Professor Steve Tollman

Agincourt HDSS, South Africa

Steve Tollman (BSc,  MBBCh  MMed, MA, MPH, PhD) directs the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) and the Health and Population Division in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand. Internationally, he is guest professor in the Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Sweden, and Principal Scientist of the INDEPTH Network (International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health).

In 1979 he graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Anatomy and Physiology.  He continued his studies at Wits obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1984. Further studies took him to Oxford, UK and Harvard, USA culminating in a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology from Umeå University, Sweden.

Steve was founding Board Chair of INDEPTH and is principal investigator for multi-centre research in Adult Health and Aging. He chairs the Wellcome Trust Population Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee (PHATIC), and currently serves on a panel of the National Academies of Science, USA, addressing the continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa.

Major research interests focus on adult health and aging, non-communicable diseases and chronic care.


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