• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health

International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
P.O. Box 6275
Windhoek
Namibia

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Biography 

Dr. Laura Brandt is the Clinical Director for I-TECH Namibia. Teaching interests include clinical aspects of HIV and TB with a particular focus on Pediatric HIV and TB.

Education 
  • DTM&H (Wiltwatersrand University (South Africa))
  • MD (Cornell University)
  • BA (University of California (Santa Barbara))
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious Diseases
  • TB
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Expertise 

HIV/AIDS, tropical public health, health management

Publications 

C. Tamandjou, F. Kaindjee-Tjituka, L.J.Brandt, M. Cotton, Etienne Nel, W. Preiser, M. Andersson, 2017. A Cross-sectional study of hepatitis B virus infection in HIV-infected children in Windhoek, Namibia. BMJ Global Health 2(Suppl 2):A47.3-A48.

K. M. Beima-Sofie, L. Brandt, MD, N. Hamunime, M Shepard, J. Uusiku, G. C. John-Stewart, G. O’Malley. 2017, Pediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention Improves Knowledge and Clinical Outcomes in HIV-Infected Children in Namibia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 75(1):18-26.

E.W.MacLachlan, K. Potter, N. Hamunime, M.G.Shepard-Perry, J. Uusiku, R.Simwanza, L.J.Brandt, G. O’Malley. 2016, “We Are Now Free to Speak”: Qualitative Evaluation of an Education and Empowerment Training for HIV Patients in Namibia PLOSONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0153042,15pp.

Brandt, L, K. Beima-Sofie, N. Hamunime, M. Shepard, L. Ferris, P. Ingo, G. John-Stewart, G. O’Malley. 2015. Growing-up just like everyone else: key components of a successful pediatric HIV disclosure intervention in Namibia. AIDS. June 2015; 29, Supplement 1: S81-S89.

O'Malley, G, K. Beima-Sofie, L. Feris, M. Shepard-Perry, N. Hamunime, Grace John-Stewart, F. Kaindjee-Tjituka, L. Brandt. 2015, “If I Take My Medicine, I Will Be Strong:” Evaluation of a Pediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention in Namibia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Jan 1, 2015; 68(1): e1–e7.