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Sally Guttmacher

Professor Emerita, Nutrition and Food Studies

Nutrition and Food Studies


Professor Guttmacher directs the NYU MPH Program. Her research interests include policy and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases; poverty and public health; women's health and evaluation. Much of her research in the past severalyears has been in the Cape Town Metro area of South Africa. Dr. Guttmacher is currently involved in two research projects in South Africa. One is on the integration of TB and HIV clinics in the Cape Town Metro are which she is doing with her Doctoral Student Jenny Uyei. The second is examining the health and educational risk faced by the youth from Zimbabwe who are currently refugees in South Africa. Dr. Guttmacher is also involved in the evaluation of a training program for NPs in Title 10 clinics. She has just publiched a book, "Community Based Health Interventions" with Pat Kelly and Yumary Ruiz, Jossey Bass, 2010. Dr. Guttmacher is a member of the Board of Public Health Examiners, NAF, and the Immediate Past President of the Council on Public Health Programs.

Selected Publications

  • Mathewa, C., Guttmacher, s., Hani, A, Antonetti, I, Flisher, A., "The identification of student opinion leaders for an HIV prevention programme in Cape Town High Schools" The International Quarterly of Community Health Education (in Press)
  • Weitzman, B, Guttmacher, S, Kapadia, F, Weinberg, S, Low Response Rate Schools in Surveys of Adolescent Risk-Taking Behaviors: Possible Biases, Possible Solutions, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, ( in press ).
  • Mathews,C., N Coetzee, M Zwarenstein, C. Lombard MSc, S. Guttmacher, A. Oxman, G. Schmid; A systematic review of strategies for partner notification for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, International Journal of STD & AIDS, a journal fro
  • Mathews C, Guttmacher S, Coetzee N, Magwaza S, Stein J, Lombard C, Goldstein S, Coetzee D. The evaluation of a video-based health education strategy to improve sexually transmitted disease partner notification in South Africa. Sexually Transmitted Infec
  • Guttmacher, F Kapadia, S. Weinberg, B Weitzman Are Classroom Based Surveys an Adequate Measure of Adolescent Risk Behavior, American Jr. of Public Health, 92:2, pp. 235-238, 2002
  • Mathews C, Coetzee N, Zwarenstein M, Lombard C, Guttmacher S, Oxman A, Schmid G. Strategies for partner notification for sexually transmitted diseases. Cochrane Library October 2001, Issue 4.