Andrea L. Conroy, HBSc, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global health

Primary Appointment: Department of Pediatrics


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • PhD:Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Current Research Interests:

Dr. Conroy's research centers on understanding the impact of infections on global women’s and children’s health. She received her training in a translational global health research environment focused on malaria pathogenesis and the development of new therapeutics. Dr. Conroy is interested in understanding how infections alter the expression of proteins important for regulating blood vessel development and maintaining vascular integrity. She has experience conducting research studies on malaria in pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Malawi), HIV in pregnant women in Uganda, dengue and leptospirosis in Colombia, and sepsis and influenza in North America. Dr. Conroy is currently based in Uganda full-time managing the IU-field sites and the new Global Health Uganda-Indiana University CHILD laboratory in Kampala with ongoing projects related to malaria in pregnancy, severe malaria in children, and sickle cell disease.

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