dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch

Associate Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch

Research Programs



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 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 (207)

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 1 nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10 , p. e037580

Paradox of HIV stigma in an integrated chronic disease care in rural South Africa:Viewpoints of service users and providers

Ameh Soter, D'Ambruoso Lucia, Gómez-Olivé Francesc Xavier, Kahn Kathleen, Tollman Stephen M, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 31 jul 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15

Comparative performance of pooled cohort equations and Framingham risk scores in cardiovascular disease risk classification in a slum setting in Nairobi Kenya

Wekesah Frederick M., Mutua Martin K., Boateng Daniel, Grobbee Diederick E., Asiki Gershim, Kyobutungi Catherine K., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 1 jun 2020, In: IJC Heart and Vasculature. 28 7 p.

Early-life exposures and cardiovascular disease risk among Ghanaian migrant and home populations:the RODAM study

Boateng Daniel, Danquah Ina, Said-Mohamed Rihlat, Smeeth Liam, Nicolaou Mary, Meeks Karlijn, Beune Erik, Addo Juliet, Bahendeka Silver, Agyei-Baffour Peter, Mockenhaupt Frank P, Spranger Joachim, Schulze Matthias B, Grobbee Diederick E, Agyemang Charles, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin jun 2020, In: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 11 , p. 250-263 14 p.

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Medication Prescription in Primary Care:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zhao Min, Woodward Mark, Vaartjes Ilonca, Millett Elizabeth R C, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Hyun Karice, Carcel Cheryl, Peters Sanne A E 20 mei 2020, In: Journal of the American Heart Association. 9 43 p.

Inverse Association between Iron Deficiency and Glycated Hemoglobin Levels in Ghanaian Adults-the RODAM Study

Lyons Julia, van der Linden Eva L, Meeks Karlijn, Beune Erik, Smeeth Liam, Bahendeka Silver, Spranger Joachim, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Mockenhaupt Frank P, Danquah Ina, Agyemang Charles 20 mei 2020, In: The Journal of nutrition. 150 , p. 1899-1908 10 p.

Short-term immunogenicity and safety of hepatitis-A and varicella vaccines in HIV-exposed uninfected and HIV-unexposed South African children

Mutsaerts Eleonora A.M.L., Nunes Marta C., Bhikha Sutika, Ikulinda Benit T., Jose Lisa, Koen Anthonet, Moultrie Andrew, Grobbee Diederick E., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Weinberg Adriana, Madhi Shabir A. 8 mei 2020, In: Vaccine. 38 , p. 3862-3868 7 p.

Systematic review of prediction models for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia

Antwi Edward, Amoakoh-Coleman Mary, Vieira Dorice L, Madhavaram Shreya, Koram Kwadwo A, Grobbee Diederick E, Agyepong Irene A, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 21 apr 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 24 p.

Higher prevalence of peripheral arterial disease in Ghana compared to Ghanaian migrants in Europe:The RODAM study

Hayfron-Benjamin Charles F., van den Born Bert Jan, Maitland-van der Zee Anke H., Amoah Albert G.B., van der Linden Eva L., Stronks Karien, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Bahendeka Silver, Danquah Ina, Beune Erik, Smeeth Liam, Agyemang Charles 15 apr 2020, In: International Journal of Cardiology. 305 , p. 127-134 8 p.

Determinants of mortality from cardiovascular disease in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

Wekesah FM, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Grobbee DE, Kadengye Damazo, Asiki Gershim, Kyobutungi Catherine 10 apr 2020, In: Global Heart . 15 11 p.

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