Penn Center for AIDS Research

Helen C Koenig

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, MacGregor Infectious Diseases Practice, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Department of Medicine Committee on Appointments and Promotions (COAP), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
MacGregor Infectious Disease Practice
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
South Pavilion 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6932
Fax: 215-662-7899
AB (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University, 1999.
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, 2003.
MPH (Public Health graduate training)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2006.
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2009.
Resident in Preventive Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008-2010.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2009.
American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV, HIV-hepatitis C coinfection, treatment of multi-drug resistant HIV, General Infectious Diseases, Hospital-Acquired Infections, general Infectious Diseases

Description of Research Expertise

HIV prevention

Selected Publications

Bonett S, Tam V, Singapur A, Min J, Koenig HC, Wood SM: Incidence of syphilis infection and syphilis-related care utilization among adolescents and young adults living with HIV. International Journal of STD & AIDS Page: Online ahead of print, Nov 2021.

Liu P, Stewart L, Short W, Koenig H: Metrics of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation before and after a Multidisciplinary Task Force at an Academic Institution. Quality Management in Healthcare June 2021.

Lee N, Kelly S, Koenig H, Lalley-Chareczko L, Van Buskirk, Chaiyachati K: Using automation enhanced bidirectional text messages in-between visits to identify barriers to HIV PrEP adherence: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study, poster presentation. Soc Gen Int Med, virtual conference April 2021.

Auchus A, Lalley-Chareczko L, Koenig H: Increasing PrEP Use In Cisgender Women Through Contextualization Within Sexual Wellness Services: An Intervention Pilot, poster presentation Int Workshop HIV & Women Conference (virtual) April 2021.

Hannaford A, Arens Y, Koenig H: Real-Time Monitoring and Point-of-Care Testing: A Review of the Current Landscape of PrEP Adherence Monitoring. Patient Preference and Adherence 15(5): 259-269, Feb 2021.

Wood SM, Morales KH, Metzger D, Davis A, Fiore D, Petsis D, Barnett K, Koenig HC, Dowshen N, Gross R, Frank I: Mental Health, Social Influences, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Utilization among Men and Transgender Individuals Screening for HIV Prevention Trials. AIDS Behav 25(2): 524-531, Feb 2021.

Graziani A, Curran M, Freedman E, Peahota M, Parrish M, Appolo B, Brown K, Carter B, Ciufetelli D, Dennis E, DiGiorgio C, Donaghy E, Frank I, Gerald N, Hamilton T, Jones D, Kim D, King A, LoRe V, Mahajan A, Ochs A, Powell L, Tebas P, Weinstein E, Welser K, Chary P: HIV/Hepatitis C Co-infection Eradication Initiative in an Acadamic Outpatient ID Practice, oral presentation Adherence Conference (IAPAC) - national conference November 2020.

Wallace J, Lalley-Chareczko L, Shaw H, Culler J, Spencer T, Koenig H: First Annual City-wide PrEP Week: Engaging the Greater Philadelphia Community Around PrEP Access and Uptake, poster presentation. Adherence Conference (IAPAC)- national conference November 2020.

Hebel S, Kahn-Woods E, Enghuus C, Koenig H, Lalley-Chareczko L, Radix A, Daughtridge G: Disparities in PrEP Uptake and Adherence among Cisgender Women using a Pharmacologic Measure. Oral presentation at IDWeek, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2020.

Young LB, Lalley-Chareczko L, Clark D, Ramos MT, Nahan RA, Troutman GS, Cantor R, DiFlavis L, Koenig HC: Correlation of pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence to a mental health diagnosis or experience of childhood trauma in high-risk youth. Int J STD AIDS 5: 440-446, Apr 2020.

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Last updated: 11/15/2021
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