Kirsty Bobrow MBChB MMed UCT, MSc, DPhil
ATLANTIC FELLOW AT GBHI
UCSF MEMORY AND AGING CENTER
Home Country: South Africa
Field of Employment: Public health physician and epidemiologist
Kirsty Bobrow has been working on developing and testing, via clinical trials, mobile phone messaging to support treatment adherence in adults with high blood pressure and diabetes, managed in primary care settings. More recently Kirsty has begun exploring the burden, severity and impact of cognitive impairment on treatment adherence in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Kirsty believes that in South Africa, risk factors for dementia are similar and different to other parts of the world. She argues that innovative tools are required to identify and manage people at risk of and with dementia and that tools and strategies need to be deployable at community and primary care level.
Bio: Kirsty Bobrow trained as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Kirsty received her master and DPhil degrees in Public Health from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Kirsty worked as a post-doctoral researcher in clinical trials prior to completing her specialist training in public health at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.