Amy Lynn Corneli, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 668-9238
Email address amy.corneli@duke.edu

A social scientist by training, Dr. Amy Corneli has conducted qualitative and mixed-method research in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and in the U.S. She has a long trajectory of working with populations who are disenfranchised due to race, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or gender, and of engaging stakeholders in research to inform clinical trials and practice, socio-behavioral interventions, questionnaire/scale development, and the translation of proven interventions into practice. Her current research portfolio focuses on three areas: 1) leading qualitative and implementation science research in HIV prevention and other infectious diseases (gonorrhea and COVID-19), 2) serving as a methodological investigative partner on qualitative and mixed-methods research with faculty in the School of Medicine, and 3) serving as the leader of the social science team and PI of qualitative studies for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, a public-private initiative between Duke University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, she is the 1) founder and Director of QualCore, a group of PhD- and master-level social scientists who provide scientific direction and interviewing and analysis expertise in qualitative research to Duke investigators, 2) co-founder and Director of The BASE (Bioethics and Stakeholder Engagement) Lab, a group of faculty and staff that partners with clinical investigators at Duke to conduct research with key stakeholders to inform the planning, conduct, interpretation, and reporting of clinical research, and 3) Director of the Duke CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Core.

QualCore | https://populationhealth.duke.edu/research/qualcore

The BASE Lab | https://populationhealth.duke.edu/research/base-lab

Duke CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Core | https://cfar.duke.edu 

Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative| https://www.ctti-clinicaltrials.org 

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Center for Disease Control, 1997 - 2000
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2004
  • M.P.H., Emory University, 1995

Publications

Johnston, Erin F., David E. Eagle, Amy Corneli, Brian Perry, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell. “Seminary Students and Physical Health: Beliefs, Behaviors, and Barriers.” J Relig Health 61, no. 2 (April 2022): 1207–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01480-7.

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Corneli, Amy, Brian Perry, Jamilah Taylor, Jeremy Beckford, Nneka Molokwu, Susan Reif, Johnny Wilson, et al. “HIV Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sexual Activity and PrEP Use Among Black Same-Gender-Loving Men and Black Cisgender Women.” Aids Educ Prev 34, no. 2 (April 2022): 142–57. https://doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2022.34.2.142.

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Zimmerman, Kanecia O., Brian Perry, Emily Hanlen-Rosado, Adora Nsonwu, Morgan D. Lane, Daniel K. Benjamin, Mara Becker, Amy Corneli, and Amy Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act-Pediatric Trials Network Steering Committee. “Developing lay summaries and thank you notes in paediatric pragmatic clinical trials.” Health Expect, March 4, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13448.

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35246906
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Fatola, Omolayo, Amy Corneli, Brian Perry, Emily Hanlen-Rosado, Adora Nsonwu, Evangelia P. Constantine, and Amelia B. Thompson. “"An Extra Variable to Consider"-Vaccine-Induced Seropositivity and Adolescent HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials.” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc, February 9, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piac001.

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Moorthy, Ganga S., Tara K. Mann, Angelique E. Boutzoukas, Ashley Blakemore, M Alan Brookhart, Laura Edwards, Jennifer G. Jackman, et al. “Masking Adherence in K-12 Schools and SARS-CoV-2 Secondary Transmission.” Pediatrics 149, no. 12 Suppl 2 (February 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-054268I.

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Sun, Kai, Amanda M. Eudy, Jennifer L. Rogers, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Rebecca E. Sadun, Jayanth Doss, Mithu Maheswaranathan, et al. “Pilot Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence among Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Using Pharmacy Refill Data.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), November 5, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24806.

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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Maya Jackson, Kelley E. C. Massengale, Khaila Ramey-Collier, Truls Østbye, Amy Corneli, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Geeta K. Swamy. “EngagINg the COmmunity to Reduce Preterm birth via Adherence To an Individualized Prematurity Prevention Plan (INCORPorATe IP3): intervention development and future pilot study design.” J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, October 18, 2021, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2021.1988565.

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Sun, Kai, Amanda M. Eudy, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Rebecca E. Sadun, Jennifer L. Rogers, Jayanth Doss, Amy L. Corneli, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “Racial Differences in Patient-provider Communication, Patient Self-efficacy, and Their Associations With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus-related Damage: A Cross-sectional Survey.” J Rheumatol 48, no. 7 (July 2021): 1022–28. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200682.

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Corneli, Amy, Annemarie Forrest, Teresa Swezey, Li Lin, and Pamela Tenaerts. “Stakeholders' recommendations for revising Good Clinical Practice.” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 22 (June 2021): 100776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100776.

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Corneli, Amy, Brian Perry, Daniel K. Benjamin, Kanecia O. Zimmerman, and Kanecia O. Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act – Pediatric Trials Network Steering Committee. “Pediatric Trials Network: Stakeholder views on thanking families and providing study findings on pragmatic pediatric clinical research.” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 22 (June 2021): 100792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100792.

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34136719
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