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 21, no. 3 (March 2021): 396–404. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30486-2.

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She, Xichen, Yaya Zhai, Ricardo Henao, Christopher Woods, Christopher Chiu, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Peter X. K. Song, and Alfred O. Hero. “Adaptive multi-channel event segmentation and feature extraction for monitoring health outcomes.” Ieee Trans Biomed Eng PP (November 17, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2020.3038652.

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Vanderburg, Sky, Gaya Wijayaratne, Nayomi Danthanarayana, Jude Jayamaha, Bhagya Piyasiri, Chathurangi Halloluwa, Tianchen Sheng, et al. “Outbreak of severe acute respiratory infection in Southern Province, Sri Lanka in 2018: a cross-sectional study.” Bmj Open 10, no. 11 (November 6, 2020): e040612. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040612.

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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 41, no. 11 (November 2020): 1351–53. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2020.357.

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Hostler, Christopher J., J Bradford Bertumen, Lawrence P. Park, Susan B. Wilkins, and Christopher W. Woods. “Differences in time-to-testing and time-to-isolation between community-onset and hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile cases at a tertiary care VA medical center.” Am J Infect Control 48, no. 10 (October 2020): 1148–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.12.008.

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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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Tillekeratne, L Gayani, Sunil Suchindran, Emily R. Ko, Elizabeth A. Petzold, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, et al. “Previously Derived Host Gene Expression Classifiers Identify Bacterial and Viral Etiologies of Acute Febrile Respiratory Illness in a South Asian Population.” Open Forum Infect Dis 7, no. 6 (June 2020): ofaa194. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa194.

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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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