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)

Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Kenya Demonstrate Rapid STI Incidence Following First Sex: Data From a Longitudinal Cohort.
(2023 Apr)
J Adolesc Health 72(4): 568-574
Wang M, Tapia K, Oluoch LM, Micheni M, Selke S, Kiptinness C, Chohan B, Wald A, Ngure K, Mugo NR, Roxby AC

Experiences With Safer Conception Services for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples at a Referral Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Front Reprod Health 3(): 693429
Kaggiah A, Kimemia G, Moraa H, Muiruri P, Kinuthia J, Roxby AC

Starting to have sexual intercourse is associated with increases in cervicovaginal immune mediators in young women: a prospective study and meta-analysis.
(2022 Oct 25)
Elife 11():
Hughes SM, Levy CN, Calienes FL, Martinez KA, Selke S, Tapia K, Chohan BH, Oluoch L, Kiptinness C, Wald A, Ghosh M, Hardy L, Ngure K, Mugo NR, Hladik F, Roxby AC

Changes in concentrations of cervicovaginal immune mediators across the menstrual cycle: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data.
(2022 Oct 5)
BMC Med 20(1): 353
Hughes SM, Levy CN, Katz R, Lokken EM, Anahtar MN, Hall MB, Bradley F, Castle PE, Cortez V, Doncel GF, Fichorova R, Fidel PL Jr, Fowke KR, Francis SC, Ghosh M, Hwang LY, Jais M, Jespers V, Joag V, Kaul R, Kyongo J, Lahey T, Li H, Makinde J, McKinnon LR, Moscicki AB, Novak RM, Patel MV, Sriprasert I, Thurman AR, Yegorov S, Mugo NR, Roxby AC, Micks E, Hladik F, Consortium for Assessing Immunity Across the Menstrual Cycle

A Disfiguring Rash.
(2021 Jul)
Open Forum Infect Dis 8(7): ofab332
Zambrano AI, Church EC, McKay KM, Carnes SK, Morse RJ, Leveque TK, Roxby AC

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