Michael Chung, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor
Department of Global Health
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Director, TREE (Treatment, Research, and Expert Education)
Co-Director, Department of Global Health E-Learning Initiative

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Chung has been involved in HIV treatment and care, field epidemiology research, and medical education at field sites in Nairobi, Kenya and Hanoi, Vietnam since 2002. He has led several randomized controlled trials on a variety of topics, including perinatal transmission of HIV, adherence to antiretroviral medications, and treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia among HIV-positive women. In 2004, Dr. Chung co-founded the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases, an HIV clinic in Nairobi, which is one of the largest single-site antiretroviral treatment centers in Kenya. He is the Director of the Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) program at the University of Washington, which is dedicated to addressing the health needs of people living in resource-limited settings through quality medical care, academic research, training, and education (www.tree4health.org). Through TREE, Dr. Chung offers a Global HIV Medicine Elective as well as general rotations for medical students in Kenya and Vietnam.

Based full-time in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Chung's current interests include cervical cancer screening and treatment of HIV-infected women, education of health care workers in resource-limited settings through the internet, and adherence to antiretroviral medications and consequent development and transmission of drug resistance.

Education & Training: 
MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1998
MPH, International Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA
1998
Infectious Diseases Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2001-2005
Internal Medicine Internship & Residency
Harvard University
Boston, MA
1998-2001
Honors: 
Center for AIDS Research International Infrastructure Award
Velji Global Health Project of the Year, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Center for AIDS Research New Investigator Award
Young Scientist Travel Grant Award, XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona