Illustrative Publications

Formative and Stakeholder Preferences Research

Corneli APerry B, Collyar D, Powers III JH, Farley JJ, Calvert SB, Santiago J, Donnelly HK, Swezey TDombeck CB, De Anda C, Fowler VG, Holland TL. Assessment of the Perceived Acceptability of an Early Enrollment Strategy Using Advance Consent in Health Care-Associated Pneumonia. JAMA Network Open. 2018; 1(8):e185816.

Flynn KE, Kramer JM, Dombeck CB, Weinfurt KP.  Participants’ perspectives on safety monitoring in clinical trials.  Clin Trials. 2013; 10(4):552-9.

Corneli A, Wong C, Eley NT, Mueller MP, Rabenja NL, Manzini N, Swezey T, Damme KV, Smit J, Behets F. No sex for science? Formative research on the acceptability and feasibility of a true contraceptive efficacy clinical trialContraception. 2012; 85(3):263-9.

Flynn KE, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Abernethy AP, Lin L, Shelby RA, Porter LS, Dombeck CBWeinfurt KPPatient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancerPsycho-oncology. 2012; 21(6):594-601.

Corneli A, Vaz L, Dulyx J, Omba S, Rennie S, Behets F. The role of disclosure in relation to assent to participate in HIV-related research among HIV-infected youth: a formative studyJ Int AIDS Soc. 2009; 12(1):17.

Behets F, Van Damme K, Norris Turner A, Rabenja NL, Ravelomanana N, Raharinivo MSM, Zeller K, Rennie S, Swezey TEvidence-based planning of a randomized controlled trial on diaphragm use for prevention of sexually transmitted infectionsSex Transm Dis. 2008; 35(3):238-42.

Corneli A, Piwoz E, Bentley ME, Moses A, Nkhoma JR, Tohill BC, Adair L, Mtimuni B, Ahmed Y, Duerr A, Kazembe P, van der Horst C; UNC Project BAN Study Team. Involving communities in the design of clinical trial protocols: the BAN Study in Lilongwe, MalawiContemp Clin Trials. 2007; 28(1):59-67.

Corneli AL, Bentley ME, Sorenson JR, Henderson GE, van der Horst C, Moses A, Nkhoma J, Tenthani L, Ahmed Y, Heilig CM, Jamieson DJ. Using formative research to develop a context-specific approach to informed consent for clinical trialsJ Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2006; 1(4):45-60.

Qualitative/Mixed-Methods Research Embedded within Clinical Trials

MacQueen KM, Dlamini S, Perry B, Okumu E, Sortijas S, Singh C, Pillay D, Majors A, Jerome S, Watson S, Karim SA, Karim QA, Mansoor LE. Social Context of Adherence in an Open-Label 1 % Tenofovir Gel Trial: Gender Dynamics and Disclosure in KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaAIDS Behav. 2016; 20:2682–91.

Agot K, Taylor D, Corneli A, Wang M, Ambia J, Kashuba A, Parker C, Lemons A, Malahleha M, Lombaard J, Damme L. Accuracy of Self-Report and Pill-Count Measures of Adherence in the FEM-PrEP Clinical Trial: Implications for Future HIV-Prevention TrialsAIDS Behav. 2015; 19(5):743-5.

Corneli A, Wang M, Agot K, Ahmed K, Lombaard J, Van Damme L. Perception of HIV risk and adherence to a daily, investigational product for HIV prevention in FEM-PrEPJAIDS. 2014; 67(5): 555-563.

Corneli A, Deese J, Wang M, Taylor D, Ahmed K, Agot K, Lombaard J, Manongi R, Kapiga S, Kashuba A, Van Damme L, for the FEM-PrEP Study Group. FEM-PrEP: Adherence patterns and factors associated with adherence to a daily, oral study product for pre-exposure prophylaxisJAIDS. 2014; 66(3):324-331.

Qualitative/Mixed-Methods Studies to Explain Clinical Trial Findings

Corneli A, Perry B, McKenna K, Agot K, Ahmed K, Taylor J, Malamatsho F, Odhiambo J, Skhosana J, Van Damme L. Participants’ explanations for non-adherence in the FEM-PrEP clinical trialJAIDS. 2016; 71(4):452-61.

Corneli A, McKenna K, Perry B, Ahmed K, Agot K, Malamatsho F, Skhosana J, Odhiambo J, Van Damme L. The science of being a study participant: FEM-PrEP participants’ explanations for over-reporting adherence to the study pills and on the whereabouts of unused pillsJAIDS. 2015; 68(5):578-84.

Corneli A, Perry B, Agot K, Ahmed K, Malamatsho F, Skhosana J, Odhiambo J, Damme L. Facilitators of Adherence to the Study Pill in the FEM-PrEP Clinical TrialPLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0125458.

Qualitative/Mixed Methods Research in Implementation Science

Corneli A, Namey E, Ahmed K, Agot K, Skhosana J, Odhiambo J, Guest G. Motivations for Reducing Other HIV Risk-Reduction Practices if Taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Findings from a Qualitative Study Among Women in Kenya and South AfricaAIDS Patient Care STDs, . 2015; 29(9):503-9

Rennie S, Perry B, Corneli A, Chilungo A, Umar E. Perceptions of voluntary medical male circumcision among circumcising and non-circumcising communities in MalawiGlobal Public Health, 2015; 2015; 10:679-91.

McKenna K, Arcara J, Rademacher K, Mackenzie C, Ngabo F, Munyambanza E, Wesson J, Tolley E. Policy and programmatic considerations for introduction of a longer-acting injectable contraceptiveGlob Health Sci Pract. 2014; 2(4): 459-71.

Qualitative/Mixed Methods Research in Health Systems Research

Corneli A, Lemons A, Otieno-Masaba R, Ndiritu J, Packer C, Lamarre-Vincent J, Dulli L. Contraceptive Service Delivery in Kenya:  A Qualitative Study to Identify Barriers and Preferences among Female Sex Workers and Health Care ProvidersContraception. 2016; 94(1):34-9.

Mack N, Wong C, McKenna K, Lemons A, Odhiambo J, Agot K. Human Resource Challenges to integrating pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) into the public health system in Kenya: A qualitative studyAfr J Reprod Health. 2015; 19(1):54-62.

Burke HM, Mueller MP, Perry B, Packer C, Bufumbo L, Mbengue D, Mall I, Daff BM, Mbonye AK. Observational study of the acceptability of Sayana® Press among intramuscular DMPA users in Uganda and SenegalContraception. 2014; 89(5):361-7.

Burke HM, Mueller MP, Packer C, Perry B, Bufumbo L, Mbengue D, Daff BM, Mbonye AK. Provider acceptability of Sayana® Press: Results from community health workers and clinic-based providers in Uganda and SenegalContraception. 2014; 89(5):368-73.

Qualitative/Mixed Methods Evaluation Research

Corneli A, Pettifor A, Kamanga G, Golin C, McKenna K, Ou S, Hamela G, Massa C, Martinson F, Tharaldson J, Hilgenberg D, Yu X, Chege W, Hoffman I and the HPTN 062 study team. HPTN 062:  A feasibility and acceptability pilot intervention to reduce HIV transmission risk behaviors among individuals with acute and early HIV infection in Lilongwe, MalawiAIDS Behav. 2014; 19(9):1785-1800.

Corneli A, Sorenson J, Bentley ME, Henderson GE, Bowling JM, Nkhoma J, Moses A, Zulu C, Chilima J, Ahmed Y, Heilig CM, Jamieson DJ, van der Horst C. Improving participant understanding of informed consent in a HIV-prevention clinical trial: a comparison of methodsAIDS Behav. 2012; 16(2):412-21.

Methodological Research

Corneli A, Meagher K, Henderson G, Peay H, Rennie S. How Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials Incorporate Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: A Typology of Approaches. AIDS and Behavior. 2018; doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2358-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Corneli A, Hallinan Z, Hamre G, Perry B, Goldsack JC, Calvert SB, Forrest A. The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative: Methodology Supporting the MissionClin Trials. 2018; 15(S1):13-18.

Guest G, Namey E, Taylor J, Eley N, McKenna KComparing focus groups and individual interviews: Findings from a randomized studyInt J Soc Res Methodol. 2017; 1364-5579.

Guest G, Namey E, McKenna KHow many focus groups are enough? Building an evidence base for non-probability sample sizesField Methods. 2017, 29(1): 3-22.

Guest G, Namey E, McKenna KEvaluating bang for the buck: A cost-effectiveness comparison between individual interviews and focus groupsAm J Eval. 2016; 37(3): 425-40.

Commentaries and Review Articles

Perry B, Herrington W, Goldsack JC, Grandinetti CA, Vasisht, KP, Landray MJ, Bataille L, DiCicco RA, Bradley C, Narayan A, Papadopoulos EJ, Sheth N, Skodacek K, Stem K, Strong TV, Walton MK, Corneli A. Use of mobile devices to measure outcomes in clinical research, 2010-2016: A systematic literature review. Digit Biomark. 2018; 2:11-30.

Shattuck D, Perry B, Packer C, Quee DC. A review of 10 years of vasectomy programming and research in low-resource settings. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016; 4(4):647–60.


Anderson E and Corneli A. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Human Research Ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2018.

Beskow L, Hammack C, Brelsford K, McKenna K. Thought leader perspectives on risks in precision medicine research. In: G Cohen, H Lynch, E Vayena (Eds), Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2018.

Corneli A, Namey E, Mueller M, Tharaldson J, Sortijas S, Grey T, Sugarman J. Evidence-based strategies for shortening informed consent forms in clinical research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2017; 12(1):14-25.

Corneli A, Sugarman J. Reducing Consent Form Length:  Stakeholder Support, Evidence-Based Strategies, and Regulatory Requirements. IRB: Ethics and Human Research. 2017: 39 (2).

Beskow LM, Lin L, Dombeck CB, Gao E, Weinfurt KP.  Improving biobank consent comprehension: a national randomized survey to assess the effect of a simplified form and review/retest intervention. Genet Med. 2017; 19(5):505-12.

Flynn KE, Hahn CL, Kramer JM, Check DKDombeck CB, Bang S, Perlmutter J, Khin-Maung-Gyi FA, Weinfurt KP. Using central IRBs for multicenter clinical trials in the United States. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e54999. 

Corneli A, Sorenson J, Bentley ME, Henderson GE, Bowling JM, Nkhoma J, Moses A, Zulu C, Chilima J, Ahmed Y, Heilig CM, Jamieson DJ, van der Horst C. Improving participant understanding of informed consent in a HIV-prevention clinical trial: a comparison of methods. AIDS Behav. 2012; 16(2):412-21.

Corneli AL, Bentley ME, Sorenson JR, Henderson GE, van der Horst C, Moses A, Nkhoma J, Tenthani L, Ahmed Y, Heilig CM, Jamieson DJ. Using formative research to develop a context-specific approach to informed consent for clinical trials. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2006; 1(4):45-60.