iHEART-SA Team Profiles:

Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch PhD

Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, MSc MSc PhD, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator Global Health at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands & Visiting Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

She is an epidemiologist with broad experience and expertise in research capacity building and global health with a focus on cardio-metabolic disease in low-resource settings and vulnerable populations. Her research focus on the etiology, prevention and management of cardio-metabolic disease in people living with HIV; the influence of urbanization and migration on cardio-metabolic disease risk; and the short and long-term consequences of non-communicable diseases during pregnancy on maternal and child health. On-going research collaborations include partners from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Kerstin has extensive experience in research capacity building training in epidemiology, and public health in sub-Saharan Africa. She teaches face-to-face and online learning courses in epidemiology, public and global health at Utrecht University and the University of the Witwatersrand.

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