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, AL, Sorenson, JR, Bentley, ME, Henderson, GE, Bowling, JM, Nkhoma, J, Moses, A, Zulu, C, Chilima, J, Ahmed, Y, Heilig, CM, Jamieson, DJ, van der Horst, C, Breastfeeding, Antiretroviral, and and Nutrition Informed Consent Study Group, . "Improving participant understanding of informed consent in an HIV-prevention clinical trial: a comparison of methods." AIDS and behavior 16, no. 2 (February 2012): 412-421.

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21656146
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Sugarman, J, Corneli, A, Donnell, D, Liu, TY, Rose, S, Celentano, D, Jackson, B, Aramrattana, A, Wei, L, Shao, Y, Liping, F, Baoling, R, Dye, B, and Metzger, D. "Are there adverse consequences of quizzing during informed consent for HIV research?." Journal of medical ethics 37, no. 11 (November 2011): 693-697.

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21653649
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Pettifor, A, MacPhail, C, Corneli, A, Sibeko, J, Kamanga, G, Rosenberg, N, Miller, WC, Hoffman, I, Rees, H, Cohen, MS, and NIAID Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology, . "Continued high risk sexual behavior following diagnosis with acute HIV infection in South Africa and Malawi: implications for prevention." AIDS and behavior 15, no. 6 (August 2011): 1243-1250.

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20978833
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MacPhail, C, Pettifor, A, and Corneli, A. "Feasibility and acceptability of sexual abstinence for interruption of HIV transmission among individuals with acute HIV infection - Formative data from CHAVI 011." Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, no. 39 (January 1, 2011): 46-. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Corneli, A, Vaz, L, Dulyx, J, Omba, S, Rennie, S, and Behets, F. "The role of disclosure in relation to assent to participate in HIV-related research among HIV-infected youth: a formative study." Journal of the International AIDS Society 12 (January 2009): 17-.

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19712468
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Vaz, L, Corneli, A, Dulyx, J, Rennie, S, Omba, S, Kitetele, F, AD Research Group, , and Behets, F. "The process of HIV status disclosure to HIV-positive youth in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo." AIDS care 20, no. 7 (August 2008): 842-852.

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18608054
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Corneli, A, Jarrett, NM, Sabue, M, Duvall, S, Bahati, E, Behets, F, and Van Rie, A. "Patient and provider perspectives on implementation models of HIV counseling and testing for patients with TB." The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 12, no. 3 (March 2008): 79-84.

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29343372
Scholars@Duke

Corneli, A, Jarrett, NM, Sabue, M, Duvall, S, Bahati, E, Behets, F, and Van Rie, A. "Patient and provider perspectives on implementation models of HIV counseling and testing for patients with TB." The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 12, no. 3 Suppl 1 (March 2008): 79-84.

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18302828
Scholars@Duke

West, GR, Corneli, AL, Best, K, Kurkjian, KM, and Cates, W. "Focusing HIV prevention on those most likely to transmit the virus." AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education 19, no. 4 (August 2007): 275-288.

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17685841
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Henderson, GE, Corneli, AL, Mahoney, DB, Nelson, DK, and Mwansambo, C. "Applying research ethics guidelines: the view from a sub-saharan research ethics committee." Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE 2, no. 2 (June 2007): 41-48.

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19385794
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