Kristin D'Acunto

Chair and Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant

419 Rangos
Phone: 412.396.5918
dacuntok@duq.edu

Education:

M.P.A., Master of Physician Assistant, Duquesne University
B.S., Bachelor of Health Sciences, Duquesne University
Bio and Expertise

Expertise
PA Education
Clinical Reasoning and Education
Infectious Diseases
HIV/AIDS
Viral Hepatitis

Publications

Sismour, B. and D ľAcunto, K., 2019. Down syndrome, severe psoriasis, and increased risk for cardiovascular events. JAPA. 32(12), pp.31-33.

Wallace, S., Donoso Brown, E., Simpson, R., D'Acunto, K., Kranjec, A., Rodgers, M. and Agostino, C., 2019. A Comparison of Electronic and Paper Versions of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord, 33(3), pp.272-278.

D'Acunto K, Swanson-Biearman B. Obtaining a sexual history in MSM. Clinical Advisor. 2015. 42-48

Schaus ER, D'Acunto K. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in an immunocompetent 7-year-old. JAAPA. 2015 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts December 2015;28(12):1. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000473192.64897.062015 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts

Rebillot E, D'Acunto K. Anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibody-mediated rejection in a patient with a liver transplant. JAAPA. 2015 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts. December 2015;28(12):1. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000473190.19156.fa

Price JC, Seaberg EC, Badri D, Witt MD, D'Acunto K, Thio C. HIV Monoinfection Is Associated With Increased Aspartate Aminotransferase-to-Platelet Ratio Index, a Surrogate Marker for Hepatic Fibrosis. J Infect Dis. 2012 Mar 15;205(6):1005-13. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jir885.

Price JP, Seaberg EC, Badri SM, Witt MD, D'Acunto K, Thio C. HIV-Viral Hepatitis Coinfection is Associated With Risk for Increasing APRI Despite Mitigating Effect of HAART. Gastroenterology 140(5) · January 2011 DOI: 10.1016/S0016-5085(11)63703-7

Hoffmann CJ, Seaberg EC, D'Acunto , et al. Hepatitis B and long-term HIV outcomes in co-infected HAART recipients. AIDS. 2009 Sept 10; 23(14): 1881-1889. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32832e463a

Holloway M, D'Acunto K. An update on the ABCs of viral hepatitis. Clinical Advisor. June 2006. 26-39.

Presentations

Calhoun B, D'Acunto K, Students Question the Validity of Negative Results of Implicit Attitude Testing, Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum, Washington, D.C. October 2019

Schaus E, D'Acunto K. JAAPA: December 2015 - Volume 28 - Issue 12 - p 1. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000473192.64897.06. 2015 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts

Rebillot E, D'Acunto K. JAAPA.December 2015 - Volume 28 - Issue 12 - p 1. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000473190.19156.fa. 2015 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts

Calhoun B, D'Acunto K. Updating Program Policies for Modern Times. Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum. Philadelphia, PA. October 2014

Calhoun B., Holloway M., D'Acunto K, New Legislation for Reporting HIV Infection in Pennsylvania.  27th Annual Medical Education Conference of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.  September 2002.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Research

Prostaglandins in 3 stages of Labor in Sheep Cervices Using Western Blot 1997

Magee Women's Hospital, Dr. Andrea Larkin

May 2010-Present-Co-Investigator of the Anal Swab Study in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

  • This study is to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for anal pre-cancer, the risk factors for progression of pre-cancer to cancer, the usefulness of repeat anal Pap screening, and the risk factors for persistent HPV infection.