Division Announcements

Elvin H. Geng, MD, MPH joins the Infectious Diseases Division faculty as professor of medicine

The Department of Medicine and the Institute for Public Health are delighted to announce the appointment of Elvin H. Geng, MD, MPH as professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and as the next Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) at the Institute. Dr. Geng who was an associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at UCSF, is an internationally recognized leader in implementation science as applied to HIV.

“Implementation science has become a key discipline as we try to bring the benefits of discovery to wider populations both in the US and internationally” said William G. Powderly, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health. “Washington University has been a national leader in implementation science, and we anticipate Dr. Geng will build upon the outstanding leadership provided by Enola Proctor, the out-going Director of the CDI, and her colleagues.”

Dr. Geng earned his MD and MPH degrees from Columbia University and subsequently completed post-doctoral training through the Aaron Diamond AIDS Institute (posted in Kunming, China) as well as fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of California in San Francisco. Using the lens of implementation science, he conducts research to optimize the use of evidence-based interventions in the public health response to HIV. Currently, through diverse collaborations in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, as well as in safety net settings in the US, he is leading work to advance strategies for HIV treatment success. His work is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH. He serves in an advisory capacity for the WHO, non-governmental organizations, and professional organizations. He is an academic editor at PLOS Medicine, a member of the editorial board of JAIDS and editor for implementation science at Current HIV/AIDS Reports.