Christopher Wildrick Woods, MD

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor in Pathology
Campus mail 310 Trent Drive, Duke Box #90519, Durham, NC 27708
Phone (919) 668-7174
Email address chris.woods@duke.edu

1. Emerging Infections
2. Global Health
3. Epidemiology of infectious diseases
4. Clinical microbiology and diagnostics
5. Bioterrorism Preparedness
6. Surveillance for communicable diseases
7. Antimicrobial resistance

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 2001 - 2002
  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2000
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1994 - 1997
  • M.D., Duke University, 1994

Publications

McClain, Micah T., Florica J. Constantine, Bradly P. Nicholson, Marshall Nichols, Thomas W. Burke, Ricardo Henao, Daphne C. Jones, et al. “A blood-based host gene expression assay for early detection of respiratory viral infection: an index-cluster prospective cohort study.” Lancet Infect Dis, September 24, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30486-2.

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Shoff, Christopher J., Mary L. Townsend, L Gayani Tillekeratne, Ryan D. Schulteis, Michael E. Yarrington, Nicholas A. Turner, Christopher W. Woods, and Christopher J. Hostler. “Improved empiric antibiotic prescribing for acute cystitis with use of local urinary antibiogram and clinical decision support system.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, August 19, 2020, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.357.

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Liu, Ying, Ephraim L. Tsalik, Yunyun Jiang, Emily R. Ko, Christopher W. Woods, Ricardo Henao, and Scott R. Evans. “Average Weighted Accuracy: Pragmatic Analysis for a Rapid Diagnostics in Categorizing Acute Lung Infections (RADICAL) Study.” Clin Infect Dis 70, no. 12 (June 10, 2020): 2736–42. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz437.

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Mutucumarana, Charmaine P., Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Thamali Anuradha, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, et al. “Geospatial analysis of dengue emergence in rural areas in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.” In Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 114:408–14, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trz123.

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Mayer, Jeanmarie, Nimalie D. Stone, Molly Leecaster, Nan Hu, Warren Pettey, Matthew Samore, Susan M. Pacheco, et al. “Reinforcement of an infection control bundle targeting prevention practices for Clostridioides difficile in Veterans Health Administration nursing homes.” Am J Infect Control 48, no. 6 (June 2020): 626–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.09.019.

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Ko, Emily R., Casandra W. Philipson, Thomas W. Burke, Regina Z. Cer, Kimberly A. Bishop-Lilly, Logan J. Voegtly, Ephraim L. Tsalik, Christopher W. Woods, Danielle V. Clark, and Kevin L. Schully. “Direct-from-blood RNA sequencing identifies the cause of post-bronchoscopy fever.” Bmc Infect Dis 19, no. 1 (October 28, 2019): 905. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4462-9.

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Turner, Nicholas A., Steven C. Grambow, Christopher W. Woods, Vance G. Fowler, Rebekah W. Moehring, Deverick J. Anderson, and Sarah S. Lewis. “Epidemiologic Trends in Clostridioides difficile Infections in a Regional Community Hospital Network.” Jama Netw Open 2, no. 10 (October 2, 2019): e1914149. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.14149.

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Lydon, Emily C., Ricardo Henao, Thomas W. Burke, Mert Aydin, Bradly P. Nicholson, Seth W. Glickman, Vance G. Fowler, et al. “Validation of a host response test to distinguish bacterial and viral respiratory infection.” Ebiomedicine 48 (October 2019): 453–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.09.040.

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Woods, Christopher W., Ana M. Sanchez, Geeta K. Swamy, Micah T. McClain, Lynn Harrington, Debra Freeman, Elizabeth A. Poore, et al. “An observer blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase I dose escalation trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated West Nile virus Vaccine, HydroVax-001, in healthy adults.” Vaccine 37, no. 30 (July 9, 2019): 4222–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.12.026.

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Tillekeratne, L Gayani, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ryan Simmons, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, Bradly P. Nicholson, et al. “Respiratory Viral Infection: An Underappreciated Cause of Acute Febrile Illness Admissions in Southern Sri Lanka.” Am J Trop Med Hyg 100, no. 3 (March 2019): 672–80. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0699.

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