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

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 2, no. 2 (June 2007): 41-48.

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Corneli, AL, Piwoz, EG, Bentley, ME, Moses, A, Nkhoma, JR, Tohill, BC, Adair, L, Mtimuni, B, Ahmed, Y, Duerr, A, Kazembe, P, van der Horst, C, and UNC Project BAN Study Team, . "Involving communities in the design of clinical trial protocols: the BAN Study in Lilongwe, Malawi." Contemporary clinical trials 28, no. 1 (January 2007): 59-67.

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17000137
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Corneli, AL, Bentley, ME, Sorenson, JR, Henderson, GE, van der Horst, C, Moses, A, Nkhoma, J, Tenthani, L, Ahmed, Y, Heilig, CM, and Jamieson, DJ. "Using formative research to develop a context-specific approach to informed consent for clinical trials." Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE 1, no. 4 (December 2006): 45-60.

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19385837
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Piwoz, EG, Ferguson, YO, Bentley, ME, Corneli, AL, Moses, A, Nkhoma, J, Tohill, BC, Mtimuni, B, Ahmed, Y, Jamieson, DJ, van der Horst, C, Kazembe, P, and UNC Project BAN Study Team, . "Differences between international recommendations on breastfeeding in the presence of HIV and the attitudes and counselling messages of health workers in Lilongwe, Malawi." International breastfeeding journal 1, no. 1 (March 9, 2006): 2-.

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16722580
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Bentley, ME, Corneli, AL, Piwoz, E, Moses, A, Nkhoma, J, Tohill, BC, Ahmed, Y, Adair, L, Jamieson, DJ, and van der Horst, C. "Perceptions of the role of maternal nutrition in HIV-positive breast-feeding women in Malawi." The Journal of nutrition 135, no. 4 (April 2005): 945-949.

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15795467
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Mills, JN, Corneli, A, Young, JC, Garrison, LE, Khan, AS, and Ksiazek, TG. "Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome--United States: updated recommendations for risk reduction. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports 51, no. RR-9 (July 2002): 1-12.

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12194506
Scholars@Duke

Hopkins, AS, Whitetail-Eagle, J, Corneli, AL, Person, B, Ettestad, PJ, DiMenna, M, Norstog, J, Creswell, J, Khan, AS, Olson, JG, Cavallaro, KF, Bryan, RT, Cheek, JE, Begay, B, Hoddenbach, GA, Ksiazek, TG, and Mills, JN. "Experimental evaluation of rodent exclusion methods to reduce hantavirus transmission to residents in a Native American community in New Mexico." Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.) 2, no. 2 (January 2002): 61-68.

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12653299
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Khan, AS, Kitsutani, PT, and Corneli, AL. "Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the Americas: the early years." Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine 21, no. 4 (January 2000): 313-322.

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16088742
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Khan, AS, Kitsutani, PT, and Corneli, AL. "Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the americas: The early years." Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 21, no. 4 (January 1, 2000): 313-322. (Review)

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Parker, C, Corneli, A, Agot, K, Odhiambo, J, Asewe, J, Ahmed, K, Skhosana, J, Ratlhagana, M, Lanham, M, Wong, C, Deese, J, Manongi, R, and Van Damme, L. "Lessons learnt from implementing an empirically informed recruitment approach for FEM-PrEP, a large HIV prevention clinical trial (Published online)." Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials: 1-1.

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