Dr. Freddie Ssengooba PhD is currently an Associate Professor of health systems and policy and is the head of the Department of Health Policy Planning and Management (HPPM). In the last 15 years, Dr Ssengooba has led a program of research on the organizational reforms like decentralization of health services; autonomy and efficiency of hospitals; performance-based contracting and its impacts on health system in general and on the workforce in particular.

His current research engagements focus on the effectiveness of donor aid for HIV/AIDS on the health system and researching the translation of evidence into policies and programs. In this field, Dr Ssengooba has published books, journal articles, working papers and Op Eds in news papers. He has provided technical services to WHO, World Bank, Ministries of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission and Multi-lateral and Bilateral Agencies. Dr Ssengooba has also worked as Research Fellow with Health Systems Development Program at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in UK. He also has experience as a Medical Doctor in a clinical setting, as a Hospital Director and as a District Health Officer in Uganda’s health system.

Dr. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye is an Associate Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Bio-statistics. He is also chair of the department. He holds degrees B.Stat, MA(Demo) from Makerere University, MSc (Medical statistics) from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine(LSHTM) and PhD with bias in social Statistics from the University of Southampton in UK. His research interests are diverse but his key publications include Modeling effect of HIV intervention like Medical Male circumcision, alcohol epidemiology, cost-effectiveness of health interventions, effect of interventions in clinical and field trials and sexual and reproductive health.

John C. Ssempebwa, PhD is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health. Became Chair in 2009, after having been the Coordinator for the Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences program for a period of three years.  He joined the School in January 2004.

He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, USA in 2003, and his previous academic training includes a MSc. in Aquatic Resource Management from King’s College, University of London, and a BSc. in Botany and Zoology from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

He teaches and supervises research in Environmental health and Occupational health and Safety. The specific courses he is involved in teaching include; Pollution, Urban and Rural water supply, Wastewater management, Risk assessment and Occupational health and safety.

He is involved in a number of research and community activities especially in the areas of pollution, water and sanitation and hygiene promotion. He has done work on exposure to pesticides, both indoor use and for agricultural settings.  His professional career outside academia includes consultancies particularly in Environmental health, Occupational health and safety and he is a registered with the National Environment Management Authority as an Environment practitioner in Uganda, and conducts both Environmental Audits and Environmental Impact assessments

His research focus is on water and health in developing countries and the human health effects of exposure to complex mixtures of environmental pollutants.

Elizeus Rutebemberwa is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. He has experience in district health services as well as university teaching and research. Before joining the School of Public Health, he worked as a medical officer, then a Hospital Director and afterwards as a District Health Manager in Kamuli District in Eastern Uganda. At the School of Public Health, he teaches Leadership and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Policy and Health Ethics and Law. He is involved in the field of health reforms and management of health programs.  He has wide experience in designing and delivering trainings, coordinating field epidemiology work across many sites and conducting health facility research, assessment of programs, household surveys and community interventions. Current research activities are related to health systems in particular; assessments of human resources for health, enhancing capacity for health systems to deliver Universal Health Coverage, diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases, access to health care for febrile children and the interface between zoonotic diseases and health care systems.

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