Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Alison Roxby

Assistant Professor, Global Health and Medicine/Allergy & Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Tel: 206-685-5699 Box: 359909

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations

Alison Roxby MD, MSc received her MD degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked in 5 different African countries to improve access to HIV care and prevent HIV transmission. After completing a residency in internal medicine at Stanford, she came to UW in 2007 for the Infectious Disease fellowship and to work with the Kenya Research Program under the mentorship of Carey Farquhar and Grace John-Stewart. Alison lived in Nairobi from 2009-2010, where she was a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow and served as the study physician for the Valacyclovir in Pregnancy trial, a clinical trial of valacyclovir in pregnant women co-infected with HIV and HSV-2. She also collected data on immune activation in pregnant women.

Alison currently holds an RO1 Award from NICHD entitled “Incident STIs in Kenyan Girls: a prospective cohort spanning sexual debut” and an R21 award from NIAID entitled “DMPA use and vaginal bacterial diversity among African women.” Her research goals are to improve maternal health, promote family planning, and reduce perinatal transmission of HIV. She teaches a course on Global Health Leadership in the department of Global Health and also sees adult HIV patients at Madison Clinic, and at UWMC Roosevelt Virology Clinic.