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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

Kelly, Matthew S., Jiayin Zheng, Sefelani Boiditswe, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Kristen A. Feemster, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Boitshepe Seme, et al. “Investigating Mediators of the Poor Pneumonia Outcomes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Exposed but Uninfected Children.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 8, no. 1 (March 28, 2019): 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pix092.

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Becken, B., A. Multani, S. Padival, and C. K. Cunningham. “Human immunodeficiency virus I: History, epidemiology, transmission, and pathogenesis.” In Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases: A Problem-Based Approach, 417–23, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91080-2_40.

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Brumme, Zabrina L., Hanwei Sudderuddin, Carrie Ziemniak, Katherine Luzuriaga, Bradley R. Jones, Jeffrey B. Joy, Coleen K. Cunningham, Thomas Greenough, and Deborah Persaud. “Genetic complexity in the replication-competent latent HIV reservoir increases with untreated infection duration in infected youth.” Aids 33, no. 2 (February 1, 2019): 211–18. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002045.

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Kelly, Matthew S., Michael G. Surette, Marek Smieja, Laura Rossi, Kathy Luinstra, Andrew P. Steenhoff, David M. Goldfarb, et al. “Pneumococcal Colonization and the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children in Botswana.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 37, no. 11 (November 2018): 1176–83. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002174.

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Itell, Hannah L., Erin P. McGuire, Petronella Muresan, Coleen K. Cunningham, Elizabeth J. McFarland, William Borkowsky, Sallie R. Permar, and Genevieve G. Fouda. “Development and application of a multiplex assay for the simultaneous measurement of antibody responses elicited by common childhood vaccines.” Vaccine 36, no. 37 (September 5, 2018): 5600–5608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.07.048.

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Brown, Jerry F., John M. Dye, Sam Tozay, Gertrude Jeh-Mulbah, David A. Wohl, William A. Fischer, Coleen K. Cunningham, et al. “Anti-Ebola Virus Antibody Levels in Convalescent Plasma and Viral Load After Plasma Infusion in Patients With Ebola Virus Disease.” J Infect Dis 218, no. 4 (July 13, 2018): 555–62. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy199.

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Tabb, Zachary J., Blandina T. Mmbaga, Monica Gandhi, Alexander Louie, Karen Kuncze, Hideaki Okochi, Aisa M. Shayo, Elizabeth L. Turner, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Antiretroviral drug concentrations in hair are associated with virologic outcomes among young people living with HIV in Tanzania.” Aids 32, no. 9 (June 1, 2018): 1115–23. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000001788.

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Gichane, Margaret W., Kristen A. Sullivan, Aisa M. Shayo, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Karen O’ Donnell, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Caregiver role in HIV medication adherence among HIV-infected orphans in Tanzania.” Aids Care 30, no. 6 (June 2018): 701–5. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1391986.

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Buchholz, Ursula J., Coleen K. Cunningham, Petronella Muresan, Devasena Gnanashanmugam, Paul Sato, George K. Siberry, Vivian Rexroad, et al. “Live Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine Candidate Containing Stabilized Temperature-Sensitivity Mutations Is Highly Attenuated in RSV-Seronegative Infants and Children.” J Infect Dis 217, no. 9 (April 11, 2018): 1338–46. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy066.

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McFarland, Elizabeth J., Ruth A. Karron, Petronella Muresan, Coleen K. Cunningham, Megan E. Valentine, Charlotte Perlowski, Bhagvanji Thumar, et al. “Live-Attenuated Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate With Deletion of RNA Synthesis Regulatory Protein M2-2 is Highly Immunogenic in Children.” J Infect Dis 217, no. 9 (April 11, 2018): 1347–55. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy040.

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