After training in nursing and midwifery in South Africa, did graduate studies in Community Health in 1983 and a PhD in public health at the University of Cape Town. Followed with post-doctoral training in injury prevention and an MPH at Johns Hopkins University (focus health behavior change and health policy). Career since 1983 has combined academic public health with public health practice. Primary interest and focus is on design and evaluation of community-level programs developed with community as owner and driver. Teach extensively undergrad/graduate and professional development (not for credit) level. Have taught courses/seminars in USA, Canada, China, South Africa, and via web.
Courses included program design and evaluation, population-based health, evaluation practicum to inform leadership decision-making, public health nursing leadership. Numerous seminars include: evaluation - special focus on formative evaluation; evidence-based/best practice; social marketing; grant writing; influencing decision makers (advocacy); using data for action (framing and social math; strategic partnerships; comprehensive community assessment, etc.