Photo of Noelle Benzekri, MD, MA, DTM&H
Acting Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Faculty Information


Dr. Benzekri attended UCLA medical school, and completed internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. After fellowship, she joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.

She has worked with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, PATH, and non-governmental organizations on numerous projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently based in Senegal, West Africa where she is the PI of studies on HIV, tuberculosis, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Education & Training: 
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA
University of Washington
Seattle WA
University of Washington
Seattle WA
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London England
(206) 685-3060
Mailing Address: 

Box 358061, 750 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109-4725

Rm E607


Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Implementation science, HIV/AIDS, opportunistic infections, tuberculosis, parasitology, food insecurity, and ethics.

Clinical Interests: 

HIV, tropical medicine, and Hansen's Disease.


Benzekri NA, Sambou JF, Tamba IT, Diatta JP, Sall I, Cisse O, Thiam M, Bassene G, Badji NM, Faye K, Sall F, Malomar JJ, Seydi M, Gottlieb GS. Nutrition support for HIV-TB co-infected adults in Senegal, West Africa: A randomized pilot implementation study.PLoS One. 2019 Jul 18;14(7):e0219118. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219118. eCollection 2019.

Benzekri NA, Sambou JF, Ndong S, Tamba IT, Faye D, Diallo MB, Diatta JP, Faye K, Sall I, Sall F, Malomar JJ, Hawes SE, Seydi M, Gottlieb GS. Traditional healers, HIV outcomes, and mortality among people living with HIV in Senegal, West Africa. AIDS. 2019 Jul 15;33(9):1521-1526. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002232.

Benzekri NA, Sambou JF, Ndong S, Tamba IT, Faye D, Diallo MB, Diatta JP, Faye K, Sall I, Sall F, Manga NM, Malomar JJ, Ndour CT, Hawes SE, Seydi M, Gottlieb GS. Prevalence, predictors, and management of advanced HIV disease among individuals initiating ART in Senegal, West Africa. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 15;19(1):261. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3826-5.

Benzekri NA, Sambou J, Diaw B, Sall el HI, Sall F, Niang A, Ba S, Ngom Guèye NF, Diallo MB, Hawes SE, Seydi M, Gottlieb GS. High prevalence of severe food insecurity and malnutrition among HIV-infected adults in Senegal, West Africa. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 3;10(11):e0141819. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141819. eCollection 2015.

Roess AA, Monroe BP, Kinzoni EA, Gallagher S, Ibata SR, Badinga N, Molouania TM, Mabola FS, Mombouli JV, Carroll DS, MacNeil A, Benzekri NA, Moses C, Damon IK, Reynolds MG. Assessing the effectiveness of a community intervention for monkeypox prevention in the Congo basin. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Oct;5(10):e1356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001356. Epub 2011 Oct 18.