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Ryan White Center for Infectious Disease and Global Health

The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health is a national leader in global pediatric infectious disease research. Our research focuses on infections that are among the leading causes of death and disability in children worldwide, malaria and HIV.

Areas of Expertise

Malaria

Malaria research in the Division of Infectious Diseases focuses on:

  • Parasite and host factors that lead severe malaria in children
  • Complications of severe malaria, including neurodevelopmental impairment
  • Risks of malaria and other infections in children with sickle cell disease
  • Effects of changing transmission on malaria immunity

Malaria researchers at the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health include Chandy John, MD, MSAndrea Conroy, PhDDibyadyuti Datta, PhD, and Tuan Tran, MD, PhD.

HIV

HIV research in the Division of Infectious Diseases focuses on:

  • Adherence to HIV medications,
  • Stigma in HIV
  • Disclosure of HIV status to children
  • Evaluation and treatment of HIV in adolescents
  • Evaluation and treatment of neurodevelopmental impairment in infants exposed to HIV

HIV researchers at the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Global Health include Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS, Leslie Enane, MD, and Megan McHenry, MD.

Chandy John, MD, Lab

Chandy John, MD, Lab

The John Lab focuses on malaria pathogenesis, immunology and epidemiology; the relationships between infection, nutrition and neurodevelopment; and infections in children with sickle cell anemia.
Rachel Vreeman, MD

Rachel Vreeman, MD

Dr. Vreeman's research program focuses on chronic disease management for HIV-infected children in resource-limited settings, with a focus on adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART).