Boghuma Kabisen Titanji is a Cameroonian born physician-scientist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. She obtained her MD from the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon and worked for some years after graduating as a medical officer, before pursuing post-graduate research training in London, United Kingdom. As an awardee of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship program, she obtained a master’s degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians and a PhD in Virology from University College London. Dr. Titanji joined Emory University School of Medicine in 2016 where she completed a residency in Internal Medicine on the ABIM research pathway and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. She has three parallel career interests: translational and clinical research in HIV and emerging infections, science education and communication, and global health equity. Her current research focuses on studying inflammation as a driver of cardiovascular disease in people with HIV using cell culture models and systems biology approaches. She is passionate about leveraging translational research to improve the care of people with HIV, promoting global health equity through research capacity building in Africa and using science to influence health policy through communication and advocacy.   


  • Section editor for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine with the Journal Plos Global Public Health 
  • Chief Scientific Adviser for the non-profit organization CRITICA 
  • Board of directors for the non-profit organization ICMEC 
  • Healthcare Heroes 2023, Atlanta business Chronicle, Researcher and Innovator Category   
  • Young Investigator Award, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) – 2021 & 2022 
  • Member, Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) – 2016 – present 
  • Member, American Heart Association (AHA) – 2018 – present  
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology (ASM) – 2020 – present 


  • Translational and clinical research in HIV and emerging infections 
  • Science education and communication 
  • Global health equity 
  • Pathogens: HIV, Monkeypox Virus


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