Mark S. Dworkin
Mark S. Dworkin
Mark S. Dworkin, M.D, MPH & TM (Master’s of Public Health and Tropical Medicine), is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and a medical epidemiologist.
Position/Title at UIC: Dr. Dworkin is a Professor in the division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Dr. Dworkin teaches Outbreak Investigation/Field Epidemiology, Public Health Surveillance, and Notorious Public Health Plagues.
Areas of Interest: Dr. Dworkin is interested in the clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, influenza transmission, and prevention of foodborne disease. He is also interested in other immunization preventable diseases.
Current and Recent Projects: Dr. Dworkin is currently developing projects that use technology to address medication non adherence among HIV-infected patients in Chicago. He is also studying medication adherence in Puerto Rico and syphilis HIV co-infection in France where he took sabbatical in 2014. He is currently conducting a pilot assessment of an educational intervention to raise restaurant food handler food safety knowledge in order to prevent foodborne disease. He is beginning to plan a research project with a PhD student to study food safety knowledge among HIV-infected persons in China.
Other: Dr. Dworkin was the Illinois Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist in the Division of Infectious Diseases and team leader for the Rapid Response Team (an outbreak investigation team) from 2000 to 2006. He has collaborated with HIV epidemiologic work performed by Bayamon University in Puerto Rico and with SHARE/Mediciti in Hyderabad, India. He also serves as a consultant for health departments on issues of surveillance and outbreak investigation.