Truls Ostbye

Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
2200 W. Main Street (Old Wachovia Bldg) Room 622, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 660-0331

Chronic disease epidemiology; obesity; health services research; population health; public health; social medicine; health information systems; health surveys; programme evaluation; clinical trials; aging; nutrition; dementia; Global Health

Education and Training

  • University of Bergen, M.D. 1979
  • Harvard University , M.P.H. 1983


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Bodinayake CK, Tillekeratne LG, Nagahawatte A, Devasiri V, Kodikara Arachchi W, Strouse JJ, Sessions OM, Kurukulasooriya R, Uehara A, Howe S, Ong XM, Tan S, Chow A, Tummalapalli P, De Silva AD, Østbye T, Woods CW, Gubler DJ, Reller ME. Evaluation of the WHO 2009 classification for diagnosis of acute dengue in a large cohort of adults and children in Sri Lanka during a dengue-1 epidemic. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2018 Feb 9;12(2):e0006258-. PubMed PMID: 29425194.

Tillekeratne L, Bodinayake C, Simmons R, Nagahawatte A, Devasiri V, Vanderburg S, et al. ACUTE RESPIRATORY VIRAL INFECTIONS: AN IMPORTANT CAUSE OF ADMISSIONS FOR ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE; 2018. p. 411–411.
Wijayaratne W, Fonseka C, Nagahawatte A, Bodinayake C, Weerasinghe N, Kurukulasooriya M, et al. CLINICAL AND LABORATORY FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRESSION TO SEVERE DENGUE AMONG POTENTIALLY HIGH-RISK DENGUE PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE; 2018. p. 200–200.

Rebnord T, Østbye T, Mmbaga BT, Mchome B, Lie RT, Daltveit AK. Correction: Time trends in management of HIV-positive pregnant women in Northern Tanzania: A registry-based study. Plos One. 2018 Jan;13(12):e0209545-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 30562398.

Weerasinghe N, Kurukulasooriya M, Tillekeratne L, Wijayaratne W, Bodinayake C, Devasiri I, et al. ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DENGUE ON PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA - AN ANALYSIS OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE; 2018. p. 438–9.

Intergenerational support to and from older singaporeans. In: Family and Population Change in Singapore: A Unique Case in the Global Family Changes. 2018 Jan 1. p. 112-130.

Xu H, Vorderstrasse AA, McConnell ES, Dupre ME, Østbye T, Wu B. Migration and cognitive function: a conceptual framework for Global Health Research. Global Health Research and Policy. 2018 Jan;3:34-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 30519639. (Review)

Xu H, Ostbye T, Vorderstrasse AA, Dupre ME, Wu B. Place of Residence and Cognitive Function among the Adult Population in India. Neuroepidemiology. 2018 Jan;50(3-4):119-127. PubMed Central PMCID: 29514168.

Xu H, Dupre ME, Østbye T, Vorderstrasse AA, Wu B. Residential Mobility and Cognitive Function Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in China. Research on Aging. 2018 Jan:164027518770780-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 29665751.

Smith-Strøm H, Igland J, Østbye T, Tell GS, Hausken MF, Graue M, Skeie S, Cooper JG, Iversen MM. The Effect of Telemedicine Follow-up Care on Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcers: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial. Diabetes care. 2018 Jan;41(1):96-103. PubMed PMID: 29187423.