Edine Tiemersma

Senior Epidemiologist

Edine Tiemersma holds a doctorate in Epidemiologist and is senior epidemiologist with over 25 years professional experience working in infectious disease epidemiology, epidemiologic research and supporting and strengthening National Tuberculosis Programs.

Edine has published more than 40 articles on TB research, treatments, prevalence and control policies and practices. Currently a member of the WHO Global Task Force on TB impact measurement, Edine was also previously the coordinator of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS) at the Unit for Epidemiology and Surveillance.

Within KNCV, Edine designs, performs and undertakes the analysis data generated by, operational research projects and surveillance systems in collaboration with KNCV’s international donors and partners. Edine also carries out impact assessments and economical evaluation research, and supervises PhD students.

Recent publications

  1. De Haas P, Nhung NV, Nguyen H, Hoa NB, Nguyen LB, Nguyen TKT, Slyzkyi A, Gebhard A, Tue P, Hung NV, Hang PT, Khieu TTN, Tiemersma E. Introduction of the Simple One-step stool Xpert-Ultra method to detect TB in children and adults in Vietnam Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022, in press.
  2. Pelzer PT, Smit Y, Tiemersma EW, Huong NT, Nhung NV, Cobelens F. Does BCG vaccination protect against infection with M. tuberculosis? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022;26(6):529-536.
  3. Nguyen HV, de Haas P, Nguyen HB, Nguyen NV, Cobelens FGJ, Mirtskhulava V, Finlay A, Van Nguyen H, Huyen PTT, Tiemersma EW. Discordant results of Xpert MTB/Rif assay and BACTEC MGIT 960 liquid culture to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis in community screening in Vietnam. BMC Infect Dis. 2022;22(1):506.
  4. Foster N, Nguyen HV, Nguyen NV, Nguyen HB, Tiemersma EW, Cobelens FGJ, Quaife M, Houben RMGJ. Social determinants of the changing tuberculosis prevalence in Việt Nam: Analysis of population-level cross-sectional studies. PLoS Med. 2022;19(3):e1003935.
  5. Tiemersma EW, Ali I, Alemu A, Avong YK, Duga A, Elagbaje C, Isah A, Kay A, Mmbaga BT, Mmari E, Mwamwitwa K, Nhlabatsi S, Sintayehu K, Arefayne A, Teferi M, Cobelens F, Härmark L. Baseline assessment of pharmacovigilance activities in four sub-Saharan African countries: a perspective on tuberculosis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021; 21(1):1062.


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