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Assistant Professor of Medicine


general infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, global health, diagnostics, HIV, infectious disease epidemiology, respiratory infections, outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy


Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biology: Grinnell College, 2005; Master of Health Sciences in International Health – Global Disease Epidemiology and Control: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009; MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2013. Resident: University of North Carolina 2013-2017, Infectious Diseases Fellow: University of North Carolina 2017-2021


Clinical Instructor: University of North Carolina, 2019-2021; Assistant Professor of Medicine:  University of North Carolina, 2021-Present

Clinical Interests

Clinically, my areas of interest include general infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and the care of individuals living with HIV. My research focuses on the use of diagnostic testing to improve the evaluation and management of infectious diseases in resource-constrained settings, particularly as it relates to antimicrobial stewardship and antibiotic resistance.

Selected Bibliography

Full bibliography:

Ciccone EJ, Zivich PN, Lodge EK, Zhu D, Law E, Miller E, et al. SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Personnel and Their Household Contacts at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center: Protocol for a Longitudinal Cohort Study. JMIR Res Protoc 2021;10:e25410.

Tegha G*, Ciccone EJ*, Krysiak R, Kaphatika J, Chikaonda T, Ndhlovu I, et al. Genomic epidemiology of Escherichia coli isolates from a tertiary referral center in Lilongwe, Malawi. Microb Genom 2021;7. *contributed equally

Willis Z, Ciccone E. Chapter 48: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Outpatients. Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention. 5th ed., 2020.

Ciccone EJ, Tilly AE, Chiume M, Mgusha Y, Eckerle M, Namuku H, et al. Lessons learned from the development and implementation of an electronic paediatric emergency and acute care database in Lilongwe, Malawi. BMJ Glob Health 2020;5.

Ciccone EJ, Greenwald JH, Lee PI, Biancotto A, Read SW, Yao MA, et al. CD4+ T Cells, Including Th17 and Cycling Subsets, Are Intact in the Gut Mucosa of HIV-1-Infected Long-Term Nonprogressors▿. J Virol 2011-6;85:5880–8.

Ciccone EJ, Read SW, Mannon PJ, Yao MD, Hodge JN, Dewar R, et al. Cycling of Gut Mucosal CD4+ T Cells Decreases after Prolonged Anti-Retroviral Therapy and is Associated with Plasma LPS Levels. Mucosal Immunol 2010-3;3:172–81.

Recognitions and Honors

2021 Award for Research Support, ASTMH Committee on Global Health

2021 Jonathan Freeman Scholarship, Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America

2020  Clinical Research Award – First Place, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference

2017-2019 Global Health Scholars Program, UNC School of Medicine, Office of Global Health Education (OGHE)

  • Infectious Diseases