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. Corneli has conducted qualitative and mixed-method research primarily in biomedical HIV prevention and bioethics in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and in the U.S.  A significant portion of her research portfolio has focused on engaging patients/participants and other key stakeholders in qualitative research to inform clinical research, socio-behavioral interventions, and material and scale/questionnaire development as well as to assess participant perceptions of intervention/clinical trial implementation. Her HIV-related research focuses on identifying evidence-based strategies for linking populations at HIV risk to PrEP care, support PrEP adherence to achieve protective levels, and keep clients engaged in PrEP care for as long as their HIV risk persists. Her research in bioethics has explored innovative methods for improving informed consent comprehension and shortening consent forms, the acceptability of informed assent, and the functioning of research ethics committees.

Areas of expertise: HIV, qualitative research methods, bioethics, health behavior

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

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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33259332
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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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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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33997463
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Corneli, Amy, Carrie B. Dombeck, Kevin McKenna, and Sara B. Calvert. “Stakeholder Experiences with the Single IRB Review Process and Recommendations for Food and Drug Administration Guidance.” Ethics Hum Res 43, no. 3 (May 2021): 26–36. https://doi.org/10.1002/eahr.500092.

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34019339
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Sun, Kai, Amy L. Corneli, Carrie Dombeck, Teresa Swezey, Jennifer L. Rogers, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Rebecca E. Sadun, et al. “Barriers to taking medications for systemic lupus erythematosus: a qualitative study of racial minority patients, lupus providers, and clinic staff.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), March 4, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24591.

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33662174
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Perry, Brian, Carrie Dombeck, Jaye Bea Smalley, Bennett Levitan, David Leventhal, Bray Patrick-Lake, Linda Brennan, Kevin McKenna, Zachary Hallinan, and Amy Corneli. “Development and Application of a Patient Group Engagement Prioritization Tool for Use in Medical Product Development.” Ther Innov Regul Sci 55, no. 2 (March 2021): 324–35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43441-020-00217-0.

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32996107
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McKenna, Kevin Christopher, Cindy Geoghegan, Teresa Swezey, Brian Perry, William A. Wood, Virginia Nido, Steve L. Morin, Brigid K. Grabert, Zachary P. Hallinan, and Amy L. Corneli. “Investigator Experiences Using Mobile Technologies in Clinical Research: Qualitative Descriptive Study.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 9, no. 2 (February 12, 2021): e19242. https://doi.org/10.2196/19242.

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33576742
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Grabert, Brigid K., Ilene S. Speizer, Marisa Elena Domino, Leah Frerichs, Amy Corneli, and Bruce J. Fried. “Couple communication and contraception use in urban Senegal.” Sage Open Med 9 (2021): 20503121211023376. https://doi.org/10.1177/20503121211023378.

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34158943
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Henderson, Gail E., Stuart Rennie, Amy Corneli, and Holly L. Peay. “Cohorts as collections of bodies and communities of persons: insights from the SEARCH010/RV254 research cohort.” Int Health 12, no. 6 (November 9, 2020): 584–90. https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihaa060.

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33165552
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Wheeler, Sarahn M., Kelley E. C. Massengale, Konyin Adewumi, Thelma A. Fitzgerald, Carrie B. Dombeck, Teresa Swezey, Geeta K. Swamy, and Amy Corneli. “Pregnancy vs. paycheck: a qualitative study of patient's experience with employment during pregnancy at high risk for preterm birth.” Bmc Pregnancy Childbirth 20, no. 1 (September 25, 2020): 565. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03246-7.

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32977746
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