Melissa DePaoli Johnson, PharmD

Associate Professor in Medicine
Campus mail Duke Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-2374
Email address johns200@mc.duke.edu

Prognostic indicators for patients with Candida spp. bloodstream infections
Antifungal pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics
Immunogenetics among patients with candidiasis
Management of the HIV infected patient and antiretroviral pharmacotherapy
Antibacterial drug utilization, resistance, and appropriate prescribing

Education and Training

  • Pharm.D., Campbell University, 1997

Publications

Jaeger, M, van der Lee, R, Cheng, SC, Johnson, MD, Kumar, V, Ng, A, Plantinga, TS, Smeekens, SP, Oosting, M, Wang, X, Barchet, W, Fitzgerald, K, Joosten, LA, Perfect, JR, Wijmenga, C, van de Veerdonk, FL, Huynen, MA, Xavier, RJ, Kullberg, BJ, and Netea, MG. "The RIG-I-like helicase receptor MDA5 (IFIH1) is involved in the host defense against Candida infections." European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 34, no. 5 (May 2015): 963-974.

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25579795
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Arnold, CJ, Johnson, M, Bayer, AS, Bradley, S, Giannitsioti, E, Miró, JM, Tornos, P, Tattevin, P, Strahilevitz, J, Spelman, D, Athan, E, Nacinovich, F, Fortes, CQ, Lamas, C, Barsic, B, Fernández-Hidalgo, N, Muñoz, P, and Chu, VH. "Candida infective endocarditis: an observational cohort study with a focus on therapy." Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 59, no. 4 (April 2015): 2365-2373.

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25645855
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Davies, ML, Johnson, MD, Brown, JN, Bryan, WE, and Townsend, ML. "Predictors of glycaemic control among HIV-positive veterans with diabetes." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS 26, no. 4 (March 2015): 262-267.

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Paul DiMondi, V, Townsend, ML, Johnson, M, and Durkin, M. "Antifungal catheter lock therapy for the management of a persistent Candida albicans bloodstream infection in an adult receiving hemodialysis." Pharmacotherapy 34, no. 7 (July 2014): e120-e127.

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24782326
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Kung, HC, Johnson, MD, Drew, RH, Saha-Chaudhuri, P, and Perfect, JR. "Clinical effectiveness of posaconazole versus fluconazole as antifungal prophylaxis in hematology-oncology patients: a retrospective cohort study." Cancer medicine 3, no. 3 (June 2014): 667-673.

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24644249
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Rosentul, DC, Plantinga, TS, Farcas, M, Oosting, M, Hamza, OJ, Scott, WK, Alexander, BD, Yang, JC, Laird, GM, Joosten, LA, van der Meer, JW, Perfect, JR, Kullberg, BJ, van der Ven, AJ, Johnson, MD, and Netea, MG. "Role of autophagy genetic variants for the risk of Candida infections." Medical mycology 52, no. 4 (May 2014): 333-341.

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24713404
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Smeekens, SP, Malireddi, RK, Plantinga, TS, Buffen, K, Oosting, M, Joosten, LA, Kullberg, BJ, Perfect, JR, Scott, WK, van de Veerdonk, FL, Xavier, RJ, van de Vosse, E, Kanneganti, TD, Johnson, MD, and Netea, MG. "Autophagy is redundant for the host defense against systemic Candida albicans infections." Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 33, no. 5 (May 2014): 711-722.

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24202731
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"Alexander et al (Clin Infect Dis 2013; 56:1724-s32)." Clinical Infectious Diseases 58, no. 5 (March 1, 2014): 754-754.

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Smeekens, SP, Malireddi, RK, Plantinga, TS, Buffen, K, Oosting, M, Joosten, LAB, Kullberg, BJA, Perfect, JR, Scott, WK, Van De Veerdonk, FL, Xavier, RJ, Van De Vosse, E, Kanneganti, TD, Johnson, MD, and Netea, MG. "Autophagy is redundant for the host defense against systemic Candida albicans infections." European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 33, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 711-722.

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Kumar, V, Cheng, SC, Johnson, MD, Smeekens, SP, Wojtowicz, A, Giamarellos-Bourboulis, E, Karjalainen, J, Franke, L, Withoff, S, Plantinga, TS, van de Veerdonk, FL, van der Meer, JW, Joosten, LA, Sokol, H, Bauer, H, Herrmann, BG, Bochud, PY, Marchetti, O, Perfect, JR, Xavier, RJ, Kullberg, BJ, Wijmenga, C, and Netea, MG. "Immunochip SNP array identifies novel genetic variants conferring susceptibility to candidaemia." Nature communications 5 (2014): 4675-.

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25197941
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