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



Blair, Paul W., George Oduro, Chris Oppong, Stephen Okello, Charmagne Beckett, Andrew Letizia, Anne Fox, et al. “THE PERFORMANCE OF QSOFA IN PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED SEPSIS IN CAMBODIA, GHANA, UGANDA, AND THE UNITED STATES.” In Shock, 53:91–91, 2020.


Tsalik, Ephraim L., Ayeaye Khine, Abdossamad Talebpour, Alaleh Samiei, Vilcy Parmar, Thomas W. Burke, Micah T. Mcclain, et al. “Rapid, Sample-to-Answer Host Gene Expression Test to Diagnose Viral Infection.” Open Forum Infect Dis 6, no. 11 (November 2019): ofz466.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fosbøl, Emil L., Lawrence P. Park, Vivian H. Chu, Eugene Athan, Francois Delahaye, Tomas Freiberger, Cristiane Lamas, et al. “The association between vegetation size and surgical treatment on 6-month mortality in left-sided infective endocarditis.” In Eur Heart J, 40:2243–51, 2019.

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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.

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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.

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Wyatt, Lauren, Sallie Robey Permar, Ernesto Ortiz, Axel Berky, Christopher W. Woods, Genevieve Fouda Amouou, Hannah Itell, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and William Pan. “Mercury Exposure and Poor Nutritional Status Reduce Response to Six Expanded Program on Immunization Vaccines in Children: An Observational Cohort Study of Communities Affected by Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon.” Int J Environ Res Public Health 16, no. 4 (February 21, 2019).

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Sheng, Tianchen, Gaya B. Wijayaratne, Thushani M. Dabrera, Richard J. Drew, Ajith Nagahawatte, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, et al. “Point-prevalence study of antimicrobial use in public hospitals in southern Sri Lanka identifies opportunities for improving prescribing practices.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40, no. 2 (February 2019): 224–27.

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