Manya Magnus

Manya Magnus, PhD, MPH

Manya Magnus

M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Full-time Faculty

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Epidemiology


Email: Manya Magnus
Office Phone: 202-994-3024
Fax: 202-994-0082
950 New Hampshire Avenue, Office: 503 - Floor 5 Washington DC 20052

Manya Magnus, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in and the 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.



Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1998

Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology), Tulane University, 2001

PubH 6252: Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

PubH 6250: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

PubH 6299: Epidemiologic Methods of HIV Prevention

Dr. Magnus serves on a variety of HIV- and public health-related panels and boards that support those community members with and at risk for HIV. She provides service to the scientific community by serving as a member of NIH study sections as well as providing peer-review for over a dozen scientific journals.

Dr. Magnus is the PI/CTU Leader for the NIH-funded District of Columbia Clinical Trials Unit ( and the Co-Director of the NIH-funded DC Center for AIDS Research ( In addition, she is a collaborator or leader of a number of NIH- and CDC-funded investigator-initiated and collaborative observational and experimental studies.  For more information, please see

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