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Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member interested in the treatment, care, and prevention of HIV and cervical cancer.

Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD ’36, Distinguished Professor
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interim Director, Center for Women’s Health Research
UNC-Chapel Hill
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Area of Interest

A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, I lived in Zambia for 12 years coordinating research and training initiatives. My research interests are focused at the intersection of HIV, women’s health, clinical trials, and implementation science.  I moved to Chapel Hill in June 2015, but return at least quarterly to southern Africa to oversee ongoing project activities.

From 2006 to 2013, I served as advisor to our group’s research and program activities, which introduced cervical cancer screening to over 150,000 women in Zambia. I was also a co-investigator and mentor for the NIH-funded Zambia Cervical Cancer Research Capacity Initiative and have co-authored papers investigating the population impact of these health services.

I have dedicated substantial effort to the training of American and Zambian health professionals in research design, implementation, and analysis. I serve as PI of the UNC-Hopkins-Tulane-Morehouse Fogarty Global Health Fellowship consortium, a program that supports 15-20 trainees each year in 12-month overseas attachments. I also serve in leadership roles for the UNC Global Women’s Health Fellowship and the UNC-UNZA-Wits Partnership for HIV and Women’s Reproductive Health. Both programs have dedicated tracks for research training in women’s cancers.

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Awards and Honors

  • Chief Scientific Officer, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, 2012-2014
  • Maternal and Child Health Guideline Development Group, World Health Organization, Department of HIV/AIDS, 2012-2013 member
  • Obstetrics Co-Chair, PMTCT Scientific Committee, IMPAACT, 2010-2013
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2008
  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
  • Technical Working Group for PMTCT and Pediatric HIV Treatment, Zambian Ministry of Health, 2003- 2015
Benjamin Chi, MD