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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

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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Dahinten, Alexander P., Dorothy E. Dow, Coleen K. Cunningham, Levina J. Msuya, Blandina T. Mmbaga, and Robert A. Malkin. “Providing Safe and Effective Preventative Antiretroviral Prophylaxis to HIV-exposed Newborns via a Novel Drug Delivery System in Tanzania.” Pediatr Infect Dis J 35, no. 9 (September 2016): 987–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000001224.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Elizabeth L. Turner, Aisa M. Shayo, Blandina Mmbaga, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Karen O’Donnell. “Evaluating mental health difficulties and associated outcomes among HIV-positive adolescents in Tanzania.” Aids Care 28, no. 7 (July 2016): 825–33. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2016.1139043.

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Ramaiya, Megan K., Kristen A. Sullivan, Karen O’ Donnell, Coleen K. Cunningham, Aisa M. Shayo, Blandina T. Mmbaga, and Dorothy E. Dow. “A Qualitative Exploration of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Contexts of HIV-Positive Adolescents in Tanzania.” Plos One 11, no. 11 (2016): e0165936. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165936.

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Dow, Dorothy E., and John A. Bartlett. “Dolutegravir, the Second-Generation of Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors (INSTIs) for the Treatment of HIV.” Infect Dis Ther 3, no. 2 (December 2014): 83–102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40121-014-0029-7.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Aisa M. Shayo, Coleen K. Cunningham, and Elizabeth A. Reddy. “Durability of antiretroviral therapy and predictors of virologic failure among perinatally HIV-infected children in Tanzania: a four-year follow-up.” Bmc Infect Dis 14 (November 7, 2014): 567. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-014-0567-3.

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Dow, Dorothy E., Coleen K. Cunningham, and Ann M. Buchanan. “A Review of Human Herpesvirus 8, the Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus, in the Pediatric Population.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 3, no. 1 (March 2014): 66–76. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pit051.

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Nsheha, Amos Haki, Dorothy Elizabeth Dow, Gabriel Erick Kapanda, Bernardus Carolus Hamel, and Levina January Msuya. “Adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected children receiving care at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Northern Tanzania: A cross- sectional analytical study.” Pan Afr Med J 17 (2014): 238. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2014.17.238.2280.

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O’Donnell, Karen, Jia Yao, Jan Ostermann, Nathan Thielman, Elisabeth Reddy, Rachel Whetten, Venance Maro, et al. “Low rates of child testing for HIV persist in a high-risk area of East Africa.” Aids Care 26, no. 3 (2014): 326–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2013.819405.

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