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

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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28351158
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Krebs, E, Gerardo, CJ, Park, LP, Nickenig Vissoci, JR, Byiringiro, JC, Byiringiro, F, Rulisa, S, Thielman, NM, and Staton, CA. "Erratum to "Mortality-Associated Characteristics of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, Rwanda" [World Neurosurgery 102 (2017) 571-582]." World neurosurgery 106 (October 2017): 1047-.

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28803734
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Brown, JF, Rowe, K, Zacharias, P, van Hasselt, J, Dye, JM, Wohl, DA, Fischer, WA, Cunningham, CK, Thielman, NM, and Hoover, DL. "Apheresis for collection of Ebola convalescent plasma in Liberia." Journal of clinical apheresis 32, no. 3 (June 2017): 175-181.

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Krebs, E, Gerardo, CJ, Park, LP, Nickenig Vissoci, JR, Byiringiro, JC, Byiringiro, F, Rulisa, S, Thielman, NM, and Staton, CA. "Mortality-Associated Characteristics of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, Rwanda." World neurosurgery 102 (June 2017): 571-582.

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28336445
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Lewandowski, LB, Watt, MH, Schanberg, LE, Thielman, NM, and Scott, C. "Missed opportunities for timely diagnosis of pediatric lupus in South Africa: a qualitative study." Pediatric rheumatology online journal 15, no. 1 (February 23, 2017): 14-.

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Lewandowski, LB, Schanberg, LE, Thielman, N, Phuti, A, Kalla, AA, Okpechi, I, Nourse, P, Gajjar, P, Faller, G, Ambaram, P, Reuter, H, Spittal, G, and Scott, C. "Severe disease presentation and poor outcomes among pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus patients in South Africa." Lupus 26, no. 2 (February 2017): 186-194.

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27488473
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Gray, CL, Pence, BW, Messer, LC, Ostermann, J, Whetten, RA, Thielman, NM, O'Donnell, K, and Whetten, K. "Civic engagement among orphans and non-orphans in five low- and middle-income countries." Globalization and health 12, no. 1 (October 11, 2016): 61-.

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27729052
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Berry, SM, Petzold, EA, Dull, P, Thielman, NM, Cunningham, CK, McClain, MT, Hoover, DL, Russell, J, Griffiss, JM, and Woods, CW. "Response." Clinical trials (London, England) 13, no. 5 (October 2016): 568-569.

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27365016
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Reddy, EA, Agala, CB, Maro, VP, Ostermann, J, Pence, BW, Itemba, DK, Safley, D, Yao, J, Thielman, NM, and Whetten, K. "Test site predicts HIV care linkage and antiretroviral therapy initiation: a prospective 3.5 year cohort study of HIV-positive testers in northern Tanzania." BMC infectious diseases 16 (September 20, 2016): 497-.

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27646635
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Gray, CL, Whetten, K, Messer, LC, Whetten, RA, Ostermann, J, O'Donnell, K, Thielman, NM, and Pence, BW. "Potentially traumatic experiences and sexual health among orphaned and separated adolescents in five low- and middle-income countries." AIDS care 28, no. 7 (July 2016): 857-865.

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26936018
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