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Allison Lorna Agwu, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Children's Center

Expertise

HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease

Research Interests

Disparities in utilization of Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); Youth (adolescents and young adults); Treatment strategies; HIV/AIDS; HIV-1-infected adolescents and young adults; Drug resistance in HIV patients; Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Biography

Dr. Allison L. Agwu is an associate professor of pediatrics and adult infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include HIV/AIDS and infectious disease.

At Johns Hopkins Children’s, Dr. Agwu helped to develop a novel web-based antimicrobial approval program to safeguard patients and improve the efficiency in prescribing antibiotics.

Dr. Agwu earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics and internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University (University Hospitals of Cleveland/ Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital), and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Agwu serves as co-principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins site of the International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, HIV-1-infected youth, treatment strategies, and disparities in the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Other special interests include epidemiologic approaches to HIV, drug resistance in HIV patients, community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and international infectious diseases.

She is American Board of Internal Medicine-certified in infectious disease and American Board of Pediatrics-certified in infectious diseases. She is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medical Association, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

HIV Medical Association

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

 

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore MD ) (2010)
    • University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore MD ) (1999)

    Residencies

    • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital / Medicine and Pediatrics (Cleveland OH ) (2003)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Infectious Diseases (Baltimore MD ) (2007)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Baltimore MD ) (2007)

    Certifications

    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics (2014)
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
    • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Among her many research activities, Dr. Agwu serves as co-principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins site of the International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network.

    Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, HIV-1-infected youth, treatment strategies and disparities in the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Jao J, Agwu A, Mhango G, Kim A, Park K, Posada R, Abrams EJ, Hutton N, Sperling RS. “Growth patterns in the first year of life differ in infants born to perinatally vs. nonperinatally HIV-infected women.” AIDS. 2015 Jan 2;29(1):111-6. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000501.
    2. Yehia BR, Rebeiro P, Althoff KN, Agwu AL, Horberg MA, Samji H, Napravnik S, Mayer K, Tedaldi E, Silverberg MJ, Thorne JE, Burchell AN, Rourke SB, Rachlis A, Mayor A, Gill MJ, Zinski A, Ohl M, Anastos K, Abraham AG, Kitahata MM, Moore RD, Gebo KA; for the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD). “The Impact of Age on Retention in Care and Viral Suppression.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print]
    3. Yehia BR, Herati RS, Fleishman JA, Gallant JE, Agwu AL, Berry SA, Korthuis PT, Moore RD, Metlay JP, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network. “Hepatitis C virus testing in adults living with HIV: a need for improved screening efforts.” PLoS One. 2014 Jul 17;9(7):e102766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102766. eCollection 2014.
    4. Yehia BR, Fleishman JA, Agwu AL, Metlay JP, Berry SA, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network. “Health insurance coverage for persons in HIV care, 2006-2012.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Sep 1;67(1):102-6. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000251.
    5. Lee L, Rand CS, Ellen JM, Agwu AL. “Factors informing HIV providers' decisions to start antiretroviral therapy for young people living with behaviorally acquired HIV.” J Adolesc Health. 2014 Sep;55(3):358-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.03.006. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

    Clinical Trials

    Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Raltegravir in HIV-1-Exposed Newborn Infants at High Risk of Acquiring HIV-1 Infection

    Connect to Protect (C2P): Building a Community-Based Infrastructure for HIV Prevention

    Vitamin D Absorption in HIV Infected Young Adults Being Treated With Tenofovir Containing cART

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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic
    200 N. Wolfe Street
    Rubinstein Building
    3145
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-3917
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-0732
    Fax: 410-614-1490
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    Department/Division

    • Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
    • Medicine

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