CSDE Research Areas:
- Health of People and Populations
Dr. Engi Attia received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington. She completed her Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship here at the University of Washington. Engi’s research interests involve the intersection of chronic lung disease and HIV infection. In collaboration with TREE at the Coptic Hope Center in Nairobi, Kenya, she is examining chronic lung diseases and associated risk factors among individuals with HIV infection, with a particular interest in adolescents with vertically-acquired HIV. Engi spent time at the Coptic Hope Center in 2014 and again in 2015 to implement two prospective, observational studies addressing these relationships under the combined mentorship of Drs. Michael Chung and Kristina Crothers. Engi received a K23 (HL129888) Career Development Award in February 2017 from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue examining mechanisms of and risk factors for chronic lung disease in HIV-infected adolescents in Nairobi.