Dr. Deborah Cotton is Emerita Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. She was recruited to the Boston University Medical Campus from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1998 to serve as the inaugural Assistant Provost for Clinical Research and Director of the Office of Clinical Research. From 2000-2004 she served as Chief, Medical Service, VA Boston Healthcare System and Vice-Chair for Veteran’s Affairs, BUSM Department of Medicine. From 2007-2009 she was the Chief Medical Officer of the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI). She has been a Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine since 2009.
Dr. Cotton’s research has focused on the clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. She has served on numerous national committees including the FDA Antiviral Advisory Committee (Member and Chair), the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine, the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and the NIH AIDS Clinical Epidemiology Study Section (ACE).
Dr. Cotton is a past member and chair of the National and Global Public Health Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and a past member of the IDSA Center for Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee. From 2013-2016 she served on the IDSA Board of Directors.
Dr. Cotton is a Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine. A strong believer in life-long learning, she is a currently completing a master’s degree in the history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
- Boston University School of Medicine, MD
- Johns Hopkins University, MPH
- Brandeis University, AB
- Published on 2/15/2022
Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. Outpatient Evaluation and Management of COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Apr; 175(4):590-591. PMID: 35157494.
- Published on 12/14/2021
Laine C, Moyer DV, Cotton D. COVID-19: Challenging Clinical Questions. Ann Intern Med. 2022 02; 175(2):276-277. PMID: 34904908.
- Published on 10/12/2021
Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19: Clinical and Public Health Implications of SARS-CoV-2 Immunology. Ann Intern Med. 2021 12; 174(12):1733-1734. PMID: 34633835.
- Published on 6/11/2021
Laine C, Cotton D. COVID-19: Evaluation and Care of Patients With Persistent Symptoms Following Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Ann Intern Med. 2021 08; 174(8):1159-1160. PMID: 34115532.
- Published on 3/26/2021
Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19 Vaccine: Practical Clinical Considerations. Ann Intern Med. 2021 05; 174(5):694. PMID: 33769829.
- Published on 1/25/2021
Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Allocation: What Physicians Need to Know. Ann Intern Med. 2021 03; 174(3):413-414. PMID: 33492990.
- Published on 12/21/2020
Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19 Vaccine: Promoting Vaccine Acceptance. Ann Intern Med. 2021 02; 174(2):252-253. PMID: 33347321.
- Published on 10/20/2020
Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19 Vaccine: What Physicians Need to Know. Ann Intern Med. 2020 11 17; 173(10):830. PMID: 33074704.
- Published on 3/22/2016
Shoham S, Antar AAR, Auwaerter PG, Durand CM, Sulkowski MS, Cotton DJ. Antimicrobial Access in the 21st Century: Delays and Critical Shortages. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jul 05; 165(1):53-54. PMID: 26999651.
- Published on 12/31/2015
Baranoski AS, Cotton D, Heeren T, Nunes D, Kubiak RW, Horsburgh CR. Clinical Liver Disease Progression Among Hepatitis C-Infected Drug Users With CD4 Cell Count Less Than 200 Cells/mm(3) Is More Pronounced Among Women Than Men. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 3(1):ofv214. PMID: 26955643.
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