Alanna Bergman

John Hopkins School of Nursing

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Alanna Bergman is a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with extensive training on TB and HIV outcomes. She is a fellow of the National Institute of Nursing research which supports her current study, Exploring the Impact of Illness Identity on Intersectional Stigma Through the TB Care Continuum. As a nurse, her research is informed by her practice as a US-based nurse practitioner providing infectious disease and comprehensive primary care services to people marginalized by sex and gender identity, race, substance use and health status. Through this work, she saw profound impact of stigma on TB treatment adherence, care engagement and quality of life. Her dissertation, a mixed-methods study nested within a randomized control trial, focuses on longitudinal stigma measurement among people living with drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV in KZN, South Africa.

Geographies South Africa