Allison Agwu, MD, MPH
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Allison Agwu, M.D., ScM is Associate Professor of Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine.  Dr. Agwu received her B.S. from University of Maryland, M.D. from University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She completed her internal medicine/pediatric residency at Case Western Reserve University and adult/pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Her clinical and research interest is in HIV/AIDS with a focus on youth living with HIV (YLHIV).  She sees patients both in the pediatric and adult HIV clinics and as the founder and medical director of the Accessing Care Early (ACE) Clinic and the Program Director of the Pediatric/Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program, has been integral to the transition of YLHIV from pediatric to adult care.  Her overarching research goal is to optimize outcomes for youth by deciphering health disparities and optimal strategies both to treat HIV infection and identify and prevent co-morbidities for youth living with HIV.  Dr. Agwu has worked with the HIV Research Network spearheading the pediatric/adolescent working group agenda.  Additionally, Dr. Agwu is the Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins sites of the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials' Group (IMPAACT) and the previous Adolescent Trials’ Network (ATN), and a co-investigator in the JHU Adult AID Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Unit.  She chairs the IMPAACT complications working group and has chaired protocols examining strategies to address ART and co-morbidities in young people living with HIV. She is a member of both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Pediatric and Adult Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines.