Fredrick Edward Makumbi is currently an associate professor in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics-School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala. He graduated with a Bachelor of Statistics (Bstat, Hons) at Makerere University Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISAE) in 1993, and a MHS (2000) and PhD (2004) degrees with majors in epidemiology and population studies from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2000 he was awarded The Edward J. Dehne Award in Population Dynamics, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. He won the Distinguished Mentorship Award in 2010 for outstanding guidance and support to the SPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellows 2008/2010 at Makerere University School of Public Health SPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program. His research focus are the design, implementation and analysis of Clinical Trials (DIACTs), the demographic impacts of HIV/AIDS including infant& child mortality, orphanhood and adolescent sexual behaviours, and in Reproductive and Sexual Health especially among the HIV-infected population. He has extensive community based research experience in Clinical/Community trials and longitudinal studies, accrued over an eighteen year research experience with the Rakai Health Sciences program (RHSP). He has coordinated and managed large databases as well as handling critical statistical analyses on various research studies with the RHSP including as a Ugandan trial statistician on the Male circumcision study and on the Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Acyclovir Prophylaxis versus Placebo among HIV-1/HSV-2 Co-Infected Individuals in Uganda. He is the director of the Family Health Research and development Center (FHRDC) under the School of Public Health. He has published papers on reproductive health, and orphanhood and HIV prevention studies. Fredrick is a member of the Science and Ethics Committee (IRC) at the Uganda Virus Research Institute; the National AIDS Research Committee (NARC) and the (Higher Degrees, Research and Ethics Committee (HDREC) at the Makerere University School of Public Health.

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. He has also supervised Master of Public Health students and mentored several HIV/AIDS fellows in the MakSPH/CDC fellowship program. In fact, He won the Distinguished Mentorship Award in 2012 for outstanding guidance and support to the MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellows 2010/2012 at Makerere University School of Public Health MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program. Dr. Atuyambe is the managing facilitator for an international course entitled Public Health in Complex Emergencies run annually by the School of Public Health together with International Rescue Committee, World Education Inc. USA. He serves on several University committees. For example He is a committee member of the Higher Degrees, Research and Ethics Committee of MakSPH. He also serves as committee member of Research and Graduate Studies Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). This is a committee of the MakCHS Academic Board. Since 2009 he was appointed as Committee member of the Research & Innovations Sub- Committee of the Makerere University Research, Administrative and Financial Reforms (URAFR) Committee. Dr Atuyambe is co-investigator to large grants e.g. the MEPI MakCHS NIH Education Grant which brings together all the 5 medical Universities together.

Besides, he has participated in both qualitative and quantitative research projects in various capacities in the endeavor to do research and extend service to the community. He is a trainer in Qualitative research methods, data collection techniques and analysis. His recent publications take a qualitative approach. He is very experienced in surveys in Uganda and the region. He has collaborated on research in Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Cameroune. He has also served on evaluation teams for reproductive health programs as principle and co-investigator. Amongst baseline surveys conducted, topics have ranged from HIV/AIDS needs assessments for the community as well as persons living with AIDS (PLWAs) to HIV/AIDS evaluation programs. He has extensively worked in the domain of STI, Sexual maturation and health, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health. In HIV/AIDS specific topics have been on Adolescent reproductive health, child sexual abuse, STIs in the army in relation to migration and troop movements, Access to and patient selection for enhanced ART, AIDS District Assessment. Dr Atuyambe’s recent publications have focused on adolescent reproductive health, Coping theories among pregnant adolescents, HIV/AIDS, ART access and fairness, Stigma and discrimination and HIV disclosure outcomes.

Dr. David Lubogo (MBChB, MPH) is a Lecturer at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and Master of Public Health (MPH) from Makerere University. He has attended several post graduate trainings in areas such as HIV/AIDS prevention and care, Nutrition, Public Health in Complex Emergencies, Community Risk Assessment and Maternal and Child Health.

He has taught, supervised and examined both undergraduate and graduate students and coordinated a number of courses at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) including Field Study for the MPHN program. Prior to joining MakSPH as a Research Fellow, he worked as a Medical Doctor in two rural Ugandan hospitals namely Kiboga Hospital, Kiboga district and Ngora Freda Carr Hospital, Ngora district, where he gained rich and valuable experience in public health and clinical medicine.

Dr. Lubogo has published in peer reviewed journals, co-authored a scholarly book chapter and has made oral and poster presentations at both local and international scientific meetings/conferences. He has served as a Peer Reviewer for some international journals and as an Abstract Mentor (2016) for the International AIDS Society.

He has worked as a Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, Project Coordinator and Technical Team Supervisor for a number of collaborative research projects in Public Health. He has also participated in writing technical research reports for some international organizations. He is an active member of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) and a Disaster and Climate Resilience Fellow.

His current interests are in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases, Maternal Child Health and Community Risk Reduction.

Dr. Simon Kasasa is a Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Makerere University School of Public Health in the College of Health Sciences. He holds a PhD (Epidemiology) from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, a masters of science (EPI/BIO) from Case Western Reserve Univeristy and a bachelors in Statistics from Makerere University. His PhD work focused on Bayesian modeling and mapping the relationship between mortality and malaria transmission intensity using community data from two Health and Demographic Surveillance sites (HDSS) in West and Southern Africa.   Dr. Kasasa is involved in the teaching and research activities at the school and the entire College. His teaching areas include; research methods, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and M&E. As a research scientist, Dr. Kasasa has been involved in a number of research activities in areas of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, pneumonia, TB and other areas.  He is currently working as an Epidemiologist on the on-going national TB prevalence survey. He is also part of the team finalizing mapping HIV high risk places in Uganda (PLACE Team). As a Senior lecturer and the Field Coordinator for the Masters of Public Health (Distance Education) program, Dr. Kasasa is contributing directly to the increasing pool of public health professionals in the country and beyond. He is a member of the higher degrees, Research and Ethics Committee (HDREC) at the School of Public Health and a board member of the Makerere University Lung Institute.

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