Deborah J. Cotton

Emeritus Professor, Medicine

Deborah Cotton
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Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

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

Publications

  • 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 Oct 12. PMID: 34633835.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed

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