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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

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): ofy042. 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): e0203749. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203749.

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Voronin, Yegor, Ilesh Jani, Barney S. Graham, Coleen K. Cunningham, Lynne M. Mofenson, Philippa M. Musoke, Sallie R. Permar, and Gabriella Scarlatti. “Recent progress in immune-based interventions to prevent HIV-1 transmission to children.” J Int Aids Soc 20, no. 4 (December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25038.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Werner Schimana, Balthazar M. Nyombi, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Aisa M. Shayo, John A. Bartlett, Charles G. Massambu, et al. “HIV Resistance and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Regimen in HIV-Infected Infants in Northern Tanzania.” Aids Res Hum Retroviruses 33, no. 11 (November 2017): 1107–13. https://doi.org/10.1089/AID.2017.0025.

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Perzova, Raisa, Lynn Abbott, Patricia Benz, Steve Landas, Seema Khan, Jordan Glaser, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Bernard Poiesz. “Is MMTV associated with human breast cancer? Maybe, but probably not.” Virol J 14, no. 1 (October 13, 2017): 196. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-017-0862-x.

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Kelly, Matthew S., Michael G. Surette, Marek Smieja, Jeffrey M. Pernica, Laura Rossi, Kathy Luinstra, Andrew P. Steenhoff, et al. “The Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children With Respiratory Infections in Botswana.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 36, no. 9 (September 2017): e211–18. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001607.

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