Thielman, Nathan

Position: Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University

Background: Dr. Thielman’s 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, he is 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, he is 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.

Contact Information: (919)668.5158

OVC Wellbeing Content:

Correlates of Poor Health among Orphans and Abandoned Children in Less Wealthy Countries: The Importance of Caregiver Health

More than the loss of a parent: Potentially traumatic events among orphaned and abandoned children

Child work and labour among orphaned and abandoned children in five low and middle income countries

Prevalence and predictors of HIV-related stigma among institutional- and community-based caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children living in five less-wealthy countries

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

A Brief Assessment of Learning for Orphaned and Abandoned Children in Low and Middle Income Countries

Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO): Longitudinal study of orphaned and abandoned children (OAC) from ages 6-12 to ages 15-21 living in 6 diverse settings

News articles:

Duke study recently released finds orphans in need of protection

Study finds orphanages are viable option for some children

Protective mental health services critical for orphans worldwide

DGHI study finds child labour is prevalent among orphans

Study finds less reported HIV-related stigma against orphans in institutional care

New study finds caregiver’s health is a strong predictor of orphan health



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