Behavioral and Health Management Sciences (BHMS)

About BHMS

The Behaviour and Health Management Sciences (BHMS) Division is a combination of the Health Policy and Management Track and Health Promotion Track in the SHSPH. The key objectives of the BHMS Division are to develop capacity in South Africa and the rest of Africa to

  1. manage health services and systems,
  2. develop and implement policies to improve population health, and
  3. undertake health promotion activities to address communicable and non-communicable diseases.

We do this through our formal modules in the Master of Public Health programme, the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, and the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH). We also present several short courses related to behaviour and health systems management.

The Division has a vibrant research programme focussed on health systems management and health promotion research including the supervision of student research at Master’s and Doctoral level.

Finally, the members of the BHMS are also active in community engagement in various settings.

 

Staff

 

Name: AYO-YUSUF Lekan, Prof Prof Lekan Ayo-Yusuf
Qualifications: BDS (Benin); MSc. Odont; DHSM; MPH (Pret); PhD (Maastricht)
Position: Chairperson of the
School of Health Systems and Public Health
Portfolio:  
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest:

Prof Ayo-Yusuf is a NRF B-rated scientist with main research focus on behavioural epidemiology and related policy evaluation for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and health promotion. In particular, he has been an investigator and/or co-investigator on national and international research, including clinical trials and capacity-building projects related to tobacco use prevention, treatment/cessation and policy.

He is also working on resilience studies having previously directed the USAID-funded multidisciplinary Southern Africa resilience innovation programme (SARiLab) as part of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), made up of 20 African Universities and three US partner Universities. The programme allows for the development of innovative interventions including technologies that can strengthen health systems and community disaster resilience.    

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0689-7018
Telephone: +27 12 356 3273
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building,
Room no: 5-40

Name: BUCH Eric, Prof Prof Eric Buch 
Qualifications: FFCH(CM)(SA), DTM&H, DOH, MSc(Med), MBBCh  
Position: Professor
Portfolio: Principal Investigator- Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) 
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest:  
ORCID ID:  
Telephone: +27 12 356 3289
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building
Room no: 6-09

Name: MOODLEY Saiendhra, Dr Saiendhra_Moodley
Qualifications: MBChB(Cape Town); DMH(SA)
DTM&H(Pret); DHSM(Pret)
MMed(Pret); FCPHM(SA)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Portfolio: Registrar Programme Coordinator
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest: Dr Moodley is a public health medicine specialist whose areas of interest include public mental health and human resources for health.
Telephone: +27 12 356 3277
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6656-8964
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building,
Room no: 6-07

Name: NAPOLES Lizeka, Mrs   Mrs Lizeka Napoles
Qualifications: BSc Dietetics, Dip. Hosp. Dietetics (University of Natal)
Higher Diploma in Education (University of Transkei)
MPH (University of California, Los Angeles)
Position: Lecturer
Portfolio: Coordinator: MPH
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest: Mrs Napoles is focusing on Nutrition in Health Promoting Schools. Her current projects include environmental influences on nutrition and eating behaviours of primary school children as well as efficacy of the HPS framework to change targeted nutrition behaviours of primary school children.
Telephone: Tel: +27 356 3280
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0652-9015
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building,
Room no: 6-14

Name: SENKUBUGE Flavia, Prof Flavia Senkubuge
Qualifications: MBChB(Pret) MMed Public Health Medicine (Pret)
FCPHM (SA) MBA (HWU) PhD (Pret)
Position: Deputy Dean: Stakeholder Relations
Portfolio:  
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest: Prof Senkubuge is a Public Health Medicine specialist. Her interest areas are global health diplomacy, Sustainable development, health systems and policy, gender equality, health equity, decolonising global health, race, medicine and healthcare
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0069-006X
Telephone: +27 12 319 2108
Email: [email protected]
Office: Health Sciences Building, Deans Complex,
Room no: R5-17.1

Name: SHIRINDE Joyce, Dr Joyce Shirinde  
Qualifications: PhD (Environmental Health) (UP)
MPH (Environmental Health) (UP)
BSc(Med)(Hons) (Environmental Health) (MEDUNSA)
N. Dip and B. Tech (Environmental Health) (TUT)
Post Graduate Diploma: Health Sciences Education (WITS)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Portfolio: Head of Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Coordinator: Health Promotion Track 
Chairperson: RESCOM and Academic Advisory Committee
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest: Health promotion and Social and Environmental determinants of Health. Dr Shirinde’s current research focuses on the effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on children’s health.
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3467-1043
Telephone: +27 12 356 3281
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building,
Room no: 6-06

Name: TURNER Astrid, Dr Dr Astrid Turner
Qualifications: MBChB (UCT),  Dip HIV (SA), 
FCPHM, MMed (Public Health)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Portfolio:  
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest: Dr Turner is a Public Health Medicine Specialist with experience in the public and private sector that ranges from disease-specific programmes to broader aspects of Monitoring & Evaluation; Health management; Health System Strengthening (HSS) and Health Impact Assessments (HIA) (in the extractive industry). Her research interest is medical education and health economics
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8391-6238
Telephone: +27 12 356 3266
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building,
Room no: 6-13

Name: WOLVAARDT Liz, Prof Dr Liz Wolvaardt
Qualifications: B Cur(Pret), MPH (Pret), PhD (Pret)
Position: Associate Professor
Portfolio: Coordinator:  DPH
General Operations:  DHSM
Division: Behaviour and Health Management Sciences
Research Interest: Prof. Wolvaardt is a public health and education specialist. Her research interest is health systems strengthening and particularly the use of action research as a way to strengthen health systems.  Her other research interests are the inclusion and expansion of public health in the undergraduate medical curriculum, professional development and living theory
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3157-8863
Telephone: + 27 12 356 3278
Email: [email protected]
Office: HWS North Building,
Room no: 6-12
- Author Tiaan Eksteen
Published by Jan Kleinsmit

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