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Thomas Denny

Professor of Medicine and Global Health
School of Medicine
Denny Thomas


Thomas N. Denny, MSc, M.Phil, is the Chief Operating Officer of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), and a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Duke Global Health Institute. He has recently been appointed to the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Health Sector Advisory Council. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Assistant Dean for Research in Health Policy at the New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey. He has served on numerous committees for the NIH over the last two decades and currently is the principal investigator of an NIH portfolio in excess of 56 million dollars. Mr. Denny was a 2002-2003 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM). As a fellow, he served on the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee with legislation/policy responsibilities in global AIDS, bioterrorism, clinical trials/human subject protection and vaccine related-issues.



Recent Publications

Cagigi, A, Leggat, D, Narpala, S, Shen, C-H, Asokan, M, Boswell, K, Watkins, T, Menis, S, Kulp, D, Plyler, J, Darko, S, Denny, T, Hare, J, Ndung'u, T, Havenar-Daughton, C, Walker, B, Crotty, S, Koup, R, Schief, W, & McDermott, A. (2018, October 1). Assessment of the Frequency of VRC01 Class Naive B Cells in Different Populations That Can Potentially Engage an HIV CD4 Binding Site Immunogen. HIV Research for Prevention Meeting (HIVR4P) - AIDS Vaccine, Microbicide and ARV-Based Prevention Science. Madrid, SPAIN. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC.
Seaton, KE, Vandergrift, NA, Deal, AW, Rountree, W, Bainbridge, J, Grebe, E, Anderson, DA, Sawant, S, Shen, X, Yates, NL, Denny, TN, Liao, H-X, Haynes, BF, Robb, ML, Parkin, N, Santos, BR, Garrett, N, Price, MA, Naniche, D, Duerr, AC, CEPHIA group, , Keating, S, Hampton, D, Facente, S, Marson, K, Welte, A, Pilcher, CD, Cohen, MS, & Tomaras, GD. (2017, December 21). Computational analysis of antibody dynamics identifies recent HIV-1 infection. JCI insight, 2 (24).
Astronomo, RD, Santra, S, Ballweber-Fleming, L, Westerberg, KG, Mach, L, Hensley-McBain, T, Sutherland, L, Mildenberg, B, Morton, G, Yates, NL, Mize, GJ, Pollara, J, Hladik, F, Ochsenbauer, C, Denny, TN, Warrier, R, Rerks-Ngarm, S, Pitisuttithum, P, Nitayapan, S, Kaewkungwal, J, Ferrari, G, Shaw, GM, Xia, S-M, Liao, H-X, Montefiori, DC, Tomaras, GD, Haynes, BF, & McElrath, JM. (2016, December). Neutralization Takes Precedence Over IgG or IgA Isotype-related Functions in Mucosal HIV-1 Antibody-mediated Protection. Ebiomedicine, 14, 97-111.

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