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Mark Dworkin


Associate Director of Epidemiology

Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Building & Room:



1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-0348


Dr. Mark Dworkin is a board-certified Infectious Diseases physician with a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine who was trained in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program. Dr. Dworkin has worked at the CDC in Atlanta in the Division of HIV/AIDS where he led a multi-city HIV surveillance project and served as the Illinois Department of Public Health’s State Epidemiologist where he led, presented, and published outbreak investigations and HIV surveillance analyses. As a professor and Associate Director of Epidemiology in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, he teaches public health surveillance and outbreak investigation at the graduate level, consults with health departments, analyzes and publishes surveillance data, and performs and publishes HIV-related research, especially on the subject of antiretroviral adherence in young African American men who have sex with men and female sex workers. Dr. Dworkin has also co-taught for the undergraduate public health concentration. He is the editor and author of the textbook, Cases in Field Epidemiology: A Global Perspective that teaches outbreak and other field investigations and demonstrates the value of surveillance through illustrative examples of important outbreaks.

Selected Publications

Dworkin M, Chakraborty A, Lee S, Monahan C, Hightow-Weidman L, Garofalo R, Qato D, Jimenez A. Development of a theory-based relational realistic talking human embodied agent mobile phone intervention to promote HIV medication adherence and retention in care in young HIV-positive African American MSM. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2018;6(7):e10211. Doi: 10.2196/10211

Dworkin M, Chakraborty A, Zychowski D, Donenberg G, Novak R, Garofalo R. Self-efficacy and ability to read as factors associated with antiretroviral therapy adherence in an HIV-infected population. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2018;doi: 10.1177/0956462418776073

Dworkin MS, Douglas GW, Sabitha Rani GP, Chakraborty A. Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy in Hyderabad, India: barriers, facilitators and identification of target groups. Int J STD AIDS 2016;27:186-195

Dworkin MS, Peterson CE, Gao W, Mayor A, Hunter R, Negron E, Fleury A, Besch CL. Efficacy of a food safety comic book on knowledge and self-reported behavior for persons living with AIDS. PLoS One 2013;Oct 4;8(10):e72874