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Elvin H. Geng, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles

  • Director, Dissemination and Implementation Research Core, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation, Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis

Office location

Northwest Tower
4990 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110


  • BA Molecular Biology: University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (1996)
  • MPH: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY (2002)
  • MD: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY (2002)
  • Residency Internal Medicine: Columbia University Medical Center, New York , NY (2005)
  • Fellowship in HIV Medicine: Rockefeller University, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, based in Kunming, China (2006)
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases: University of San Francisco, CA (2009)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine 2005
  • Infectious Diseases 2009


Other Academic Service

PLoS Medicine, Academic Editor

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Editorial Board Member

Journal of the International AIDS Society, Editorial Board Member

Clinical Interests

HIV, infectious diseases

Research Interests

Implementation research, HIV, engagement in treatment and care


Elvin H. Geng and Charles B. Holmes. (2019). Research to improve differentiated HIV service delivery interventions: Learning to learn as we do. May 21, 2019. PLoS Medicine(Vol. 16, Issue 5): e1002809

Charles B. Holmes, Izukanji Sikazwe, Kombatende Sikombe, Ingrid Eshun-Wilson, Nancy Czaicki, Laura K. Beres, Njekwa Mukamba, Sandra Simbeza, Carolyn Bolton Moore, Cardinal Hantuba, Peter Mwaba, Caroline Phiri, Nancy Padian, David V. Glidden, Elvin Geng. (2018).  Estimated mortality on HIV treatment among active patients and patients lost to follow-up in 4 provinces of Zambia: Findings from a multistage sampling-based survey. PLoS Medicine

Arianna Zanolini, Kombatende Sikombe, Izukanji Sikazwe, Ingrid Eshun-Wilson, Paul Somwe, Carolyn Bolton Moore, Stephanie M. Topp, Nancy Czaicki †, Laura K. Beres, Chanda P. Mwamba, Na. Understanding preferences for HIV care and treatment in Zambia: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment among patients who have been lost to follow-up.PLOS Medicine Published: August 13, 2018

Elvin H Geng, David V Glidden, Nancy Padian, (November, 2018). Strengthening HIV-prevention trials: a dose of implementation science? The Lancet. VOLUME 18, ISSUE 11, P1166-1168.  DOI:

Geng EH. (2019) Implementation Science for the Bedside. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jul 25;381(4):304-305. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1902898.

Amanyire G, Semitala FC, Namusobya J, Katuramu R, Kampiire L, Wallenta J, Charlebois E, Camlin C, Kahn J, Chang W, Glidden D, Kamya M, Havlir D, Geng E. Effects of a multicomponent intervention to streamline initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Africa: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial. Lancet HIV. 2016 Nov;3(11):e539-e548. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(16)30090-X.