Associate Professor Benn Sartorius

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Associate Professor Benn Sartorius

SANTHE Senior Researcher/Supervisor
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

Dr Benn Sartorius’s academic qualifications include a PhD in applied epidemiology/biostatistics, a 2-year applied field epidemiology fellowship (European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training [EPIET]) and an MSc in epidemiology and biostatistics. He is currently acting academic leader for research his school and as such sits on numerous leadership/management structures within the College of Health Sciences. He also manages multiple staff members who provide biostatistical support to the college.Sartorius serves on the Scientific Council for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and so far, has 120+ publications to his name. His research interests include: cancer epidemiology with an increased focus on the viral etiology thereof, global and regional underestimation of specific cancers in developing settings with poor data, development of analytical frameworks for health outcomes, area of advanced spatial-temporal modelling and Bayesian statistics, event history or survival analysis, risk determinant estimation of longitudinal outcomes within various statistical frameworks and application of inequality indices to health outcomes.