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Bashir Ssuna

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Bashir Ssuna


Dr. Ssuna will spend his fellowship year at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala under the mentorship of Achilles Katamba, PhD, Mari Armstrong-Hough, PhD and Luke Davis, MD, MAS. His research will focus on improving screening and management of diabetes mellitus and post-TB lung disease among HTV/TB patients public health facilities in Uganda.

Dr. Ssuna is a medical doctor and an epidemiologist with interests in HTV-TB coinfection, the impact of diabetes on patient outcomes for HTV-TB, and implementation science. He complet- ed his first medical degree at Mbarara University of Science and Technologym, and complet- ed a dual Masters of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Makerere University. Dr. Ssuna holds a certificate in Tmplementation Science at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he gained profound knowledge, in theory, study designs for intervention research, translating evidence into policy, designing interventions to change or- ganizational behavior, and community engagement.