Deborah Cotton MD MPH MA
Emeritus Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Dr. Deborah Cotton is Professor of Medicine Emerita at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She received her MD from Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 1976, an MPH in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1985, and an MA in the History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2022. Dr. Cotton is a Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

After internship and residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston from 1976 to 1978, Dr. Cotton was a Clinical Associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, NIAID, NIH from 1978-1982 and a Lt. Commander in the United States Public Health Service. She was a Senior Staff Fellow in the National Cancer Institute from 1982-1984.

Returning to Boston, Dr. Cotton became the first Clinical Director for AIDS at the Beth Israel Hospital in 1986 and was on the faculty there until 1993 when she moved to the Infectious Diseases Section of the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. She held joint appointments at the Harvard Medical School and Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Cotton was recruited to the Boston University Medical Campus in 1998 to serve as the inaugural Assistant Provost for Clinical Research and Director of the Office of Clinical Research, Professor of Medicine, Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health. 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). Dr. Cotton has remained an active clinician and clinical investigator throughout her career. Her research has focused on the clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

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, the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and 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 a past member of the IDSA Center for Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee. From 2013-2016 she served on the IDSA Board of Directors.

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology






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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2008 Natural History of Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Disease 5R01DA019841-09 6
2007 Natural History of Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Disease 5R01DA019841-08 6
2006 Natural History of Hepatitis C Infection in HIV Disease 5R01DA019841-07 6
2000 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING (PACRT) 5T32AI007433-09 237
1999 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING (PACRT) 5T32AI007433-08 237
1998 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING (PACRT) 5T32AI007433-07 237
1996 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING 5T32AI007433-05 237
1995 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING 5T32AI007433-04 237
1994 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING 5T32AI007433-03 237
1993 PROGRAM FOR AIDS CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING 5T32AI007433-02 237
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  1. Laine C, Cotton D. Care of Patients With New, Continuing, or Recurring Symptoms After Acute SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Jul; 175(7):1028-1029. PMID: 35622410; PMCID: PMC9172931; DOI: 10.7326/M22-1636;
     
  2. Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. Outpatient Evaluation and Management of COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Apr; 175(4):590-591. PMID: 35157494; PMCID: PMC9022138; DOI: 10.7326/M22-0403;
     
  3. Laine C, Moyer DV, Cotton D. COVID-19: Challenging Clinical Questions. Ann Intern Med. 2022 02; 175(2):276-277. PMID: 34904908; PMCID: PMC8722698; DOI: 10.7326/M21-4611;
     
  4. 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; PMCID: PMC8565099; DOI: 10.7326/M21-3840;
     
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC8276272; DOI: 10.7326/M21-2342;
     
  6. Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19 Vaccine: Practical Clinical Considerations. Ann Intern Med. 2021 05; 174(5):694. PMID: 33769829; PMCID: PMC8104088; DOI: 10.7326/M21-1260;
     
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC7901673; DOI: 10.7326/M21-0331;
     
  8. Laine C, Cotton D, Moyer DV. COVID-19 Vaccine: Promoting Vaccine Acceptance. Ann Intern Med. 2021 02; 174(2):252-253. PMID: 33347321; PMCID: PMC7901662; DOI: 10.7326/M20-8008;
     
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC7737236; DOI: 10.7326/M20-6841;
     
  10. 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; DOI: 10.7326/M15-3076;
     
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2007 American College of Physicians: Fellow (directly elected)
2003 Boston University School of Medicine: Distinguished Alumnae Award
1992-2011 Best Doctors in America
1991 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Fellow
1975 Boston University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha
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HIV
Infectious Diseases
History of Medicine, 20th century
Global Health
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