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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., 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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Persaud, Deborah, Katherine Luzuriaga, Carrie Ziemniak, Petronella Muresan, Thomas Greenough, Terry Fenton, Amanda Blackford, Kimberly Ferguson, Natalie Neu, and Coleen K. Cunningham. “Effect of therapeutic HIV recombinant poxvirus vaccines on the size of the resting CD4+ T-cell latent HIV reservoir..” Aids 25, no. 18 (November 28, 2011): 2227–34. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32834cdaba.

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Crump, John A., Habib O. Ramadhani, Anne B. Morrissey, Levina J. Msuya, Lan-Yan Yang, Shein-Chung Chow, Susan C. Morpeth, et al. “Invasive bacterial and fungal infections among hospitalized HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected children and infants in northern Tanzania..” Trop Med Int Health 16, no. 7 (July 2011): 830–37. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2011.02774.x.

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Prose, N. S., and C. K. Cunningham. “HIV Infection” 1 (May 24, 2011): 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch52.

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Flynn, Patricia M., Coleen K. Cunningham, Bret Rudy, Craig M. Wilson, Bill Kapogiannis, Carol Worrell, James Bethel, Dina Monte, Kelly Bojan, and Kelly Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN). “Hepatitis B vaccination in HIV-infected youth: a randomized trial of three regimens..” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56, no. 4 (April 2011): 325–32. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e318203e9f2.

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Watts, D Heather, Sharon Huang, Mary Culnane, Kathleen A. Kaiser, Angela Scheuerle, Lynne Mofenson, Kenneth Stanley, et al. “Birth defects among a cohort of infants born to HIV-infected women on antiretroviral medication..” J Perinat Med 39, no. 2 (March 2011): 163–70. https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2010.139.

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