Manya Magnus

Manya Magnus

Manya Magnus

M.P.H., Ph.D.


School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Health Policy and Management


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 Associate Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Magnus is Co-Director of the school’s MPH Program in Epidemiology, Co-Director of the Clinical and Population Sciences Core of the NIH-funded DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR), and the Clinical Research Site Leader for the GW HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) site. 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 NIH- and CDC-funded randomized controlled clinical trials and observational studies. She applies epidemiologic methodology to studies on the local, state, and national levels with a focus on structural barriers to HIV prevention services for highly affected populations as well as the use of health information technology in the innovative delivery of HIV prevention and care services to at-risk communities.



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

Dr. Magnus has been a member of site operations committees of the national Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group, served on the Tulane University Committee on Use of Human Subjects, on the Maternal-Child Community Advisory Board, and on the WORD UP/NHBS Community Advisory Board.

  • NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) GW Clinical Research Site Leader
  • Site PI HPTN 061, 069, 073, 077, 083, and 085
  • Community Engagement Core Co-Director, BELIEVE Martin Delaney Collaboratory towards HIV-1 Cure
  • Investigator-initiated NIH studies: Structural Barriers to HIV Prevention Services for Black MSM; Telemedicine for Transgender Women of Color
  • Co-Director, Clinical and Population Sciences Core of the DC Center for AIDS Research

For a complete list of over 100 peer-reviewed papers, please see MyBibliography: