dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch

dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch

Associate Professor
dr. K. (Kerstin) Klipstein-Grobusch
  • Julius Center, dept. Epidemiology & Health Economics

Research Programs

Circulatory Health



Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, MSc, MSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair Global Health at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Department of Global Public Health and Bioethics, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

She is an epidemiologist and nutrition scientist with over 25 years of experience in international research capacity building in epidemiology and public health including in  sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as previous Academic Head of the Master of Science in Epidemiology programme at the University of the Witwatersrand and as a principal investigator and collaborator in capacity building training programmes and courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, public and global health such as the CAPSTONE (Capacity Strengthening of Transdisciplinary Education for Non-Communicable Disease Care in West Africa) Consortium.

She leads the Julius Center’s Global Health research on cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease in low-resource settings and vulnerable populations that addresses (i) the influence of urbanisation and migration on cardio-metabolic disease risk; (ii) the short- and long-term consequences of non-communicable diseases during pregnancy on maternal and child health; and (iii) communicable and non-communicable co-and multimorbidity. She is the Utrecht based principal investigator on several implementation science projects that aim to improve and scale-up care for hypertension in Africa, Asia and Europe such as the iHEART-SA (Integrating heart health in HIV care in South Africa (NIH)), SCUBY (Scaling-up diabetes and hypertension in vulnerable populations (EC H2020)) or MRC-PaLS (Patient-led support groups in the management of hypertension and diabetes in low-resource settings (UKRI). She has supervised and mentored over 100 Master, PhD and postdoctoral fellows and published over 275 peer-reviewed papers.

In her current position as Associate Professor and Vice-Chair Global Health her focus is on the development of global health research and education ( at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Academic and societal activities include memberships of institutional committees and academic/research networks. Amongst others, she is Deputy Editor of the World Health Federations’ scientific journal Global Heart and Executive Board Member of the European Global Health Research Institutes Network (EGHRIN).

Research Output (299)

Trends in body mass index in the pre-dolutegravir period in South Africa

Ginkel Florian van, Barth Roos, Tempelman Hugo, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Grobbee Diederick, Scheuermaier Karine, Venter Francois, Vos-Seda Alinda 23 Apr 2024, In: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. 25 , p. 1-12 12 p.

Noncommunicable Disease Conditions and HIV in Rural and Urban South Africa: 2005-2015

Lammertyn Leandi, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Kruger Herculina S., Kruger Iolanthe M., Fourie Carla M. T. 10 Apr 2024, In: Ethnicity and Disease. 33 , p. 108-115 8 p.

Corrigendum: Diabetes—Tuberculosis Care in Eswatini: A Qualitative Study of Opportunities and Recommendations for Effective Services Integration

Williams Victor, Vos-Seda Alinda G, Haumba Samson, Mdluli-Dlamini Lindiwe, Calnan Marianne, Grobbee Diederick E, Otwombe Kennedy, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 24 Jan 2024, In: International Journal of Public Health. 69 , p. 1-2 1 p.

Validation of prevalent diabetes risk scores based on non-invasively measured predictors in Ghanaian migrant and non-migrant populations – The RODAM study

Osei-Yeboah James, Kengne Andre-Pascal, Owusu-Dabo Ellis, Schulze Matthias B., Meeks Karlijn A.C., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Smeeth Liam, Bahendeka Silver, Beune Erik, Moll van Charante Eric P., Agyemang Charles Dec 2023, In: Public Health in Practice. 6

Tuberculosis services during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study on the impact of COVID-19 and practices for continued services delivery in Eswatini

Williams Victor, Vos-Seda Alinda G., Calnan Marianne, Mdluli-Dlamini Lindiwe, Haumba Samson, Grobbee Diederick E., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Otwombe Kennedy Dec 2023, In: Public Health in Practice. 6 6 p.

Towards better culturally tailored cardiometabolic prevention among the South-Asian Surinamese in the Netherlands

Voogdt-Pruis Helene, van den Brekel Lieke, Wispelweij Lian , Jawalapershad Laxmie, Narain Soerin, Vaartjes Ilonca, Grobbee Diederick, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 28 Nov 2023, In: International Journal of Public Health. 68 1 p.

Urbanization gradient, diet, and gut microbiota in Sub-Saharan Africa:a systematic review

Paulo Linda Simon, Msema Bwire George, Klipstein-Grobusch K., Kamuhabwa Appolinary, Kwesigabo Gideon, Chillo Pilly, Asselbergs Folkert W., Lenters Virissa C. 12 Sep 2023, In: Frontiers in Microbiomes. 2

Macrovascular and renal microvascular complications in West Africans with intermediate hyperglycemia living in West Africa and Europe: The RODAM study

Bannerman-Williams Emmanuel, Hayfron-Benjamin Charles F., Atiase Yacoba, Bahendeka Silver, Meeks Karlijn, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Addo Juliet, Mockenhaupt Frank, Schulze Matthias B., Beune Erik, van den Born Bert-Jan, Agyemang Charles Aug 2023, In: Heliyon. 9

Risk factors in cardiovascular patients:Challenges and opportunities to improve secondary prevention

Gabulova Rahima, Marzà-Florensa Anna, Rahimov Uzeyir, Isayeva Mahluga, Alasgarli Shahana, Musayeva Afag, Gahramanova Sona, Ibrahimov Firdovsi, Aliyev Farid, Imanov Galib, Rasulova Rahmana, Vaartjes Ilonca, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Graham Ian, Grobbee Diederick E 26 Jul 2023, In: World Journal of Cardiology. 15 , p. 342-353 12 p.

Subgroups of adult-onset diabetes:a data-driven cluster analysis in a Ghanaian population

Danquah Ina, Mank Isabel, Hampe Christiane S, Meeks Karlijn A C, Agyemang Charles, Owusu-Dabo Ellis, Smeeth Liam, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Bahendeka Silver, Spranger Joachim, Mockenhaupt Frank P, Schulze Matthias B, Rolandsson Olov 4 Jul 2023, In: Scientific Reports. 13

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