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Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Director, UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic
UNC ID Ryan White Program Manager
UNC ID Quality Improvement Coordinator

Specialty Areas

HIV Care and Prevention, HIV Linkage and Retention in Care, Clinical Quality Improvement


BA Magna Cum Laude, BSN Summa Cum Laude: University of Rochester, 1988; MA Psychology – Cognitive Neuroscience, Syracuse University, 1990; Post MSN Family Nurse Practitioner certification, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1997-2000

Employment: UNC Department of Medicine – Infectious Diseases, 2001 – present.

Ms. Durr serves as the Associate Director of the ID clinic, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Ryan White Program Manager, and supervises clinic staff members.  She cares for patients living with HIV, and has worked to improve the quality of HIV care across the state.

Selected Bibliography (2016 – 2019)

Chen J, Pence BW, Rahangdale L, Patterson K, Farel CE, Durr AL, Antono AC, Zakharova O Eron JJ, Napravnik S. Postpartum HIV Care Continuum Outcomes in the southeastern US.  AIDS. 2019;33:637-644.

Swygard H, Seña AC, Mobley V, Clymore J, Sampson L, Glenn K, Keller JE, Donovan J, Berger MB, Heine A, Klein E, Sullivan KA, Quinlivan EB.  Implementing the North Carolina HIV Bridge Counseling Program to facilitate linkage and reengagement in care for individuals infected with HIV/AIDS. NC Med J. 2018 Jul-Aug; 79(4), 210-217.

Fadul N, Willis SJ, Donovan J, Wilkin A, Durr Heine A, LeViere A, Dortche C, Quinlivan EB. Characteristics of out-of-care patients who required a referral for re-engagement services by public health bridge counselors following a brief clinic-based retention intervention. AIDS Behav. 2019; Jan; 23 (supp 1):  52-60.

Donovan J, Sullivan K, Wilkin A, Fadul N, Heine A, Keller J, LeViere A, Quinlivan EB. Past care predicts future care in out-of-care people living with HIV in North Carolina: Results of a clinic-based retention-in-care intervention in North Carolina.  AIDS Behav. 2018; 22(8): 2687-2697.

Sena AC, Donovan J, Swygard H, Clymore J, Mobley V, Sullivan K, LeViere A, Heine A, Quinlivan EB. The North Carolina HIV Bridge Counselor Program:  Outcomes from a statewide level intervention to link and re-engage HIV-infected persons in care in the South.  JAIDS,  2017 Sep 1;76(1): e7-e14.

Bengston AM, Pence BW, Moore R, Mimiaga MM, Mathews WC, Heine A, Gaynes BN, Napravnik S, Christopoulos K, Crane HM, Mugavero MJ. Relationship between ever reporting depressive symptoms and all-cause mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected adults in routine care. AIDS, 2017, Apr 24; 31(7): 1009-1016.

O’Donnell JK, Gaynes BN, Cole SR, Edmonds A, Thielman NM, Quinlivan EB, Heine A, Modi R, Pence BW.  Stressful and traumatic life events as disruptors to antiretroviral therapy adherence. AIDS Care: 2017, 29(11): 1378-1385. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1307919

Coleman TE, LeViere A, Carcano J, Bailey M, Heine A, Quinlivan EB, Gay C. Integrating a statewide HIV call line: An innovative and tailored approach for rapid linkage to HIV care. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care, 2017, Nov-Dec;28(6):953-963.

Cholera R, Pence BW, Bengtson AM, Crane H, Christopoulos K, Cole SR, Fredericksen R, Gaynes BN, Heine A, Mathews WC, Mimiaga MJ, Moore R, Napravnik S, O’Clerigh C, Safren S, Mugavero M.  Mind the Gap:  Gaps in Antidepressant Treatment, Treatment Adjustments, and Outcomes among Patients in Routine HIV Care in a Multisite U.S. Clinical Cohort.  Plos One. 2017 Jan 2;12(1): e0166435. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166435

Keller J, Heine A, LeViere, AF, Donovan J, Wilkin A, Sullivan K, Quinlivan EB. HIV patient retention: the implementation of a North Carolina clinic based protocol. AIDS Care, 2016 Sep 2:1-5.

Bengston, AM, Pence BW, Crane HM, Christopoulos K, Fredericksen RJ, Gaynes BN, Heine A, Mathews WC, Moore R, Napravnik S, Safren S, Mugavero MJ.  Disparities in depressive symptoms and antidepressant treatment by gender and race/ethnicity among People Living with HIV in the United States. PloSOne 11(8), August 2016.

Bengston AM, Pence BW, Gaynes BN, Quinlivan EB, Heine AD, O’Donnell JK, Crane HM, Mathews WC, Moore RD, Westreich D, O’Cleirigh C, Christopoulos, K, Mimiaga MJ, Mugavero MJ. Improving depression among HIV-infected adults:  transporting the effect of a Depression treatment intervention to routine care.  JAIDS:73(4) 2016 Dec:482-488.

Quinlivan EB, Gaynes BN, Lee JS, Heine AD, Shirey K., Edwards M, Modi R., Willig JH, Pence BW.  Suicidal ideation is associated with limited engagement in HIV Care.  AIDS and Behavior, 2016 July:1-10.

O’Donnell JK, Gaynes BN, Cole SR, Thielman NM, Edmonds A, Quinlivan EB, Heine A, Shirey K, Modi R, Pence BW.  Ongoing life stressors and suicidal ideation among HIV-infected adults with depression. Journal of Affective Disorders: 2016 Jan;190:322-338.

Barroso, J, Bengtson, AM, Gaynes, BN, McGuinness R, Quinlivan EB, Ogle M, Heine, A, Thielman NM, Pence, BW. Improvements in Depression and Changes in Fatigue:  Results from the SLAM DUNC Depression Treatment Trial. AIDS and Behavior: 2016 Feb;20(2):235-42.

Amy Durr, MSN, RN, FNP-BC