Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch MD, PHD
Kerstin Klipstein–Grobusch is Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator of Global Health at the Julius Center for Health Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research encompasses cardio–metabolic disease internationally, the interface of communicable and non–communicable disease, specifically cardio–metabolic disease in HIV–infected populations; and the short–and long–term consequences of non–communicable diseases during pregnancy on maternal and child health. She has extensive experience in research capacity building in epidemiology and public health in Sub–Saharan Africa as Academic Head of the Masters of Science in Epidemiology program and Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of the Witwatersrand and as a principal investigator in capacity building training programs and courses in epidemiology and global health such as the Wits Non–Communicable Disease Research Leadership Program. Current activities focus on the development of global health (Julius Global Health, www.globalhealth.eu) at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, e–learning capacity building activities for international health professionals and the evaluation of the impact of mhealth interventions for maternal & child health and prevention and management of non–communicable diseases.