Geri R. Donenberg, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Co-Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
Director, Healthy Youths Program
Director, Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science
Dr. Geri Donenberg is a Professor of Medicine, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is the Co-Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, directs the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science and Healthy Youths Program, and codirects the UIC/Indonesia Fogarty Training Program. Dr. Donenberg has been involved in national and international HIV-related research for 20 years, with continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1999. Dr. Donenberg has expertise in longitudinal research, prevention and intervention development and adaptation, evidence-based program delivery and testing, and the conduct of randomized controlled trials with diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults. With over 110 peer-reviewed publications, her research focuses on family factors, individual attitudes and beliefs, and peer and partner characteristics related to youth sexual behavior and substance use. In 2016, she was recognized as UIC’s Distinguished Clinical Researcher of the Year. Previously, Dr. Donenberg directed the Community Outreach Intervention Projects and served as Associate Dean of Research in the UIC School of Public Health. A former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Donenberg works internationally throughout Africa and Indonesia, and has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to capacity development and enhancing diversity and inclusion at the local, national, and international levels. She has trained more than 70 Doctorate, Masters and Bachelor-level students throughout the United States, Africa, and Indonesia, and she actively mentors junior faculty through national initiatives for traditionally underrepresented minority scholars. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois.
Dr. Donenberg’s Research Profile