Alison Roxby

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Associate Professor, Global Health



MD University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 2003
MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), 2002
BA French, International Studies, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1996



Box 359909
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


Dr. Roxby's research goals are to improve maternal health, promote family planning, and reduce perinatal and adolescent acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). She completed a K23 career development award studying immune activation during pregnancy and contraception in HIV-infected Kenyan women, and currently holds two National Institutes of Health grants studying contraception and the vaginal microbiome, and sexually transmitted infection acquisition in Kenyan adolescent girls. She teaches in the Department of Global Health. Dr. Roxby sees adult HIV and PrEP patients at Madison Clinic and at Roosevelt Virology Clinic, where she serves as Clinic Director.

Research Interests

HIV and Women; family planning and HIV risk; genital immunology; prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Women's Autonomy in Infant Feeding Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study in Nairobi, Kenya.
(2021 May)
Matern Child Health J 25(5): 724-730
Duran MC, Bosire R, Beima-Sofie KM, Igonya EK, Aluisio AR, Gatuguta A, Mbori-Ngacha D, Farquhar C, Stewart GJ, Roxby AC

Developing Resources for American Indian/Alaska Native Transgender and Two-Spirit Youth, Their Relatives, and Healthcare Providers.
Prog Community Health Partnersh 14(4): 509-516
Angelino AC, Bell S, Roxby A, Thomas M, Leston J, Coker TR, Crouch JM

Mixed cytomegalovirus genotypes in HIV-positive mothers show compartmentalization and distinct patterns of transmission to infants.
(2020 Dec 31)
Elife 9():
Pang J, Slyker JA, Roy S, Bryant J, Atkinson C, Cudini J, Farquhar C, Griffiths P, Kiarie J, Morfopoulou S, Roxby AC, Tutil H, Williams R, Gantt S, Goldstein RA, Breuer J

Influence of intramuscular depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate initiation on vaginal microbiota in the postpartum period.
(2020 Dec 23)
Clin Infect Dis
Whitney BM, Srinivasan S, Tapia K, Muriuki EM, Chohan BH, Wallis JM, Liu C, Guthrie BL, McClelland RS, Hoffman NG, Fredricks DN, Roxby AC

Does providing laboratory confirmed STI results impact uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among Kenyan adolescents girls and young women? A descriptive analysis.
(2020 Sep 11)
Sex Transm Infect
Oluoch LM, Roxby A, Mugo N, Wald A, Ngure K, Selke S, Chohan B, Kiptinness C, Tapia K, Micheni M, Maina SG, Casmir E

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