Amy Lynn Corneli, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
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 at Chapel Hill, 2004
  • M.P.H., Emory University, 1995

Publications

Corneli, Amy, Karen Meagher, Gail Henderson, Holly Peay, and Stuart Rennie. “How Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials Incorporate Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: A Typology of Approaches..” Aids Behav, December 10, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2358-0.

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30535615
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Corneli, Amy, Brian Perry, Deborah Collyar, John H. Powers, John J. Farley, Sara B. Calvert, Jonas Santiago, et al. “Assessment of the Perceived Acceptability of an Early Enrollment Strategy Using Advance Consent in Health Care-Associated Pneumonia..” Jama Netw Open 1, no. 8 (December 7, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5816.

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30646295
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Grodensky, Catherine A., Carol E. Golin, Allison P. Pack, Audrey Pettifor, Michele Demers, Cecelia Massa, Gift Kamanga, Kevin McKenna, and Amy Corneli. “Adaptation and delivery of a motivational interviewing-based counseling program for persons acutely infected with HIV in Malawi: Implementation and lessons learned..” Patient Educ Couns 101, no. 6 (June 2018): 1103–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.02.004.

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Greenberg, Rachel G., Amy Corneli, John Bradley, John Farley, Hasan S. Jafri, Li Lin, Sumathi Nambiar, et al. “Perceived barriers to pediatrician and family practitioner participation in pediatric clinical trials: Findings from the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative..” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 9 (March 2018): 7–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2017.11.006.

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Corneli, Amy, Chris Wheeler, John Bradley, Breck Gamel, Sumathi Nambiar, Gary J. Noel, Li Lin, Jamie N. Roberts, and Daniel K. Benjamin. “Facilitators and barriers to the successful implementation of pediatric antibacterial drug trials: Findings from CTTI's survey of investigators..” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 9 (March 2018): 115–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2018.01.003.

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Clement, Meredith E., Nwora L. Okeke, Terry Munn, Miguel Hunter, Kareem Alexis, Amy Corneli, Arlene C. Seña, Kara McGee, and Mehri S. McKellar. “Partnerships Between a University-Affiliated Clinic and Community-Based Organizations to Reach Black Men Who Have Sex With Men for PrEP Care..” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 77, no. 2 (February 1, 2018): e25–27. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001577.

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Dubé, Karine, Lynda Dee, David Evans, Laurie Sylla, Jeff Taylor, Brandon Brown, Veronica Miller, et al. “Perceptions of Equipoise, Risk-Benefit Ratios, and "Otherwise Healthy Volunteers" in the Context of Early-Phase HIV Cure Research in the United States: A Qualitative Inquiry..” J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 13, no. 1 (February 2018): 3–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1556264617734061.

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Corneli, Amy, Zachary Hallinan, Gerrit Hamre, Brian Perry, Jennifer C. Goldsack, Sara B. Calvert, and Annemarie Forrest. “The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative: Methodology supporting the mission..” Clin Trials 15, no. 1_suppl (February 2018): 13–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774518755054.

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Dubé, Karine, Laurie Sylla, Lynda Dee, Jeff Taylor, David Evans, Carl Dean Bruton, Adam Gilberston, et al. “Research on HIV cure: Mapping the ethics landscape..” Plos Med 14, no. 12 (December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002470.

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Corneli, Amy, Christine Pierre, Terri Hinkley, Li Lin, Christopher B. Fordyce, Gerrit Hamre, and Matthew T. Roe. “One and done: Reasons principal investigators conduct only one FDA-regulated drug trial..” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 6 (June 2017): 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2017.02.009.

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