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Coleen Kathryn Cunningham, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Global Health, Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pediatrics
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor of Pathology
Campus mail: Box 3352 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-6335
Email address: coleen.cunningham@duke.edu

Dr. Cunningham is a pediatric infectious diseases physician who has focused her research on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection in children.  She has also played important roles in evaluation of vaccines for other infectious diseases and recently has worked on Ebola virus treatment studies.  She is currently working on studies of active and passive immunization to prevent HIV transmission in neonates born to HIV infected women.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1988 - 1991
  • Residency, Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1985 - 1988
  • M.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1985

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Brumme, ZL, Sudderuddin, H, Ziemniak, C, Luzuriaga, K, Jones, BR, Joy, JB, Cunningham, CK, Greenough, T, and Persaud, D. "Genetic complexity in the replication-competent latent HIV reservoir increases with untreated infection duration in infected youth." Aids (London, England) 33, no. 2 (February 2019): 211-218.

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Dow, DE, Mmbaga, BT, Turner, EL, Gallis, JA, Tabb, ZJ, Cunningham, CK, and O'Donnell, KE. "Building resilience: a mental health intervention for Tanzanian youth living with HIV." Aids Care (January 9, 2019): 1-9.

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Patel, SM, Spees, L, Smieja, M, Luinstra, K, Steenhoff, AP, Feemster, KA, Arscott-Mills, T, Boiditswe, S, Patel, MZ, Shah, SS, Cunningham, CK, and Kelly, MS. "Predictors of Poor Outcomes among Infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Botswana." The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (December 5, 2018).

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Kelly, MS, Surette, MG, Smieja, M, Rossi, L, Luinstra, K, Steenhoff, AP, Goldfarb, DM, Pernica, JM, Arscott-Mills, T, Boiditswe, S, Mazhani, T, Rawls, JF, Cunningham, CK, Shah, SS, Feemster, KA, and Seed, PC. "Pneumococcal Colonization and the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children in Botswana." The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 37, no. 11 (November 2018): 1176-1183.

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Itell, HL, McGuire, EP, Muresan, P, Cunningham, CK, McFarland, EJ, Borkowsky, W, Permar, SR, and Fouda, GG. "Development and application of a multiplex assay for the simultaneous measurement of antibody responses elicited by common childhood vaccines." Vaccine 36, no. 37 (September 2018): 5600-5608.

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Brown, JF, Dye, JM, Tozay, S, Jeh-Mulbah, G, Wohl, DA, Fischer, WA, Cunningham, CK, Rowe, K, Zacharias, P, van Hasselt, J, Norwood, DA, Thielman, NM, Zak, SE, and Hoover, DL. "Anti-Ebola Virus Antibody Levels in Convalescent Plasma and Viral Load After Plasma Infusion in Patients With Ebola Virus Disease." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 218, no. 4 (July 2018): 555-562.

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Tabb, ZJ, Mmbaga, BT, Gandhi, M, Louie, A, Kuncze, K, Okochi, H, Shayo, AM, Turner, EL, Cunningham, CK, and Dow, DE. "Antiretroviral drug concentrations in hair are associated with virologic outcomes among young people living with HIV in Tanzania." Aids (London, England) 32, no. 9 (June 2018): 1115-1123.

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Gichane, MW, Sullivan, KA, Shayo, AM, Mmbaga, BT, O' Donnell, K, Cunningham, CK, and Dow, DE. "Caregiver role in HIV medication adherence among HIV-infected orphans in Tanzania." Aids Care 30, no. 6 (June 2018): 701-705.

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Buchholz, UJ, Cunningham, CK, Muresan, P, Gnanashanmugam, D, Sato, P, Siberry, GK, Rexroad, V, Valentine, M, Perlowski, C, Schappell, E, Thumar, B, Luongo, C, Barr, E, Aziz, M, Yogev, R, Spector, SA, Collins, PL, McFarland, EJ, Karron, RA, and International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) P1114 Study Team, . "Live Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine Candidate Containing Stabilized Temperature-Sensitivity Mutations Is Highly Attenuated in RSV-Seronegative Infants and Children." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 217, no. 9 (April 2018): 1338-1346.

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McFarland, EJ, Karron, RA, Muresan, P, Cunningham, CK, Valentine, ME, Perlowski, C, Thumar, B, Gnanashanmugam, D, Siberry, GK, Schappell, E, Barr, E, Rexroad, V, Yogev, R, Spector, SA, Aziz, M, Patel, N, Cielo, M, Luongo, C, Collins, PL, Buchholz, UJ, and International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) 2000 Study Team, . "Live-Attenuated Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate With Deletion of RNA Synthesis Regulatory Protein M2-2 is Highly Immunogenic in Children." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 217, no. 9 (April 2018): 1347-1355.

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