John C. Ssempebwa, PhD is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Chair, 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.

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.

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