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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., 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): e0126593. 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): e0118567. 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): 567. 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): e1001616. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001616.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Coleen K. Cunningham, and Ann M. Buchanan. “A Review of Human Herpesvirus 8, the Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus, in the Pediatric Population.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 3, no. 1 (March 2014): 66–76. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pit051.

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Reddy, E. A., B. N. Njau, S. C. Morpeth, K. E. Lancaster, A. C. Tribble, V. P. Maro, L. J. Msuya, et al. “A randomized controlled trial of standard versus intensified tuberculosis diagnostics on treatment decisions by physicians in Northern Tanzania.” Bmc Infectious Diseases 14, no. 1 (February 20, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-14-89.

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Reddy, Elizabeth A., Boniface N. Njau, Susan C. Morpeth, Kathryn E. Lancaster, Alison C. Tribble, Venance P. Maro, Levina J. Msuya, et al. “A randomized controlled trial of standard versus intensified tuberculosis diagnostics on treatment decisions by physicians in Northern Tanzania.” Bmc Infect Dis 14 (February 20, 2014): 89. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-14-89.

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Buchanan, Ann M., Dorothy E. Dow, Charles G. Massambu, Balthazar Nyombi, Aisa Shayo, Rahma Musoke, Sheng Feng, John A. Bartlett, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Werner Schimana. “Progress in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in three regions of Tanzania: a retrospective analysis.” Plos One 9, no. 2 (2014): e88679. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088679.

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Pass, Robert F., Sharon Nachman, Patricia M. Flynn, Petronella Muresan, Terence Fenton, Coleen K. Cunningham, William Borkowsky, et al. “Immunogenicity of Licensed Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccines in HIV-Infected Children and Youth.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2, no. 4 (December 2013): 352–60. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pit040.

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