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Population, Family & Reproductive Health (Amazing Alumni Seminar Series)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 12:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. ET
Wolfe Street Building/W2030 (Paige Hall)
Past Event

Fredrick Makumbi, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics



I am currently an Associate Professor and a former Department Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Research interests: Impact of HIV/AIDS on infant and child mortality, orphanhood and sexual and reproductive health behaviors for women, adolescents, and couples where I have published. I have extensive community-based research experience in randomized trials and longitudinal studies related to HIV interventions, accrued over the past thirty years of affiliation with the Rakai Health Sciences program (RHSP). I have also conducted research on the impact of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) on HIV prevention and survival, as well as the effect of ART on reproductive health behaviors. I have coordinated and managed large databases as well as handled critical statistical analyses on various research studies with the RHSP, including as the primary trial statistician on randomized trials of male circumcision, and acyclovir prophylaxis. I am currently the Uganda-PI on the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) project that works in 10 countries to collect data at community level and health facilities for the monitoring of progress of Family Planning indicators (, 2013-2023.


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