Rhoda Wanyenze is currently a Professor 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 is the Program Director, MakSPH Fellowship Program at Makerere School of Public Health.

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.

Her field of interest is infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis) and maternal and child health. Rhoda has published several papers in national and international reputable journals, and has extensive experience in health service delivery including clinical, research, program management, and policy development.

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.

Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho is a Ugandan Female medical doctor who holds two masters degrees in public health and Health Economics MPH (HE), as well as a doctorate in health systems research from Trinity College Dublin. She has worked at the Makerere University School of Public Health for close to twelve years. Prior to this she worked at a rural hospital in Uganda.

Her exposure to a rural hospital enabled her to understand the context in which health services in Rural Africa are delivered. She has gained vast experience in managing, conducting, and analyzing health related research in a variety of fields. She has specific training and expertise in key research areas that include health systems, health financing, performance based financing, costing, economic evaluation, maternal and newborn health. Furthermore she has been the principal investigator in several research projects that seek to better understand and influence implementation processes while demonstrating their impact on maternal and neonatal health in a robust way, based on integrated and realistic strategies that rely on local institutions and contexts and reasonable cost base.

Her academic responsibilities at the school of public health include lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of health economics, health policy and health systems research and management. In addition she is also an active mentor and supervisor to undergraduate, postgraduate and PHD students.

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