Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc

Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc

Professor, Global Women's Health


Global Women's Health

Dr. Chi holds appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lived in Lusaka, Zambia from 2003 to 2015, where he developed an extensive research portfolio focused on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV care and treatment, and maternal-child health. He has served as PI for numerous grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Although he moved back to Chapel Hill in June 2015, he retains strong collaborative ties with the University of Zambia, the Zambian Ministry of Health, and other local partners. Alongside his research, Dr. Chi leads several training programs designed to foster U.S. collaborations abroad, including the UNC Global Women's Health Fellowship and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Consortium. He is also recipient of a K24 award from NIH, which provides dedicated effort to mentor students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members in patient-oriented research.

Areas of Research:

• Implementation research
• Program evaluation
• Clinical trials
• HIV prevention, including the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT)
• HIV care and treatment
• Maternal-child health

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