Mark Tomlinson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Stellenbosch
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 'It's not just about food': mother-infant interaction and the wider context of nutrition
    Mark Tomlinson
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Matern Child Nutr 3:292-302. 2007
  2. pmc A review of selected research priority setting processes at national level in low and middle income countries: towards fair and legitimate priority setting
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:19. 2011
  3. pmc Multiple risk factors during pregnancy in South Africa: the need for a horizontal approach to perinatal care
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Prev Sci 15:277-82. 2014
  4. pmc Scaling Up mHealth: Where Is the Evidence?
    Mark Tomlinson
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001382. 2013
  5. pmc Why does mental health not get the attention it deserves? An application of the shiffman and smith framework
    Mark Tomlinson
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    PLoS Med 9:e1001178. 2012
  6. pmc How might global health master deadly sins and strive for greater virtues?
    Catherine Panter-Brick
    Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Glob Health Action 7:23411. 2014
  7. pmc Project Masihambisane: a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Global Center for Children and Families, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Trials 12:2. 2011
  8. pmc Maternal common mental disorders and infant development in Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE Birth Cohort
    Chiara Servili
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:693. 2010
  9. pmc Prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among infants aged six and twelve months in Butajira, Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE Birth Cohort
    Girmay Medhin
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 10:27. 2010
  10. pmc The effect of maternal common mental disorders on infant undernutrition in Butajira, Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE study
    Girmay Medhin
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:32. 2010

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint 'It's not just about food': mother-infant interaction and the wider context of nutrition
    Mark Tomlinson
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Matern Child Nutr 3:292-302. 2007
    ..The paediatric food-based dietary guidelines (PFBDGs) include guidelines relating to the mother-infant relationship and may thus prove to be a significant tool in community interventions...
  2. pmc A review of selected research priority setting processes at national level in low and middle income countries: towards fair and legitimate priority setting
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:19. 2011
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  3. pmc Multiple risk factors during pregnancy in South Africa: the need for a horizontal approach to perinatal care
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Prev Sci 15:277-82. 2014
    ..These results suggest the importance of intervening across multiple risks to maternal and child health, and particularly with depression and alcohol use, to positively impact multiple maternal and infant outcomes. ..
  4. pmc Scaling Up mHealth: Where Is the Evidence?
    Mark Tomlinson
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001382. 2013
    b>Mark Tomlinson and colleagues question whether there is sufficient evidence on implementation and effectiveness to match the wide enthusiasm for mHealth interventions, and propose a global strategy to determine needed evidence to support ..
  5. pmc Why does mental health not get the attention it deserves? An application of the shiffman and smith framework
    Mark Tomlinson
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    PLoS Med 9:e1001178. 2012
    b>Mark Tomlinson and Crick Lund analyze why mental health does not garner the international attention, political priority, or funding that it deserves, and offer suggestions to improve the visibility of global mental health.
  6. pmc How might global health master deadly sins and strive for greater virtues?
    Catherine Panter-Brick
    Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Glob Health Action 7:23411. 2014
    ..Articulating a coherent global health agenda will come from principled action, enacted through courage and prudence in decision-making to foster people-centered systems of care over the entire lifespan. ..
  7. pmc Project Masihambisane: a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    Global Center for Children and Families, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Trials 12:2. 2011
    ..Standard Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs are not designed to address these challenges...
  8. pmc Maternal common mental disorders and infant development in Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE Birth Cohort
    Chiara Servili
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    BMC Public Health 10:693. 2010
    ..In low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), perinatal CMD is inconsistently associated with infant development, but the impact of severity and persistence has not been examined...
  9. pmc Prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among infants aged six and twelve months in Butajira, Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE Birth Cohort
    Girmay Medhin
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 10:27. 2010
    ..Child undernutrition is a major public health problem in low income countries. Prospective studies of predictors of infant growth in rural low-income country settings are relatively scarce but vital to guide intervention efforts...
  10. pmc The effect of maternal common mental disorders on infant undernutrition in Butajira, Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE study
    Girmay Medhin
    Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Psychiatry 10:32. 2010
    ..Although maternal common mental disorder (CMD) appears to be a risk factor for infant undernutrition in South Asian countries, the position in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is unclear..
  11. doi request reprint Broadening psychology's contribution to addressing issues of HIV/AIDS, poverty and nutrition: structural issues as constraints and opportunities
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    J Health Psychol 15:972-81. 2010
    ..Health psychology, in thinking about global health concerns such as HIV, needs to view an understanding of health, education and nutrition delivery programmes in low resourced contexts as at the core of the discipline...
  12. doi request reprint Survey of iodine deficiency and intestinal parasitic infections in school-going children: Bie Province, Angola
    Mark Tomlinson
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 13:1314-8. 2010
    ..To obtain baseline pre-intervention prevalence levels of iodine deficiency and parasitic and helminth infections in school-going children in Bie Province, Angola...
  13. pmc Family-centred HIV interventions: lessons from the field of parental depression
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:S9. 2010
    ..The aim of this will be to make a case for targeting a broader set of behaviours that occur within families when developing and implementing interventions...
  14. pmc The use of mobile phones as a data collection tool: a report from a household survey in South Africa
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9:51. 2009
    ..the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey..
  15. ncbi request reprint Research priorities for health of people with disabilities: an expert opinion exercise
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Lancet 374:1857-62. 2009
    ..Our findings are a call for urgent attention to the issue of access to appropriate health care for people with disabilities, especially in low-income and middle-income countries...
  16. pmc The epidemiology of major depression in South Africa: results from the South African stress and health study
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, and Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council
    S Afr Med J 99:367-73. 2009
    ..Mental disorders are a major contributor to the burden of disease in all regions of the world. There are limited data on the epidemiology of major depressive disorder in South Africa...
  17. pmc Setting priorities for global mental health research
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 87:438-46. 2009
    ..To set investment priorities in global mental health research and to propose a more rational use of funds in this under-resourced and under-investigated area...
  18. pmc An effectiveness study of an integrated, community-based package for maternal, newborn, child and HIV care in South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Trials 12:236. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Goodstart: a cluster randomised effectiveness trial of an integrated, community-based package for maternal and newborn care, with prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a South African township
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 19:256-66. 2014
    ..This necessitates increased focus on the pregnancy and early post-natal periods, developing and scaling up appropriate models of community-based care, especially to reach the peri-urban poor...
  20. ncbi request reprint Social circumstances that drive early introduction of formula milk: an exploratory qualitative study in a peri-urban South African community
    Petrida Ijumba
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa International Maternal and Child Health IMCH, Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala, Sweden
    Matern Child Nutr 10:102-11. 2014
    ..These should encourage the involvement of grandmothers and fathers in decision-making about infant feeding so that they can support EBF for optimal child survival. ..
  21. pmc Relevance or excellence? Setting research priorities for mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings
    Wietse A Tol
    Global Health Initiative, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 8206, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 20:25-36. 2012
    ..Despite the emerging consensus on intervention strategies in humanitarian settings, the field of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian settings lacks a consensus-based research agenda...
  22. ncbi request reprint Free formula milk in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme: voices of a peri-urban community in South Africa on policy change
    Petrida Ijumba
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 460 Ridge Road, PO Box 70380, Overport 4067, South Africa E mail
    Health Policy Plan 28:761-8. 2013
    ..On 23 August 2011, the South African National Department of Health adopted promotion of exclusive breastfeeding as the national infant feeding strategy and made a decision to withdraw free formula milk from the PMTCT programme...
  23. pmc Outcomes of home visits for pregnant mothers and their infants: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Ingrid M le Roux
    Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS 27:1461-71. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effect of home visits by community health workers (CHWs) on maternal and infant well being from pregnancy through the first 6 months of life for women living with HIV (WLH) and all neighborhood mothers...
  24. pmc Assessment of the uptake of neonatal and young infant referrals by community health workers to public health facilities in an urban informal settlement, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Duduzile Nsibande
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 491 Ridge Road, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:47. 2013
    ..This model has not been tested in a peri-urban poor setting in Africa, or in a high HIV context...
  25. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of infant feeding support to HIV-positive women accessing prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Western Cape 7535, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 12:2323-8. 2009
    ....
  26. pmc Setting priorities in child health research investments for South Africa
    Mark Tomlinson
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    PLoS Med 4:e259. 2007
  27. pmc Leveraging paraprofessionals and family strengths to improve coverage and penetration of nutrition and early child development services
    Mark Tomlinson
    Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1308:162-71. 2014
    ..We end with a number of suggestions for how to ensure the equitable scale-up of integrated ECD and nutrition services that take into account current global priorities, as well as coverage and penetration of services. ..
  28. pmc Food insecurity and its association with co-occurring postnatal depression, hazardous drinking, and suicidality among women in peri-urban South Africa
    Sarah Dewing
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J Affect Disord 150:460-5. 2013
    ..Although the public health impacts of food insecurity and depression on both maternal and child health are extensive, no studies have investigated the associations between food insecurity and postnatal depression or suicidality...
  29. pmc Depressed mood in pregnancy: prevalence and correlates in two Cape Town peri-urban settlements
    Mary Hartley
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Reprod Health 8:9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of depressed mood in pregnancy in Cape Town peri-urban settlements...
  30. doi request reprint A public health approach to preventing child abuse in low- and middle-income countries: a call for action
    Sarah Skeen
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Psychol 48:108-16. 2013
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Estimating HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among high-risk heterosexual men with multiple sex partners: use of respondent-driven sampling
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:72-7. 2009
    ..To collect HIV data from high-risk men who have multiple, younger, female sex partners in a periurban township in South Africa...
  32. pmc Screening for common mental disorders in low resource settings: reasons for caution and a way forward
    Ashraf Kagee
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
    Int Health 5:11-4. 2013
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Moving from vertical to integrated child health programmes: experiences from a multi-country assessment of the Child Health Days approach in Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:296-305. 2010
    ..To assess the effect of child health days (CHDs) on coverage of child survival interventions, to document country experiences with CHDs and to identify ways in which CHDs have strengthened or depleted primary health care (PHC) services...
  34. ncbi request reprint Manifestations of affective disturbance in sub-Saharan Africa: key themes
    Mark Tomlinson
    Medical Research Council, South Africa, South Africa
    J Affect Disord 102:191-8. 2007
    ..There are however challenges in assessing rates of depression, exploring manifestations of depression, and understanding risk factors for depression, especially those related to gender...
  35. pmc Research priorities for mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings
    Wietse A Tol
    Global Health Initiative, MacMillan Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001096. 2011
    ..Wietse Tol and colleagues lay out a a consensus-based research agenda for mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mental health of carers of children affected by HIV attending community-based programmes in South Africa and Malawi
    Sarah Skeen
    a Department of Psychology, Centre for Public Mental Health, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    AIDS Care 26:S11-20. 2014
    ..Specifically, we highlight the need for increased training and supervision of staff at CBOs for children affected by HIV, and the inclusion of CBOs in broader efforts to improve population mental health outcomes. ..
  37. pmc PRIME: A Programme to Reduce the Treatment Gap for Mental Disorders in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Crick Lund
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 9:e1001359. 2012
    ....
  38. pmc The effectiveness of problem solving therapy in deprived South African communities: results from a pilot study
    Edith Van't Hof
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 11:156. 2011
    ..This pilot study evaluates the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of this PST program for CMD's in deprived communities around Cape Town...
  39. ncbi request reprint Mother-infant interactions and infant development are altered by maternal iron deficiency anemia
    Eva M Perez
    School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Nutr 135:850-5. 2005
    ..In conclusion, IDA altered mother-child interactions at both 10 wk and 9 mo postpartum. Additionally, infants whose mothers were anemic in the early postpartum scored worse on developmental tests at 10 wk and 9 mo of age...