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Dorothy Dow

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor of Research in Global Health
School of Medicine
Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases

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Dorothy Dow


Dorothy is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with a particular interest in global health. She enjoys caring for children with a variety of infectious diseases both at Duke and at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and Mawenzi Regional Hospital in Tanzania. She believes children are our future, and takes pride in providing excellent health care for the pediatric population across the spectrum of infectious and tropical diseases.



Recent Publications

Sullivan K, Ramaiya M, Mmbaga B, Shayo A, Cunningham CK, O'Donnell K, Dow DE. A Qualitative Exploration of the Psychosocial Contexts of HIV-Positive Adolescents in Tanzania. PLOS One. 2016 Nov 16; 11(11):e0165936. PMID 27851797.

Dahinten AP, Dow DE, Cunningham, CK, Msuya, LJ, Mmbaga B, Malkin RA. Providing safe and effective preventative antiretroviral prophylaxis to HIV-exposed newborns via a novel drug delivery system in Tanzania. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. 2016 May 17. PMID 27195602

Dow DE, Shayo AM, Turner EL, Mmbaga B, Cunningham CK, O’Donnell K. Evaluating Mental Health Difficulties and Associated Outcomes Among HIV-Positive Adolescents in Tanzania. AIDS Care. 2016 February 3:1-9. PMID 26837437.