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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

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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Turner, Nicholas A., Rebekah Moehring, Christina Sarubbi, Rebekah H. Wrenn, Richard H. Drew, Coleen K. Cunningham, Vance G. Fowler, and Deverick J. Anderson. “Influence of Reported Penicillin Allergy on Mortality in MSSA Bacteremia..” Open Forum Infect Dis 5, no. 3 (March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy042.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Blandina T. Mmbaga, Elizabeth L. Turner, John A. Gallis, Zachary J. Tabb, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Karen E. O’Donnell. “Building resilience: a mental health intervention for Tanzanian youth living with HIV..” Aids Care 30, no. sup4 (2018): 12–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1527008.

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McGuire, Erin P., Youyi Fong, Christopher Toote, Coleen K. Cunningham, Elizabeth J. McFarland, William Borkowsky, Susan Barnett, et al. “HIV-Exposed Infants Vaccinated with an MF59/Recombinant gp120 Vaccine Have Higher-Magnitude Anti-V1V2 IgG Responses than Adults Immunized with the Same Vaccine..” J Virol 92, no. 1 (January 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01070-17.

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Ramos, Julia V., Blandina T. Mmbaga, Elizabeth L. Turner, Leonia L. Rugalabamu, Severa Luhanga, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Modality of Primary HIV Disclosure and Association with Mental Health, Stigma, and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence in Tanzanian Youth Living with HIV..” Aids Patient Care Stds 32, no. 1 (January 2018): 31–37. https://doi.org/10.1089/apc.2017.0196.

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Patel, S., L. Spees, M. Smieja, K. Luinstra, D. M. Goldfarb, A. P. Steenhoff, C. K. Cunningham, et al. “Predictors of Treatment Failure Among Infants with Acute Lower Respiratory Infection Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Botswana.” In American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 197. AMER THORACIC SOC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Water, Brittney J. van de, Susan G. Silva, Janet Prvu Bettger, Janice Humphreys, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Jason E. Farley. “Provision of guideline-based care for drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: Level of concordance between prescribing practices and guidelines..” Plos One 13, no. 11 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203749.

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