Who's Who


Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2009PhDNutritionNorth-West UniversityPotchefstroomSouth Africa
2006Bsc (honours)NutritionNorth-West UniversityPotchefstroomSouth Africa
2005BScNutritional scienceUniversity of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe


Current Research Projects

  • AfricaÂ’s study on physical activity and dietary assessment methodologies
    Pisa Pedro Terrence, Forman David, Sabata Stella de, Slimani Nadia

  • An inventory/situation analysis on the availability, quality and state of existing African cancer registries, as a prerequisite to evaluate the feasibility of setting cancer research in Africa and prioritize the development of new cancer registries in the future
    Pisa Pedro Terrence, Forman David, Sabata Stella de, Slimani Nadia


Selected Publications

OR Aderibigbe, PT Pisa, HH Vorster, HS Kruger, Mamabolo R. (2011) Associations between indices of iron status and cardiovascular disease risk markers in black South African women: The PURE study. SAJCN; 24(4) : S179-S185

PT Pisa, HH Vorster, N Chizuru (2011) Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and nutrition: the use of food based dietary guidelines to prevent CVD in Africa SA Heart; 8 : 38-47

OR Aderibigbe, PT Pisa, HH Vorster, HS Kruger, Mamabolo R. (2011) The relationship between indices of iron status and selected anthropometric indices of black South Africans undergoing nutrition transition: The THUSA study. CVJ; 22(3) : 124-131

PT Pisa, A Kruger, HH Vorster, BM Margetts, DT Loots (2010) Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease risk in an African population in transition: The PURE study SAJCN; 23(3) : S29-S37

PT Pisa, DT Loots, C Nienaber (2010) Alcohol metabolism and health hazards associated with alcohol abuse in a South African context: A narrative review. SAJCN; 23(3) : S4-S10

Scientific Societies Membership

The African Nutrition Leadership Programme
World Public Health Nutrition Association
Nutrition Society of South Africa
African Graduate Nutrition Network