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Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member with research interest in cervical cancer prevention and global oncology.

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Epidemiology

Area of Interest

My research group is looking into feasible and evidence-based methods to improve secondary prevention of cervical cancer in Africa. In particular, we work to improve access to HPV, and precancer treatment in these settings as part of the WHO-endorsed single-visit “screen & treat” strategy. We are also investigating the feasibility – safety, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy – of topical, self-administered antiviral therapies as primary HPV & cervical precancer treatment or as adjuvant therapy to improve the efficacy of current precancer treatment methods in HIV-positive women, the majority of whom live in low- and middle-income countries.

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Awards and Honors

  • National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention Early Career Scientist, 2023
  • Gilead HIV Research Scholars Award, 2023
  • Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award, 2022
  • Google Scholar Program Research Grant Awardee, 2022
  • UNC-Malawi-South Africa Cancer Consortium Developmental Core Awardee, 2022
  • UNC Center for AIDS Prevention (CFAR) Developmental Grant Awardee, 2022
  • UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Pilot Grant Awardee, 2021
  • Top Scoring Abstract Award: ASCO Conquer Cancer Scientific and Career Development Retreat, 2021
  • Union of International Cancer Control Young Cancer Leader, 2021
  • Best Oral Abstract: Accessible Cancer Technologies Conference.  2021
  • National Cancer Institute AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) Fellow, 2021
  • Clinton Global Initiative Infectious Disease Cohort, 2020
  • ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, 2020
  • University of California Global Health Institute, GloCal Health Fellowship, 2019
  • UCSF Global Cancer Grant Recipient, 2019
  • Ted Adams Scholarship Recipient, Pacific Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017
  • Distinction in Clinical and Translational Research, University of California, San Francisco, 2013
  • Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 2011-2012
  • Dean’s Summer Research Fellow, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2008, 2009
  • Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize recipient, University of California, Berkeley, 2007-2008
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellow, Purdue University, 2005
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Caltech, 2004
Headshot of Chemtai Mungo.