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Christopher Whalen

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Distinguished Research Professor



Alpha Omega Alpha, 1984

Junior Faculty Research Award in for Society of General Internal Medicine, 1991

John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, Case Western Reserve University, 1998

Invited plenary speaker, Tuberculosis and HIV Co-Infection Symposium, 9th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, 2002

Invited speaker, Emmanuel Wolinsky Symposium, 2004

Elected to American Epidemiological Society, 2004

Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case, 2008

Invited Speaker, George Naff Annual Lecture, Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, 2009

Award for Excellence in Research, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, 2011

Distinguished Research Professor Award, University of Georgia, 2012

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Trust, 2017


American Epidemiological Society

Society for Epidemiologic Research

Ugandan Society for Health Scientists


MS, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, 1992

MD, Case Western Reserve University, 1984

BA, English, Stanford University, 1978

Research Interests:

As a physician-epidemiologist Dr. Whalen is interested in reducing the suffering and mortality associated with infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis and HIV infection. He is committed to working in the regions of the world that are most afflicted by these diseases so my research and clinical activities focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Uganda. Dr. Whalen’s research portfolio includes phase II and III clinical trials and large, population-based cohort studies. His main research activities aim to improve current methods and strategies for tuberculosis control and to improve clinical care for tuberculosis among HIV-infected persons. An equal part of my work involves building capacity for research, teaching and clinical care in Africa. He is committed to training future leaders in science and public health in Africa and providing them to equipment, workforce, and infrastructure to be successful.

Of note:


Research: tuberculosis, HIV, global health, causal inference, epidemiology, social networks

Teaching: epidemiology, causal inference in epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, field epidemiology

tuberculosis, HIV, global health, causal inference, epidemiology

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