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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

Seña, AC, Seed, P, Nicholson, B, Joyce, M, and Cunningham, CK. "Kingella kingae endocarditis and a cluster investigation among daycare attendees." Pediatr Infect Dis J 29, no. 1 (January 2010): 86-88.

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Tillekeratne, L. G., S. Feng, W. Schimana, O. O. Johnson, G. D. Kinabo, B. T. Mmbaga, L. J. Msuya, et al. “Identifying HIV-infected children who may benefit from early initiation of antiretrovirals.” Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 4, no. 4 (November 11, 2009): 387–92. https://doi.org/10.3233/JPI-2009-0200.

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Li, Yufeng, Rong Ni, Wei Song, Wenshuo Shao, Sadeep Shrestha, Sushma Ahmad, Coleen K. Cunningham, et al. “Clear and independent associations of several HLA-DRB1 alleles with differential antibody responses to hepatitis B vaccination in youth..” Hum Genet 126, no. 5 (November 2009): 685–96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-009-0720-z.

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Crump, John A., Habib O. Ramadhani, Anne B. Morrissey, Levina Msuya, Grace D. Kinabo, Werner Schimana, Coleen K. Cunningham, John A. Bartlett, and Hugh Reyburn. “HIV DISEASE AND BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS AMONG FEBRILE PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS IN NORTHERN TANZANIA.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81:135–135. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Shiu, Carlum, Coleen K. Cunningham, Thomas Greenough, Petronella Muresan, Victor Sanchez-Merino, Vincent Carey, J Brooks Jackson, et al. “Identification of ongoing human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in residual viremia during recombinant HIV-1 poxvirus immunizations in patients with clinically undetectable viral loads on durable suppressive highly active antiretroviral therapy..” J Virol 83, no. 19 (October 2009): 9731–42. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.00570-09.

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Buchanan, Ann M., and Coleen K. Cunningham. “Advances and failures in preventing perinatal human immunodeficiency virus infection..” Clin Microbiol Rev 22, no. 3 (July 2009): 493–507. https://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00054-08.

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Rudy, Bret J., John Sleasman, Bill Kapogiannis, Craig M. Wilson, James Bethel, Leslie Serchuck, Sushma Ahmad, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Coleen K. Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. “Short-cycle therapy in adolescents after continuous therapy with established viral suppression: the impact on viral load suppression..” Aids Res Hum Retroviruses 25, no. 6 (June 2009): 555–61. https://doi.org/10.1089/aid.2008.0203.

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Johnson, Opemipo O., Daniel K. Benjamin, Werner Schimana, L Gayani Tillekeratne, John A. Crump, Keren Z. Landman, Grace D. Kinabo, et al. “Total lymphocyte count and World Health Organization pediatric clinical stage as markers to assess need to initiate antiretroviral therapy among human immunodeficiency virus-infected children in Moshi, Northern Tanzania..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 28, no. 6 (June 2009): 493–97. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e3181950b7f.

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Saunders, K. O., S. A. Freel, R. Overman, C. K. Cunningham, and G. D. Tomaras. “Inhibition of histone deacetylases modulates CD8+T-lymphocyte mediated virus suppression by HIV-1 viral controllers.” In Retrovirology, Vol. 6, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-4690-6-S3-P269.

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Marti, M. G. L., and C. K. Cunningham. “Meet the new respiratory viruses.” Contemporary Pediatrics 26, no. 1 (January 1, 2009): 44–48.

Scholars@Duke

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