Dr. Elvin Geng

Assistant Adjuct Professor, HIV/AIDS Division, School of Medicine, UCSF

E-mail Address:  genge@php.ucsf.edu


Elvin Geng

Research Interests:
ART delivery in Africa, tuberculosis, early mortality, losses to follow-up


Education and Training:
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, B.A., Molecular Biology, 1991-1996

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, M.D., 1997-2002

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, M.P.H., Epidemiology, 2000-2001

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, Internal Medicine Residency, 2002-2005

Rockefeller University, New York, NY, HIV Medicine, 2005-2006

University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship, Division of Infectious Diseases, 2006-2008



1. Jain V, Liegler T, Kabami J, Chamie G, Clark TD, Black D, Geng EH, Kwarisiima D, Wong JK, Abdel-Mohsen M, Sonawane N, Aweeka FT, Thirumurthy H, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Assessment of Population-Based HIV RNA Levels in a Rural East African Setting Using a Fingerprick-Based Blood Collection Method. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec 12.

2. Thirumurthy H, Chamie G, Jain V, Kabami J, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Geng E, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Improved employment and education outcomes in households of HIV-infected adults with high CD4 counts: evidence from a community health campaign in Uganda. AIDS. 2012 Nov 19.

3. Geng EH, Hare CB, Kahn JO, Jain V, Van Nunnery T, Christopoulos K, Deeks SG, Gandhi M, Havlir DV. The Effect of a "Universal Antiretroviral Therapy" Recommendation on HIV RNA Levels among HIV-Infected Patients Entering Care with a CD4 Count Greater than 500/µl in a Public Health Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep 5.

4. Chamie G, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Kabami J, Jain V, Geng E, Petersen ML, Thirumurthy H, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Leveraging rapid community-based HIV testing campaigns for non-communicable diseases in rural Uganda. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43400.

5. Siedner MJ, Lankowski A, Haberer JE, Kembabazi A, Emenyonu N, Tsai AC, Muzoora C, Geng E, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR. Rethinking the "Pre" in Pre-Therapy Counseling: No Benefit of Additional Visits Prior to Therapy on Adherence or Viremia in Ugandans Initiating ARVs. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39894.

6. Lamb MR, El-Sadr WM, Geng E, Nash D. Association of Adherence Support and Outreach Services with Total Attrition, Loss to Follow-Up, and Death among ART Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38443.

7. Jordan MR, Bennett DE, Wainberg MA, Havlir D, Hammer S, Yang C, Morris L, Peeters M, Wensing AM, Parkin N, Nachega JB, Phillips A, De Luca A, Geng E, Calmy A, Raizes E, Sandstrom P, Archibald CP, Perriëns J, McClure CM, Hong SY, McMahon JH, Dedes N, Sutherland D, Bertagnolio S. Update on World Health Organization HIV Drug Resistance Prevention and Assessment Strategy: 2004-2011. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 May; 54 Suppl 4:S245-9.

8. Geng EH, Glidden DV, Bangsberg DR, Bwana MB, Musinguzi N, Nash D, Metcalfe JZ, Yiannoutsos CT, Martin JN, Petersen ML. A Causal Framework for Understanding the Effect of Losses to Follow-up on Epidemiologic Analyses in Clinic-based Cohorts: The Case of HIV-infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Africa. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 May 15; 175(10):1080-7.

9. Geng EH, Kahn JS, Chang OC, Hare CB, Christopoulos KA, Jones D, Petersen ML, Deeks SG, Havlir DV, Gandhi M. The effect of AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 5164 on the time from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia diagnosis to antiretroviral initiation in routine clinical practice: a case study of diffusion, dissemination, and implementation. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Nov; 53(10):1008-14.

10. Geng EH, Hunt PW, Diero LO, Kimaiyo S, Somi GR, Okong P, Bangsberg DR, Bwana MB, Cohen CR, Otieno JA, Wabwire D, Elul B, Nash D, Easterbrook PJ, Braitstein P, Musick BS, Martin JN, Yiannoutsos CT, Wools-Kaloustian K. Trends in the clinical characteristics of HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania between 2002 and 2009. J Int AIDS Soc. 2011; 14:46.

11. Dowdy DW, Geng EH, Christopoulos KA, Kahn JS, Hare CB, Wlodarczyk D, Havlir DV. Mortality among antiretroviral-eligible patients in an urban public clinic. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug 1; 57(4):297-300.

12. Geng EH, Glidden DV, Bwana MB, Musinguzi N, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Christopoulos KA, Neilands TB, Yiannoutsos CT, Deeks SG, Bangsberg DR, Martin JN. Retention in care and connection to care among HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in Africa: estimation via a sampling-based approach. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e21797.

13. Egger M, Spycher BD, Sidle J, Weigel R, Geng EH, Fox MP, MacPhail P, van Cutsem G, Messou E, Wood R, Nash D, Pascoe M, Dickinson D, Etard JF, McIntyre JA, Brinkhof MW. Correcting mortality for loss to follow-up: a nomogram applied to antiretroviral treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS Med. 2011; 8(1):e1000390.

14. Geng EH, Bwana MB, Kabakyenga J, Muyindike W, Emenyonu NI, Musinguzi N, Mugyenyi P, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR. Diminishing availability of publicly funded slots for antiretroviral initiation among HIV-infected ART-eligible patients in Uganda. PLoS One. 2010; 5(11):e14098.

15. Geng EH, Nash D, Kambugu A, Zhang Y, Braitstein P, Christopoulos KA, Muyindike W, Bwana MB, Yiannoutsos CT, Petersen ML, Martin JN. Retention in care among HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings: emerging insights and new directions. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010 Nov; 7(4):234-44.

16. Geng EH, Glidden DV, Emenyonu N, Musinguzi N, Bwana MB, Neilands TB, Muyindike W, Yiannoutsos CT, Deeks SG, Bangsberg DR, Martin JN. Tracking a sample of patients lost to follow-up has a major impact on understanding determinants of survival in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jun; 15 Suppl 1:63-9.

17. Geng EH, Bangsberg DR, Musinguzi N, Emenyonu N, Bwana MB, Yiannoutsos CT, Glidden DV, Deeks SG, Martin JN. Understanding reasons for and outcomes of patients lost to follow-up in antiretroviral therapy programs in Africa through a sampling-based approach. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Mar; 53(3):405-11.

18. Zhou Z, Meyers K, Li X, Chen Q, Qian H, Lao Y, Geng E, Fan Y, Yang S, Chiu M, Ho DD. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 using highly active antiretroviral therapy in rural Yunnan, China. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Feb; 53 Suppl 1:S15-22.

19. Kigozi IM, Dobkin LM, Martin JN, Geng EH, Muyindike W, Emenyonu NI, Bangsberg DR, Hahn JA. Late-disease stage at presentation to an HIV clinic in the era of free antiretroviral therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Oct 1; 52(2):280-9.

20. Geng EH, Deeks SG. CD4+ T cell recovery with antiretroviral therapy: more than the sum of the parts. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 1; 48(3):362-4.

21. Geng EH, Emenyonu N, Bwana MB, Glidden DV, Martin JN. Sampling-based approach to determining outcomes of patients lost to follow-up in antiretroviral therapy scale-up programs in Africa. JAMA. 2008 Aug 6; 300(5):506-7.

22. Tabaee A, Geng E, Lin J, Kakoullis S, McDonald B, Rodriguez H, Chong D. Impact of neck length on the safety of percutaneous and surgical tracheotomy: a prospective, randomized study. Laryngoscope. 2005 Sep; 115(9):1685-90.

23. Geng E, Kreiswirth B, Burzynski J, Schluger NW. Clinical and radiographic correlates of primary and reactivation tuberculosis: a molecular epidemiology study. JAMA. 2005 Jun 8; 293(22):2740-5.

24. Geng EH, Kreiswirth BN, Burzynski J, Schluger NW. Transmission trends for human immunodeficiency virus associated tuberculosis in New York City. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2005 Jun; 9(6):661-6.

25. Geng E, Kreiswirth B, Driver C, Li J, Burzynski J, DellaLatta P, LaPaz A, Schluger NW. Changes in the transmission of tuberculosis in New York City from 1990 to 1999. N Engl J Med. 2002 May 9; 346(19):1453-8.