Durham, NC 27710
HIV/AIDS, infectious diarrhea, international health
My research focuses on a range of clinical and social issues that affect persons living with or at risk for HIV infection in resource-poor regions in the rural southeastern U.S. and in sub-Saharan Africa. Internationally, I am working with colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Duke Global Health Institute to understand the acceptability and impact of HIV voluntary counseling and testing services in rural parts of the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania and how psychosocial, demographic, and economic characteristics affect the health outcomes of those found to be HIV-infected. Domestically, I am the Clinical Site Leader for Duke’s Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, and non-clinical trials research focuses on health disparities in HIV care in the rural southeastern U.S.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Ostermann, J; Reddy, EA; Shorter, MM; Muiruri, C; Mtalo, A; Itemba, DK; Njau, B; Bartlett, JA; Crump, JA; Thielman, NM. Who tests, who doesn't, and why? Uptake of mobile HIV counseling and testing in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. PLoS One. 2011;6:e16488. (2011) Abstract
Prabhu, M; McHome, B; Ostermann, J; Itemba, D; Njau, B; Thielman, N; KIWAKKUKI-Duke VCT Study Group. Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence among women attending HIV voluntary counseling and testing in northern Tanzania, 2005-2008. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2011;113:63-67. (2011) Abstract
Shao, HJ; Crump, JA; Ramadhani, HO; Uiso, LO; Ole-Nguyaine, S; Moon, AM; Kiwera, RA; Woods, CW; Shao, JF; Bartlett, JA; Thielman, NM. Early versus delayed fixed dose combination abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine in patients with HIV and tuberculosis in Tanzania. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2009;25:1277-1285. (2009) Abstract
Whetten, K; Ostermann, J; Whetten, RA; Pence, BW; O'Donnell, K; Messer, LC; Thielman, NM; Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO) Research Team. A comparison of the wellbeing of orphans and abandoned children ages 6-12 in institutional and community-based care settings in 5 less wealthy nations. PLoS One. 2009;4:e8169. (2009) Abstract
Thielman, NM; Chu, HY; Ostermann, J; Itemba, DK; Mgonja, A; Mtweve, S; Bartlett, JA; Shao, JF; Crump, JA. Cost-effectiveness of free HIV voluntary counseling and testing through a community-based AIDS service organization in Northern Tanzania. American Journal of Public Health. 2006;96:114-119. (2006) Abstract
Thielman, NM; Guerrant, RL. Clinical practice. Acute infectious diarrhea. New England Journal of Medicine. 2004;350:38-47. (2004) Abstract