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Charles Nicholas Cuneo, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Haitian, Spanish


Internal Medicine, Pediatrics


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-3631 | Fax: 410-502-0923


C. Nicholas Cuneo, M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant professor and academic med/peds hospitalist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a joint appointment at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health and Human Rights. He works in the Pediatric Combined ED and Inpatient Unit and Newborn Nursery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and in the Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Cuneo is a graduate of the Harvard Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital Medicine-Pediatric Residency and served as chief resident for the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He earned his B.S. in biology and anthropology at Duke University, his M.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Cuneo has extensive global health research and program management experience, particularly in Haiti, where he was a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow, and South Africa, where he was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Public Health. He speaks Haitian Creole and Spanish and has a career interest in the political determinants of health, with focus on immigrant and refugee health. He serves as a member of the Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network.  

In his free time, Dr. Cuneo enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, writing, cooking, and spending time with his family. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics; Harvard Brigham and Women's Hospital/Boston Children's Hospital Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Prog (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medicine) (2020)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2020)

Additional Training

  • MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Cuneo CN, Janeway H. (2020) From Icebox to Tinderbox: A View from the Southern Border. N Engl J Med. Published Aug 5, 2020 online ahead of print.

Bernhardt LJ, Lin S, Swegman C, Sellke R, Vu A, Solomon BS, Cuneo CN. (2019) The Refugee Health Partnership: An Experiential Medical Student Curriculum in Refugee Health. Academic Medicine 94(4): 544-549.

Cuneo CN, Sollom R, Beyrer C. (2017) The Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe 2008-2009: A Review and Critique of the Evidence. Health and Human Rights 19(2): 249-264.

Cuneo CN, Dansereau E, Habib AR, Davies M, Ware S, Kornetsky K. (2017) Treating Childhood Malnutrition in Rural Haiti: Program Outcomes and Obstacles. Annals of Global Health 83(2): 300-310.

Moran D, Edwardson J, Cuneo CN, Tackett S, Aluri J, Kironji A, Cox J, Carroll B, Lie E, Fofana M, Bollinger RC, Ziegelstein RC, Chen CC. Development of global health education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: a student-driven initiative.  Med Educ Online. 2015 Jul 27;20:28632. doi: 10.3402/meo.v20.28632. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26220909

Activities & Honors


  • Chief Resident, Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2019 - 2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2015
  • Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2013 - 2014
  • Front Line Scholar, TEDMED, 2013 - 2013
  • U.S. Schweitzer Fellow, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, 2012 - 2013
  • Presidential Grant, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2013 - 2014
  • Fulbright Research Grant, U.S. Department of State Institute of International Education, 2009 - 2010
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University - Beta of North Carolina, 2007

Professional Activities

  • Pro Bono Forensic Examiner, Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network
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