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Carren Ginsburg

Dr Carren Ginsburg is a Researcher in migration and health at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt). She has a background in research relating to geographic mobility, health, education and youth in the South African and African context.

 

Name: Dr Carren Ginsburg

Position: Researcher

Unit: MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt)

Qualifications: BCom Applied Statistics & Information Systems (University of Cape Town) MSc Social Research Methods (London School of Economics and Political Science) PhD Health Sciences & Population Studies (University of the Witwatersrand)

E-mail: carren.ginsburg@wits.ac.za 

Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 2338

Room: Office 205, Second Floor, Public Health building

Dr Carren Ginsburg is employed as a Researcher in migration and health at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health. She also holds a Career Development Award from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

Dr Ginsburg has a background in research relating to geographic mobility, health, education and youth in the South African and African context. This has been developed through her studies at the London School of Economics and Wits University, and through her work experience, including time with the well-known Birth-to-Twenty study.

The focus of her current work is on conducting longitudinal analyses of migration and associated health and human capital outcomes using data from Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems in sites across sub-Saharan Africa. She is affiliated with the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) and is part of the INDEPTH Migration, Urbanisation and Health Working Group leadership.

She is also a co-investigator on a “Migrant Health Follow-up Study” funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA. Dr Ginsburg has a strong interest in the impacts of migration and urbanisation, the social determinants of health, and the use of longitudinal analysis techniques in the social and health sciences.

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