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Andrea Berry, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):



HSF-II, 480

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-1123

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 706-5328


(410) 706-6205

Education and Training

  • Columbia College, B.A., Biochemistry, 1998
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D., 2003
  • Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics, 2003-2006
  • Fellowship, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2006-2009


Dr. Berry is a board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialist with an interest in malaria immunology and pediatric vaccine trials. She co-leads the Immunoepidemiology and Pathogenesis Unit within the Malaria Research Program, where she studies the humoral immune response to malaria following natural infection and malaria vaccination. Dr. Berry conducts malaria vaccine trials and challenge studies at the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD).

Dr. Berry is a member of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) network of investigators. Recent NIAID clinical studies have included trials of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines, a study of concurrent use of both licensed brands of rotavirus vaccines within the same schedule, and a study of the immunogenicity of Human Papilloma Virus vaccine when given outside of the recommended schedule.

Dr. Berry also serves as an investigator for several COVID-19 research projects including vaccine trials in adults and pediatrics and the COVID-19 Community Research Partnership.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Malaria, clinical vaccine trials, immunology.

Highlighted Publications

Friedman-Klabanoff DJ, Travassos MA, Ifeonu OO, Agrawal S, Ouattara A, Pike A, Bailey JA, Adams M, Coulibaly D, Lyke KE, Laurens MB, Takala-Harrison S, Kouriba B, Kone AK, Doumbo OK, Patel JJ, Thera MA, Felgner PL, Tan JC, Plowe CV, Berry AA.  Epitope-specific antibody responses to a Plasmodium falciparum subunit vaccine target in a malaria-endemic population. J Infect Dis2020 Sep 29;doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa611. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32992328.

Bailey JA, Berry AA, Travassos MA, Ouattara A, Boudova S, Dotsey EY, Pike A, Jacob CG, Adams M, Tan JC, Bannen RM, Patel JJ, Pablo J, Nakajima R, Jasinskas A, Dutta S, Takala-Harrison S, Lyke KE, Laurens MB, Niangaly A, Coulibaly D, Kouriba B, Doumbo OK, Thera MA, Felgner PL, Plowe CV.  Microarray analyses reveal strain-specific antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen 1 variants following natural infection and vaccination. Sci Rep2020 Mar 3;10(1):3952doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60551-z. PubMed PMID: 32127565; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7054363.

Zhou AE, Berry AA, Bailey JA, Pike A, Dara A, Agrawal S, Stucke EM, Ouattara A, Coulibaly D, Lyke KE, Laurens MB, Adams M, Takala-Harrison S, Pablo J, Jasinskas A, Nakajima R, Niangaly A, Kouriba B, Kone AK, Rowe JA, Doumbo OK, Thera MA, Patel JJ, Tan JC, Felgner PL, Plowe CV, Travassos MA.  Antibodies to Peptides in Semiconserved Domains of RIFINs and STEVORs Correlate with Malaria Exposure. mSphere2019 Mar 20;4(2)doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00097-19. PubMed PMID: 30894432; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6429043.

Berry AA, Yang Y, Pakharukova N, Garnett JA, Lee W, Cota E, Marchant J, Roy S, Tuittila M, Liu B, Inman KG, Ruiz-Perez F, Mandomando I, Nataro JP, Zavialov AV, Matthews S.  Structural insight into host recognition by aggregative adherence fimbriae of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. PLoS Pathogens. 2014 Sep 18;10(9):e1004404.

View a complete list of Dr. Berry's publications.

Research Interests

Dr. Berry studies the humoral immune response to malaria following natural infection and malaria vaccination. Her clinical trial experience includes pediatric and adult vaccine studies and controlled human malaria infection.

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Berry is a board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialist. She attends on the pediatric infectious disease consult service, where she also teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition, she provides pre-travel consultations at the University of Marlyand School of Medicine Travel Medicine Practice.

Awards and Affiliations

University of Maryland School of Medicine Passano Foundation Clinician-Investigator Award (2016)

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Grants and Contracts


2/6/2017 – 1/31/2022 (PI)
Protein microarray antibody responses to P. falciparum in a human challenge model
NIH K23 AI125720

2/1/2019 – 1/31/2024 (Co-Investigator) PI: Joana Carneiro Da Silva
Genome-wide sieve analysis and immunological validation to identify targets of protective efficacy in field trials of a whole-organism malaria vaccine
NIH R01 AI141900
Role: Provide expertise in peptide microarray design, sample selection, and data analysis

3/15/2021 - 3/14/2023 (Co-Investigator) PI: D. Serre
Design and Evaluation of a Plasmodium vivax ultra-dense peptide array
NIH R21AI159307
Role: Provide expertise in peptide microarray design, sample selection, and data analysis


3UM1AI148689-01S2 (Kotloff); 7/13/2020- 11/30/2021; NIH/NIAID
Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU): Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC), Moderna Vaccine Trial
Role: Co-Investigator

SC-75D30120C08405 (Kotloff); 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021; Vysnova Partners, Inc., CDC
Sub-Contract: Applied Research to Address the COVID-19 Emerging Public Health Emergency
Role: Co-Investigator

UM1AI148689 (Kotloff); 12/01/2020 – 11/30/2021; NIH/NIAID
Implementing Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) clinical site protocols; CoVPN 3004 Novavax Supplement
Role: Co-Investigator

Community Service

  • Member, Baltimore City Schools Public Health Advisory Committee
  • Member, Baltimore County Public Schools Public Health Advisory Committee

Professional Activity

Member, Planning Committee, Global Health Session at St. Judes/PIDS Annual Meeting

Lab Techniques and Equipment

Protein and peptide microarrays

Links of Interest