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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

Cunningham, C. K., T. T. Charbonneau, K. Song, D. Patterson, T. Sullivan, T. Cummins, and B. Poiesz. “Comparison of human immunodeficiency virus 1 DNA polymerase chain reaction and qualitative and quantitative RNA polymerase chain reaction in human immunodeficiency virus 1-exposed infants.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 18, no. 1 (January 1999): 30–35. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006454-199901000-00009.

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Coplan, J., K. A. Contello, C. K. Cunningham, L. B. Weiner, T. D. Dye, L. Roberge, M. A. Wojtowycz, and K. Kirkwood. “Early language development in children exposed to or infected with human immunodeficiency virus.” Pediatrics 102, no. 1 (July 1998): e8. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.102.1.e8.

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Long, C. E., C. B. Hall, C. K. Cunningham, L. B. Weiner, K. P. Alger, M. Gouveia, C. B. Colella, K. C. Schnabel, and W. H. Barker. “Influenza surveillance in community-dwelling elderly compared with children.” Arch Fam Med 6, no. 5 (September 1997): 459–65. https://doi.org/10.1001/archfami.6.5.459.

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Loughran, T. P., L. Abbott, T. C. Gentile, J. Love, C. Cunningham, A. Friedman-Kien, Y. Q. Huang, and B. J. Poiesz. “Absence of human herpes virus 8 DNA sequences in large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia.” Leuk Lymphoma 26, no. 1–2 (June 1997): 177–80. https://doi.org/10.3109/10428199709109173.

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Domachowske, J. B., C. K. Cunningham, D. L. Cummings, C. J. Crosley, W. P. Hannan, and L. B. Weiner. “Acute manifestations and neurologic sequelae of Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis in children.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 15, no. 10 (October 1996): 871–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006454-199610000-00008.

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Cunningham, C. K., C. A. Bonville, J. H. Hagen, J. L. Belkowitz, R. M. Kawatu, A. M. Higgins, and L. B. Weiner. “Immunoblot analysis of anti-Ureaplasma urealyticum antibody in pregnant women and newborn infants.” Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 3, no. 5 (September 1996): 487–92.

Scholars@Duke

Coplan, J., T. D. Dye, K. A. Contello, C. K. Cunningham, K. Kirkwood, and L. B. Weiner. “Failure to identify human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive newborns: epidemiology and enrollment patterns in a predominantly white, nonurban setting.” Pediatrics 96, no. 6 (December 1995): 1083–89.

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Flynn, P. M., C. K. Cunningham, T. Kerkering, A. R. San Jorge, V. B. Peters, P. A. Pitel, J. Harris, G. Gilbert, L. Castagnaro, and P. Robinson. “Oropharyngeal candidiasis in immunocompromised children: a randomized, multicenter study of orally administered fluconazole suspension versus nystatin. The Multicenter Fluconazole Study Group.” J Pediatr 127, no. 2 (August 1995): 322–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3476(95)70321-7.

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Falsey, A. R., C. K. Cunningham, W. H. Barker, R. W. Kouides, J. B. Yuen, M. Menegus, L. B. Weiner, C. A. Bonville, and R. F. Betts. “Respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A infections in the hospitalized elderly.” J Infect Dis 172, no. 2 (August 1995): 389–94. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/172.2.389.

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Barker, W. H., M. A. Menegus, C. B. Hall, R. F. Betts, C. B. Freundlich, C. E. Long, D. H. O’Brien, L. B. Weiner, C. Cunningham, and C. A. Bonville. “Communitywide laboratory-based influenza surveillance focused on older persons, 1989-1992.” Am J Prev Med 11, no. 3 (May 1995): 149–55.

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