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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

Buchanan, Ann M., Suzanne P. Fiorillo, Michael W. Omondi, Coleen K. Cunningham, and John A. Crump. “Establishment of biochemistry reference values for healthy Tanzanian infants, children and adolescents in Kilimanjaro Region..” Trop Med Int Health 20, no. 11 (November 2015): 1569–77. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12580.

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Rehder, Kyle J., Elizabeth A. Wilson, Kanecia O. Zimmerman, Coleen K. Cunningham, and David A. Turner. “Detection of Multiple Respiratory Viruses Associated With Mortality and Severity of Illness in Children..” Pediatr Crit Care Med 16, no. 7 (September 2015): e201–6. https://doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000000492.

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Fouda, Genevieve G., Coleen K. Cunningham, and Sallie R. Permar. “Infant HIV-1 vaccines: supplementing strategies to reduce maternal-child transmission..” Jama 313, no. 15 (April 21, 2015): 1513–14. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2015.1382.

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Kelly, M. S., K. E. Wirth, J. Madrigano, K. A. Feemster, C. K. Cunningham, T. Arscott-Mills, S. Boiditswe, S. S. Shah, R. Finalle, and A. P. Steenhoff. “The effect of exposure to wood smoke on outcomes of childhood pneumonia in Botswana..” Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 19, no. 3 (March 2015): 349–55. https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.14.0557.

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Fouda, Genevieve G., Coleen K. Cunningham, Elizabeth J. McFarland, William Borkowsky, Petronella Muresan, Justin Pollara, Lin Ye Song, et al. “Infant HIV type 1 gp120 vaccination elicits robust and durable anti-V1V2 immunoglobulin G responses and only rare envelope-specific immunoglobulin A responses..” J Infect Dis 211, no. 4 (February 15, 2015): 508–17. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu444.

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Kelly, Matthew S., Marek Smieja, Kathy Luinstra, Kathleen E. Wirth, David M. Goldfarb, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Tonya Arscott-Mills, et al. “Association of respiratory viruses with outcomes of severe childhood pneumonia in Botswana..” Plos One 10, no. 5 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126593.

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Curtis, Donna J., Petronella Muresan, Sharon Nachman, Terence Fenton, Kelly M. Richardson, Teresa Dominguez, Patricia M. Flynn, et al. “Characterization of functional antibody and memory B-cell responses to pH1N1 monovalent vaccine in HIV-infected children and youth..” Plos One 10, no. 3 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118567.

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Luzuriaga, Katherine, Barbara Tabak, Manuel Garber, Ya Hui Chen, Carrie Ziemniak, Margaret M. McManus, Danielle Murray, et al. “HIV type 1 (HIV-1) proviral reservoirs decay continuously under sustained virologic control in HIV-1-infected children who received early treatment..” J Infect Dis 210, no. 10 (November 15, 2014): 1529–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu297.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Aisa M. Shayo, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Elizabeth A. Reddy. “Durability of antiretroviral therapy and predictors of virologic failure among perinatally HIV-infected children in Tanzania: a four-year follow-up..” Bmc Infect Dis 14 (November 7, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-014-0567-3.

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Voronin, Yegor, Lynne M. Mofenson, Coleen K. Cunningham, Mary G. Fowler, Pontiano Kaleebu, Elizabeth J. McFarland, Jeffrey T. Safrit, Barney S. Graham, and William Snow. “HIV monoclonal antibodies: a new opportunity to further reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission..” Plos Med 11, no. 4 (April 2014). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001616.

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