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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

Fouda, G. G., C. K. Cunningham, E. J. McFarland, W. Borkowsky, P. Muresan, B. E. Liebl, H. Liao, et al. “HIV-1 gp120 Vaccination Elicits a Robust and Durable Anti-V1/V2 IgG Response and Yet No HIV-1 Env-Specific IgA Response in HIV-Exposed Infants.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 29:A13–14, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Gray, Katherine D., Coleen K. Cunningham, Dana C. Clifton, Isaac A. Afwamba, Godfrey S. Mushi, Levina J. Msuya, John A. Crump, and Ann M. Buchanan. “Prevalence of mycobacteremia among HIV-infected infants and children in northern Tanzania..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 32, no. 7 (July 2013): 754–56. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e318286957f.

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Lee, Sonia, Bill G. Kapogiannis, Patricia M. Flynn, Bret J. Rudy, James Bethel, Sushma Ahmad, Diane Tucker, et al. “Comprehension of a simplified assent form in a vaccine trial for adolescents..” J Med Ethics 39, no. 6 (June 2013): 410–12. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2012-101286.

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Weinberg, Adriana, Petronella Muresan, Terence Fenton, Kelly Richardson, Teresa Dominguez, Anthony Bloom, Elizabeth Petzold, et al. “High proportions of regulatory B and T cells are associated with decreased cellular responses to pH1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected children and youth (IMPAACT P1088)..” Hum Vaccin Immunother 9, no. 5 (May 2013): 957–68. https://doi.org/10.4161/hv.23774.

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Lee, S., B. G. Kapogiannis, P. M. Flynn, B. J. Rudy, J. Bethel, S. Ahmad, D. Tucker, et al. “Comprehension of a simplified assent form in a vaccine trial for adolescents.” Journal of Medical Ethics 39, no. 6 (2013): 410–12. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2013-101515.

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Buchanan, Ann M., Behzad Nadjm, Ben Amos, George Mtove, David Sifuna, Coleen K. Cunningham, John A. Crump, and Hugh Reyburn. “Utility of rapid antibody tests to exclude HIV-1 infection among infants and children aged

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Muro, F. J., S. P. Fiorillo, C. Odhiambo, C. K. Cunningham, and A. Buchanan. “Seroprevalence of HBV and HCV among children in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.” Journal of the International Aids Society 15 (October 1, 2012): 101–2.

Scholars@Duke

Flynn, Patricia M., Sharon Nachman, Petronella Muresan, Terence Fenton, Stephen A. Spector, Coleen K. Cunningham, Robert Pass, et al. “Safety and immunogenicity of 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination in perinatally HIV-1-infected children, adolescents, and young adults..” J Infect Dis 206, no. 3 (August 1, 2012): 421–30. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jis360.

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Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Sudheesh, Sharon Huang, Terry Fenton, William Borkowsky, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Savita Pahwa. “Increased gut microbial translocation in HIV-infected children persists in virologic responders and virologic failures after antiretroviral therapy..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 31, no. 6 (June 2012): 583–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e31824da0f5.

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Freel, Stephanie A., Ralph A. Picking, Guido Ferrari, Haitao Ding, Christina Ochsenbauer, John C. Kappes, Jennifer L. Kirchherr, et al. “Initial HIV-1 antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in acute HIV-1 infection inhibit transmitted/founder virus replication..” J Virol 86, no. 12 (June 2012): 6835–46. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.00437-12.

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