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.