Research

The Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health is a national leader in research in global pediatric infectious disease. Our research focuses on infections that are among the leading causes of death and disability in children worldwide, malaria and HIV.

Our malaria research focuses on why children develop severe malaria, the neurodevelopment consequences of severe malaria, the risks of malaria in children with sickle cell disease, and effects of changing transmission on malaria immunity.  Malaria researchers in the Center include Dr. Chandy John, Dr. Andrea Conroy, and Dr. Tuan Tran.

Our HIV research, conducted by Dr. Rachel Vreeman and colleagues focuses on adherence to HIV medications and disclosure of HIV status to children.