School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Manya Magnus, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in and the Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Magnus is the PI/Clinical Trials Unit Leader of the NIH-funded DC Clinical Trials Unit (DC CTU) and Co-Director of the Administrative Core of the NIH-funded DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR). Dr. Magnus serves as the Co-Director of the School of Public Health’s MPH Epidemiology Program and is the Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.
Dr. Magnus received her BA in social psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and her MPH and PhD in epidemiology from Tulane University; she is also a nurse. Dr. Magnus has collaborated on and directed a variety of epidemiologic studies, including multisite randomized controlled clinical trials and observational studies. She applies epidemiologic methodology to conduct studies with a focus on prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases. This includes participating in multi-site clinical trials of biomedical prevention and treatment interventions as well as investigator-initiated studies of structural barriers to care for those most affected by HIV.