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

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



Zhang, Helen L., Champica Bodinayake, Gaya B. Wijayaratne, Pasangi Jayatissa, DL Bhagya Piyasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Tianchen Sheng, Ajith Nagahawatte, Christopher Woods, and L Gayani Tillekeratne. “Point-prevalence survey of outpatient antibiotic prescription at a tertiary medical center in Sri Lanka: opportunities to improve prescribing practices for respiratory illnesses.” Bmc Infect Dis 21, no. 1 (January 21, 2021): 97.

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Mahle, Rachael E., Sunil Suchindran, Ricardo Henao, Julie M. Steinbrink, Thomas W. Burke, Micah T. McClain, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Christopher W. Woods, and Ephraim L. Tsalik. “Validation of a host gene expression test for bacterial/viral discrimination in immunocompromised hosts.” Clin Infect Dis, January 19, 2021.

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Li, Dapeng, Robert J. Edwards, Kartik Manne, David R. Martinez, Alexandra Schäfer, S Munir Alam, Kevin Wiehe, et al. “The functions of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing and infection-enhancing antibodies in vitro and in mice and nonhuman primates.” Biorxiv, January 2, 2021.

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Firouzi, F., B. Farahani, M. Daneshmand, K. Grise, J. S. Song, R. Saracco, L. L. Wang, et al. “Harnessing the Power of Smart and Connected Health to Tackle COVID-19: IoT, AI, Robotics, and Blockchain for a Better World.” Ieee Internet of Things Journal, January 1, 2021.

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Turner, Nicholas A., William Pan, Viviana S. Martinez-Bianchi, Gabriela M Maradiaga Panayotti, Arrianna M. Planey, Christopher W. Woods, and Paul M. Lantos. “Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities in Novel Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) Test Positivity in North Carolina.” Open Forum Infect Dis 8, no. 1 (January 2021): ofaa413.

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She, Xichen, Yaya Zhai, Ricardo Henao, Christopher W. Woods, Christopher Chiu, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Peter X. K. Song, and Alfred O Hero III. “Adaptive Multi-Channel Event Segmentation and Feature Extraction for Monitoring Health Outcomes.” Ieee Trans. Biomed. Eng. 68 (2021): 2377–88.


Wang, Liuyang, Thomas J. Balmat, Alejandro L. Antonia, Florica J. Constantine, Ricardo Henao, Thomas W. Burke, Andy Ingham, et al. “An atlas connecting shared genetic architecture of human diseases and molecular phenotypes provides insight into COVID-19 susceptibility.” Medrxiv, December 22, 2020.

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Giroux, Nicholas S., Shengli Ding, Micah T. McClain, Thomas W. Burke, Elizabeth Petzold, Hong A. Chung, Grecia R. Palomino, et al. “Chromatin remodeling in peripheral blood cells reflects COVID-19 symptom severity.” Biorxiv, December 5, 2020.

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Heggestad, Jacob T., David S. Kinnamon, Lyra B. Olson, Jason Liu, Garrett Kelly, Simone A. Wall, Cassio M. Fontes, et al. “Multiplexed, quantitative serological profiling of COVID-19 from a drop of blood by a point-of-care test.” Medrxiv, November 7, 2020.

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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.

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