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Alison G. Abraham, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • Epidemiology (Joint)
    • Division: General Epidemiology and Methodology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Suite E7640
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
MS, California State University, 1999


Dr. Abraham worked as a biomedical engineer for several years before pursuing a career in epidemiology and public health.  She recieved her Masters degree in Biostatistics in 2005 and her Doctoral degree in  Epidemiology in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Abraham has been on the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins since 2008 and works with the Statistics in Epidemiology group to develop novel methodologic approaches with primary applications in HIV research and chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Abraham works primarily with the data coordinating centers for four large prospective cohort studies housed in the Statistics in Epidemiology group.  Her work with the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study involves validation and development as well as investigating novel hypotheses related to the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  Some of this work has been translated to the context of HIV, where CKD and other comorbidities are of primary interest in the modern therapy era as HIV-infected individuals are living fuller lives.  Dr. Abraham has worked with the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), the North American AIDS Cohorts Collaboration on Research and Design(NA-ACCORD)and the Women's Interagency HIV study (WIHS) to study the impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral medication use on the risk of age-related chronic disease in HIV-infected populations.

Honors and Awards

October 2013: Fourth HIV & Aging Workshop 2013 Sponsored Attendee

August 2010: National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient

June 2008: Inductee, Delta Omega Society

April 2007: Doctoral Thesis Fund Award

June 2005: Thomas and Louis  I Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

October 2004: National Institutes of Health Training Grant

September 1995:  Rehabilitation Engineering Teaching and Training Grant

  • Epidemiology Epidemiologic Methodology HIV Research Chronic Kidney Disease 
  • Age-related Eye Disease Pediatric Nephrology Biostatistics Missing Data Methods MACS WIHS NAACCORD 
  • CKID HIV Drug Resistance Cervical Cancer

Selected recent publications:

  • Yhong Y*, Muñoz A, Schwartz GJ, Warady BA, Furth SL, Abraham AG. Nonlinear Trajectory of GFR in Children before RRT. J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 May;25(5):913-7. PMCID: PMC4005299

  • Abraham AG, Li X, Jacobson LP, Estrella MM, Evans  RW,  Witt MD, Phair J. Antiretroviral therapy-induced changes in plasma lipids and the risk of kidney dysfunction in HIV-infected men. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Oct;29(10):1346-52. PMCID: PMC3785801

  • Abraham AG, Strickler HD, Jing Y, Gange SJ, Sterling TR, Silverberg M, Saag M, Rourke S,  Rachalis A, Napravnik S, Moore RD, Klein M, Kitahata M,  Kirk G, Hogg R, Hessol NA, Goedert JJ, Gill MJ, Gebo K, Eron JJ, Engels EA, Dubrow R, Crane HM, Brooks JT, Bosch R, D’Souza G for the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA. Invasive cervical cancer risk among HIV-infected women: A North American multi-cohort collaboration prospective study J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Apr 1;62(4):405-13. PMCID: PMC3633634

  • Abraham AG, Lau B, Deeks S, Moore RD, Zhang J, Eron J, Harrigan R, Gill MJ, Kitahata M, Klein M, Napravnik S, Rachalis A, Rodriguez B, Rourke S, Benson C, Bosch R, Collier A, Gebo K, Goedert J, Hogg R, Horberg M, Jacobson L, Justice A, Kirk G, Martin J, McKaig R, Silverberg M, Sterling T, Thorne J, Willig J and Gange SJ for the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA. Missing Data on the estimation of the prevalence of accumulated human immunodeficiency virus drug resistance in patients treated with antiretroviral drugs in North America. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Sep 15;174(6):727-735. PMCID: PMC3202147

  • Abraham AG, Muñoz A, Furth SL, Warady BA, Schwartz GJ. Extracellular volume and glomerular filtration rate in children with chronic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Apr;6(4):741-7. PMCID: PMC3069364