Distinguished Professor
of Public Health
& Medical Anthropology,
School of Public Health

Lenore took up an appointment at Wits in February 2014, and plays a primary role in supporting and mentoring postdoctoral research fellows, and in supervising PhD and Masters students. In her research she is especially interesting in the complex health problems facing South Africa and the region. She and a number of postdoctoral fellows are working around ideas on Technologies of Equity, Access and Health Outcomes, using a broad definition of technology to explore decisions around health and medical care, public health interventions, the structure of health services, diagnosis and care, and the implications of this in relation to social justice.

Lenore was Hillel Friedland Senior Fellow at Wits in 2008. During the fellowship, she collaborated with Wits colleagues to develop a PhD program within the school, and concurrently, to develop CARTA (Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa). Lenore continues to be actively involved in CARTA, and in supporting the supervisory and research skills of academics throughout Africa.



University of the Witswatersrand (WITS)

  • Est. 1896 as South African School of Mines
  • Located in Johannesburg
  • 30,000 students

School of Public Health

  • One of seven schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Multidisciplinary research and teaching programs
  • Strengths in epidemiology and biostatistics, health policy and health systems research, demography and population research, social sciences and behavioural change communication.