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Truls Ostbye

Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke Box 104006, Durham, NC 27710
2200 W. Main Street (Old Wachovia Bldg) Room 622, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Occupational Medicine Program Area of the NC OSHERC

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEKey Faculty · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2017 - 2027

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health - BIRCWH

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2027

Operation Deep Dive

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by America's Warrior Partnership · 2022 - 2026

Duke Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development · 2020 - 2025

Virginia Operation Deep Dive: Exploring Suicide and Overdose Deaths Among Those Who Have Served

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Department of Veterans Services · 2023 - 2024

Occupational Medicine Program Area of the NC OSHERC

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEKey Faculty · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2017 - 2027

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health - BIRCWH

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2027

Operation Deep Dive

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by America's Warrior Partnership · 2022 - 2026

Duke Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development · 2020 - 2025

Virginia Operation Deep Dive: Exploring Suicide and Overdose Deaths Among Those Who Have Served

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Department of Veterans Services · 2023 - 2024

Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2024

Maternal obesity, child executive functions and child weight gain

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2022

RAPID: Poirot: From Contact Tracing to Private Exposure Detection

ResearchCollaborating Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2020 - 2022

Capacity Building for Sickle Cell Disease Surveillance in North Carolina (Component A)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention · 2019 - 2020

Evaluation of SAS Worksite Health Center

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by SAS Institute · 2015 - 2020

Early child care and risk of obesity

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University - School of Public Health · 2015 - 2018

The Business of Childcare Homes and Child Health: Innovations for Nurturing Growth

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2012 - 2018

Preventing obesity in infants and toddlers in child care

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University - School of Public Health · 2016 - 2017

Early child care and risk of obesity

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2017

Teen CHAT:Improving physician communication with adolescents about healthy weight

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2016

Steps to Health: Targeting Obesity in the Health Care Workplace

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health · 2010 - 2016

Preventing obesity in infants and toddlers in child care

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2015

Evaluation of SAS Worksite Health Center

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by SAS Institute · 2013 - 2015

FitFab 4 Survivors

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2011 - 2014

The Sri Lanka Healthy Minds Study

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2011 - 2014

KAN-DO: A Family-Based Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2006 - 2012

Epidemiology of Dementia in Cache County, Utah (Bridge-Funding Request)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2011

Epidemiology of Dementia in Cache County, Utah

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1994 - 2011

Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2010

PREMIER Mental Health Interventions Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2010

Obesity as a Barrier to Patient-Physician Communication

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2006 - 2010

Promoting Postpartum Weight Loss in Overweight Women

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2009

Surveillance Methods for Health Care and Related Workers

ResearchEpidemiologist · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2001 - 2006

Residency Training in Family Medicine No. 93.884A

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEResearcher · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2000 - 2003

External Relationships


  • Duke Kunshan University, China
  • Duke-NUS
  • University of Bergen

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