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

Corneli, Amy, Lara Vaz, Jennyfer Dulyx, Serge Omba, Stuart Rennie, and Frieda Behets. “The role of disclosure in relation to assent to participate in HIV-related research among HIV-infected youth: a formative study.” J Int Aids Soc 12 (August 27, 2009): 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/1758-2652-12-17.

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19712468
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Vaz, L., A. Corneli, J. Dulyx, S. Rennie, S. Omba, F. Kitetele, F. AD Research Group, and F. Behets. “The process of HIV status disclosure to HIV-positive youth in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Aids Care 20, no. 7 (August 2008): 842–52. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540120701742276.

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18608054
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Corneli, A., N. M. Jarrett, M. Sabue, S. Duvall, E. Bahati, F. Behets, and A. Van Rie. “Patient and provider perspectives on implementation models of HIV counseling and testing for patients with TB.” Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12, no. 3 (March 1, 2008): 79–84.

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29343372
Scholars@Duke

Corneli, A., N. M. Jarrett, M. Sabue, S. Duvall, E. Bahati, F. Behets, and A. Van Rie. “Patient and provider perspectives on implementation models of HIV counseling and testing for patients with TB.” Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12, no. 3 Suppl 1 (March 2008): 79–84.

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18302828
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West, Gary R., Amy L. Corneli, Kim Best, Katie M. Kurkjian, and William Cates. “Focusing HIV prevention on those most likely to transmit the virus.” Aids Educ Prev 19, no. 4 (August 2007): 275–88. https://doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2007.19.4.275.

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17685841
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Henderson, Gail E., Amy L. Corneli, David B. Mahoney, Daniel K. Nelson, and Charles Mwansambo. “Applying research ethics guidelines: the view from a sub-saharan research ethics committee.” J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2, no. 2 (June 2007): 41–48. https://doi.org/10.1525/jer.2007.2.2.41.

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19385794
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Corneli, Amy L., Ellen G. Piwoz, Margaret E. Bentley, Agnes Moses, Jacqueline R. Nkhoma, Beth Carlton Tohill, Linda Adair, et al. “Involving communities in the design of clinical trial protocols: the BAN Study in Lilongwe, Malawi.” Contemp Clin Trials 28, no. 1 (January 2007): 59–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2006.08.003.

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17000137
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Corneli, Amy L., Margaret E. Bentley, James R. Sorenson, Gail E. Henderson, Charles van der Horst, Agnes Moses, Jacqueline Nkhoma, et al. “Using formative research to develop a context-specific approach to informed consent for clinical trials.” J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 1, no. 4 (December 2006): 45–60. https://doi.org/10.1525/jer.2006.1.4.45.

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19385837
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Piwoz, Ellen G., Yvonne Owens Ferguson, Margaret E. Bentley, Amy L. Corneli, Agnes Moses, Jacqueline Nkhoma, Beth Carlton Tohill, et al. “Differences between international recommendations on breastfeeding in the presence of HIV and the attitudes and counselling messages of health workers in Lilongwe, Malawi.” Int Breastfeed J 1, no. 1 (March 9, 2006): 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-4358-1-2.

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16722580
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Bentley, Margaret E., Amy L. Corneli, Ellen Piwoz, Agnes Moses, Jacqueline Nkhoma, Beth Carlton Tohill, Yusuf Ahmed, Linda Adair, Denise J. Jamieson, and Charles van der Horst. “Perceptions of the role of maternal nutrition in HIV-positive breast-feeding women in Malawi.” J Nutr 135, no. 4 (April 2005): 945–49. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/135.4.945.

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15795467
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