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Okwi Andrew Livex

Associate Prof. Okwi has interest in collaborative research for introduction of cervical cancer and sickle cell disease screening programmes at health centres in Uganda including the study of the genetics and molecular mechanisms associated with sickle cell anaemia. He is equally interested in genetic and viral factors which influence cell cycle regulation and apoptosis in tumours. Read more about Okwi Andrew Livex

David Meya

David Meya is an Infectious Disease physician and lecturer in the department of Medicine at the College of Health Sciences. David trained at the Makerere Medical School attaining his Masters in Internal Medicine degree in 2005. He is currently a THRiVE PhD fellow at the college of Health Sciences in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a lead investigator on clinical research projects related to HIV-related Meningitis with additional interest in Sepsis research. Read more about David Meya

Thereza Piloya

Thereza Piloya is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Department of Paediatric and Child Health - School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBchB) at Makerere University, Faculty of Medicine in 2002, and MMED Paediatrics (2010) and currently she is a European Society of Paediatrics Endocrinology Fellow at the Paediatric Endocrinology Training Centre for Africa in Nairobi. Read more about Thereza Piloya

Tito Beyeza

Dr. Tito Beyeza has been Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics School of Medicine Makerere University College of Health Sciences, since September 2005.
He is a graduate of China Medical University from where he did both undergraduate medical training and Orthopaedic Surgery degree which he obtained in 1996. Read more about Tito Beyeza

Lynn Atuyambe

Lynn Atuyambe, Ph.D., (Public Health Sciences International Health) teaches at the Makerere University School of Public Health-Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences. He obtained his doctorate from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. His thesis was largely qualitative and all the 4 papers are published in peer reviewed Journals. The thesis is on adolescent reproductive health. He has had opportunity to teach both undergraduate medical students and postgraduates. Read more about Lynn Atuyambe

Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda

Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and Makerere University-Kampala. She trained as a Nurse (Bsc N) from Makerere University, Uganda in 1998-2002. She later did her Master of Msc Population and Reproductive Health at Makerere University in 2008. Her research focus is on Reproductive health and Medical Education. She has published several papers in national and international reputable journals.
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Richard Odoi Adome

Dr. Richard Odoi Adome, a Professor of Pharmacy is the immediate past and pioneer Dean of School of Health Sciences from 2008 to Nov 2010, a position he took up after serving as Head of Pharmacy Makerere University Medical School for over 15 years. He was founder Head of the program of Pharmacy, which began in 1988. Professor Odoi has devoted many years of his professional life to the advancement of pharmacy education, research and capacity development. He is currently an active member of the Education Task Force FIP. Read more about Richard Odoi Adome

Ponsiano Ocama

Ponsiano Ocama is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala. He trained as a Medical Doctor (MBChB) from Makerere University, Uganda in 1994. He later did his Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine at Makerere University in 2001. He then completed his PhD training at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 2011. He is actively involved in research and his main research focus is on interaction of viral hepatitis and HIV and consequences of (co)-infections. Read more about Ponsiano Ocama

Paul Bangirana

Paul Bangirana is Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and a part time lecturer in the School of Psychology Makerere University. He graduated with a BSc majoring in Psychology from Makerere University in 2000, an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Makerere University in 2003 and joint PhD in Neuropsychology between Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet in 2011. He has been involved in research since 2003 looking at the neurocognitive effects of HIV/AIDS infection and cerebral malaria in Ugandan children. Read more about Paul Bangirana

Juliet Ndimwibo Babirye

Dr. Juliet Ndimwibo Babirye MD, MPH is a Lecturer in infectious disease (HIV, Malaria) and non-communicable disease control; which she has done for the last 11 years. She obtained her medical degrees from Makerere University in 1996 and her Master of Public Health by Research in 2005 from University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Juliet was a fellow at the Center for AIDS Reasearch at Case Western Reserve University in 2002. She has leadership, clinical and research experience. The most recent research focused on the reasons for Ugandan under-five mortality trends since 1948. Read more about Juliet Ndimwibo Babirye

Nankabirwa Joaniter

Dr. Nankabirwa Joaniter (MBChB, MSC CEB) is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology Unit), Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Joaniter has an MBChB degree and an MSC in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Makerere University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Epidemiology at the same institution. She is an infectious disease Epidemiologist with special interests in malaria and school health. Read more about Nankabirwa Joaniter

Philippa Musoke

Associate Prof. Philippa Musoke is a board certified Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist who has been working in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University and conducting research with the Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University research collaboration for the last 17 years. She has conducted multiple perinatal HIV prevention clinical trials including the including HIVNET012, single dose nevirapine (NVP) for prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT), SWEN and HPTN 046, extending NVP dosing to prevent breast milk transmission. Read more about Philippa Musoke

Juliet Kiguli

Dr. Juliet Kiguli (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. She is an ethnographic scientist and gender analyst holding a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of Cologne, Germany (2001). In addition, she holds an MA in Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (1994), a post graduate diploma in Education-PGDE (1992) and a BA (Hons) degree, Makerere University (1991). Read more about Juliet Kiguli

Rose Chalo Nabirye

Rose Chalo Nabirye, PhD, MPH, ADHSM, RN/M is a Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Kampala. Rose got her PhD (Nursing- Promoting, Protecting and Restoring Health) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) USA, in May 2010 and earned her MPH from Makerere University in 1999. She actively participated in development of the curriculum for Master of Nursing (Midwifery and WomenÔÇÖs Health) program which started running in 2011/2012 academic year. Read more about Rose Chalo Nabirye

Rhoda Wanyenze

Rhoda Wanyenze is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, School Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala. Rhoda trained as a Medical Doctor (MBChB) from Makerere University, Uganda in 1993. She later did her Master of Public Health, also at Makerere, in 2002 and PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2010. She received additional training in HIV/AIDS program leadership and management, gender and health, project planning and management, and designing clinical research. Read more about Rhoda Wanyenze

Michael Oryema-Lalobo

Michael Oryema-Lalobo is a senior member of the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, with long teaching experience in vector-borne disease control and medical parasitology. He is a holder of a bachelorÔÇÖs degree in biological science of Makerere University and a Master of Science in Public Health specializing in Epidemiology and Public Health in the University of Miami, Florida. He has had exposures when undergoing specialized trainings in various universities around the world. Read more about Michael Oryema-Lalobo

Nelson K. Sewankambo

Nelson K. Sewankambo MBChB, MSc, M.MED, FAAS, FRCP, LLD (HC), former Dean of Makerere University Medical School, Uganda, a past Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences and a Professor of internal medicine. In the last 18 years he focused on advancement of medical education and research capacity development. He is a fellow and President of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, a Vice President of the Network of African Sciences Academies (NASAC) and Vice President of the Accordia Global Health Foundation. Read more about Nelson K. Sewankambo

Catherine Abbo

Catherine Abbo is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, and Makerere University-Kampala. She trained as a Medical Doctor (MBChB) and later did her Master of Medicine in Psychiatry from Makerere University, Uganda in 1998 and 2003 respectively. She obtained her PhD in Psychiatry from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2009. Her research focus was on mental health and traditional healing practices. She is currently a doing a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from University of Cape Town. Read more about Catherine Abbo


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