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Dorothy Elizabeth Dow, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Campus mail: 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-6335
Email address: dorothy.dow@duke.edu

Dorothy Dow, MD, MSc is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Research Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute.  Dr. Dow’s research focuses on prevention and treatment of HIV in pediatric populations including prevention of mother-to-child transmission and a focus on adolescent and young adult populations.  Dr. Dow is co-chair of IMPAACT Network Protocol 2016 and a member of the AHISA network.  She is co-site leader of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre-Duke University Collaboration where she works nearly full time in Moshi, Tanzania, though returns to Duke University Medical Center two-weeks twice per year to attend on the clinical inpatient consult service. 

 

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2014
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2006 - 2009
  • MScGH, Duke University, 2012
  • M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2006

Publications

Masese, Rita V., Julia V. Ramos, Leonia Rugalabamu, Severa Luhanga, Aisa M. Shayo, Kearsley A. Stewart, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Challenges and facilitators of transition from adolescent to adult HIV care among young adults living with HIV in Moshi, Tanzania.” J Int Aids Soc 22, no. 10 (October 2019): e25406. https://doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25406.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Aisa M. Shayo, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Blandina T. Mmbaga. “HIV-1 Drug Resistance and Virologic Outcomes Among Tanzanian Youth Living With HIV.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 38, no. 6 (June 2019): 617–19. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002288.

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Ryakitimbo, Amon, Amos Msekandiana, Zachary Tabb, Grace Kinabo, and Dorothy Dow. “A 12-Year-Old Tanzanian Boy With Headache: A Case Report.” Glob Pediatr Health 6 (2019): 2333794X18822995. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333794X18822995.

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Tabb, Zachary J., Blandina T. Mmbaga, Monica Gandhi, Alexander Louie, Karen Kuncze, Hideaki Okochi, Aisa M. Shayo, Elizabeth L. Turner, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Antiretroviral drug concentrations in hair are associated with virologic outcomes among young people living with HIV in Tanzania.” Aids 32, no. 9 (June 1, 2018): 1115–23. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000001788.

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Gichane, Margaret W., Kristen A. Sullivan, Aisa M. Shayo, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Karen O’ Donnell, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Caregiver role in HIV medication adherence among HIV-infected orphans in Tanzania.” Aids Care 30, no. 6 (June 2018): 701–5. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1391986.

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Dow, D. E., and P. C. Seed. “Clostridium difficile cure with fecal microbiota transplantation in a child with Pompe disease: a case report.” J Med Case Rep 12, no. 1 (April 28, 2018): 112. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1659-2.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Blandina T. Mmbaga, Elizabeth L. Turner, John A. Gallis, Zachary J. Tabb, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Karen E. O’Donnell. “Building resilience: a mental health intervention for Tanzanian youth living with HIV.” Aids Care 30, no. sup4 (2018): 12–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1527008.

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Ramos, Julia V., Blandina T. Mmbaga, Elizabeth L. Turner, Leonia L. Rugalabamu, Severa Luhanga, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Dorothy E. Dow. “Modality of Primary HIV Disclosure and Association with Mental Health, Stigma, and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence in Tanzanian Youth Living with HIV.” Aids Patient Care Stds 32, no. 1 (January 2018): 31–37. https://doi.org/10.1089/apc.2017.0196.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Werner Schimana, Balthazar M. Nyombi, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Aisa M. Shayo, John A. Bartlett, Charles G. Massambu, et al. “HIV Resistance and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Regimen in HIV-Infected Infants in Northern Tanzania.” Aids Res Hum Retroviruses 33, no. 11 (November 2017): 1107–13. https://doi.org/10.1089/AID.2017.0025.

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Boerma, Ragna S., Torsak Bunupuradah, Dorothy Dow, Joseph Fokam, Azar Kariminia, Dara Lehman, Cissy Kityo, et al. “Multicentre analysis of second-line antiretroviral treatment in HIV-infected children: adolescents at high risk of failure.” J Int Aids Soc 20, no. 1 (September 15, 2017): 21930. https://doi.org/10.7448/IAS.20.1.21930.

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