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

Headley, Jennifer, Ansley Lemons, Amy Corneli, Kawango Agot, Khatija Ahmed, Meng Wang, Jacob Odhiambo, et al. “The sexual risk context among the FEM-PrEP study population in Bondo, Kenya and Pretoria, South Africa.” Plos One 9, no. 9 (2014): e106410. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0106410.

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Amico, K Rivet, Leila E. Mansoor, Amy Corneli, Kristine Torjesen, and Ariane van der Straten. “Adherence support approaches in biomedical HIV prevention trials: experiences, insights and future directions from four multisite prevention trials.” Aids Behav 17, no. 6 (July 2013): 2143–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-013-0429-9.

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Van Damme, Lut, Amy Corneli, Khatija Ahmed, Kawango Agot, Johan Lombaard, Saidi Kapiga, Mookho Malahleha, et al. “Preexposure prophylaxis for HIV infection among African women.” N Engl J Med 367, no. 5 (August 2, 2012): 411–22. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1202614.

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Corneli, Amy L., Christina Wong, Natalie T. Eley, Monique Peloquin Mueller, Ny Lovaniaina Rabenja, Ntsiki Manzini, Teri Swezey, Kathleen Van Damme, Jenni Smit, and Frieda Behets. “No sex for science? Formative research on the acceptability and feasibility of a true contraceptive efficacy clinical trial.” Contraception 85, no. 3 (March 2012): 263–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2011.07.004.

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22067771
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Corneli, Amy L., James R. Sorenson, Margaret E. Bentley, Gail E. Henderson, J Michael Bowling, Jacqueline Nkhoma, Agnes Moses, et al. “Improving participant understanding of informed consent in an HIV-prevention clinical trial: a comparison of methods.” Aids Behav 16, no. 2 (February 2012): 412–21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-9977-z.

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Mack, N., S. Kirkendale, P. Omullo, J. Odhiambo, M. Ratlhagana, M. Masaki, P. Siguntu, et al. “Implementing good participatory practice guidelines in the FEM-PrEP Preexposure Prophylaxis Trial for HIV Prevention among African Women: A focus on local stakeholder involvement.” Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials 5, no. 1 (January 1, 2012): 127–35. https://doi.org/10.2147/OAJCT.S45717.

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Sugarman, J., A. Corneli, D. Donnell, T. Y. Liu, S. Rose, D. Celentano, B. Jackson, et al. “Are there adverse consequences of quizzing during informed consent for HIV research?” J Med Ethics 37, no. 11 (November 2011): 693–97. https://doi.org/10.1136/jme.2011.042358.

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Pettifor, Audrey, Catherine MacPhail, Amy Corneli, Jabu Sibeko, Gift Kamanga, Nora Rosenberg, William C. Miller, et al. “Continued high risk sexual behavior following diagnosis with acute HIV infection in South Africa and Malawi: implications for prevention.” Aids Behav 15, no. 6 (August 2011): 1243–50. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-010-9839-0.

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20978833
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MacPhail, C., A. Pettifor, and A. Corneli. “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. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v12i1.215.

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