Benyam Hailu, M.D, MPH.

Division of Scientific Programs
Clinical and Health Services Research
Email: benyam.hailu@nih.gov
Phone: 301-594-8696

Dr. Benyam Hailu serves as a medical officer for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Hailu has worked as a general medical practitioner, project supervisor, and researcher for a nonprofit AIDS research project in Sub-Saharan Africa, at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Hailu received his M.D. from the Addis Ababa University school of Medicine, and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in infectious diseases.

Selected Publications

  • Wolday, D., Hailu, B., Girma, M., Hailu, E., Sanders, E., & Fontanet, A. L. (2003). Low CD4+ T-cell count and high HIV viral load precede the development of tuberculosis disease in a cohort of HIV-positive ethiopians. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 7(2), 110-116.
  • Rinke de Wit, T. F., Tsegaye, A., Wolday, D., Hailu, B., Aklilu, M., Sanders, E., . . . Fontanet, A. L. (2002). Primary HIV-1 subtype C infection in Ethiopia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 30(5), 463-470.
  • Kassu, A., Tsegaye, A., Petros, B., Wolday, D., Hailu, E., Tilahun, T., . . . De Wit, T. F. (2001). Distribution of lymphocyte subsets in healthy human immunodeficiency virus-negative adult Ethipoians from two geographic locales. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol, 8(6), 1171-1176. doi: 10.1128/CDLI.8.6.1171-1176.2001
  • Sahlu, T., de Wit, T. R., Tsegaye, A., Mekonnen, Y., Beyene, A., Hailu, B., . . . Fontanet, A. (2002). Low incidence of syphilis among factory workers in Ethiopia: effect of an intervention based on education and counselling. Sex Transm Infect, 78(2), 123-126.