Sonja Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H., DrPH, FACPM

Sonja Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H., DrPH, FACPM 


Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program


Community Health & Preventive Medicine
Location: NCPC, Room 324-B
Phone: (404)756-5284


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Residency/Fellowship: Epidemic Intelligence Service

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Residency/Fellowship: General Preventive Medicine

Washington Hospital Center
Residency/Fellowship: Internal Medicine


University of North Carolina School of Public Health (Chapel Hill)
Degree: Doctor of Public Health (Epidemiology and Public Health Leadership)

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health (Immunology and Infectious Diseases)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine (with Honors)

Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, cum laude

Research Interests

  • Health Services and Quality Improvement
  • Health Policy
  • Health Equity and Justice
  • Prevention of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

  • Lifestyle Medicine for Older Adults
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Medicare Wellness Examinations


  • Hutchins SS, Rhodes K, Crawford J. US COVID-19 Vaccine Regulatory and Safety Practices. J Natl Medical Assoc 2022;114:S59.
  • Saraiya P, Hutchins SS, Crump S, Morgan J, Wilkinson T, Durham Walker C, Taylor B.  Availability of Naloxone in 2 Underserved Urban Communities in Georgia.  J Public Health Manag Pract  2021;27:S179-S185.
  • Hutchins SS, Mayberry RA.  US communities need more accessible data to improve health, not less.  Am J Public Health 2021; 111:1728-1730.
  • Williams WW, Hutchins SS, Orenstein WA, Rodewald L.  Immunization and preventive care.  In: Satcher D, Pamies RR, eds, Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities.  New York, New York:   McGraw-Hill; 2006: 233-249.
  • Weise W., Hutchins S.S. The epidemiologic evidence relating dietary fat to cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, and rectum. In: Preventing Disease:  Beyond the Rhetoric.  New York, New York.  Springer-Verlog 1990.

Honors and Awards

  • 25 USPHS Commissioned Corps Awards including the Foreign Duty Service Awards, Commendation Medals, and the Outstanding Service Medal.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Williams-Hutchins Health Equity Award.
  • National Medical Association’s Scroll of Merit Award
  • Williams Forum for Diabetic Education and Healthcare,Hidden Figures
  • East Orange (NJ) Hall of Fame