Olga Tymejczyk, MPH

Research Scientist

Olga is a Research Scientist at the ISPH, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the CUNY School of Public Health, and an NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellow with the GHESKIO Centers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. With training in epidemiology and biostatistical methods, her expertise includes quantitative and qualitative study design, data collection, and analysis of surveillance, service delivery, and survey data in both domestic and lower- and middle-income country settings (primarily Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Haiti). Most recently, Olga has led analyses for the World Health Organization on the impact of expanding antiretroviral treatment (ART) eligibility guidelines on the timeliness of ART initiation across 21 countries and has designed a population-representative household- and individual-level demographic and health survey for an urban slum setting in Haiti. Her subject matter expertise includes HIV, care continuum among HIV and STI co-infected patients, foodborne disease, hypertension, and health in slum settings. She is fluent in Spanish, German, and Polish, and proficient in Portuguese, French, and Ukrainian.

Recent publications:

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Gadisa T, Tymejczyk O, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Lahuerta M, Remien RH, Yigzaw M, Daba S, Elul B, Nash D, Melaku Z. Disclosure History Among Persons Initiating Antiretroviral Treatment at Six HIV Clinics in Oromia, Ethiopia, 2012-2013. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jan;21(1):70-81. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1290-4.

Zürcher K, Mooser A, Anderegg N, Tymejczyk O, Couvillon MJ, Nash D, Egger M; IeDEA and MESH consortia. Outcomes of HIV-positive Patients Lost to Follow-up in African Treatment Programs. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Jan 19. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12843. [Epub ahead of print]

Parcesepe AM, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, Nash D. Household decision-making power and the mental health and well-being of women initiating antiretroviral treatment in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS Care. 2017 Aug 3:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1360998.

Parcesepe AM, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, Nash D. Psychological distress, health and treatment-related factors among individuals initiating ART in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS Care. 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1363367

Hoffman S, Tymejczyk O, Kulkarni S, Lahuerta M, Gadisa T, Remien RH, Melaku Z, Nash D, Elul B. Brief Report: Stigma and HIV Care Continuum Outcomes Among Ethiopian Adults Initiating ART. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 1;76(4):382-387. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001530. PMCID:PMC5659945

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