Arlene Dent

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Arlene Dent, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Division: Infectious Diseases / Rheumatology


Arlene E. Dent MD, PhD, is a physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital with a secondary appointment in the Center for Global Diseases at Case Western Reserve University. She is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dent is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. Her special interest is pediatric infectious diseases. She was appointed to the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2006.

She earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and a PhD in anatomy and her medical degree from the Department of Medical Sciences at Indiana University. Dr. Dent completed her residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She completed her training with a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University, specializing in pediatric international health.

Dr. Dent’s research interests include malaria and HIV in global pediatric populations. She currently is principal investigator for an HIV study and coinvestigator for three research studies on malaria.

She is a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal and Journal of Infectious Diseases. She has authored or coauthored nearly two dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals and is sole author of nearly three dozen textbook chapters. She has made numerous international presentations and is a frequent presenter at national medical meetings.

Dr. Dent is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and American Association of Immunologists.

Research Interests
• Malaria in children
• HIV in children