Elvin Geng, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Dissemination & Implementation

Additional Titles: Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Director, Dissemination and Implementation Research Core, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

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.