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Alison Roxby, MD, MSc

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
  • University of Washington

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.

Research Interests

  • HIV and Women; family planning and HIV risk; genital immunology; prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV


  • 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"

Selected Publications

Roxby AC, Unger JA, Slyker JA, Kinuthia J, Lewis A, John-Stewart GC, Walson JL. A Lifecycle Approach to HIV Prevention in African Women and Children. (2014) Current HIV/AIDS Reports, Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 (accepted, in publication).
PubMed Abstract

Roxby AC, Atkinson C, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Farquhar C, Kiarie JN, Drake AL, Wald A, Boeckh M, Richardson B, Emery V, John-Stewart GC, Slyker JA. Maternal Valacyclovir and Infant Cytomegalovirus Acquisition: A Randomized Controlled Trial among HIV-Infected Women. (2014) PLoS ONE 9(2): e87855. PMID: 24504006.
PubMed Abstract

Roxby AC, Matemo DN, Drake AL, et al. Pregnant women and disclosure to sexual partners after testing HIV-1-Seropositive during antenatal care. AIDS Patient Care STDs. 2013; 27(1): 33-7.
PubMed Abstract

Roxby AC, Jain R. (2012). Case report: Dapsone interferes with hemoglobin A1C monitoring of diabetes in an HIV-infected patient. AIDS. 2013; 27(2): 299-301.
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Roxby AC, Liu AY, Drake AL,et al. Short communication: T cell activation in HIV-1/HSV-2 co-infected Kenyan women receiving valacyclovir. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013; 29(1): 94-8.
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Roxby AC, Drake AL, Ongecha-Owuor F, et al. Effects of valacyclovir on markers of disease progression in postpartum women co-infected with HIV-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus-2. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(6): e38622.
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