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

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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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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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 lupus-related damage: a cross-sectional survey.” J Rheumatol, September 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200682.

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33259332
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Henderson, Gail E., Stuart Rennie, Amy Corneli, Karen Meagher, R Jean Cadigan, Eugène Kroon, Jintanat Ananworanich, and Holly L. Peay. “Parallel but connected: Nuances of conducting behavioral and social science research alongside ethically challenging HIV remission trials.” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 19 (September 2020): 100594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100594.

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32617433
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Swezey, Teresa, F Hunter McGuire, Patricia Hurley, Janette Panhuis, Kathy Goldstein, Tina Chuck, Carrie Dombeck, et al. “More than a box to check: Research sponsor and clinical investigator perspectives on making GCP training relevant.” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 19 (September 2020): 100606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100606.

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32817904
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Apostolaros, Maria, David Babaian, Amy Corneli, Annemarie Forrest, Gerrit Hamre, Jan Hewett, Laura Podolsky, Vaishali Popat, and Penny Randall. “Legal, Regulatory, and Practical Issues to Consider When Adopting Decentralized Clinical Trials: Recommendations From the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative.” Ther Innov Regul Sci 54, no. 4 (July 2020): 779–87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43441-019-00006-4.

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32557302
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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 Disparities in Medication Adherence between African American and Caucasian Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Their Associated Factors.” Acr Open Rheumatol 2, no. 7 (July 2020): 430–37. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr2.11160.

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32584516
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Ritchwood, Tiarney D., Cecilia Massa, Gift Kamanga, Audrey Pettifor, Irving Hoffman, and Amy Corneli. “Understanding of Perceived Infectiousness and Its Influence on Sexual Behavior Among Individuals With Acute HIV Infection in Lilongwe, Malawi (HPTN 062).” Aids Educ Prev 32, no. 3 (June 2020): 260–70. https://doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2020.32.3.260.

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32749877
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Corneli, Amy, Sara B. Calvert, John H. Powers, Teresa Swezey, Deborah Collyar, Brian Perry, John J. Farley, et al. “Consensus on Language for Advance Informed Consent in Health Care-Associated Pneumonia Clinical Trials Using a Delphi Process.” Jama Netw Open 3, no. 5 (May 1, 2020): e205435. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.5435.

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32442291
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