Prof. Tanya Doherty
B Nursing (UCT), MSc Nursing (UCT), MPH (Harvard), PhD (Uppsala)
Tanya Doherty has been an Extraordinary Professor in the SOPH since 2014.
She supervises Masters and PhD students and contributes to teaching at Summer and Winter school. Her main research focus areas are community-based interventions to improve maternal and child health and nutrition. She has led cluster-randomised trials, cohort studies and multi-country evaluations of health systems interventions across Africa and has published over 100 peer reviewed articles. Tanya holds a joint position with the SOPH and the South African Medical Research Council.
In the news
Is the US infant formula shortage an avoidable crisis?
Staff inolved: Tanya Doherty, Anna Coutsoudis, David McCoy, Lori Lake, Catherine Pereira-Kotze, Jeffrey Goldhagen, Max Kroon
They push their products through me- health professionals’ perspectives on and exposure to marketing of commercial milk formula in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa – a qualitative study
Staff inolved: Tanya Doherty, *Catherine Jane Pereira-Kotze, Silondile Luthuli, Lyn Haskins, Gillian Kingston, Sithembile Dlamini-Nqeketo, Gilbert Tshitaudzi, Chistiane Horwood
Questioning the ethics of international research on formula milk supplementation in low-income African countries
Staff inolved: Tanya Doherty, Ingunn Marie S Engebretsen, Thorkild Tylleskär, Kathy Burgoine, Anne Baerug, Raul Mercer, Phillip Baker, David Clark, Catherine Jane Pereira-Kotze, Max Kroon