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 2200 West Main Street, Suite 720A, Durham, NC 27705
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.

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, A, Lemons, A, Otieno-Masaba, R, Ndiritu, J, Packer, C, Lamarre-Vincent, J, and Dulli, L. "Contraceptive service delivery in Kenya: A qualitative study to identify barriers and preferences among female sex workers and health care providers." Contraception 94, no. 1 (July 2016): 34-39.

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26976072
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Corneli, A, Perry, B, McKenna, K, Agot, K, Ahmed, K, Taylor, J, Malamatsho, F, Odhiambo, J, Skhosana, J, and Van Damme, L. "Participants' Explanations for Nonadherence in the FEM-PrEP Clinical Trial." Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 71, no. 4 (April 2016): 452-461.

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26536315
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Corneli, A, Yacobson, I, Agot, K, and Ahmed, K. "Guidance for Providing Informed-Choice Counseling on Sexual Health for Women Interested in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Kenya and South Africa." AIDS patient care and STDs 30, no. 3 (March 2016): 106-109. (letter)

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26895239
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Corneli, A, Namey, E, Ahmed, K, Agot, K, Skhosana, J, Odhiambo, J, and Guest, G. "Motivations for Reducing Other HIV Risk-Reduction Practices if Taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Findings from a Qualitative Study Among Women in Kenya and South Africa." AIDS patient care and STDs 29, no. 9 (September 2015): 503-509.

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26196411
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Agot, K, Taylor, D, Corneli, AL, Wang, M, Ambia, J, Kashuba, ADM, Parker, C, Lemons, A, Malahleha, M, Lombaard, J, and Van Damme, L. "Accuracy of Self-Report and Pill-Count Measures of Adherence in the FEM-PrEP Clinical Trial: Implications for Future HIV-Prevention Trials." AIDS and behavior 19, no. 5 (May 2015): 743-751.

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25100053
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Rennie, S, Perry, B, Corneli, A, Chilungo, A, and Umar, E. "Perceptions of voluntary medical male circumcision among circumcising and non-circumcising communities in Malawi." Global public health 10, no. 5-6 (May 2015): 679-691.

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25630610
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Corneli, AL, McKenna, K, Perry, B, Ahmed, K, Agot, K, Malamatsho, F, Skhosana, J, Odhiambo, J, and Van Damme, L. "The science of being a study participant: FEM-PrEP participants' explanations for overreporting adherence to the study pills and for the whereabouts of unused pills." Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 68, no. 5 (April 2015): 578-584.

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25761233
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Pettifor, A, Corneli, A, Kamanga, G, McKenna, K, Rosenberg, NE, Yu, X, Ou, S-S, Massa, C, Wiyo, P, Lynn, D, Tharaldson, J, Golin, C, Hoffman, I, and HPTN 062 Study Protocol Team, . "HPTN 062: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Exploring the Effect of a Motivational-Interviewing Intervention on Sexual Behavior among Individuals with Acute HIV Infection in Lilongwe, Malawi." PloS one 10, no. 5 (January 2015): e0124452-.

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25962118
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Corneli, A, Field, S, Namey, E, Agot, K, Ahmed, K, Odhiambo, J, Skhosana, J, and Guest, G. "Preparing for the Rollout of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): A Vignette Survey to Identify Intended Sexual Behaviors among Women in Kenya and South Africa if Using PrEP." PloS one 10, no. 6 (January 2015): e0129177-.

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26056842
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Corneli, A, Perry, B, Agot, K, Ahmed, K, Malamatsho, F, and Van Damme, L. "Facilitators of adherence to the study pill in the FEM-PrEP clinical trial." PloS one 10, no. 4 (January 2015): e0125458-.

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25867624
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