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Associate Professor in the SAMRC Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science - PRICELESS SA (Priority Cost Effective Lessons in Systems Strengthening South Africa), University of the Witwatersrand

Prof. Susan Goldstein is a health communication expert currently working as Deputy Director at the South African Medical Research Council Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science - PRICELESS SA. She is medically qualified and specialised in Community Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has 22 years of experience in public health and in particular health communication and health promotion.

She previously worked at Soul City Institute, where she developed television, radio, print and social mobilisation interventions for adults and children. She focused on the evaluation of the impact of Soul City and of health communication in general. She also has vast experience in communication around AIDS, having worked with the Beyond Awareness campaigns and the Khomanani campaigns, as well as in communicating with children, through the development of the Soul Buddyz vehicle. She has led a campaign in South Africa (OneLove) against multiple and concurrent sexual partners and overseen a campaign against alcohol abuse: Phuza Wize. As an individual, she has always been concerned with social justice and was a founder editor of Critical Health as well as an active member of the NAMDA emergency medical services, an active member of the Progressive Primary Health Care Network and a board member of the PPASA.

Prof Goldstein has presented papers at many national and international conferences and has served on the Afro Region Task Force for Immunization and the Independent Monitoring Board for the Global Eradication of Polio. She lectures at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and teaches at the University of KwaZulu Natal.


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, School of public Health