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Sun Cotter, MPH

Title(s)Deputy Director, UCGHI, GHS - Central Admin
SchoolChancellor/EVC/FAS
Phone415-476-5491
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    Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LAMPH2009International Health & Development, Reproductive Health
    Willamette University, Salem, ORBA2003Rhetoric & Media Studies and Art Studio (Minor: Women's Studies)
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    SEEDS, Berkeley, CA2019Mediation & Conflict Resolution

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    Sun Yu Cotter, MPH is the Deputy Director for the University of California Global Health Institute. She is a global health professional certified in conflict and mediation with 15+ years of experience in academic, non-profit, and private settings; project management, research management and implementation of large international clinical research trials funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, National Institutes of Health; management of international development projects funded by U.S. Agency for International Development and Millennium Challenge Corporation; custom-mobile application development for clinical research trails in developing country settings (user-interface, user-experience, database architecture), global health research experience in maternal neonatal and child health, family planning, abortion, reproductive health, childhood mortality, childhood morbidity, trachoma, HIV/AIDS, marginalized populations (commercial sex workers, transsexuals, and orphans and vulnerable children).

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    1. Keenan JD, Arzika AM, Maliki R, Elh Adamou S, Ibrahim F, Kiemago M, Galo NF, Lebas E, Cook C, Vanderschelden B, Bailey RL, West SK, Porco TC, Lietman TM. Cause-specific mortality of children younger than 5 years in communities receiving biannual mass azithromycin treatment in Niger: verbal autopsy results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Feb; 8(2):e288-e295. PMID: 31981558.
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    2. Montagu D, Landrian A, Kumar V, Phillips BS, Singhal S, Mishra S, Singh S, Cotter SY, Singh VP, Kajal F, Sudhinaraset M. Patient-experience during delivery in public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Health Policy Plan. 2019 Nov 12. PMID: 31713606.
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    3. Ray KJ, Cotter SY, Arzika AM, Kim J, Boubacar N, Zhou Z, Zhong L, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Doan T. High-throughput sequencing of pooled samples to determine community-level microbiome diversity. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Nov; 39:63-68. PMID: 31635933.
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    4. O'Brien KS, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Oldenburg CE. Comparison of anthropometric indicators to predict mortality in a population-based prospective study of children under 5 years in Niger. Public Health Nutr. 2019 Sep 09; 1-6. PMID: 31496465.
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    5. Arzika AM, Maliki R, Boubacar N, Kane S, Cotter SY, Lebas E, Cook C, Bailey RL, West SK, Rosenthal PJ, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Biannual mass azithromycin distributions and malaria parasitemia in pre-school children in Niger: A cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2019 06; 16(6):e1002835. PMID: 31237871.
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    6. Keenan JD, Gebresillasie S, Stoller NE, Haile BA, Tadesse Z, Cotter SY, Ray KJ, Aiemjoy K, Porco TC, Callahan EK, Emerson PM, Lietman TM. Linear growth in preschool children treated with mass azithromycin distributions for trachoma: A cluster-randomized trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 06; 13(6):e0007442. PMID: 31166952.
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    7. Porco TC, Hart J, Arzika AM, Weaver J, Kalua K, Mrango Z, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, O'Brien KS, Fry DM, Vanderschelden B, Oldenburg CE, West SK, Bailey RL, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Mass Oral Azithromycin for Childhood Mortality: Timing of Death After Distribution in the MORDOR Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 30; 68(12):2114-2116. PMID: 30561577.
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    8. Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Oldenburg CE. Community-level Association between Clinical Trachoma and Ocular Chlamydia Infection after MASS Azithromycin Distribution in a Mesoendemic Region of Niger. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2019 08; 26(4):231-237. PMID: 30957594.
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    9. Oldenburg CE, Arzika AM, Amza A, Gebre T, Kalua K, Mrango Z, Cotter SY, West SK, Bailey RL, Emerson PM, O'Brien KS, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Mass Azithromycin Distribution to Prevent Childhood Mortality: A Pooled Analysis of Cluster-Randomized Trials. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 03; 100(3):691-695. PMID: 30608051.
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    10. Kim MC, Okada K, Ryner AM, Amza A, Tadesse Z, Cotter SY, Gaynor BD, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Porco TC. Sensitivity and specificity of computer vision classification of eyelid photographs for programmatic trachoma assessment. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0210463. PMID: 30742639.
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    11. Porco TC, Oldenburg CE, Arzika AM, Kalua K, Mrango Z, Cook C, Lebas E, Bailey RL, West SK, Oron AP, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Efficacy of Mass Azithromycin Distribution for Reducing Childhood Mortality Across Geographic Regions. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Feb 07. PMID: 30734695.
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    12. Kim JS, Oldenburg CE, Cooley G, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Keenan JD, Gaynor BD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Martin DL. Community-level chlamydial serology for assessing trachoma elimination in trachoma-endemic Niger. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 01; 13(1):e0007127. PMID: 30689671.
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    13. Phillips BS, Singhal S, Mishra S, Kajal F, Cotter SY, Sudhinaraset M. Evaluating concordance between government administrative data and externally collected data among high-volume government health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Glob Health Action. 2019; 12(1):1619155. PMID: 31159680.
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    14. Keenan JD, Chin SA, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cevallos V, Cotter SY, Zhou Z, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Lietman TM. The Effect of Antibiotic Selection Pressure on the Nasopharyngeal Macrolide Resistome: A Cluster-randomized Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 11 13; 67(11):1736-1742. PMID: 29897440.
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    15. Oldenburg CE, Arzika AM, Maliki R, Kane MS, Lebas E, Ray KJ, Cook C, Cotter SY, Zhou Z, West SK, Bailey R, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Safety of azithromycin in infants under six months of age in Niger: A community randomized trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 11; 12(11):e0006950. PMID: 30419040.
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    16. O'Brien KS, Cotter SY, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Stoller NE, Zhou Z, West SK, Bailey RL, Keenan JD, Porco TC, Lietman TM. Childhood Mortality After Mass Distribution of Azithromycin: A Secondary Analysis of the PRET Cluster-randomized Trial in Niger. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 11; 37(11):1082-1086. PMID: 29561511.
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    17. Keenan JD, Tadesse Z, Gebresillasie S, Shiferaw A, Zerihun M, Emerson PM, Callahan K, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, Porco TC, Oldenburg CE, Lietman TM. Mass azithromycin distribution for hyperendemic trachoma following a cluster-randomized trial: A continuation study of randomly reassigned subclusters (TANA II). PLoS Med. 2018 08; 15(8):e1002633. PMID: 30106956.
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    18. Doan T, Hinterwirth A, Arzika AM, Cotter SY, Ray KJ, O'Brien KS, Zhong L, Chow ED, Zhou Z, Cummings SL, Fry D, Oldenburg CE, Worden L, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Mass Azithromycin Distribution and Community Microbiome: A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Aug; 5(8):ofy182. PMID: 30151409.
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    19. O'Brien KS, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Gaynor BD, Lietman TM, Oldenburg CE. Anthropometry and Malaria among Children in Niger: A Cross-Sectional Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 09; 99(3):665-669. PMID: 30014814.
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    20. Oldenburg CE, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Gaynor BD. Annual Versus Biannual Mass Azithromycin Distribution and Malaria Parasitemia During the Peak Transmission Season Among Children in Niger. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 06; 37(6):506-510. PMID: 29088030.
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    21. Keenan JD, Bailey RL, West SK, Arzika AM, Hart J, Weaver J, Kalua K, Mrango Z, Ray KJ, Cook C, Lebas E, O'Brien KS, Emerson PM, Porco TC, Lietman TM. Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. N Engl J Med. 2018 Apr 26; 378(17):1583-1592. PMID: 29694816.
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    22. Oldenburg CE, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Gaynor BD, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Comparison of Mass Azithromycin Coverage Targets of Children in Niger: A Cluster-Randomized Trachoma Trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 02; 98(2):389-395. PMID: 29260659.
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    23. Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, West SK, Bailey RL, Porco TC, Gaynor BD, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Oldenburg CE. Effectiveness of expanding annual mass azithromycin distribution treatment coverage for trachoma in Niger: a cluster randomised trial. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 05; 102(5):680-686. PMID: 28893761.
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    24. O'Brien KS, Cotter SY, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Stoller NE, Zhou Z, Cotter C, West SK, Bailey RL, Rosenthal PJ, Gaynor BD, Porco TC, Lietman TM. Mass Azithromycin and Malaria Parasitemia in Niger: Results from a Community-Randomized Trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep; 97(3):696-701. PMID: 28722569.
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    25. Doan T, Arzika AM, Ray KJ, Cotter SY, Kim J, Maliki R, Zhong L, Zhou Z, Porco TC, Vanderschelden B, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Gut Microbial Diversity in Antibiotic-Naive Children After Systemic Antibiotic Exposure: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 05 01; 64(9):1147-1153. PMID: 28402408.
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    26. Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Cotter SY, Stoller NE, Zhou Z, Bailey RL, Mabey DC, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Gaynor BD, West SK, Lietman TM. A Cluster-Randomized Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Targeting Trachoma Treatment to Children. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 03 15; 64(6):743-750. PMID: 27956455.
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    27. Prasad BP, Bhatta RC, Chaudhary J, Sharma S, Mishra S, Cuddapah PA, Stoller NE, Yu SN, Rahman SA, Deiner M, Keenan JD, Gaynor BD. Agreement between novice and experienced trachoma graders improves after a single day of didactic training. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun; 100(6):762-5. PMID: 26405104.
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    28. Gebresillasie S, Tadesse Z, Shiferaw A, Yu SN, Stoller NE, Zhou Z, Emerson PM, Gaynor BD, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Inter-Rater Agreement between Trachoma Graders: Comparison of Grades Given in Field Conditions versus Grades from Photographic Review. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2015; 22(3):162-9. PMID: 26158573.
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    29. Amza A, Yu SN, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Stoller NE, Zhou Z, West SK, Bailey RL, Gaynor BD, Keenan JD, Porco TC, Lietman TM. Does mass azithromycin distribution impact child growth and nutrition in Niger? A cluster-randomized trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep; 8(9):e3128. PMID: 25210836.
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    30. Gaynor BD, Amza A, Gebresailassie S, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Stoller NE, Yu SN, Cuddapah PA, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Importance of including borderline cases in trachoma grader certification. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Sep; 91(3):577-9. PMID: 25002297.
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    31. Rahman SA, Yu SN, Amza A, Gebreselassie S, Kadri B, Baido N, Stoller NE, Sheehan JP, Porco TC, Gaynor BD, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Reliability of trachoma clinical grading--assessing grading of marginal cases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 May; 8(5):e2840. PMID: 24784355.
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    32. Gaynor BD, Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Lawan O, Maman L, Stoller NE, Yu SN, Chin SA, West SK, Bailey RL, Rosenthal PJ, Keenan JD, Porco TC, Lietman TM. Impact of mass azithromycin distribution on malaria parasitemia during the low-transmission season in Niger: a cluster-randomized trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 May; 90(5):846-51. PMID: 24615132.
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    33. Morberg DP, Amza A, Gebresillasie S, Tadesse Z, Yu SN, Stoller NE, Emerson PM, Gaynor BD, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Follicle size in trachoma: assessment of a well-known trachoma grading diagram. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 May; 98(5):706-8. PMID: 24505036.
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    34. Haile M, Tadesse Z, Gebreselassie S, Ayele B, Gebre T, Yu SN, Stoller NE, Gaynor BD, Porco TC, Emerson PM, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. The association between latrine use and trachoma: a secondary cohort analysis from a randomized clinical trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Oct; 89(4):717-20. PMID: 24002488.
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    35. Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Yu SN, Stoller NE, Bhosai SJ, Zhou Z, McCulloch CE, West SK, Bailey RL, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Gaynor BD. The easiest children to reach are most likely to be infected with ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in trachoma endemic areas of Niger. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(1):e1983. PMID: 23326612.
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    36. Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Stoller NE, Yu SN, Zhou Z, West SK, Mabey DCW, Bailey RL, Keenan JD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Gaynor BD. A cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of mass azithromycin treatment on growth and nutrition in Niger. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jan; 88(1):138-143. PMID: 23208876.
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    37. Amza A, Kadri B, Nassirou B, Stoller NE, Yu SN, Zhou Z, Chin S, West SK, Bailey RL, Mabey DC, Keenan JD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Gaynor BD. Community risk factors for ocular Chlamydia infection in Niger: pre-treatment results from a cluster-randomized trachoma trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(4):e1586. PMID: 22545165.
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    38. Ayele B, Aemere A, Gebre T, Tadesse Z, Stoller NE, See CW, Yu SN, Gaynor BD, McCulloch CE, Porco TC, Emerson PM, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Reliability of measurements performed by community-drawn anthropometrists from rural Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e30345. PMID: 22291939.
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    39. Gebre T, Ayele B, Zerihun M, Genet A, Stoller NE, Zhou Z, House JI, Yu SN, Ray KJ, Emerson PM, Keenan JD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Gaynor BD. Comparison of annual versus twice-yearly mass azithromycin treatment for hyperendemic trachoma in Ethiopia: a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet. 2012 Jan 14; 379(9811):143-51. PMID: 22192488.
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