Kathryn Whetten

Kathryn Whetten
Director, Center for Health Policy

Office Location: 446 Erwin Terrace
Office Phone: (919) 613-5430
Office Fax: (919) 613-5466
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Research Interests: Health Services and Management, Health Inequalities

Research: Understanding of health-related issues for the poor, disenfranchised and chronically ill; HIV/AIDS in the Deep South and less wealthy countries.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Kane, JC; Bolton, P; Murray, SM; Bass, JK; Lakin, D; Whetten, K; Skavenski van Wyk, S; Murray, LK, Psychometric evaluation of HIV risk behavior assessments using Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) among orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia., AIDS Care, vol. 30 no. 2 (February, 2018), pp. 160-167 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Reif, S; Safley, D; McAllaster, C; Wilson, E; Whetten, K, State of HIV in the US Deep South., Journal of Community Health, vol. 42 no. 5 (October, 2017), pp. 844-853 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Gray, CL; Ariely, S; Pence, BW; Whetten, K, Why institutions matter: Empirical data from five low- and middle-income countries indicate the critical role of institutions for orphans, in Child Maltreatment in Residential Care: History, Research, and Current Practice (August, 2017), pp. 379-400 [doi] .
  4. Gray, CL; Pence, BW; Messer, LC; Ostermann, J; Whetten, RA; Thielman, NM; O'Donnell, K; Whetten, K, Civic engagement among orphans and non-orphans in five low- and middle-income countries., Globalization and Health, vol. 12 no. 1 (October, 2016), pp. 61 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Reddy, EA; Agala, CB; Maro, VP; Ostermann, J; Pence, BW; Itemba, DK; Safley, D; Yao, J; Thielman, NM; 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, vol. 16 (September, 2016), pp. 497 [doi]  [abs].
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