Truls Ostbye, MD, MPH

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 (Norway), M.D. 1979
  • Harvard University , M.P.H. 1983

Selected Grants and Awards


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Kim JY, Xu H, Cruz G, Saito Y, Østbye T. Acceptance of Love and Remarriage Among Older Adults in the Philippines. Journal of Aging and Health. 2020 Dec 29;898264320981246.
Wimberly CE, Rajapakse H, Park LP, Price A, Proeschold-Bell RJ, Østbye T. Mental well-being in Sri Lankan medical students: a cross-sectional study. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 2020 Dec 27;1–14.
Mueller NT, Differding MK, Østbye T, Hoyo C, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Cesarean delivery is associated with decreased beneficial gut microbes and increased pathobionts and butyrate excretion: a longitudinal study over the first year of life. Bjog : an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2020 Dec 18;
Oddo VM, Hoyo C, Østbye T, Benjamin-Neelon SE. Maternal Employment and Infant BMI z Score in a US Birth Cohort. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md). 2020 Dec;28(12):2389–96.
Sotres-Alvarez D, Hart L, Steinberg D, Ostbye T, Ward DS, Holliday KM. Recruitment Recommendations for Studies Using GPS to Measure Physical Activity Locations Among Hispanic/Latina Women in a Community Health Clinic Setting. In: Journal of Womens Health. 2020. p. A4–A4.
Kwan YH, Weng SD, Loh DHF, Phang JK, Oo LJY, Blalock DV, et al. Measurement Properties of Existing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures on Medication Adherence: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Oct 9;22(10):e19179.
Kwan YH, Oo LJY, Loh DHF, Phang JK, Weng SD, Blalock DV, et al. Development of an Item Bank to Measure Medication Adherence: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Oct 8;22(10):e19089.