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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

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.” Tropical Medicine & International Health : Tm & Ih 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.” Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999) 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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Tsalik, Ephraim L., Coleen K. Cunningham, Hannah M. Cunningham, Maria G. Lopez-Marti, Devdutta G. Sangvai, William K. Purdy, Deverick J. Anderson, et al. “An Infection Control Program for a 2009 influenza A H1N1 outbreak in a university-based summer camp.” Journal of American College Health : J of Ach 59, no. 5 (January 2011): 419–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2010.534215.

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Saunders, Kevin O., Cavin Ward-Caviness, Robert J. Schutte, Stephanie A. Freel, R Glenn Overman, Nathan M. Thielman, Coleen K. Cunningham, Thomas B. Kepler, and Georgia D. Tomaras. “Secretion of MIP-1β and MIP-1α by CD8(+) T-lymphocytes correlates with HIV-1 inhibition independent of coreceptor usage.” Cell Immunol 266, no. 2 (2011): 154–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cellimm.2010.09.011.

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Saunders, Kevin O., Stephanie A. Freel, R Glenn Overman, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Georgia D. Tomaras. “Epigenetic regulation of CD8(+) T-lymphocyte mediated suppression of HIV-1 replication.” Virology 405, no. 1 (September 15, 2010): 234–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2010.06.001.

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Buchanan, Ann M., Florida J. Muro, Jean Gratz, John A. Crump, Augustine M. Musyoka, Moses W. Sichangi, Anne B. Morrissey, et al. “Establishment of haematological and immunological reference values for healthy Tanzanian children in Kilimanjaro Region.” Trop Med Int Health 15, no. 9 (September 2010): 1011–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02585.x.

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Brogly, Susan B., Mark J. Abzug, D Heather Watts, Coleen K. Cunningham, Paige L. Williams, James Oleske, Daniel Conway, Rhoda S. Sperling, Hans Spiegel, and Russell B. Van Dyke. “Birth defects among children born to human immunodeficiency virus-infected women: pediatric AIDS clinical trials protocols 219 and 219C.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 29, no. 8 (August 2010): 721–27. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e3181e74a2f.

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Emmett, Susan D., Coleen K. Cunningham, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Grace D. Kinabo, Werner Schimana, Mark E. Swai, John A. Bartlett, John A. Crump, and Elizabeth A. Reddy. “Predicting virologic failure among HIV-1-infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania: a cross-sectional study.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54, no. 4 (August 2010): 368–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181cf4882.

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