Collaborators and Funders

Acknowledgements

It is a pleasure to acknowledge outstanding and committed colleagues of the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit for whom that ‘extra mile’ is a norm. Equally the Agincourt communities, our hosts from whom we learn so much with the hope that, over time, they will reap full benefit… Mentors and colleagues at Wits and the MRC: your support and wise counsel is evident in the work and achievements of Agincourt. And we acknowledge with respect funding partners who join with us to make the Agincourt enterprise possible.

If you would like to collaborate with the MRC/Wits Agincourt Unit, please first read these guidelines for collaborators

LOCAL COLLABORATORS
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATORS
COLLABORATORS BY  RESEARCH  THEME
FUNDERS

LOCAL COLLABORATORS

LOCAL COLLABORATORS

Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
Kobus Herbst
Victoria Hosegood
Statistics South Africa
Kefiloe Masiteng
Diego Itturalde
Maletela Tuoane-Nkhasi
University of Cape Town
Martin Wittenberg
Medical Research Council
Burden of Disease Research Unit
Debbie Bradshaw
Medical Research Council
Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Research Unit
Jean Fourie
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Jocelyn Moyes
Soul City Institute for Health & Development Communication
Renay Weiner
University of Limpopo
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dikgale HDSS
Marianne Alberts
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Population Studies and Development Studies
Eleanor Preston-Whyte

University of the Witwatersrand

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit
Shane Norris
School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Wayne Twine
Centre for Health Policy
Jane Goudge
The School of Accountancy
Kurt Sartorius
The School of Computational and Applied Mathematics
David Sherwell
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
John Pettifor
Haroon Saloojee
Rural AIDS & Development Action Research Programme (RADAR)
Mosa Mochabela
Wits Reproductive Health And HIV Institute
Catherine MacPhail
Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit
Shabir Madhi
School of Public Health
Sharon Fonn
Mary Kawonga
Renay Weiner
Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
School of Social Sciences
Leah Gilbert
WITS Institute of Social and Economic Research (WISER)

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INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATORS

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATORS

Brown University, USA
Department of Anthropology
Nicholas Townsend
Brown University, USA
Department of Community Health

Mark Lurie
Population Studies and Training Centre
Mark Pitt
Michael White
Nicholas Townsend
Columbia University
Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC)
Sally Findley
Harvard University
School of Public Health
Lisa Berkman
Josh Salomon
Till Bärnighausen
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Anne Mills
James Hargreave
INDEPTH-Network, International
Secretariat, Ghana
Osman Sankoh
IRD, France
Michel Garenne
Andre Briend
Oxford University, UK
Refugee Studies Centre
David Turton
Princeton University, USA
Economics and Public Affairs
Anne Case
Angus Deaton
Adam Ashforth
Umeå University
Peter Byass
Nawi Ng
Stig Wall
Kerstin Edin
Anneli Ivarsson
John Kinsman
University of Cambridge
Department of Paediatrics
David Dunger
University College London
Charles Newton
Ed Fottrell
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Institute for Behavioral Sciences
Jane Menken
Jill Williams
Lori Hunter
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Department of Sociology

Randall Kuhn
University of Edinburgh, UK
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Myles Connor
University of Oxford, UK
Lucie Cluver
Melissa Cortina
Mina Fazel
Alan Stein
University of Maryland
Sangeetha Madhavan
University of Missouri
Enid Schatz
University of Warwick, UK
Institute of Health, School of Health and Social Studies
Gillian Hundt
Warwick Medical School
Dr Margaret Thorogood
University of Washington
Samuel Clark
World Health Organisation
Somnath Chatterjee
Paul Kowal
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Donatien Beguy
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Philippe Bocquier

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COLLABORATOR THEMES

Key Collaborators and their institutions (listed alphabetically by theme)
Researcher Position/Department Institution/Affiliation Research area
Levels, Trends & Transitions
Debbie Bradshaw Unit Director, Burden of Disease Unit Medical Research Council Mortality profiles, health transition and vital registration
Peter Byass Professor, Centre for Global Health Research University of Umeå, Sweden Verbal autopsy: evaluating computer-based analyses; migration and health
Samuel Clark Associate Professor, Department of Sociology University of Washington, Seattle, USA Demographic methods, mathematical modeling of population processes, theory & practice of temporal databases
Ed Fottrell Lecturer in Global Health, Institute for Global Health, Researcher Univ College London, UK Assessment of verbal autopsies
Michel Garenne Directeur de Recherche, Epidémiologie des Maladies émergentes Pasteur Institut, France Demography – fertility & mortality
Jill Williams Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Director, African Population Research and Training Program Institute of Behavioral Science University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Migration, gender, capacity development in longitudinal data management and analysis, population and health
Child and adolescent health and development
Cheryl Cohen Head of Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis, Epidemiology Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit National Institute for Communicable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand Severe acute respiratory infection and rotavirus surveillance and research
David Dunger Professor, Department of Paediatrics University of Cambridge, UK Adolescent and infant growth and risk for metabolic disease, pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and its complications, perinatal origins of risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes, experimental medicine
Kerstin Edin Fellow; Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing University of Umeå, Sweden Gender, Project Ntshembo
Anneli Ivarsson Senior lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Head of Unit, Epidemiology and Clinical Medicine University of Umeå, Sweden Paediatrician, Project Ntshembo
John Kinsman Lecturer and researcher, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences University of Umeå, Sweden Anthropologist, Project Ntshembo
Sheri Lipman Researcher, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine Univ of California, San Francisco Community mobilization social intervention, Swa Koteka, social epidemiology
Catherine MacPhail Researcher WRHI, Wits Univ Cash Transfer intervention (Swa Koteka)
Shabir Madhi Professor, School of Pathology.  Executive Director, National Institute for Communicable Diseases.  Co-director, University of the Witwatersrand/MRC Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Unit, Wits Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Research, pneumonia and HIV
Shane Norris Professor and Director, MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways Research Unit University of the Witwatersrand Child growth; adolescent risk for adult disease; MAPITS: Managing adolescent pregnancy in transitional settings.  Bone and mineral metabolism, nutrition
Audrey Pettifor (PI) Senior researcher University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Cash Transfer intervention (Swa Koteka)
John Pettifor Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health University of the Witwatersrand Paediatric growth and development
Alan Stein (co-PI) Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University of Oxford, UK School-based intervention on child resilience and coping.  Child and adolescent psychiatry, postnatal depression, HIV/Aids and child development.
Adult Health, Ageing and Wellbeing
Marianne Alberts Emeritus Professor Medical Sciences University of Limpopo Dikgale HDSS and non-communicable disease
Till Barnighausen Associate Professor, Global Health Harvard School of Public Health and Africa Centre HIV studies and adult health and aging
Lisa Berkman Professor and Director Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies Social epidemiology, adult health and aging, public policy
David Canning Professor; Deputy Director Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies Economic aspects of aging
Somnath Chatterji Evidence and Information for Policy.  Team leader, Multi-country states in the Department of Health statistics and Informatics World Health Organization, Geneva, INDEPTH-WHO study on physical and cognitive function
Myles Connor Honorary (Clinical) Senior Lecturer, Dept Clinical Neurosciences University of Edinburgh, UK Cardiovascular disease and epilepsy
Jane Menken (co-PI) Professor and Director, Population Aging Centre University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Social impacts ART; INDEPTH multi-site Adult health and aging; joint training grants, demography, fertility, women and development, ageing in developing countries, mathematical demography, social science methods
Charles Newton Professor, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry.  Scientific Director of Muhimbili-Wellcome Programme.  Head of Neurosciences, KEMRI-Wellcome Collaborative Programme Oxford University Tropical neurology, particularly epilepsy, CNS infections
Nawi Ng Senior Lecturer, Epidemiology & Global Health University of Umeå, Sweden INDEPTH-WHO multi-site adult health and aging research
Josh Salomon (co-PI) Associate Professor, Institute for Global Health Harvard University, USA INDEPTH multisite study on self-reported health, measure and valuation of measurement and valuation of health outcomes,modelling patterns and trends in major causes of global mortality and disease burden, evaluation of health policies and interventions
Margaret Thorogood (PI) Professor of Epidemiology University of Warwick, UK Non-communicable disease, adult health and aging; Health of older people in sub_Saharan Africa, physical activity, nutrition and health
Health and Social Responses
Jane Goudge Senior Researcher, Centre for Health Policy, Public Health University of the Witwatersrand Chronic care services, geographical inequities, national health accounts, public-private mix issues, pharmaceutical regulation, comprehensive primary health care, community health workers and contracting with NGOs.
Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch Associate Professor Wits Public Health (PT) Utrecht Univ, Netherlands Non-communicable disease epidemiology
Enid Schatz (PI) Faculty member; Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences;Director of research and scholarly activity University of Missouri, USA Older women’s experiences of HIV/AIDS
Livelihoods, Health and Wellbeing
Philippe Bocquier Associate Professor; Faculty member Universite Catholique Louvain, Belgium Migration and Health
Lori Hunter (co-PI) Associate Professor, Population Aging Centre University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Population health and natural resource use, environmental sociology, demography
Mark Lurie Assistant Professor, Dept of Community Health Brown University, USA Migration and health, ARV therapy, HIV/AIDS, migration. social epidemiology
Sangeetha Madhavan (PI) Sociologist/demographer;Associate Director, MPRC; Associate Professor African-American studies University of Maryland, USA Social connections and child wellbeing
Wayne Twine (co-PI) Associate Professor; Scientific Manager, SUNRAE Programme; School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences University of the Witwatersrand Livelihoods and health: Population health and natural resource use
Michael White Director, Population Studies and Training Centre Brown University, USA Migration and urbanisation, demography, immigration, urban sociology, envirnment, social policy, AFrica
Martin Wittenberg Professor, Economics University of Cape Town Migration and health, labour economics, economics of the household, analysis of time-use behaviour, economics of predatory behvaiour, measurement of poverty, microeconometrics, spatial economics and intergovernmental fiscal relations, data quality in household surveys

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FUNDERS

 

Name of Funder

The Wellcome Trust, UK (Health, population and social transitions in rural Southern Africa: Elucidating pathways and testing interventions)
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA (Effects of Cash Transfer and Community Mobilization in Young South African Women)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA (University of North Carolina AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (UNC ACTU)– HPTN 068)
The International Development Research Centre, Canada (The economic and health impacts of legislative and fiscal policies to improve nutrition in South Africans.)
Anglo American Chairman’s Fund, SA (HIV treatment and care in rural South Africa: Strengthening public and private services)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research / Swiss Tropical Institute, SA/Switzerland (Analysis of geographical patterns of malaria transmission and mortality in Africa using Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling)
Rockefeller Brothers USA (Kulani-Soul City evaluation of school-based intervention)
National Institute on Aging, NIH, USA (Partnership for Social Science AIDS Research in South Africa’s era of ART rollout)
Limpopo Province, Department of Health, South Africa
South African Medical Research Council
National Research Foundation, South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand – University Research Council and
Faculty Research Council
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
National Science Foundation, USA
National Research Foundation (SA) and French Ministry of National Education, Research and Technology
National Research Foundation (SA) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), NIH
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Priority Cost Effectiveness Lessons for Systems Strengthening)
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (Measuring Social Connection and Children’s Well-Being Using Multiple Data Sources)
INDEPTH Network
Fogarty International Center (Global research training in population health)
The Wellcome Trust, UK (Studying the Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems)
National Institutes of Health, USA
University of Missouri (Older South African Lives in a time of HIV)
ESRC (Economic & Research Council), UK (Assessing the impact of internal labour migration on intergenerational support, health and income: the cases of China and South Africa)
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), USA
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

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