Dr Susan Goldstein is a health communication expert currently working as Programme Director at Soul City: Institute for Health and Development Communication (SCI). She is medically qualified and specialised in Community Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has 18 years’ experience in public health and in particular health communication and health promotion.
Whilst working at the SCI she has developed television, radio, print and social mobilisation interventions for adults and children.. Dr Goldstein has focused on the evaluation of the impact of Soul City and of health communication in general. She also has vast experience in communication around AIDS, having worked with both the Beyond Awareness campaigns and the Khomanani campaigns, as well as in communicating with children, though the development of the Soul Buddyz vehicle. She has lead a campaign in South Africa (OneLove) against multiple an concurrent sexual partners and overseen a campaign against Alcohol abuse: Phuza Wize. As an individual she has always been concerned with social justice and was a founder editor of Critical Health as well as an active member of the NAMDA emergency medical services, an active member of the Progressive Primary Health Care Network and a board member of the PPASA.
Dr Goldstein has presented papers at many National and International conferences and has served on the Afro Region Task Force for Immunization, and the Independent Monitoring Board for the Global Eradication of Polio. Dr Goldstein is an honorary lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health, and teaches at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal.