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Kathleen Kahn, MB BCh, MPH, PhD

School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

Kathleen Kahn is personal professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand; and senior scientist in the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt). Her research interests include health transitions; burden of disease assessments; child health and development; integrated chronic care systems; and interventions to reduce risk factors for metabolic disease. Since the inception of the Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system in 1992, Kahn has led work on mortality and cause of death measurement, using verbal autopsy to track transitions over a period of dramatic socio-political change and the HIV epidemic.