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Taryn Young

Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Taryn Young has expertise in evidence-informed health care, specialism in Public Health, strong leadership and has a driving passion to engage and enhance capacity of students, researchers as well as key decision-makers to break the barriers to successful application of research evidence findings to health care. She leads the Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care and heads the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She collaborates with institutions in the African region to promote evidence-informed practice and policy in Africa taking into account the unique attributes of the region and the relevance of proposed activities. She serves on various international and national steering and advisory committees.

Nationally and in the African region she builds capacity in research synthesis, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and public health. She has an exceptional track record of research success with multiple published articles and is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She values excellence, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork.

Last update 18/09/2019