dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch Associate Professor
- Department of Epidemiology
- Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch is Associate Professor 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, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her interest and experience is in international health and research capacity building. Current research investigates factors related to cardio-metabolic disease internationally, such as the influence of migration on prevalence of obesity and diabetes; the interface of communicable and non-communicable disease, specifically cardio-metabolic disease in HIV-infected populations; and maternal and neonatal health, such as the variation, prediction and prevention of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. She has extensive experience in research capacity building in epidemiology and chronic disease epidemiology in Sub-Saharan Africa as Academic Head of the Masters of Science in Epidemiology program at Wits University (2005-10) and as a principal investigator and collaborator in capacity building training programs and courses in epidemiology and global health such as the Wits Non-Communicable Disease Research Leadership Program. Recent activities focus on the development of global health (www.globalhealth.eu) at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, e-learning research capacity building activities for international health professionals and the evaluation of mhealth interventions to enhance maternal and child health.