Cristina Stefan, MD, PhD, MBA

Director of the Institute of Global Health Equity Research; ANDREW WEISS CHAIR OF RESEARCH IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Professor Cristina completed her a paediatrics residency and Oncology Fellowship at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, her Masters in Cancer Epidemiology from York University in the UK, Ph.D. in Medical Education and an MBA from ISM in Paris. She was also a fellow at St Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital and a fellow of Cancer registration and epidemiology program at IARC in Lyon. Professor Cristina has published 3 books, 18 chapters, and more than 125 articles so far. She has served at different leadership positions including head of the department of oncology at Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University and Vice-President of the Medical Research Council in South Africa. She was the past president of AORTIC, founder of the African Cancer Institute and the African Medical, Research and Innovation Institute. She also served as chair and founder of the African Cancer Economics Network and chair of women in global oncology. Currently, she is involved in global oncology, consulting for WHO, and helping shape Global Cancer Control Plans. In recognition of her contributions to science and community advancement, she was voted as the most influential woman in business and government in Africa in 2016, and in 2019 was nominated among the top 100 healthcare women leaders in Asia.