Dennis Alfred Clements, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine
Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor in the School of Nursing
Campus mail Box 90519, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0519
Phone (919) 684-7790
Email address

1) Vaccine Research - safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity, effectiveness.
2) Infectious Disease Epidemiology - otitis media, day care, outbreaks
3) Cost effectiveness of vaccination strategies.
4)Latino health issues, medical Spanish education, cultural sensitivity.
5) Health Care Delivery Systems - contracting, business plans, access to care, management, finances
6) Health Manpower needs in the third world
7) Education - medical school, nursing school, graduate school and undergraduates
8) Director of Undergraduate Studies, Duke Global Health Institute

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988
  • M.D., University of Rochester, 1973


Saleh, Ezzeldin, Brian Eichner, Douglas W. Clark, Martha E. Gagliano, James M. Troutman, Lynn Harrington, Monica McNeal, and Dennis Clements. “Open-Label Pilot Study to Compare the Safety and Immunogenicity of Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine (RV5) Administered on an Early Alternative Dosing Schedule with Those of RV5 Administered on the Recommended Standard Schedule..” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 7, no. 1 (February 19, 2018): 82–85.

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Walter, Emmanuel B., Martha A. Snyder, Dennis A. Clements, and Samuel L. Katz. “Large injection site reactions after a second dose of varicella vaccine..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 27, no. 8 (August 2008): 757–59.

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Woods, Christopher W., Adam M. Bressler, John J. LiPuma, Barbara D. Alexander, Dennis A. Clements, David J. Weber, Christopher M. Moore, L Barth Reller, and Keith S. Kaye. “Virulence associated with outbreak-related strains of Burkholderia cepacia complex among a cohort of patients with bacteremia..” Clin Infect Dis 38, no. 9 (May 1, 2004): 1243–50.

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Lee, Patrick Y., David B. Matchar, Dennis A. Clements, Joel Huber, John D. Hamilton, and Eric D. Peterson. “Economic analysis of influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment for healthy working adults..” Ann Intern Med 137, no. 4 (August 20, 2002): 225–31.

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Clements, D. A., J. I. Zaref, C. L. Bland, E. B. Walter, and P. M. Coplan. “Partial uptake of varicella vaccine and the epidemiological effect on varicella disease in 11 day-care centers in North Carolina..” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155, no. 4 (April 2001): 455–61.

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Abraham, B., D. Parenti, S. Frey, R. Dagan, Y. Ashur, X. Q. Chen, J. Ibarra, et al. “Antibody production in response to hepatitis B surface antigen in a combination hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine [1] (multiple letters).” Journal of Infectious Diseases 182, no. 3 (2000): 1005–6.