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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

Schofield, M. R., Maze, M. J., Crump, J. A., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R. L., & Sharples, K. J. (2021). Rejoinder to "On the robustness of latent class models for diagnostic testing with no gold standard". Statistics in Medicine, 40, 4770-4771. doi: 10.1002/sim.9157

Bodenham, R. F., Mazeri, S., Cleaveland, S., Crump, J. A., Fasina, F. O., de Glanville, W. A., … Maze, M. J., … Thomas, K. M., … Halliday, J. E. B. (2021). Latent class evaluation of the performance of serological tests for exposure to Brucella spp. in cattle, sheep, and goats in Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 15(8), e0009630. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009630

Maze, M. J. (2021). Chronic pulmonary comorbidities increase the risk of severe COVID-19, but critical details remain undetermined. Respirology, 26, 520-521. doi: 10.1111/resp.14067

Schofield, M. R., Maze, M. J., Crump, J. A., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R., & Sharples, K. J. (2021). On the robustness of latent class models for diagnostic testing with no gold standard. Statistics in Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/sim.8999

Bonnewell, J. P., Madut, D. B., Carugati, M., Maze, M. J., Kilonzo, K. G., Lyamuya, F., … Crump, J. A. (2020, November). Prospective study of the performance of the universal vital assessment score and other severity scores among adult febrile inpatients in Northern Tanzania, 2016-19. Verbal presentation at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 69th Annual Meeting, [Online].

Bodenham, R. F., Mazeri, S., Cleaveland, S., Crump, J. A., Fasina, F. O., de Glanville, W. A., … Maze, M. J., … Thomas, K. M., … Halliday, J. E. B. (2021). Latent class evaluation of the performance of serological tests for exposure to Brucella spp. in cattle, sheep, and goats in Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 15(8), e0009630. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009630

Journal - Research Article

Schofield, M. R., Maze, M. J., Crump, J. A., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R., & Sharples, K. J. (2021). On the robustness of latent class models for diagnostic testing with no gold standard. Statistics in Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/sim.8999

Journal - Research Article

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, 103(4), 1427-1434. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0703

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Maze, M. J., Glass Elrod, M., Biggs, H. M., Bonnewell, J., Carugati, M., Hoffmaster, A. R., … Crump, J. A. (2020). Investigation of melioidosis using blood culture and indirect hemagglutination assay serology among patients with fever, Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 103(6), 2510-2514. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0160

Journal - Research Article

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

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

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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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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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

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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

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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

Journal - Research Article

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

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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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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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

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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

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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

Journal - Research Article

Maze, M. J. (2021). Chronic pulmonary comorbidities increase the risk of severe COVID-19, but critical details remain undetermined. Respirology, 26, 520-521. doi: 10.1111/resp.14067

Journal - Research Other

Schofield, M. R., Maze, M. J., Crump, J. A., Rubach, M. P., Galloway, R. L., & Sharples, K. J. (2021). Rejoinder to "On the robustness of latent class models for diagnostic testing with no gold standard". Statistics in Medicine, 40, 4770-4771. doi: 10.1002/sim.9157

Journal - Research Other

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

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

Diggins, B., Good, W., Poot, B., Maze, M., Dawkins, P., Stroil-Salama, E., … Wong, C. (2020). Bronchiectasis severity and quality of life in New Zealand vary according to socioeconomic factors and ethnicity. Respirology, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. 221). doi: 10.1111/resp.13778

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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