• Associate Professor, Global Health

901 Boren Ave., Suite 1100
Box 359932
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Dr. Puttkammer’s interests are in strengthening health information systems and promoting data use for improvement of the HIV care cascade 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, South Africa, Ukraine to improve national health information systems, evaluate data quality and data use, support data analyses, and develop capacity for data use and implementation science research among colleagues and counterparts. Dr. Puttkammer is a faculty Co-Lead of the Digital Initiatives Group at I-TECH (DIGI). She has worked in public health programs in the US, Africa and the Caribbean for more than 30 years.

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

Celestin K, Allorant, Virgin M, Marinho E, Francois K, Honoré JG, White C, Valles JS, Perrin G, De Kerorguen N, Flowers J, Balan JG, Koama JB, Barnhart S, Puttkammer N. Short-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on HIV Care Utilization, Service Delivery, and Continuity of HIV Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) in Haiti. AIDS and Behavior, 25 (5) , pp.1366-1372.

Allorant A, Parrish C, Desforges G, Robin E, Honore JG, Puttkammer N. Closing the gap in implementation of HIV clinical guidelines in a low resource setting using electronic medical records. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Aug 26;20(1):804. PMCID: PMC7449080.

Puttkammer N, Simoni JM, Sandifer T, Chery JM, Dervis W, Balan JG, et al. An EMR-Based Alert with Brief Provider-Led ART Adherence Counseling: Promising Results of the InfoPlus Adherence Pilot Study Among Haitian Adults with HIV Initiating ART. AIDS Behav 2020. PMID: 32715409.

Puttkammer N, Parrish C, Desir Y, Hyppolite N, Wagenaar B, Joseph N, et al. Toward Universal HIV Treatment in Haiti: Time Trends in ART Retention Following Expanded ART Eligibility in a National Cohort from 2011-17. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 14 Feb 2020. PMID: 32084052.

Muthee V, Bochner AF, Osterman A, Liku N, Akhwale W, Kwach J, Prachi M, Wamicwe J, Odhiambo J, Onyango F, Puttkammer N. The impact of routine data quality assessments on electronic medical record data quality in Kenya. Plos One 2018; 13(4): e0195362. 5905951.