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Coleen Cunningham

Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health

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Colleen Cunningham


Coleen's research interest include Pediatric HIV treatment, Prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV, Care of HIV infected children in the International setting, HIV vaccine in children and adolescents and Respiratory viral infections and vaccine.



Recent Publications

Scott M. Berry, Elizabeth A. Petzold, Peter Dull, Nathan M. Thielman, Coleen K. Cunningham, G. Ralph Corey, Micah T. McClain, David L. Hoover, James Russell, J. McLeod Griffiss, Christopher W. Woods. AResponse Adaptive RandomizationPlatform Trial for Efficient Evaluation of Ebola Virus Treatments: A Model for Pandemic Response. J Society for Clin Trials. (in press 2015).

Dahinten, Alexander P. BEng; Dow, Dorothy E.; Cunningham, Coleen K. MD; Msuya, Levina J. MD; Mmbaga, Blandina T. MD; Malkin, Robert A. PhD. Providing safe and effective preventative antiretroviral prophylaxis to HIV- exposed newborns via a novel drug delivery system in Tanzania. Provisional acceptance. Pediatri Infect Dis J2015.

Thielman N, Cunningham CK, Woods C, Petzold E, Sprenz M, Russell J. Ebola Clinical Trials: Five Lessons Learned and A Way Forward. Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials. (in press 2015).

Kelly MS, Crotty EJ, Rattan MS, Wirth KE, Steenhoff AP, Cunningham CK, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe S, Chimfwembe D, David T, Finalle R, Feemster KA, Shah SS. Chest radiographic findings and outcomes of childhood pneumonia in Botswana. Ped Infect Dis J (in press).

Dow D, Shayo AM, Turner LL, MmbagaBT, Cunningham CK, O'Donnell KE. Evaluating Mental Health Difficulties and Associated Outcomes Among HIV-Positive Adolescents in Tanzania. The Lancet Global Health. Under Review

Buchanan AM, Fiorillo SP,Omondi MW, Cunningham CK, Crump JA. Establishment of Biochemistry Reference Values for Healthy Tanzanian Infants, Children, and Adolescents in Kilimanjaro Region. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Nov;20(11):1569-1577. Epub 2015 Aug 25. PMID:26224122.PMC in process

Rehder KY, Wilson EA, Zimmerman KO, Cunningham CK, Turner DA. Detection of multiple respiratory viruses associated with mortality and severity of illness in children.Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep;16(7):e201-6. PMID: 26121097. PMC in Process.

Kelly MS, Smieja M, Luinstra K, Wirth KE, Goldfarb DM, Steenhoff AP, Arscott-Mills T, Cunningham CK, Boiditswe S, Sethomo W, Shah SS, Finalle R, Feemster KA. Association of respiratory viruses with outcomes of severe childhood pneumonia in Botswana.PLoS One. 2015 May 14;10(5):e0126593. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126593. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25973924PMCID: PMC4431806.

Fouda GG,Cunningham CK, Permar SR. Infant HIV-1 Vaccines Supplementing Strategies to Reduce maternal to Child Transmission. JAMA. 2015 Apr 21;313(15):1513-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.1382. No abstract available. PMID:25898044. PMCID: PMC4520313.

Curtis DJ, Muresan P, Nachman S, Fenton T, Richardson KM, Dominguez T, Flynn PM, Spector SA, Cunningham CK, Bloom A, Weinberg A. Characterization of functional antibody and memory B-cell responses to pH1N1 monovalent vaccine in HIV-infected children and youth.PLoS One.2015 Mar 18;10(3):e0118567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118567. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25785995.PMCID: PMC4364897.

Kelly MS,Wirth KE, Madrigano J, Feemster KA, Cunningham CK, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe S, Shah SS, Finalle R, Steenhoff AP. The effect of exposure to wood smoke on outcomes of childhood pneumonia in Botswana. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Health. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Mar;19 (3):349-55. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.14.0557. PMID: 25686146. [PubMed -in process]