Allison Agwu, MD, ScM is Professor of Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Her clinical care and research focus on deciphering health disparities and optimizing care, treatment strategies, and outcomes particularly for young people at-risk for and/or living with HIV. Dr. Agwu oversees a clinical research program that aims to coordinate care, treatment, and research for vulnerable populations through a multidisciplinary and socially responsible lens. She cares for patients across the age spectrum, both in the pediatric and adult Ryan-White funded HIV clinics at Johns Hopkins, as the founder and medical director of the Accessing Care Early (ACE) Clinic and the Program Director of the Pediatric/Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program. She is also the Project Director of JH-WICY Partnership, a regional RW Part D funded program aimed at improving care for vulnerable populations in central Maryland. Dr. Agwu's independent research studies use multimodal approaches, including clinic and field-based/community-involved approaches and clinical trials. She is also involved in leadership of large national and international research groups (IMPAACT, ATN, PAVE) where she actively participates in driving the research agenda and approaches. She is an active member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Adolescent and Adult Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines, Vice Chair of the HIV Medicine Association Board of Directors, and Chair of the Advocates for Youth Board, all spaces where she tirelessly advocates for those who often cannot advocate for themselves, especially the youth.