Nathan Maclyn Thielman, MD

Professor of Medicine
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor of Pathology
Campus mail 310 Trent Drive, Room 201, Trent Hall, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-7174

Broadly, 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 settings. In Tanzania, our group is applying novel methods to optimize HIV testing uptake among high-risk groups. We recently demonstrated that the Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE), a form of stated preference survey research, is a robust tool for identifying (a) which characteristics of HIV testing options are most preferred by different populations and (b) which tradeoffs individuals make in evaluating testing options. Building on more than a decade of productive HIV testing research in the Kilimanjaro Region, the next phase of our NIMH funded project will test the hypothesis that DCE-derived HIV testing options significantly increases rates of testing among groups at high risk for HIV infection. This work holds promise not only for optimizing HIV testing uptake in the Kilimanjaro Region, but also for applying novel tools in the service of translational epidemiology and implementation research.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Medicine, University of Virginia, 1993 - 1996
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1990 - 1993
  • M.D., Duke University, 1990
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989

Publications

Goodman, DM, Mlay, P, Thielman, N, Small, MJ, and Schmitt, JW. "Using fetal scalp stimulation with Doppler ultrasonography to enhance intermittent auscultation in low-resource settings: a diagnostic trial from Tanzania." Bmc Pregnancy and Childbirth 19, no. 1 (February 13, 2019): 71-null.

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Galson, SW, Stanifer, JW, Hertz, JT, Temu, G, Thielman, N, Gafaar, T, and Staton, CA. "The burden of hypertension in the emergency department and linkage to care: A prospective cohort study in Tanzania." Plos One 14, no. 1 (January 25, 2019): e0211287-null.

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Xu, JZ, Tanongsaksakul, W, Suksangpleng, T, Ekwattanakit, S, Riolueang, S, Kaiser, BN, Thielman, NM, Telen, MJ, and Viprakasit, V. "Knowledge, Cultural, and Structural Barriers to Thalassemia Screening in Migrant Populations in Thailand." 60th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Hematology (ASH). San Diego, CA. December 1, 2018 - December 4, 2018.: AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY, November 29, 2018.

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Derrick, CB, Ostermann, J, Weissman, SB, Hobbie, A, Alshareef, N, Weinhold, A, Yelverton, V, and Thielman, NM. "Who Wants to Switch? Gauging Patient Interest in Novel Antiretroviral Therapies." Open Forum Infectious Diseases 5, no. 10 (October 22, 2018): ofy247-null.

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Thielman, N. "After Global Health Training-The Path Forward (Commentary)." Journal of Graduate Medical Education 10, no. 5 (October 2018): 522-523.

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Yelverton, V, Ostermann, J, Hobbie, A, Madut, D, and Thielman, N. "A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Antiretroviral Treatment Preferences: What Do Patients Really Want?." Aids Patient Care and Stds 32, no. 9 (September 2018): 340-348.

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Cancedda, C, Cotton, P, Shema, J, Rulisa, S, Riviello, R, Adams, LV, Farmer, PE, Kagwiza, JN, Kyamanywa, P, Mukamana, D, Mumena, C, Tumusiime, DK, Mukashyaka, L, Ndenga, E, Twagirumugabe, T, Mukara, KB, Dusabejambo, V, Walker, TD, Nkusi, E, Bazzett-Matabele, L, Butera, A, Rugwizangoga, B, Kabayiza, JC, Kanyandekwe, S, Kalisa, L, Ntirenganya, F, Dixson, J, Rogo, T, McCall, N, Corden, M, Wong, R, Mukeshimana, M, Gatarayiha, A, Ntagungira, EK, Yaman, A, Musabeyezu, J, Sliney, A, Nuthulaganti, T, Kernan, M, Okwi, P, Rhatigan, J, Barrow, J, Wilson, K, Levine, AC, Reece, R, Koster, M, Moresky, RT, O'Flaherty, JE, Palumbo, PE, Ginwalla, R, Binanay, CA, Thielman, N, Relf, M, Wright, R, Hill, M, Chyun, D, Klar, RT, McCreary, LL, Hughes, TL, Moen, M, Meeks, V, Barrows, B, Durieux, ME, McClain, CD, Bunts, A, Calland, FJ, Hedt-Gauthier, B, Milner, D, Raviola, G, Smith, SE, Tuteja, M, Magriples, U, Rastegar, A, Arnold, L, Magaziner, I, and Binagwaho, A. "Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda." International Journal of Health Policy and Management 7, no. 11 (August 6, 2018): 1024-1039.

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Hussaini, Syed Mohammed Qasim, Deng Madut, Betty C. Tong, Elizabeth N. Pavlisko, Wiley A. Schell, John R. Perfect, and Nathan M. Thielman. “Pulmonary blastomycosis presenting as primary lung cancer..” Bmc Infect Dis 18, no. 1 (July 18, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3244-0.

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Brown, JF, Dye, JM, Tozay, S, Jeh-Mulbah, G, Wohl, DA, Fischer, WA, Cunningham, CK, Rowe, K, Zacharias, P, van Hasselt, J, Norwood, DA, Thielman, NM, Zak, SE, and Hoover, DL. "Anti-Ebola Virus Antibody Levels in Convalescent Plasma and Viral Load After Plasma Infusion in Patients With Ebola Virus Disease." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 218, no. 4 (July 2018): 555-562.

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O'Donnell, JK, Gaynes, BN, Cole, SR, Edmonds, A, Thielman, NM, Quinlivan, EB, Heine, A, Modi, R, and Pence, BW. "Stressful and traumatic life events as disruptors to antiretroviral therapy adherence." AIDS care 29, no. 11 (November 2017): 1378-1385.

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