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Jan Ostermann

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Jan Ostermann


Jan Ostermann, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Professor in the Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Ostermann is a health services and population health researcher who specializes in analytic techniques for longitudinal and complex survey designs. He has led the research design for the multi-year, five country orphan research, and residing in Tanzania for 5 years.


Recent Publications

Evaluation report: Evaluation of the Education Benefit Program of PNAFN in Tunisia View

Ostermann J, Njau B, Mtuy T, Brown D, Muehlbacher A. One size does not fit all: HIV testing preferences differ among high-risk groups in Northern Tanzania. AIDS Care. 2014 (in press).

Ostermann, J., Njau, B., Brown, D. S., Muhlbacher, A., & Thielman, N. (2014). Heterogeneous HIV testing preferences in an urban setting in Tanzania: results from a discrete choice experiment. PLoS One, 9(3), e92100. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092100

Ostermann, J., Whetten, K., Reddy, E., Pence, B., Weinhold, A., Itemba, D., . . . Team, C. R. (2014). Treatment retention and care transitions during and after the scale-up of HIV care and treatment in Northern Tanzania. AIDS Care, 26(11), 1352-1358. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2014.882493

Okeke, N. L., Ostermann, J., & Thielman, N. M. (2014). Enhancing Linkage and Retention in HIV Care: a Review of Interventions for Highly Resourced and Resource-Poor Settings. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep, 11(4), 376-392. doi: 10.1007/s11904-014-0233-9

Whetten, K., Ostermann, J., Pence, B. W., Whetten, R. A., Messer, L. C., Ariely, S., . . . Positive Outcomes for Orphans Research, T. (2014). Three-year change in the wellbeing of orphaned and separated children in institutional and family-based care settings in five low- and middle-income countries. PLoS One, 9(8), e104872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104872

Thielman, N. M., Ostermann, J., Whetten, K., Whetten, R., Itemba, D., Maro, V., . . . Team, C. R. (2014). Reduced adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected Tanzanians seeking cure from the Loliondo healer. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 65(3), e104-109. doi: 10.1097/01.qai.0000437619.23031.83

Rajan, D. G., Shirey, K., Ostermann, J., Whetten, R., O'Donnell, K., & Whetten, K. (2014). Child and Caregiver Concordance of Potentially Traumatic Events Experienced by Orphaned and Abandoned Children. Vulnerable Child Youth Stud, 9(3), 220-233. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2013.855346

O'Donnell, K., Yao, J., Ostermann, J., Thielman, N., Reddy, E., Whetten, R., . . . Whetten, K. (2014). Low rates of child testing for HIV persist in a high-risk area of East Africa. AIDS Care, 26(3), 326-331. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2013.819405

O'Donnell, K., Dorsey, S., Gong, W., Ostermann, J., Whetten, R., Cohen, J. A., . . . Whetten, K. (2014). Treating Maladaptive Grief and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Orphaned Children in Tanzania: Group-Based Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. J Trauma Stress. doi: 10.1002/jts.21970

Escueta, M., Whetten, K., Ostermann, J., O'Donnell, K., & Positive Outcomes for Orphans Research, T. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences, psychosocial well-being and cognitive development among orphans and abandoned children in five low income countries. BMC Int Health Hum Rights, 14, 6. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-14-6

Fiorillo SP, Landman KZ, Tribble AC, Mtalo A, Itemba DK, Ostermann J, Thielman NM, Crump JA. Changes in HIV risk behavior and seroincidence among clients presenting for repeat HIV counseling and testing in Moshi, Tanzania. AIDS Care. 2012;24(10):1264-71. Epub 2012 Mar 1

Njau, B., Ostermann, J., Brown, D., Muhlbacher, A., Reddy, E., & Thielman, N. (2014). HIV testing preferences in Tanzania: a qualitative exploration of the importance of confidentiality, accessibility, and quality of service. BMC Public Health, 14, 838. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-838