Allison Bearden, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part Time)

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Dr. Bearden is a Med-Peds trained (LAC+USC) physician who completed an adult Infectious Disease fellowship where her research was focused on a cross-sectional study of vitamin D in HIV infected adults. She also completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases here at LAC+USC. Dr. Bearden has completed both an MPH and an MS in Clinical Investigation and has published in the area of vitamin D and HIV and viral infections, as well as the area of healthcare associated infections.

Her research interests include Vitamin D and infectious diseases, probiotics, mother-to-child transmission of HIV & CMV, adolescent HIV management and prevention, and expansion of PrEP services.


  • Acceptability and tolerability of long-acting injectable cabotegravir or rilpivirine in the first cohort of virologically suppressed adolescents living with HIV (IMPAACT 2017/MOCHA): a secondary analysis of a phase 1/2, multicentre, open-label, non-comparative dose-finding study Lancet HIV. 2024 Apr; 11(4):e222-e232. . View in PubMed
  • Low Bioactive Vitamin D Is Associated with Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension in a Cohort of Pregnant HIV-Infected Women Sampled Over a 23-Year Period Am J Perinatol. 2020 12; 37(14):1446-1454. . View in PubMed
  • Low maternal vitamin D is associated with increased risk of congenital and peri/postnatal transmission of Cytomegalovirus in women with HIV PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228900. . View in PubMed
  • Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis* Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul; 42(7):1703-13. . View in PubMed
  • A 14-year-old girl with hip pain and fever after a skateboard fall Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun; 33(6):667. . View in PubMed
  • Black spots in the returning traveler Dermatol Online J. 2013 Nov 15; 19(11):20393. . View in PubMed
  • Cross-sectional study of vitamin D levels, immunologic and virologic outcomes in HIV-infected adults J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Apr; 98(4):1726-33. . View in PubMed
  • An outbreak of the 2009 influenza a (H1N1) virus in a children’s hospital Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2012 Sep; 6(5):374-9. . View in PubMed
  • Vitamin D and the anti-viral state J Clin Virol. 2011 Mar; 50(3):194-200. . View in PubMed