Alison C. Roxby, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Faculty Information

Biography

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: 
MD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
2003
Residency in Internal Medicine
Stanford University Hospitals
Palo Alto CA
2006-2006
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle WA
2007-2012
Honors: 
Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina
1996
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow, Nairobi, Kenya
2009-2010
NIAID/Infectious Diseases Society of America ID Research Careers Meeting Scholarship recipient
2012
Chair of Medicine Scholar Award, University of Washington Department of Medicine
2014