Elvin H. Geng, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Elvin H. Geng, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Heath, both at Washington University in St. Louis.  He earned MD and MPH degrees from Columbia University and post-doctoral training through the Aaron Diamond AIDS Institute at Rockefeller University (posted to Kunming, China where he worked on HIV testing, treatment and prevention among people who inject drugs.  He also completed fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of California in San Francisco.

Using the lens of implementation science, Dr. Geng conducts research to advance the use of evidence-based interventions in the public health response to HIV and COVID-19 as well as increasingly for non-communicable diseases as well.   He has worked closely with service-delivery organizations in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, as well as in the US.  Dr. Geng has been a member of the World Health Organization’s Guideline Development Group for HIV, and a Commission for Human Resources for Health in Rwanda convened by the National Academies of Science. Dr. Geng is an academic editor at PLOS Medicine, an editorial board member of JAIDS and Journal of the International AIDS Society and as the editor for implementation science at Current HIV/AIDS Reports.

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

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
  • 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)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Infectious Diseases
  • PLoS Medicine, Academic Editor
  • Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of the International AIDS Society, Editorial Board Member
Selected Publications from the Geng Group Lab


Choice in public health

COVID-19 Epidemiology

HIV care engagement

Health systems

Bibliography – Elvin H. Geng

Languages – English, Chinese, Mandarin