), 494-500. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0822

Allan, K. J., Maze, M. J., Galloway, R. L., Rubach, M. P., Biggs, H. M., Halliday, J. E. B., … Crump, J. A. (2020). Molecular detection and typing of pathogenic Leptospira in febrile patients and phylogenetic comparison with Leptospira detected among animals in Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0703

Maze, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Allan, K. J., Biggs, H. M., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Galloway, R. L., … Crump, J. A. (2020). Estimating acute human leptospirosis incidence in northern Tanzania using sentinel site and community behavioural surveillance. Zoonoses & Public Health, 67, 496-505. doi: 10.1111/zph.12712

Madut, D. B., Rubach, M. P., Kalengo, N., Carugati, M., Maze, M. J., Morrissey, A. B., … Crump, J. A. (2020). A prospective study of Escherichia coli bloodstream infection among adolescents and adults in northern Tanzania. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 114, 378-384. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trz111

Oo, W. T., Myat, T. O., Htike, W. W., Ussher, J. E., Murdoch, D. R., Lwin, K. T., … Maze, M. J., … Crump, J. A. (2019). Incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers among adolescents and adults in Yangon, Myanmar. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 68(Suppl. 2), S124-S129. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy1109

Maze, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Allan, K. J., Rubach, M. P., & Crump, J. A. (2019). Diagnostic accuracy of leptospirosis whole-cell lateral flow assays: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Microbiology & Infection, 25, 437-444. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.11.014

Carugati, M., Zhang, H. L., Kilonzo, K. G., Maze, M. J., Maro, V. P., Rubach, M. P., & Crump, J. A. (2018). Predicting mortality for adolescent and adult patients with fever in resource-limited settings. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 99(5), 1246-1254. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0682

Snavely, M. E., Maze, M. J., Muiruri, C., Ngowi, L., Mboya, F., Beamesderfer, J., … Crump, J. A., … Rubach, M. P. (2018). Sociocultural and health system factors associated with mortality among febrile inpatients in Tanzania: A prospective social biopsy cohort study. BMJ Global Health, 3(1), e000507. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000507

Carugati, M., Biggs, H. M., Maze, M. J., Stoddard, R. A., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Hertz, J. T., … Crump, J. A. (2018). Incidence of human brucellosis in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania in the periods 2007-2008 and 2012-2014. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 112(3), 136-143. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/try033

Cash-Goldwasser, S., Maze, M. J., Rubach, M. P., Biggs, H. M., Stoddard, R. A., Sharples, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2018). Risk factors for human brucellosis in Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 98(2), 598-606. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0125

Maze, M. J., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Rubach, M. P., Biggs, H. M., Galloway, R. L., Sharples, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2018). Risk factors for human acute leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(6), e0006372. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006372

Isenman, H. L., Chambers, S. T., Pithie, A. D., MacDonald, S. L. S., Hegarty, J. M., Fenwick, J. L., Maze, M. J., Metcalf, S. C. L., & Murdoch, D. R. (2016). Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella longbeachae: Clinical features and outcomes of 107 cases from an endemic area. Respirology, 21(7), 1292-1299. doi: 10.1111/resp.12808

Maze, M. J., Paynter, J., Chiu, W., Hu, R., Nisbet, M., & Lewis, C. (2016). Therapeutic drug monitoring of isoniazid and rifampicin during anti-tuberculosis treatment in Auckland, New Zealand. International Journal of Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, 20(7), 955-960. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.15.0792

Maze, M. J., Biggs, H. M., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R. L., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Allan, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2016). Comparison of the estimated incidence of acute leptospirosis in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania between 2007-08 and 2012-14. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(12), e0005165. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005165

Murdoch, D. R., Podmore, R. G., Anderson, T. P., Barratt, K., Maze, M. J., French, K. E., … Chambers, S. T., & Werno, A. M. (2013). Impact of routine systematic polymerase chain reaction testing on case finding for Legionnaires' disease: A pre-post comparison study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(9), 1275-1281. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit504

Maze, M. J., Laws, P., Buckenham, T., Pithie, A., Gallagher, K., Metcalf, S., Roake, J., & Chambers, S. T. (2013). Outcomes of infected abdominal aortic grafts managed with antimicrobial therapy and graft retention in an unselected cohort. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 45(4), 373-380. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2013.01.019

Maze, M. J., Skea, S., Pithie, A., Metcalf, S., Pearson, J. F., & Chambers, S. T. (2013). Prevalence of concurrent deep vein thrombosis in patients with lower limb cellulitis: A prospective cohort study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 13, 141. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-141

Maze, M. J., Pithie, A., Dawes, T., & Chambers, S. T. (2011). An audit of venous duplex ultrasonography in patients with lower limb cellulitis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1329). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1329/4538/content.pdf

Wong, J. S. J., Schousboe, M. I., Metcalf, S. C. L., Endre, Z. H., Hegarty, J. M., Maze, M. J., … Podmore, R. G. (2010). Ochroconis gallopava peritonitis in a cardiac transplant patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis [Case report]. Transplant Infectious Disease, 12(5), 455-458. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2010.00523.x

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Journal - Research Other

Verrall, A. J., Hill, P. C., Thorburn, D., Maze, M., Perumal, L., Grimwade, K., Thornley, C. N., Freeman, J., & Blackmore, T. K. (2020). Towards elimination of tuberculosis in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1513), 89-96. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Whitcombe, E., Maze, M. J., & Crump, J. A. (2020). Leopold Kirschner, Edward Sayers, and Neil Bruère: The initial descriptions of leptospirosis in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(1), 5-7. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12946

Murdoch, D., Addidle, M., Andersson, H.-S., Arnold, B., Balm, M., Benschop, J., … Birch, M., … Brunton, C., … Chambers, S., … Dalton, S., … Everts, R., … Freeman, J., French, N., … Hudson, B., … Ikram, R., Jack, S., Kelly, M., Lamont, I., Maze, M. J., … Metcalf, S., … Murton, S., … Pink, R., Pithie, A., … Priest, P., Raymond, N., … Taylor, J., … Upton, A., Ussher, J., Werno, A., & Wiles, S. (2020). Politicians: Please work together to minimise the spread of COVID-19. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1511), 7-8. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Maze, M. J., & Beckert, L. (2019). The 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in New Zealand: End of the century reflections. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1507), 8-10. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Maze, M. J., Bassat, Q., Feasey, N. A., Mandomando, I., Musicha, P., & Crump, J. A. (2018). The epidemiology of febrile illness in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for diagnosis and management. Clinical Microbiology & Infection, 24(8), 808-814. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.02.011

Hobbs, M., Shi, J., Maze, M., & Briggs, S. (2015). An observational study of antiretroviral drug resistance in treatment-naïve patients with HIV infection in New Zealand, from 2007 to 2011 [Short report]. Sexual Health, 12(6), 556-559. doi: 10.1071/SH14226

Maze, M. J., Slow, S., Cumins, A.-M., Boon, K., Goulter, P., Podmore, R. G., … Pithie, A. D., Epton, M. J., Werno, A. M., Chambers, S. T., & Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Enhanced detection of Legionnaires' disease by PCR testing of induced sputum and throat swabs. European Respiratory Journal, 43(2), 644-646. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00191913

Murdoch, D. R., Podmore, R. G., Anderson, T. P., Barratt, K., Maze, M. J., French, K. E., … Chambers, S. T., & Werno, A. M. (2014). Reply to Boethel et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59(10), 1506. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu608

Maze, M., & Beckert, L. (2013). Active tuberculosis (TB) with a negative interferon gamma release assay: Failure of this test to rule out TB. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1373). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Maze, M. J., Glass Elrod, M., Hoffmaster, A., Biggs, H. M., Sakasaka, P., Saganda, W., … Crump, J. A. (2019). Melioidosis and serological evidence of exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei among patients with fever, Northern Tanzania. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 12th Annual Conference: Global Health in the Era of Climate Change. (pp. 3-4). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health

Maze, M. J., Glass Elrod, M., Hoffmaster, A., Biggs, H. M., Sakasaka, P., Saganda, W., … Crump, J. A. (2019). Melioidosis and serological evidence of exposure to Burkholderia pseudomallei among patients with fever, Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 101(5 Suppl.), (pp. 145). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2019

Cutting, E. R., Madut, D. B., Maze, M. J., Kalengo, N. H., Carugati, M., Mmbaga, B. T., … Crump, J. A. (2019). Endemic typhoid incidence, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania, 2007-2018. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 101(5 Suppl.), (pp. 331). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2019

Maze, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Rubach, M. P., & Crump, J. A. (2018). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of leptospirosis lateral flow IGM point-of-care tests. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 99(4, Suppl.), (pp. 156). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2018

Thandar Oo, W., Ohn Myat, T., Mar Oo, K., Htike, W. W., Ussher, J. E., Murdoch, D. R., … Maze, M. J., … Crump, J. A. (2018). Incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers among adolescents and adults in Yangon, Myanmar. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 11th Annual Conference. (pp. 17-18). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health/annual-conference

Maze, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Allan, K. J., Biggs, H. M., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Galloway, R. L., … Crump, J. A. (2018). Using behavioral and sentinel site surveillance to estimate acute leptospirosis period prevalence in Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 99(4, Suppl.), (pp. 408). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2018

Maze, M. J., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Rubach, M. R., Allan, K. J., Carugati, M., Cossic, B., … Gallagher, S., German, R., … Crump, J. A. (2017). The global distribution and host range of Leptospira species and serovars. Proceedings of the 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting. (pp. 126-127). Retrieved from http://www.ils2017.org.nz/home.html

Maze, M. J., Galloway, R. L., Rubach, M. P., Allan, K. J., Biggs, H. M., Halliday, J. E. B., … Crump, J. A. (2017). Three species of Leptospira detected in blood of patients with fever in northern Tanzania. Proceedings of the 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting. (pp. 125-126). Retrieved from http://www.ils2017.org.nz/home.html

Snavely, M. E., Maze, M. J., Muiruri, C., Ngowi, L., Mboya, F., Beamesderfer, J., … Crump, J. A., … Rubach, M. P. (2017). Social and health system determinants of mortality among febrile inpatients in Tanzania: A prospective social biopsy cohort study. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 10th Annual Conference. (pp. 8). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health/annual-conference

Maze, M. J., Rubach, M. P., Sakasaka, P., Swai, R., Afwamba, I., Galloway, R. L., … Schofield, M., Sharples, K., & Crump, J. A. (2017). Evaluation of performance of three commercially available leptospirosis IgM point-of-care tests to diagnose acute leptospirosis among patients with fever in northern Tanzania. Proceedings of the 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting. (pp. 209-210). Retrieved from http://www.ils2017.org.nz/home.html/

Maze, M. J., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Biggs, H. M., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R. L., Sharples, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2017). Risk factors for acute Leptospirosis in Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 95(5, Suppl.), (pp. 201). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2016

Snavely, M., Maze, M. J., Muiruri, C., Ngowi, L., Mboya, F., Beamesderfer, J., … Crump, J. A., … Rubach, M. P. (2017). Assessing the non-biologic contributors to mortality among inpatients with febrile illness in Tanzania: A prospective cohort social biopsy study. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 97(5, Suppl.), (pp. 30). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2017

Maze, M. J., Shirima, G. M., Lukambagire, A.-H., Bodenham, R. F., Rubach, M. P., Cash-Goldwasser, S., … Crump, J. A., & Halliday, J. E. B. (2017). Leptospirosis among febrile outpatients attending hospital in a pastoral area in northern Tanzania. Proceedings of the 10th International Leptospirosis Society Meeting. (pp. 200-201). Retrieved from http://www.ils2017.org.nz/home.html

Cash-Goldwasser, S., Maze, M. J., Rubach, M. P., Biggs, H. M., Stoddard, R. A., Sharples, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2017). Risk factors for acute human Brucellosis in Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 95(5, Suppl.), (pp. 168-169). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2016

Maze, M. J., Biggs, H. M., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R. L., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Allan, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2017). Comparison of the incidence of acute leptospirosis in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania between 2007-08 and 2012-14. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 95(5, Suppl.), (pp. 405-406). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.abstract2016

Maze, M. J., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Rubach, M. R., Allan, K. J., Carugati, M., Cossic, B., … Gallagher, S., German, R., … Crump, J. A. (2017). The global distribution and host range of Leptospira species and serovars. Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) New Zealand Branch Annual Scientific Meeting. Retrieved from https://www.asid.net.au

Maze, M. J., Cash-Goldwasser, S., Biggs, H. M., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R. L., Shadomy, S. V., Sharples, K. J., … Crump, J. A. (2016). Risk factors for acute leptospirosis in Northern Tanzania: A prospective cohort study. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 9th Annual Conference. (pp. 20). Retrieved from http://dnmeds.otago.ac.nz/departments/psm/research/international_hlth/conference/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Maze, M. (2018, February). Social and health system determinants of mortality among febrile inpatients in Tanzania: A prospective social biopsy cohort study. Verbal presentation at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine In-House Convention, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Maze, M. (2018, August). Therapeutic drug monitoring of isoniazid and rifampicin. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Tuberculosis Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Maze, M. J., Allan, K. J., de Glanville, W. A., Halliday, J., Kazwala, R., Kibona, T., … and also Crump, J. A. (2018, December). Zoonotic infections and inequality: Leptospirosis in Tanzania. Invited presentation at the 4th One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Maze, M. (2016, June). Risk factors for acute leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. Verbal presentation at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine In-House Convention, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Maze, M. J. (2019). The impact of leptospirosis in northern Tanzania (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8838

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