Laura Musselwhite, MD, MPH

Start Year
2016

Education and Training

College/University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Additional training
MPH, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

Medical School
Duke University

Residency
Duke University - Global Health Pathway

Career and Research Goals

My clinical research interests lie in two domains of precision oncology. In the first, I am evaluating how to best use individual patient and tumor characteristics to deliver highly effective, personalized care in gastrointestinal cancers. This includes integrating clinical, molecular, genetic and epigenetic information in real-time with the most current evidence-based research available to advance patient outcomes. For the second, I am developing novel diagnostics for cervical cancer in conjunction with Duke Global Cancer partner, Barretos Cancer Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, where I have had the opportunity to spend a year (2015-2016) growing our partnership with a transdisciplinary team from both continents.

Honors, awards and distinctions

Grants

  • Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
  • Duke Global Cancer Pilot Grant

Awards

  • N.I.H. Fogarty Global Health Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • Califf Medicine Resident Research Award, Department of Medicine, Duke University, 2015
  • Feagin Leadership Scholar, Duke University Medical Center, 2015
  • Califf Medicine Resident Research Award, Department of Medicine, Duke University, 2014
  • Appleseed Teaching Award, awarded by medical students for teaching excellence, Duke University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Senior Scholarship, awarded by medical school Deans for academic excellence, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Global Health Scholarship, merit-based, full tuition, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
  • N.I.H. Clinical Research Training Program, 2010

Recent Abstracts

Musselwhite, L, Thomas, C, Abbott, D, Hauser, E, Wagner, L, Morris, S. Weiss, D, Lieberman, D, Provenzale, D. Risk Factors for Interval Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia after Screening Colonoscopy. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL. May 2015.

Musselwhite, LW, Schroeder, K, Bhattacharya, M, Vanderburg, SB, Masalu, NA, Chandy M, Mauad E, Bartlett, J, Kastan, MB, Merson, M, Chao, NJ. Duke University Global Cancer Program: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Partnerships in Global Cancer Care. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL. May 2015. 

Hauser, E, Musselwhite, L, McNeill, R, Abbott, D, Thomas, C, O’Leary, M. Andrews, SM, Wagner, L, Gellad, ZF, Weiss, DG, Lieberman, DT. Interactions of Family History with Baseline Risk Factors at 5-Year Follow-up in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Study of U.S. Veterans. American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD. October 2015.

Musselwhite, LW. The RISE Study: Racial Disparities In the Surveillance and Epidemiology of Cervical Neoplasia. Barretos Cancer Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil. May 2016. 

Sullivan, B, Abbott, D, Hauser, E, O'Leary, MC, Williams, C, McNeil, RB, Musselwhite, L, Gellad, ZF, Weiss, D, Lieberman, D, Provenzale, D. Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Adenoma Multiplicity in a Screening Cohort. Digestive Disease Week Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. May 2016.

Musselwhite, LW, Abbott, D, O’Leary, MC, Hauser, ER, McNeil, RB, Weiss, D, Lieberman, D, Provenzale, D. Risk Factors for Interval Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia after Screening Colonoscopy: 10-Year Follow-up of a Prospective, Multi-center Cohort in the United States. 50th Anniversary International Agency for Research on Cancer Conference, Lyon, France. June 2016. 

Musselwhite, LW, Kwaramba, T, Pantano, N, Tesoni SC, Hosokawa TT, Longatto-Filho, A, Possati-Resende, JC, Vazquez, FdeL, Mauad, EC, Fregnani, JH, Brewer NT, Smith, JS. HPV Vaccine Acceptability for Daughters among at-risk Women in Brazil. Global Partnerships to Advance NCD Research within the Sustainable Development Goal Agenda Conference, Atlanta, GA. August 2016.

Kwaramba, T, Musselwhite, LW, Mariano, VS, Pantano, N, Hosokawa T, Hauser, E, Smith, JS, Hoyo, C, Vazquez, FdeL, Longatto-Filho, A, Murphy, SK, Reis, RM, Mauad, EC, Possati-Resende, JC, Fregnani, JH. Racial Disparities in Human Papillomavirus Types 16/18 in Women with Abnormal Cytology in a Prospective, Cross-sectional Study in Brazil. Global Partnerships to Advance NCD Research within the Sustainable Development Goal Agenda Conference, Atlanta, GA. August 2016. 

Musselwhite, LW, Vazquez, FdeL, Hauser, ER, Guimarres, D, Longatto-Filho, A, Murphy, SK, Kastan, MB, Merson, MH, Chao, NJ, Reis, RM, Fregnani, JH, Mauad, EC. Barretos Cancer Hospital: a Duke University Global Cancer Partner in Brazil. Global Partnerships to Advance NCD Research within the Sustainable Development Goal Agenda Conference, Atlanta, GA. August 2016. 

Musselwhite, LW, Lieberman, D, Abbott, DH, O’Leary, M, Hauser, ER, Williams, C, McNeil, RB, Sullivan, B, Weiss, D, Gellad, ZF, Provenzale, D. Clinical Risk Group at Baseline is Associated with 10-Year Outcomes in a Screening Cohort: a Longitudinal Analysis of the CSP 380 Cohort. The Association of VA Hematology/Oncology Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. September 2016. 

Publications

Manion, M, Andrade, BB, DerSimonian, R, Gu, W, Rupert, A, Musselwhite, LW, Sierra-Madero, JG, Belaunzaran-Zamudio, PF, Sanne, I, Lederman, MM, and Sereti, I. "Country of residence is associated with distinct inflammatory biomarker signatures in HIV-infected patients." Journal of virus eradication 3, no. 1 (January 2017): 24-33.

PMID
28275455
Scholars@Duke

Musselwhite, LW, Andrade, BB, Ellenberg, SS, Tierney, A, Belaunzaran-Zamudio, PF, Rupert, A, Lederman, MM, Sanne, I, Sierra Madero, JG, and Sereti, I. "Vitamin D, D-dimer, Interferon γ, and sCD14 Levels are Independently Associated with Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome: A Prospective, International Study." EBioMedicine 4 (February 2016): 115-123.

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26981576
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Musselwhite, LW, Oliveira, CM, Kwaramba, T, de Paula Pantano, N, Smith, JS, Fregnani, JH, Reis, RM, Mauad, E, Vazquez, FDL, and Longatto-Filho, A. "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cervical Cancer Screening and Outcomes." Acta cytologica 60, no. 6 (January 2016): 518-526. (Review)

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27825171
Scholars@Duke

Vidal, AC, Skaar, D, Maguire, R, Dodor, S, Musselwhite, LW, Bartlett, JA, Oneko, O, Obure, J, Mlay, P, Murphy, SK, and Hoyo, C. "IL-10, IL-15, IL-17, and GMCSF levels in cervical cancer tissue of Tanzanian women infected with HPV16/18 vs. non-HPV16/18 genotypes." Infectious agents and cancer 10 (January 2015): 10-.

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25810759
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Funderburg, NT, Zidar, DA, Shive, C, Lioi, A, Mudd, J, Musselwhite, LW, Simon, DI, Costa, MA, Rodriguez, B, Sieg, SF, and Lederman, MM. "Shared monocyte subset phenotypes in HIV-1 infection and in uninfected subjects with acute coronary syndrome." Blood 120, no. 23 (November 2012): 4599-4608.

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23065151
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Musselwhite, LW, Maciag, K, Lankowski, A, Gretes, MC, Wellems, TE, Tavera, G, Goulding, RE, and Guillen, E. "First Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) Neglected Diseases and Innovation Symposium." January 2012.

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22232453
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Hotez, PJ, Dumonteil, E, Woc-Colburn, L, Serpa, JA, Bezek, S, Edwards, MS, Hallmark, CJ, Musselwhite, LW, Flink, BJ, and Bottazzi, ME. "Chagas disease: "the new HIV/AIDS of the Americas"." PLoS neglected tropical diseases 6, no. 5 (January 2012): e1498-.

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22666504
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Musselwhite, L, and Collingsworth, B. "Societal Impact Of Extending Market Exclusivity For Conventional Drugs." Health Affairs 30, no. 4 (April 1, 2011): 798-798.

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Musselwhite, LW, Sheikh, V, Norton, TD, Rupert, A, Porter, BO, Penzak, SR, Skinner, J, Mican, JM, Hadigan, C, and Sereti, I. "Markers of endothelial dysfunction, coagulation and tissue fibrosis independently predict venous thromboembolism in HIV." AIDS 25, no. 6 (March 2011): 787-795.

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Musselwhite, LW, and Andrews, J. "Protect pharmaceutical innovation." Science (New York, N.Y.) 328, no. 5984 (June 2010): 1354-. (Letter)

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20538934
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