Allison Lorna Agwu, MD, ScM
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Elected 2024

Allison Agwu, M.D., ScM is Professor of Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins 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 a combined adult and pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Dr. Agwu oversees a clinical research program that aims to coordinate care, treatment, and research for vulnerable populations through a multidisciplinary and socially responsible lens.  She cares for patients across the age spectrum, both in the pediatric and adult Ryan-White funded HIV clinics at Johns Hopkins, as the founder and medical director of the Accessing Care Early (ACE) Clinic and the Program Director of the Pediatric/Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program.  She is also the Project Director of JH-WICY Partnership, a regional RW Part D funded program aimed at improving care for vulnerable populations in central Maryland.   Dr. Agwu’ s independent research studies use multimodal approaches, including clinic and field-based/community-involved approaches and clinical trials.  Through her work she has deciphered the challenges and developed relevant studies of innovative interventions to address those problems. She is also involved with large national and international research groups (IMPAACT, ATN, PAVE) where she is actively involved in directing the research agenda and approaches. She is an active member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Adolescent and Adult Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines, Chair-Elect of the HIV Medicine Association Board of Directors, and Chair of the Advocates for Youth Board, all spaces where she tirelessly advocates for those who often cannot advocate for themselves, especially the youth. With her expertise, she is a highly sought after researcher, collaborator, and mentor, both domestically and internationally.