Alison C. Roxby, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


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 a K23 grant entitled "Immune activation during pregnancy and contraception in HIV-infected Kenyan women" and has ongoing clinical research projects in Kenya. 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 Roosevelt Virology Clinic.

Projects Include:

  • Data analysis of cofactors for immune activation in HIV-infected women
  • Analysis of vaginal cytokines among users of DMPA contraception
  • Changes in immune activation during the postpartum period
  • Operational analysis of phasing in of Option B+ in Kenya
Education & Training: 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
Residency in Internal Medicine
Stanford University Hospitals
Palo Alto CA
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle WA
National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow, Nairobi, Kenya
Infectious Diseases Society of America Special Citation for Research Abstract, Vancouver BC, Canada
University of Washington Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) New Investigator Award
Chair of Medicine Scholar Award, University of Washington, Department of Medicine
Golden Eddy Award, best patient education document