• Acting Assistant Professor, Global Health

I-TECH
901 Boren Ave., Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-616-5139
Email: 
nputt@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr. Puttkammer’s interests are in strengthening health information systems and promoting data use and for quality improvement of health programs in resource-limited settings. She is trained as a health services researcher, specializing in using observational, routinely-collected data from electronic medical records (EMRs) to strengthen HIV care and treatment programs. In her capacity as a Research and Evaluation Advisor at the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), she works with informatics and training projects in Haiti, Kenya, and South Africa to improve large-scale implementation of EMRs, evaluate data quality and data use, support data analyses, and develop capacity for data use and implementation science research among colleagues and counterparts. She has worked with HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in the US, Africa and the Caribbean for more than 20 years.

Education 
  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of California (Berkeley))
  • BA (Princeton University)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Distance Learning
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Implementation Science
  • Informatics
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Workforce
Publications 

Puttkammer N, Domercant JW, Adler M, Yuhas K, Young P, Francois K, et al (2017). “ART Attrition and Risk Factors among Option B+ Patients in Haiti: A Retrospective Cohort Study.” Plos One Mar 6 2017;12(3). PMID: 28264045.

Kang'a SG, Muthee VM, Liku N, Too D, Puttkammer N (2017). “People, Process and Technology: Strategies for Assuring Sustainable Implementation of EMRs at Public-Sector Health Facilities in Kenya.” AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:677-685. eCollection 2016. PMID: 28269864.

Delcher C, Puttkammer N, et al (2016). "Validating Procedures used to Identify Duplicate Reports in Haiti’s National HIV/AIDS Case Surveillance System." Journal of Registry Management 43(1): 10-15. PMID: 27195993.

Puttkammer, N., J. G. Baseman, et al (2016). "An assessment of data quality in a multi-site electronic medical record system in Haiti." International Journal of Medical Informatics 86: 104-116. PMID: 26620698.

Puttkammer N, Zeliadt SB, Balan JG, et al (2014). “Development of an electronic medical record based alert for risk of ART failure in a low-resource setting.” Plos One. 9(11): e112261. PMID: 25390044.