Chandy C. John

Chandy C. John, MD, MS

Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics

Bio

Chandy C. John, M.D., M.S., holds the Ryan White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is director of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health at Indiana University. 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; 3) determination of geographic and immunologic factors that affect risk of malaria in areas of unstable malaria transmission; 4) the first studies to show that hydroxyurea treatment is safe and effective for children with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria endemic areas.

Dr. John is an active clinician, specializing in pediatric infectious diseases and tropical medicine. He conducts research and training programs in Kenya in collaboration with colleagues at the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Moi University, and in Uganda in collaboration with colleagues at Makerere University. He is the author of more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and 30 book chapters. Dr. John received the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society’s Young Investigator Award in 2004, and the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2011. 

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Global Health
Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics
Translational Research

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease