Barthélémy Kuate Defo

Université de Montréal, Canada

Barthélémy Kuate Defo holds two M.S. degrees in preventive medicine epidemiology and demography and a dual Ph.D. degree in demography/preventive medicine epidemiology. He works as a Tenure Full Professor of population health and global health at the University of Montreal (Montreal, QC, Canada) where he is affiliated with the Public Health Research Institute, the School of Public Health, the Department of Demography, and the Research Center of the University of Montreal’s Hospitals and Clinics (CR-CHUM). His areas of expertise include determinants of health, longitudinal and secular trends in sex and gender differences in health and survival across spaces and life stages, event-history and multilevel modeling, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS, Africa. His current research interests focus on mortality, epidemiological, and health transitions; epidemiological changes in low- and middle-income countries; conceptual, methodological, and interpretative challenges in measuring population health; new methodologies for investigating the epidemiology of population health dynamics; attitude and behavioral change of individuals; sex differences in morbidity and mortality; sex and gender differences in sexual behavior and HIV risk and prevalence; multilevel ecoepidemiological intervention; and epidemiology and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in Africa. Over the last decade, Defo has served as a Member of four panels of the US National Academy of Sciences and since 2005 served two terms as a Member of its Committee on Population. He is currently Chair of the US National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Changing Epidemiological Transition in sub-Saharan Africa and Guest Editor of the Journal Global Health Action.

Biography Updated on 7 February 2013

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