Prof Kathleen Kahn


Job Title: Senior Scientist: MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research (Agincourt)
Professor: Health and Population Division, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand


Education: PhD, Umeå University, Sweden, 2006
Master of Public Health, Harvard University, USA, 1988
MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand 1984

Previous posts: Research Officer, Health Systems Development Unit and Agincourt Health and Population Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, 1990-1996
Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health, 1988-1990
Senior House Officer, Coronation Hospital, 1986

Honorary positions:

Faculty member, Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies,
Guest Researcher, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden
Research Associate, Institute for Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Honorary senior lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Research Interests: Health transitions; Burden of Disease assessments; Child health and development; Integrated chronic care systems; Interventions to reduce risk factors for metabolic disease; the Verbal Autopsy instrument