Infectious Diseases and Global Health

The Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and Global Health Research Group is at the forefront of the global fight against infectious diseases that affect children. We focus on malaria, which is one of the leading causes of death and disability in children worldwide.

 The Research Group work on human malaria pathogenesis and transmission, with an immediate goal of reduction in death and disability from malaria, and a long-term goal of elimination of malaria in areas suited to such campaigns. Our research questions include examining 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.  

Researchers in our group include Drs. Chandy John, Andrea Conroy, and Tuan Tran . In addition, our section houses an exceptional and diverse assortment of postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students along with a steady flow of visiting national and international trainees and scholars. The landscape of our section remains dynamic as we continue to expand our team and our research focus. 

Questions about our program can be directed to:

Rachel Johnson

Administrative Support Specialist

Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health

Indiana University School of Medicine

1044 W Walnut Street; R4

Indianapolis, IN  46202

(317) 274-8940