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Gabriel Chamie, MD
M_MED-AIDS-ZSFG
Associate Professor

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-476-4082 ext. 445
Gabriel.Chamie@ucsf.edu

Gabriel Chamie, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a faculty member in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chamie has been conducting HIV and TB clinical and epidemiological research in sub-Saharan Africa since 2008. His research interests include community-based HIV and tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, TB/HIV co-infection, and TB transmission dynamics in settings with generalized HIV epidemics. He is a co-investigator in the SEARCH Trial of a "test and treat" approach in East Africa, and currently serves as Chair of the SEARCH Trial HIV Testing Working Group implementing large-scale, multi-disease community health campaigns and population-wide HIV testing. He is also co-Principal Investigator of the IBIS-Health study, investigating novel incentive approaches to increase HIV testing among men in rural Uganda. He has an active clinical practice in HIV and TB clinics at San Francisco General Hospital.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship Infectious Diseases 06/2011
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco Fellowship AIDS Prevention Studies 06/2011
University of California, Berkeley MPH Epidemiology 05/2009
University of California, San Francisco Residency Internal Medicine 06/2006
Stanford Medical School MD Medicine 05/2003
Yale University BA History 05/1998

Awards and Honors

2013   CFAR Early Career Award of Excellence in Translational Research, UCSF-GIVI, 2013
2010   International AIDS Society (IAS)/ANRS Young Investigator’s Award in Clinical Research, International AIDS Society (IAS)/ANRS, 2010
2004   The Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF, and the J. David Gladstone Institutes, 2004
2003   The Allen B. Barbour Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, Stanford Medical School, 2003
1998   Berkeley College Master's Prize for distinguished involvement in the Yale and New Haven communities, Yale University, 1998

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Awarded Grants

Project Title Project Number Fiscal Year
Innovative incentive strategies for sustainable HIV testing and linkage to care R01MH105254 2020
Molecular Epidemiology and Geospatial Analysis of TB Transmission in Uganda K23AI095034 2016
Recent Articles (36)

Tram KH, Mwangwa F, Atukunda M, Owaraganise A, Ayieko J, Plenty A, Kwariisima D, Clark TD, Kamya MR, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED, Chamie G, Havlir DV, Marquez C. Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Completion in the Era of Differentiated HIV Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Sep 06.

Brown LB, Ayieko J, Mwangwa F, Owaraganise A, Kwarisiima D, Jain V, Ruel T, Clark T, Black D, Chamie G, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Kamya MR, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED, Havlir DV. Predictors of Retention in HIV Care Among Youth (15-24) in a Universal Test-and-Treat Setting in Rural Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Sep 01; 76(1):e15-e18.

Petersen M, Balzer L, Kwarsiima D, Sang N, Chamie G, Ayieko J, Kabami J, Owaraganise A, Liegler T, Mwangwa F, Kadede K, Jain V, Plenty A, Brown L, Lavoy G, Schwab J, Black D, van der Laan M, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Clark TD, Charlebois E, Kamya M, Havlir D. Association of Implementation of a Universal Testing and Treatment Intervention With HIV Diagnosis, Receipt of Antiretroviral Therapy, and Viral Suppression in East Africa. JAMA. 2017 Jun 06; 317(21):2196-2206.

Jain V, Petersen ML, Liegler T, Byonanebye DM, Kwarisiima D, Chamie G, Sang N, Black D, Clark TD, Ladai A, Plenty A, Kabami J, Ssemmondo E, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Population levels and geographical distribution of HIV RNA in rural Ugandan and Kenyan communities, including serodiscordant couples: a cross-sectional analysis. Lancet HIV. 2017 Mar; 4(3):e122-e133.

Brown LB, Havlir DV, Ayieko J, Mwangwa F, Owaraganise A, Kwarisiima D, Jain V, Ruel T, Clark T, Chamie G, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Kamya MR, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED. High levels of retention in care with streamlined care and universal test and treat in East Africa. AIDS. 2016 Nov 28; 30(18):2855-2864.

Chang W, Chamie G, Mwai D, Clark TD, Thirumurthy H, Charlebois ED, Petersen M, Kabami J, Ssemmondo E, Kadede K, Kwarisiima D, Sang N, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Kamya M, Havlir DV, Kahn JG. Implementation and Operational Research: Cost and Efficiency of a Hybrid Mobile Multidisease Testing Approach With High HIV Testing Coverage in East Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Nov 01; 73(3):e39-e45.

Ssemmondo E, Mwangwa F, Kironde JL, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Marquez C, Charlebois ED, Petersen ML, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Chamie G. Implementation and Operational Research: Population-Based Active Tuberculosis Case Finding During Large-Scale Mobile HIV Testing Campaigns in Rural Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Nov 01; 73(3):e46-e50.

Kadede K, Ruel T, Kabami J, Ssemmondo E, Sang N, Kwarisiima D, Bukusi E, Cohen CR, Liegler T, Clark TD, Charlebois ED, Petersen ML, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Chamie G. Increased adolescent HIV testing with a hybrid mobile strategy in Uganda and Kenya. AIDS. 2016 Sep 10; 30(14):2121-6.

Ssemmondo E, Mwangwa F, Kironde JL, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Marquez C, Charlebois ED, Petersen ML, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Chamie G. Population-based active TB case finding during large-scale mobile HIV testing campaigns in rural Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jul 29.

Kwarisiima D, Balzer L, Heller D, Kotwani P, Chamie G, Clark T, Ayieko J, Mwangwa F, Jain V, Byonanebye D, Petersen M, Havlir D, Kamya MR. Population-Based Assessment of Hypertension Epidemiology and Risk Factors among HIV-Positive and General Populations in Rural Uganda. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0156309.

Marquez C, Chamie G, Achan J, Luetkemeyer AF, Kyohere M, Okiring J, Dorsey G, Kamya MR, Charlebois ED, Havlir DV. Tuberculosis Infection in Early Childhood and the Association with HIV-exposure in HIV-uninfected Children in Rural Uganda. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 May; 35(5):524-9.

Chamie G, Clark TD, Kabami J, Kadede K, Ssemmondo E, Steinfeld R, Lavoy G, Kwarisiima D, Sang N, Jain V, Thirumurthy H, Liegler T, Balzer LB, Petersen ML, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. A hybrid mobile approach for population-wide HIV testing in rural east Africa: an observational study. Lancet HIV. 2016 Mar; 3(3):e111-9.

Camlin CS, Ssemmondo E, Chamie G, El Ayadi AM, Kwarisiima D, Sang N, Kabami J, Charlebois E, Petersen M, Clark TD, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, R Kamya M, Havlir D. Men "missing" from population-based HIV testing: insights from qualitative research. AIDS Care. 2016; 28 Suppl 3:67-73.

Chamie G, Charlebois ED. Authors' response. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Jul; 20(7):965-6.

Chamie G, Wandera B, Marquez C, Kato-Maeda M, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Identifying locations of recent TB transmission in rural Uganda: a multidisciplinary approach. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Apr; 20(4):537-45.

Bhatia R, Murphy AB, Raper JL, Chamie G, Kitahata MM, Drozd DR, Mayer K, Napravnik S, Moore R, Achenbach C. Testosterone replacement therapy among HIV-infected men in the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems. AIDS. 2015 Jan 02; 29(1):77-81.

Jain V, Byonanebye DM, Amanyire G, Kwarisiima D, Black D, Kabami J, Chamie G, Clark TD, Rooney JF, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Successful antiretroviral therapy delivery and retention in care among asymptomatic individuals with high CD4+ T-cell counts above 350 cells/µl in rural Uganda. AIDS. 2014 Sep 24; 28(15):2241-9.

Marquez C, Davis JL, Katamba A, Haguma P, Ochom E, Ayakaka I, Chamie G, Dorsey G, Kamya MR, Charlebois E, Havlir DV, Cattamanchi A. Assessing the quality of tuberculosis evaluation for children with prolonged cough presenting to routine community health care settings in rural Uganda. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105935.

Marquez C, Okiring J, Chamie G, Ruel TD, Achan J, Kakuru A, Kamya MR, Charlebois ED, Havlir DV, Dorsey G. Increased morbidity in early childhood among HIV-exposed uninfected children in Uganda is associated with breastfeeding duration. J Trop Pediatr. 2014 Dec; 60(6):434-41.

Chamie G, Marquez C, Luetkemeyer A. HIV-associated central nervous system tuberculosis. Semin Neurol. 2014 Feb; 34(1):103-15.

Jain V, Byonanebye DM, Liegler T, Kwarisiima D, Chamie G, Kabami J, Petersen ML, Balzer LB, Clark TD, Black D, Thirumurthy H, Geng EH, Charlebois ED, Amanyire G, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Changes in population HIV RNA levels in Mbarara, Uganda, during scale-up of HIV antiretroviral therapy access. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Mar 01; 65(3):327-32.

Kotwani P, Balzer L, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Kabami J, Byonanebye D, Bainomujuni B, Black D, Chamie G, Jain V, Thirumurthy H, Kamya MR, Geng EH, Petersen ML, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Evaluating linkage to care for hypertension after community-based screening in rural Uganda. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Apr; 19(4):459-68.

Chamie G, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Kabami J, Jain V, Geng E, Balzer LB, Petersen ML, Thirumurthy H, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Uptake of community-based HIV testing during a multi-disease health campaign in rural Uganda. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e84317.

Kotwani P, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Kabami J, Geng EH, Jain V, Chamie G, Petersen ML, Thirumurthy H, Kamya MR, Charlebois ED, Havlir DV. Epidemiology and awareness of hypertension in a rural Ugandan community: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 09; 13:1151.

Namusobya J, Semitala FC, Amanyire G, Kabami J, Chamie G, Bogere J, Jain V, Clark TD, Charlebois E, Havlir DV, Kamya M, Geng EH. High retention in care among HIV-infected patients entering care with CD4 levels >350 cells/µL under routine program conditions in Uganda. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Nov; 57(9):1343-50.

Chamie G, Wandera B, Luetkemeyer A, Bogere J, Mugerwa RD, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Household ventilation and tuberculosis transmission in Kampala, Uganda. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Jun; 17(6):764-70.

Thirumurthy H, Chamie G, Jain V, Kabami J, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Geng E, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Improved employment and education outcomes in households of HIV-infected adults with high CD4 cell counts: evidence from a community health campaign in Uganda. AIDS. 2013 Feb 20; 27(4):627-34.

Jain V, Liegler T, Kabami J, Chamie G, Clark TD, Black D, Geng EH, Kwarisiima D, Wong JK, Abdel-Mohsen M, Sonawane N, Aweeka FT, Thirumurthy H, Petersen ML, Charlebois ED, Kamya MR, Havlir DV. Assessment of population-based HIV RNA levels in a rural east African setting using a fingerprick-based blood collection method. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Feb; 56(4):598-605.

Chamie G, Kwarisiima D, Clark TD, Kabami J, Jain V, Geng E, Petersen ML, Thirumurthy H, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Leveraging rapid community-based HIV testing campaigns for non-communicable diseases in rural Uganda. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43400.

Luetkemeyer AF, Getahun H, Chamie G, Lienhardt C, Havlir DV. Tuberculosis drug development: ensuring people living with HIV are not left behind. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov 15; 184(10):1107-13.

Chamie G, Luetkemeyer A, Walusimbi-Nanteza M, Okwera A, Whalen CC, Mugerwa RD, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Significant variation in presentation of pulmonary tuberculosis across a high resolution of CD4 strata. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Oct; 14(10):1295-302.

Chamie G, Charlebois ED, Srikantiah P, Walusimbi-Nanteza M, Mugerwa RD, Mayanja H, Okwera A, Whalen CC, Havlir DV. Mycobacterium tuberculosis microbiologic and clinical treatment outcomes in a randomized trial of immediate versus CD4(+)-initiated antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected adults with a high CD4(+) cell count. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Aug 01; 51(3):359-62.

Chamie G, Luetkemeyer A, Charlebois E, Havlir DV. Tuberculosis as part of the natural history of HIV infection in developing countries. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 May 15; 50 Suppl 3:S245-54.

Bhave P, Chamie G. Streptococcus pneumoniae keratitis. J Hosp Med. 2008 Jul; 3(4):353.

Chamie G, Bonacini M, Bangsberg DR, Stapleton JT, Hall C, Overton ET, Scherzer R, Tien PC. Factors associated with seronegative chronic hepatitis C virus infection in HIV infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 15; 44(4):577-83.

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