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 at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany, and 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 over 250 papers. In her current position as Associate Professor and Vice Chair Global Health her focus is on the development of global and planetary health research and education ( at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Side Activities

Excutive Board Member, European Global Health Research Institutes Network (EHGRIN) 

Research Output (273)

Tuberculosis treatment and resulting abnormal blood glucose:a scoping review of studies from 1981 - 2021

Williams Victor, Onwuchekwa Chukwuemeka, Vos Alinda G, Grobbee Diederick E, Otwombe Kennedy, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 30 Sep 2022, In: Global Health Action. 15 , p. 1-11

Multimorbidity of communicable and non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

Kaluvu Lucy, Asogwa Ogechukwu Augustina, Marzà-Florensa Anna, Kyobutungi Catherine, Levitt Naomi S, Boateng Daniel, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 10 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity. 12

PREvalence Study on Surgical COnditions (PRESSCO) 2020:A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Countrywide Survey on Surgical Conditions in Post-Ebola Outbreak Sierra Leone

van Kesteren Jurre, van Duinen Alex J, Marah Foday, van Delft Diede, Spector Antoinette L, Cassidy Laura D, Groen Reinou S, Jabbi Sonnia-Magba Bu-Buakei, Bah Silleh, Medo James A, Kamanda-Bongay Abubakarr, van Leerdam Daniel, Westendorp Josien, Mathéron Hanna M, Mönnink Giulia L E, Vas Nunes Jonathan, Lindenbergh Karel C, Hoel Sara K, Løvdal Sofie M, Østensen Mia N, Solberg Helene, Boateng Daniel, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, van Herwaarden Daan, Martens Janine P J, Bonjer H Jaap, Sankoh Osman, Grobusch Martin P, Bolkan Håkon A, 6 Sep 2022, In: World journal of surgery. 46 , p. 2585-2594 10 p.

Structured diabetes self-management education and glycaemic control in low- and middle-income countries:A systematic review

Lamptey Roberta, Robben Maud P, Amoakoh-Coleman Mary, Boateng Daniel, Grobbee Diederick E, Davies Melanie J, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin Aug 2022, In: Diabetic Medicine. 39

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Association Between Classical Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Common Carotid Intima-Media Thickness:An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis

Nonterah Engelbert A, Crowther Nigel J, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Oduro Abraham R, Kavousi Maryam, Agongo Godfred, Anderson Todd J, Asiki Gershim, Boua Palwendé R, Choma Solomon S R, Couper David J, Engström Gunnar, de Graaf Jacqueline, Kauhanen Jussi, Lonn Eva M, Mathiesen Ellisiv B, Micklesfield Lisa K, Okazaki Shuhei, Polak Joseph F, Rundek Tatjana, Salonen Jukka T, Tollman Stephen M, Tuomainen Tomi-Pekka, Grobbee Diederick E, Ramsay Michéle, Bots Michiel L, 25 Jul 2022, In: Journal of the American Heart Association. 11

Prevalence of Cardioprotective Medication Use in Coronary Heart Disease Patients in South America:Systematic review and Meta-Analysis

Marzà-Florensa A, Drotos E, Gulayin P, Grobbee D E, Irazola V, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Vaartjes I 8 Jun 2022, In: Global Heart. 17 , p. 1-21

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

van den Berg Oda E., Shaddock Erica J., Stacey Sarah L., Feldman Charles, Barth Roos E., Grobbee Diederick E., Venter Willem D.F., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Vos Alinda G. 20 May 2022, In: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. 23 , p. 1-1

Applying systems thinking to identify enablers and challenges to scale-up interventions for hypertension and diabetes in low-income and middle-income countries:protocol for a longitudinal mixed-methods study

Ramani-Chander Anusha, Joshi Rohina, van Olmen Josefien, Wouters Edwin, Delobelle Peter, Vedanthan Rajesh, Miranda J Jaime, Oldenburg Brian, Sherwood Stephen, Rawal Lal B, Mash Robert James, Irazola Vilma Edith, Martens Monika, Lazo-Porras Maria, Liu Hueiming, Agarwal Gina, Waqa Gade, Marcolino Milena Soriano, Esandi Maria Eugenia, Ribeiro Antonio Luiz Pinho, Probandari Ari, González-Salazar Francisco, Shrestha Abha, Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Levitt Naomi, Paredes Myriam, Sugishita Tomohiko, Batal Malek, Li Yuan, Haghparast-Bidgoli Hassan, Naanyu Violet, He Feng J, Zhang Puhong, Mfinanga Sayoki Godfrey, De Neve Jan-Walter, Daivadanam Meena, Siddiqi Kamran, Geldsetzer Pascal, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Huffman Mark D, Webster Jacqui, Ojji Dike, Beratarrechea Andrea, Tian Maoyi, Postma Maarten, Owolabi Mayowa O, Birungi Josephine, Antonietti Laura, Ortiz Zulma, Patel Anushka, 18 Apr 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12 , p. 1-10

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