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

Pettifor, Audrey, Amy Corneli, Gift Kamanga, Kevin McKenna, Nora E. Rosenberg, Xuesong Yu, San-San Ou, et al. “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 (2015): e0124452. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124452.

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Rennie, Stuart, Brian Perry, Amy Corneli, Abdullah Chilungo, and Eric Umar. “Perceptions of voluntary medical male circumcision among circumcising and non-circumcising communities in Malawi.” Glob Public Health 10, no. 5–6 (2015): 679–91. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2015.1004737.

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25630610
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Corneli, Amy, Samuel Field, Emily Namey, Kawango Agot, Khatija Ahmed, Jacob Odhiambo, Joseph Skhosana, and Greg Guest. “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 (2015): e0129177. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129177.

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26056842
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Corneli, Amy, Brian Perry, Kawango Agot, Khatija Ahmed, Fulufhelo Malamatsho, and Lut Van Damme. “Facilitators of adherence to the study pill in the FEM-PrEP clinical trial.” Plos One 10, no. 4 (2015): e0125458. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0125458.

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Parker, C., A. Corneli, K. Agot, J. Odhiambo, J. Asewe, K. Ahmed, J. Skhosana, et al. “Lessons learnt from implementing an empirically informed recruitment approach for FEM-PrEP, a large HIV prevention clinical trial.” Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials 7 (December 19, 2014): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.2147/OAJCT.S68229.

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Corneli, Amy, Meng Wang, Kawango Agot, Khatija Ahmed, Johan Lombaard, Lut Van Damme, and Lut FEM-PrEP Study Group. “Perception of HIV risk and adherence to a daily, investigational pill for HIV prevention in FEM-PrEP.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 67, no. 5 (December 15, 2014): 555–63. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000000362.

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Corneli, Amy, Audrey Pettifor, Gift Kamanga, Carol Golin, Kevin McKenna, San-San Ou, Gloria Hamela, et al. “HPTN 062: a feasibility and acceptability pilot intervention to reduce HIV transmission risk behaviors among individuals with acute and early HIV infection in Lilongwe, Malawi.” Aids Behav 18, no. 9 (September 2014): 1785–1800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-014-0707-1.

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Corneli, Amy L., Jennifer Deese, Meng Wang, Doug Taylor, Khatija Ahmed, Kawango Agot, Johan Lombaard, et al. “FEM-PrEP: adherence patterns and factors associated with adherence to a daily oral study product for pre-exposure prophylaxis.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 66, no. 3 (July 1, 2014): 324–31. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000000158.

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Perry, Brian, Lennah Oluoch, Kawango Agot, Jamilah Taylor, Jacob Onyango, Lilian Ouma, Caroline Otieno, Christina Wong, and Amy Corneli. “Widow cleansing and inheritance among the Luo in Kenya: the need for additional women-centred HIV prevention options.” J Int Aids Soc 17 (2014): 19010. https://doi.org/10.7448/IAS.17.1.19010.

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Corneli, Amy L., Kevin McKenna, Jennifer Headley, Khatija Ahmed, Jacob Odhiambo, Joseph Skhosana, Meng Wang, Kawango Agot, and Kawango FEM-PrEP Study Group. “A descriptive analysis of perceptions of HIV risk and worry about acquiring HIV among FEM-PrEP participants who seroconverted in Bondo, Kenya, and Pretoria, South Africa.” J Int Aids Soc 17, no. 3 Suppl 2 (2014): 19152. https://doi.org/10.7448/IAS.17.3.19152.

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