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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

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 (March 2, 2018).

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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 (March 2, 2018).

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Turner, NA, Moehring, R, Sarubbi, C, Wrenn, RH, Drew, RH, Cunningham, CK, Fowler, VG, and Anderson, DJ. "Influence of Reported Penicillin Allergy on Mortality in MSSA Bacteremia." Open forum infectious diseases 5, no. 3 (March 2018): ofy042-.

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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) (February 12, 2018).

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McGuire, EP, Fong, Y, Toote, C, Cunningham, CK, McFarland, EJ, Borkowsky, W, Barnett, S, Itell, HL, Kumar, A, Gray, G, McElrath, MJ, Tomaras, GD, Permar, SR, and Fouda, GG. "HIV-Exposed Infants Vaccinated with an MF59/Recombinant gp120 Vaccine Have Higher-Magnitude Anti-V1V2 IgG Responses than Adults Immunized with the Same Vaccine." Journal of virology 92, no. 1 (January 2018).

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Ramos, JV, Mmbaga, BT, Turner, EL, Rugalabamu, LL, Luhanga, S, Cunningham, CK, and Dow, DE. "Modality of Primary HIV Disclosure and Association with Mental Health, Stigma, and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence in Tanzanian Youth Living with HIV." AIDS patient care and STDs 32, no. 1 (January 2018): 31-37.

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Voronin, Y, Jani, I, Graham, BS, Cunningham, CK, Mofenson, LM, Musoke, PM, Permar, SR, and Scarlatti, G. "Recent progress in immune-based interventions to prevent HIV-1 transmission to children." Journal of the International AIDS Society 20, no. 4 (December 2017).

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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 (November 20, 2017).

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Dow, DE, Schimana, W, Nyombi, BM, Mmbaga, BT, Shayo, AM, Bartlett, JA, Massambu, CG, Kifaro, EG, Turner, EL, DeMarco, T, Cai, F, Cunningham, CK, and Buchanan, AM. "HIV Resistance and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Regimen in HIV-Infected Infants in Northern Tanzania." AIDS research and human retroviruses 33, no. 11 (November 2017): 1107-1113.

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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 (October 23, 2017): 1-5.

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