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Christopher J Colvin

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

Christopher J Colvin is an Adjunct Associate Professor in UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine where he was the founding Head of the School’s Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences and is Director of the Building Research in Interdisciplinary Gender and HIV Research through the Social Sciences (BRIDGES) Programme. He is a medical anthropologist with a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Cape Town. He is also Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Virginia and an honorary Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University. His research interests include men, masculinity and HIV; trauma, memory and subjectivity; community health activism, health citizenship and governance; qualitative evidence synthesis and its role in emerging forms of global health policymaking and practice; the role of harmonised health information systems in integrating community-based and health system-based services; and new pedagogies to improve training in community-based health research methods.


  • 2009–present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, University of Virginia
  • Cape Town, South Africa and Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
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