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
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.