• Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Alison Roxby

Box 359909
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
United States

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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. She completed an Infectious Disease fellowship at UW in 2007, working with the Kenya Research and Training Center and living in Nairobi from 2009-2010 as a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow.

Dr. Roxby's research goals are to improve maternal health, promote family planning, and reduce perinatal and adolescent acquisition of HIV. She completed a K23 career development award studying immune activation during pregnancy and contraception in HIV-infected Kenyan women, and currently holds 2 NIH grants studying contraception and the vaginal microbiome, and STI acquisition in Kenyan adolescent girls. She teaches in the department of Global Health and also sees adult HIV and PrEP patients at Madison Clinic, and at Roosevelt Virology Clinic where she serves as Clinic Director.

  • MD (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
  • MSc (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK))
  • BA (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Kiswahili
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • Herpes
  • HIV Transmission
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • STDs (other than HIV)

Muriuki EM, Kimani J, Machuki Z, Kiarie J, Roxby AC. Sexual assault and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis at an urban African hospital. (2017) AIDS Patient Care STDs, 2017 Jun 31:255-260. PMID: 28605228.

Roxby AC, Ben-Youssef L, Marx G, Kinoti F, Bosire R, Guthrie B, Mackelprang R, Kiarie J, John-Stewart G, Farquhar C. Dual contraceptive method use in HIV-serodiscordant Kenyan couples. (2016) Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. 2016 Feb 10. PMCID: PMC4980270. [Original research]

Roxby AC, Fredricks D, Odem-Davis K, Asbjornsdottir K, Masese L, Fiedler TL, DeRosa S, Jaoko W, Kiarie JN, Overbaugh J, McClelland RS. Changes in Vaginal Microbiota and Cytokines in HIV-1-Seronegative Kenyan Women Initiating DMPA. (2016) J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2016;71:359–366. PMCID: PMC4770856. [Original research]

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. PMCID: PMC4077944. [Review]

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. PMCID: PMC3913686. [Original research]