Dr. Engi F. Attia
Title and Affiliation
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Washington
Co-Chair, Cardiopulmonary Working Group
Dr. Engi F. Attia, MD, MPH received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington (UW). She completed her Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at UW. Dr. Attia’s research interests involve the intersection of chronic lung disease, HIV infection and global health. In collaboration with the Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya, she is examining chronic lung diseases and associated risk factors among people living with HIV. Results from early prospective cohort studies at the Coptic Hope Center found that adolescents had a higher burden of respiratory symptoms, lower oxygen levels and abnormal lung function compared to adults living with HIV, which prompted her current focus on the lung health of adolescents living with HIV. Dr. Attia received a K23 (HL129888) Career Development Award in February 2017 from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue examining mechanisms of and risk factors for chronic lung disease in adolescents living with HIV in Nairobi. She is also implementing studies at the Coptic Hope Center supported by the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study Early Career Investigator Award and the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research New Investigator Award to compare chronic lung disease among U.S. and Kenyan youth and to investigate the relationship of HIV, air pollution and lung function, respectively.