Chandy C. John, MD, MS Director, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chandy John, M.D., M.S., is the Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University, where he is director of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health, and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. John joined the faculty at Indiana University in 2015, after serving as director of the Division of Global Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. John’s research focuses on malaria immunoepidemiology, and on the interactions between infection, inflammation, nutrition and child neurodevelopment. He has conducted research studies and training grants in Kenya since 1999, in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, and in Uganda since 2003, in collaboration with Makerere University. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications and 26 book chapters. Dr. John served as an appointed member of the Clinical Research and Field Studies study section of the National Institutes of Health, currently serves on the Thrasher Research Fund Advisory Committee, and has served on or chaired numerous other national and international study sections and review boards. He was awarded the Bailey K. Ashford Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2011 for his contributions to tropical medicine research. In the area of education, Dr. John guided the development of the University of Minnesota pediatrics residency global health track, which pioneered new developments in global child health education, including the first competency-based curriculum in global child health.
John C. Christenson, MD Director of Clinical Services
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. John C. Christenson is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health. He completed his medical studies and pediatric residency at the University of Puerto Rico and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Christenson is board-certified in pediatric infectious diseases, and has a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Dr. Christenson's work in travel medicine is nationally recognized: he has presented at national and international conferences on travel medicine in children, and has written review articles on travel medicine for major infectious disease, pediatric and travel medicine journals. Dr. Christenson has for many years been involved in international educational and health projects in Central America and West Africa. In addition to travel and geographic medicine, his clinical interests are in medical education, clinical infectious diseases, histoplasmosis, hospital epidemiology, and immunizations.
Thomas G. Fox, MD Fellowship Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Tom Fox is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health. He is the fellowship program director. He joined the faculty at IU in 2012 after completion of his fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
Together with Dr. Christenson, Dr. Fox created the school’s first pediatric infectious disease fellowship program and successfully recruited two outstanding fellows who started in July 2016 and two additional fellows to begin July 2017. He is committed to medical education and has won numerous teaching awards. He is intimately involved in all aspects of the fellowship and is dedicated to making the program one of the best in the country. Dr. Fox’s clinical interests include infections in the immunocompromised host and musculoskeletal infections.