Carren Ginsburg is employed as a Researcher in migration and health through the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). She has a background in research relating to geographic mobility, health, education and youth in the South African and African context, which has been developed both through her studies and through her work experience, including time with the well-known Birth-to-Twenty study.
About: The focus of Carren’s 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.