Frieda Behets


Education

1971  State Institute for Chemistry and Food Industries, Ghent, Belgium  Clinical Chemistry

1992  Johns Hopkins University  MPH, International Health

1999  Yale University  PhD, Health Policy, Epidemiology


Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Global health
  • Health care delivery
  • Infectious diseases
  • Public health practice
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women’s health

 Research Activities

HIV, infectious diseases including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean; HIV/STI prevention and control; Implementation Research; Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV; Bioethics and justice in health.


Current Positions

Since 2014 Professor Emeritus

Since: 2004  Research Associate Professor  Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Since: 2010  Professor  Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health


Languages

French: Fluent Reader, Writer, Speaker 
Dutch: Fluent Reader, Writer, Speaker 
English: Fluent Reader, Writer, Speaker


Key Publications

Behets F, Edmonds A, Kitenge F, Crabbe F, Laga M for the PTME group (2010) 
Heterogeneous and decreasing HIV prevalence among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Int J Epidemiol: vol.39(4), p.1066-73.

Edmonds A, Van Rie A, Lusiama J, Napravnik S, Kitetele F, Behets F (2009) 
Antiretriviral therapy reduces incident tuberculosis in HIV-infected children
Int J Epidemiol: vol.38(6), p.1612-21.

Rennie S, Norris Turner A, Mupenda B, Behets F (2009) 
Conducting unlinked anonymous HIV surveillance in developing countries: ethical, epidemiological and public health system concerns
PLoS Medicine, p.6(1):e4.

Becker-Dreps S, Biddle A, Pettifor A, Nku Imbie D, Musuamba G, Meshnick S, Behets F (2009) 
Cost-Effectiveness of Adding Bednet Distribution for Malaria Prevention to Antenatal Services
Am J Trop Med Hyg: vol.81(3), p.496-502.

Maman S, Cathcart L, Burkhardt G, Omba S, Behets F (2009) 
The role of religion in HIV positive Congolese Women’s Disclosure Experiences and Coping Strategies in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Soc Science Med: vol.68(5), p.965-70.