Allison Malloy


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Pediatric infectious diseases and host defense
Age-dependent immune development
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2011-2013 Clinical Research Fellowship, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2008-2011 Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
2005-2008 Pediatric Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
2001-2005 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1998-2000 Masters of Science (M.Sc.), University of Manchester, Manchester, England
1994-1998 Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.), Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Dr. Malloy is a board-certified general pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases subspecialist. She obtained her medical degree from George Washington University where she studied the impact of microbes on the host immune response and discovered how these relationships could affect immune development in pediatric patients. She went on to a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was then inspired to pursue a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Through her research fellowship at the Vaccine Research Center at NIH, Dr. Malloy developed her research focus on age-dependent immune development and how this is impacted by critical pediatric infectious diseases such as respiratory syncytial virus. Her current research program at USU is focused on the development of innate and adaptive immunity during early life and identifying innovative animal models and in vitro systems to design immunotherapeutic agents and vaccines for children.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Pediatric Infection and Immunity, USU School of Medicine, 2014-present

Impact Award, USU School of Medicine, 2017

Research article highlighted by the editorial staff at the Journal of Immunology, 2017


Sainato R, Flores M, Malloy A, Geaney C, et. al. Health Maintenance Deficits in a Fully Insured Population of Adolescents with Chronic Medical Conditions. Clin Pediatr. 2017 56(6):512-518

Malloy AM, Ruckwardt TJ, Morabito KM, Lau-Kilby AW, et al. Pulmonary Dendritic Cell Subsets Shape the Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cell Immunodominance Hierarchy in Neonates. J Immunol. 2017, 198(1):394-403

Ruckwardt TJ, Malloy AM, Morabito KM, Graham BS. Quantitative and Qualitative Deficits in Neonatal Lung-Migratory Dendritic Cells Impact the Generation of the CD8+ T Cell Response. PLoS Pathog. 2014, 10(2):e1003934

Malloy AM, Falsey AR, Ruckwardt TJ. Consequences of Immature and Senescent Immune Responses for Infection with Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2013, 372:211-31

Ruckwardt TJ, Malloy AM, Gostick E, Price DA. et al. Neonatal CD8 T Cell Hierarchy is Distinct from Adults and is Influenced by Intrinsic T Cell Properties in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infected Mice. PLoS Pathog. 2011, 7(12)e1002377