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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

Kelly, MS, Zheng, J, Boiditswe, S, Steenhoff, AP, Feemster, KA, Arscott-Mills, T, Seme, B, Ratshaa, B, Rulaganyang, I, Patel, MZ, Mantzor, S, Shah, SS, and Cunningham, CK. "Investigating Mediators of the Poor Pneumonia Outcomes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Exposed but Uninfected Children." Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 8, no. 1 (March 2019): 13-20.

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Dow, DE, Shayo, AM, Cunningham, CK, and Mmbaga, B. "HIV-1 Drug Resistance and Virologic Outcomes Among Tanzanian Youth Living with HIV." The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (February 4, 2019).

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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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Hoffman, RM, Brummel, SS, Britto, P, Pilotto, JH, Masheto, G, Aurpibul, L, Joao, E, Purswani, MU, Buschur, S, Pierre, MF, Coletti, A, Chakhtoura, N, Klingman, KL, Currier, JS, and PROMISE (Promoting Maternal and Infant Safety Everywhere) 1077HS Team, . "Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Among Women Who Conceive on Antiretroviral Therapy." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 68, no. 2 (January 2019): 273-279.

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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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