Deborah J. Cotton

Professor, Medicine

Deborah Cotton
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Biography

Dr. Deborah Cotton is Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. 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 served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI). From 2009-2018 she was a Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Cotton’s research has focused on the clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. She has been a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) since 1986. Dr. Cotton 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, and the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and is a past member of the NIH AIDS Clinical Epidemiology Study Section (ACE). She is a past member and chair of the National and Global Public Health Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and past member of the IDSA Center for Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee. From 2013-2016 Dr. Cotton served on the Board of Directors, IDSA.

Dr. Cotton is now Deputy Editor Emerita of the Annals of Internal Medicine. A strong believer in life-long learning, Dr. Cotton is currently a candidate for a master’s degree in the history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on mid to late 20th century epidemics.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Active Staff Privileges, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University, MPH
  • Brandeis University, AB

Publications

  • Published on 3/22/2016

    Shoham S, Antar AA, Auwaerter PG, Durand CM, Sulkowski MS, Cotton DJ. Antimicrobial Access in the 21st Century: Delays and Critical Shortages. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 22. PMID: 26999651.

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  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/15/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive-HIV Research and Therapies. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Dec 15; 163(12):953. PMID: 26666783.

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  • Published on 12/1/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archives--Nurse Practitioners and Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Dec 1; 163(11):879. PMID: 26618287.

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  • Published on 11/17/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP centennial: from the Annals archive--acute coronary syndromes. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 17; 163(10):798. PMID: 26571242.

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  • Published on 11/3/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive--Emergency Response and Life Support. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 3; 163(9):718. PMID: 26524573.

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  • Published on 10/20/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive-Alcohol and Diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 20; 163(8):639. PMID: 26502119.

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  • Published on 10/6/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive-Malaria Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 6; 163(7):559. PMID: 26436621.

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  • Published on 9/15/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive-Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Sep 15; 163(6):472. PMID: 26370011.

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  • Published on 9/1/2015

    Cotton D. Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive-Blood Pressure Variation. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Sep 1; 163(5):389. PMID: 26322698.

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