dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch

Associate Professor
dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Research Programs

Circulatory Health




Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch is Associate Professor of Global Health at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands, and 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 investigates the interface of communicable and non-communicable disease, specifically cardio-metabolic disease in HIV-infected populations; 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. As principal and co-investigator on internationally funded grants she successfully conducted several large-scale projects resulting in long-term sustainable and equitable partnerships. She undertakes etiologic, prognostic and intervention research, including the evaluation of mhealth interventions and implementation science research on scale-up of hypertension and diabetes care across several countries with diverse health systems.

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 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and as a principal and co-investigator in capacity building training programs and face-to-face and online learning courses in epidemiology, public and global health such as the Wits Non-Communicable Disease Research Leadership Program. She has supervised and mentored over 100 Master, PhD, and postdoctoral fellows and published over 200 papers. In her current position as Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of Global Health her focus is on the development of global health ( at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Research Output (225)

Epigenetic-age acceleration in the emerging burden of cardiometabolic diseases among migrant and non-migrant African populations: a population-based cross-sectional RODAM substudy

Chilunga Felix P, Henneman Peter, Elliott Hannah R, Cronjé H Toinét, Walia Gagandeep K, Meeks Karlijn A C, Requena-Mendez Ana, Venema Andrea, Bahendeka Silver, Danquah Ina, Adeyemo Adebowale, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Pieters Marlien, Mannens Marcels M A M, Agyemang Charles 17 mei 2021, In: The Lancet Healthy Longevity. 2 , p. e327-e339

Scale-up integrated care for diabetes and hypertension in Cambodia, Slovenia and Belgium (SCUBY):a study design for a quasi-experimental multiple case study

van Olmen Josefien, Menon Sonia, Poplas Susič Antonija, Ir Por, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Wouters Edwin, Peñalvo José L., Zavrnik Črt, Te Vannarath, Martens Monika, Danhieux Katrien, Chham Savina, Stojnić Natasa, Buffel Veerle, Yem Sokunthea, White Gareth, Boateng Daniel, Klemenc-Ketis Zalika, Prevolnik Valentina Rupel, Remmen Roy, Van Damme Wim, 31 dec 2020, In: Global Health Action. 13 , p. 1-11

Can an mhealth clinical decision-making support system improve adherence to neonatal healthcare protocols in a low-resource setting?

Amoakoh Hannah Brown, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Agyepong Irene Akua, Amoakoh-Coleman Mary, Kayode Gbenga A, Reitsma J B, Grobbee Diederick E, Ansah Evelyn K 27 dec 2020, In: BMC Pediatrics. 20 , p. 1471-2431 960 p.

Course of Disease and Clinical Outcome of Infective Endocarditis in HIV-infected Individuals:A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Bos Joris, Antonides Christiaan F J, Barth Roos E, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Meel Ruchika, Vos Alinda G 23 dec 2020, In: AIDS reviews. 22 , p. 183-194 12 p.

Developing excellence in biostatistics leadership, training and science in Africa:How the Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) training unites expertise to deliver excellence

Chirwa Tobias F, Matsena Zingoni Zvifadzo, Munyewende Pascalia, Manda Samuel O, Mwambi Henry, Kandala Ngianga-Bakwin, Kinyanjui Samson, Young Taryn, Musenge Eustasius, Simbeye Jupiter, Musonda Patrick, Mahande Michael Johnson, Weke Patrick, Onyango Nelson Owuor, Kazembe Lawrence, Tumwesigye Nazarius Mbona, Zuma Khangelani, Yende-Zuma Nonhlanhla, Omanyondo Ohambe Marie-Claire, Kweku Emmanuel Nakua, Maposa Innocent, Ayele Birhanu, Achia Thomas, Machekano Rhoderick, Thabane Lehana, Levin Jonathan, Eijkemans Marinus J C, Carpenter James, Chasela Charles, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Todd Jim 22 dec 2020, In: AAS open research. 3 , p. 1-21

Postpartum hemorrhage in Suriname:A national descriptive study of hospital births and an audit of case management

Kodan Lachmi R, Verschueren Kim J C, Prüst Zita D, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Rijken Marcus J, Browne Joyce L, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Grunberg Antoon W 18 dec 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15

Validation and development of models using clinical, biochemical and ultrasound markers for predicting pre-eclampsia:an individual participant data meta-analysis

Allotey John, Snell Kym Ie, Smuk Melanie, Hooper Richard, Chan Claire L, Ahmed Asif, Chappell Lucy C, von Dadelszen Peter, Dodds Julie, Green Marcus, Kenny Louise, Khalil Asma, Khan Khalid S, Mol Ben W, Myers Jenny, Poston Lucilla, Thilaganathan Basky, Staff Anne C, Smith Gordon Cs, Ganzevoort Wessel, Laivuori Hannele, Odibo Anthony O, Ramírez Javier A, Kingdom John, Daskalakis George, Farrar Diane, Baschat Ahmet A, Seed Paul T, Prefumo Federico, da Silva Costa Fabricio, Groen Henk, Audibert Francois, Masse Jacques, Skråstad Ragnhild B, Salvesen Kjell Å, Haavaldsen Camilla, Nagata Chie, Rumbold Alice R, Heinonen Seppo, Askie Lisa M, Smits Luc Jm, Vinter Christina A, Magnus Per M, Eero Kajantie, Villa Pia M, Jenum Anne K, Andersen Louise B, Norman Jane E, Ohkuchi Akihide, Eskild Anne, Bhattacharya Sohinee, McAuliffe Fionnuala M, Galindo Alberto, Herraiz Ignacio, Carbillon Lionel, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Yeo SeonAe, Teede Helena J, Browne Joyce L, Moons Karel Gm, Riley Richard D, Thangaratinam Shakila 18 dec 2020, In: Health technology assessment (Winchester, England). 24 , p. 1-290 290 p.

Ideal Cardiovascular Health Index and Its Determinants in a Rural South African Population

Ketelaar E J, Vos A G, Godijk N G, Scheuermaier K, Devillé W, Tempelman H, Coutinho R A, Venter W D F, Grobbee D E, Klipstein-Grobusch K 25 nov 2020, In: Global Heart. 15

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and risk factors in North-Central Nigeria:a population-based survey

Olanrewaju Timothy Olusegun, Aderibigbe Ademola, Popoola Ademola Alabi, Braimoh Kolawole Thomas, Buhari Mikhail Olayinka, Adedoyin Olanrewaju Timothy, Kuranga Sulyman Alege, Biliaminu Sikiru Abayomi, Chijioke Adindu, Ajape Abdulwahab Akanbi, Grobbee Diederick E, Blankestijn Peter J, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, 10 nov 2020, In: BMC Nephrology. 21

Multilevel predictors of controlled CD4 count and blood pressure in an integrated chronic disease management model in rural South Africa: a panel study

Ameh Soter, Gómez-Olivé Francesc X, Kahn Kathleen, Tollman Stephen, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 3 nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10

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