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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, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1988 - 1991
  • Residency, Pediatrics, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1985 - 1988
  • M.D., State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1985

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Shane, Andi L., Alice I. Sato, Carol Kao, Felice C. Adler-Shohet, Surabhi B. Vora, Jeffery J. Auletta, Sharon Nachman, et al. “A Pediatric Infectious Diseases Perspective of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Children.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 9, no. 5 (November 10, 2020): 596–608. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piaa099.

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Hurst, Jillian H., Sarah M. Heston, Hailey N. Chambers, Hannah M. Cunningham, Meghan J. Price, Lilianna Suarez, Carter G. Crew, et al. “SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Children in the Biospecimens from Respiratory Virus-Exposed Kids (BRAVE Kids) Study.” Clin Infect Dis, November 3, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1693.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Blandina T. Mmbaga, John A. Gallis, Elizabeth L. Turner, Monica Gandhi, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Karen E. O’Donnell. “A group-based mental health intervention for young people living with HIV in Tanzania: results of a pilot individually randomized group treatment trial.” Bmc Public Health 20, no. 1 (September 4, 2020): 1358. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09380-3.

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Karron, Ruth A., Jessica E. Atwell, Elizabeth J. McFarland, Coleen K. Cunningham, Petronella Muresan, Charlotte Perlowski, Jennifer Libous, et al. “Live-attenuated Vaccines Prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus-associated Illness in Young Children.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med, September 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202005-1660OC.

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Hurst, Jillian H., Sarah M. Heston, Hailey N. Chambers, Hannah M. Cunningham, Meghan J. Price, Liliana Suarez, Carter G. Crew, et al. “SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Children in the Biospecimens from Respiratory Virus-Exposed Kids (BRAVE Kids) Study.” Medrxiv, September 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.18.20166835.

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Li, Jerry, Mina Nikanjam, Coleen K. Cunningham, Elizabeth J. McFarland, Emily E. Coates, Katherine V. Houser, Bob C. Lin, et al. “Model Informed Development of VRC01 in Newborn Infants Using a Population Pharmacokinetics Approach.” Clin Pharmacol Ther, August 31, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.2026.

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Thomas, Sanya J., Jacob T. Kilgore, Bradford A. Becken, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Amelia B. Thompson. “Raltegravir-associated Drug-Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient Without Characteristic Human Leukocyte Antigen B*57:01 or B*53:01 alleles.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc, August 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piaa089.

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Cunningham, Coleen K., Elizabeth J. McFarland, R Leavitt Morrison, Edmund V. Capparelli, Jeffrey T. Safrit, Lynne M. Mofenson, Bonnie Mathieson, et al. “Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of the Broadly Neutralizing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Monoclonal Antibody VRC01 in HIV-Exposed Newborn Infants.” J Infect Dis 222, no. 4 (July 23, 2020): 628–36. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz532.

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Patel, Sweta M., Sabelle Jallow, Sefelani Boiditswe, Shabir A. Madhi, Kristen A. Feemster, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Tonya Arscott-Mills, et al. “Placental Transfer of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Antibody Among HIV-Exposed, Uninfected Infants.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 9, no. 3 (July 13, 2020): 349–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piz056.

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Congdon, Morgan, Hwanhee Hong, Rebecca R. Young, Coleen K. Cunningham, Leslie A. Enane, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Francis M. Banda, et al. “Effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on childhood pneumonia hospitalizations and deaths in Botswana.” Clin Infect Dis, July 8, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa919.

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