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 - Chapel Hill, 1989

Publications

Xu, Julia Z., Wilaslak Tanongsaksakul, Thidarat Suksangpleng, Supachai Ekwattanakit, Suchada Riolueang, Bonnie N. Kaiser, Nathan M. Thielman, Marilyn J. Telen, and Vip Viprakasit. “Knowledge, Cultural, and Structural Barriers to Thalassemia Screening in Migrant Populations in Thailand.” In Blood, 132:2228–2228. American Society of Hematology, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2018-99-114117.

Full Text

Cancedda, Corrado, Phil Cotton, Joseph Shema, Stephen Rulisa, Robert Riviello, Lisa V. Adams, Paul E. Farmer, et al. “Health Professional Training and Capacity Strengthening Through International Academic Partnerships: The First Five Years of the Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda.” Int J Health Policy Manag 7, no. 11 (November 1, 2018): 1024–39. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.61.

PMID
30624876
Full Text

Derrick, Caroline B., Jan Ostermann, Sharon B. Weissman, Amy Hobbie, Noor Alshareef, Andrew Weinhold, Valerie Yelverton, and Nathan M. Thielman. “Who Wants to Switch? Gauging Patient Interest in Novel Antiretroviral Therapies.” Open Forum Infect Dis 5, no. 10 (October 2018): ofy247. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy247.

PMID
30364593
Full Text

Ostermann, J., B. Njau, A. Hobbie, T. Mtuy, and N. Thielman. “PIN127 - HETEROGENEOUS PREFERENCES FOR HIV/AIDS COUNSELING AND TESTING AMONG TWO HIGH RISK POPULATIONS IN NORTHERN TANZANIA - RESULTS FROM A DISCRETE CHOICE EXPERIMENT.” In Value in Health, 21:S242–S242. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2018.09.2875.

Full Text

Ostermann, J., C. Derrick, V. Yelverton, A. Hobbie, A. Weinhold, and N. Thielman. “PP4 - ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: HETEROGENEOUS PATIENT PREFERENCES AND TRADEOFFS FOR ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY - RESULTS OF A DISCRETE CHOICE EXPERIMENT.” In Value in Health, 21:S12–13. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2018.09.072.

Full Text

Yelverton, Valerie, Jan Ostermann, Amy Hobbie, Deng Madut, and Nathan Thielman. “A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Antiretroviral Treatment Preferences: What Do Patients Really Want?” Aids Patient Care Stds 32, no. 9 (September 2018): 340–48. https://doi.org/10.1089/apc.2018.0099.

PMID
30179532
Full Text

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): 336. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3244-0.

PMID
30021526
Full Text

Brown, Jerry F., John M. Dye, Sam Tozay, Gertrude Jeh-Mulbah, David A. Wohl, William A. Fischer, Coleen K. Cunningham, et al. “Anti-Ebola Virus Antibody Levels in Convalescent Plasma and Viral Load After Plasma Infusion in Patients With Ebola Virus Disease.” J Infect Dis 218, no. 4 (July 13, 2018): 555–62. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy199.

PMID
29659889
Full Text

O’Donnell, Julie K., Bradley N. Gaynes, Stephen R. Cole, Andrew Edmonds, Nathan M. Thielman, E Byrd Quinlivan, Amy Heine, Rhiddi Modi, and Brian W. Pence. “Stressful and traumatic life events as disruptors to antiretroviral therapy adherence.” Aids Care 29, no. 11 (November 2017): 1378–85. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1307919.

PMID
28351158
Full Text

Pages