Chandy C. John

Chandy C. John, MS, MD

Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. John is the director of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University and the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He is the Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. John’s research focuses on malaria pathogenesis, immunology and epidemiology. Key discoveries of his collaborative research team include: 1) the first prospective studies to establish that severe malaria is associated with long-term cognitive impairment in children, 2) identification of immunologic factors that increase risk of severe malaria and cognitive impairment after severe malaria; and 3) determination of geographic and immunologic factors that affect risk of malaria in areas of unstable malaria transmission. Dr. John has conducted research studies and training in Kenya since 1996, in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, and in Uganda since 2001, in collaboration with Makerere University. He is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed research publications and 30 book chapters. Dr. John received the Bailey Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for his contributions to tropical medicine research.


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Ped-Infectious Diseases


Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
  • Section Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease