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Michael  Chung

Adjunct Professor


Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

Jointly Appointed, Global Health

Dr. Michael H. Chung was based overseas for nearly 20 years implementing global health programs in Africa and Southeast Asia and before joining the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at Emory University. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington and Executive Director of the Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) program. Dr. Chung spent a number of years living in Nairobi, Kenya where he co-founded the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases and worked at the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital, as well as Hanoi, Vietnam where he taught at Bach Mai Hospital and Hanoi Medical University. Dr. Chung has led many randomized clinical trials in resource-limited settings and his current research is focused on examining cervical cancer screening and treatment among HIV-positive women, HIV chronic pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease associated with COVID-19 infection. He served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Aga Khan University East Africa where he currently leads an NIH Fogarty D43 HPV research training grant and G11 program to build capacity among research administrators.

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Phone: 404-251-4012



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Areas of Interest

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • HPV-Related Diseases
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Women’s Health


  • MD 1998, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • MPH 1998, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • PhD 2021, Ghent University

Affiliations & Activities

  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington


  • , , Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) plus top hat for HIV-infected women with endocervical intraepithelial neoplasia in Kenya., Int J Gynaecol Obstet , ,
  • , , Adverse health effects associated with household air pollution: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and burden estimation study., Lancet Glob Health, ,
  • , , Endothelial Activation, Innate Immune Activation, and Inflammation Are Associated With Postbronchodilator Airflow Limitation and Obstruction Among Adolescents Living With HIV., J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, ,
  • , , Immune imbalance and activation are associated with lower lung function in youth with perinatally acquired HIV., J Allergy Clin Immunol , ,
  • , , Is increasing pretreatment HIV drug resistance a real menace or minor detail? - Authors' reply., Lancet HIV , ,