Stephen Tollman

University of Witwatersrand

Professor Steve Tollman is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand where he heads the Health and Population Division and also directs the Agincourt Health and Population Research Unit, sited in South Africa's rural north-east (Bushbuckridge region), since its inception in 1992. The Agincourt Unit was recently awarded the status of a Medical Research Council/University Unit in Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research. Between 1990 and 1996 Tollman directed the University's Health Systems Development Unit, also based in Bushbuckridge.

He played a leading role in the formation of the INDEPTH Network, and currently serves as its Principal Scientist. He is also a leader of INDEPTH Network Working Group in adult health and Aging. Prof. Tollman, a Rhodes Scholar, holds a Master of Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand, an MA from Oxford University, UK, and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, USA.

He’s held some honorary positions as Research Associate at the University of Colorado USA and also as Guest Professor at the Centre for Global Health, Professor Umeå University, Sweden. From 2004-2010 he’s been sitting as a panel member for The Continuing Epidemiological Transition in sub-Saharan Africa, Committee on Population National Academy of Sciences, USA and the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee (PHATIC), The  Wellcome Trust, UK MRC Global Health Group, UK. He has published widely in the national and international literature.

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