dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch

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 close to 250 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 (253)

Food Security, Dietary Diversity, Dietary Patterns and the Double Burden of Malnutrition among School-Aged Children and Adolescents in Two Nigerian States

Adeomi Adeleye Abiodun, Fatusi Adesegun, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 2 Feb 2022, In: Nutrients. 14 , p. 1-15

Multimorbidity of non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Asogwa Ogechukwu Augustina, Boateng Daniel, Marzà-Florensa Anna, Peters Sanne, Levitt Naomi, van Olmen Josefien, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 21 Jan 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12 , p. 1-16 39 p.

Multimorbidity Among Migrant and Non-Migrant Ghanaians: The RODAM Study

Marzà-Florensa Anna, Boateng Daniel, Agyemang Charles, Beune Erik, Meeks Karlijn A. C., Bahendeka Silver, Levitt Naomi, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 31 Dec 2021, In: International Journal of Public Health. 66

Serum potassium concentration and its association with hypertension among Ghanaian migrants and non-migrants:The RODAM study

Ndong Amie K, van der Linden Eva L, Beune Erik J A J, Meeks Karlijn A C, Danquah Ina, Bahendeka Silver, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Schulze Matthias B, Addo Juliet, van den Born Bert-Jan H, Agyemang Charles 12 Dec 2021, In: Atherosclerosis. 342 , p. 36-43 8 p.

Prognostic accuracy of antenatal Doppler ultrasound for adverse perinatal outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Ali Sam, Heuving Simelina, Kawooya Michael G, Byamugisha Josaphat, Grobbee Diederick E, Papageorghiou Aris T, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Rijken Marcus J 2 Dec 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11 , p. 1-8

Prevalence and determinants of chronic kidney disease in women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in Nigeria: a cohort study

Ishaku Salisu M., Olanrewaju Timothy Olusegun, Browne Joyce L., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Kayode Gbenga A., Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick E., Warren Charlotte E. Dec 2021, In: BMC Nephrology. 22 , p. 1-10

Antenatal Doppler ultrasound implementation in a rural sub-Saharan African setting:exploring the perspectives of women and healthcare providers

Ali Sam, Kabajaasi Olive, Kawooya Michael G, Byamugisha Josaphat, Zakus David, Papageorghiou Aris T, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Rijken Marcus J Dec 2021, In: Reproductive health. 18

The magnitude and directions of the associations between early life factors and metabolic syndrome differ across geographical locations among migrant and non-migrant ghanaians—the rodam study

van der Heijden Thijs G.W., Chilunga Felix P., Meeks Karlijn A.C., Addo Juliet, Danquah Ina, Beune Erik J., Bahendeka Silver K., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Mockenhaupt Frank P., Waltz Mitzi M., Agyemang Charles 15 Nov 2021, In: International journal of environmental research and public health. 18

The influence of HIV infection and antiretroviral treatment on pulmonary function in individuals in an urban setting in sub-Saharan Africa

Berg Oda E.Van Den, Shaddock Erica J., Stacey Sarah L., Feldman Charles, Barth Roos E., Grobbee Diederick E., Venter Willem D.F., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Vos Alinda G. 15 Nov 2021, In: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. 22 , p. 1-8

Associations of Serum Uric Acid Levels With Macrovascular and Renal Microvascular Dysfunction Among Individuals From Sub-Saharan Africa

Hayfron-Benjamin Charles F, van den Born Bert-Jan, Amoah Albert G B, Maitland-van der Zee Anke H, Meeks Karlijn A C, Beune Erik J A J, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Agyemang Charles 14 Oct 2021, In: JAMA network open. 4

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