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Allison Lorna Agwu, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Female

Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Research Interests: Youth (adolescents and young adults); HIV/AIDS; Treatment strategies; Disparities in utilization of Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); Drug resistance in HIV patients; Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); HIV-1-infected adolescents and young adults; Epidemiologic approaches to HIV; Antibiocrobial Approval Program; International Infectious Diseases ...read more

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Background

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.

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Maryland Medical Center (1999)

Fellowships

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease (2008, 2018)

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).

Clinical Trial Keywords

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

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

Selected Publications

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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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • HIV Medical Association
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
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