Study Coordinators

Rebecca Crowder, MPH

Rebecca is a data analyst with the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco and Study Coordinator for the END Childhood TB study. She works with Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi on research studies in Uganda and the Philippines to evaluate new tools and strategies for improving diagnosis, management, and prevention of tuberculosis. 

Study Coordinator, END Childhood TB Study

Katherine Farr, MPH

Katherine Farr is a data analyst with the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco. Since joining UCSF in 2015, Katherine has worked with Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi on international research studies evaluating new tools and strategies for improving diagnosis and management of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV­-associated pulmonary infections. Much of her work involves strategic development and implementation of digital health technologies in TB control.  

Study Coordinator, XPEL TB

Joseph Ggita, MA

Joseph Ggita is the study coordinator of the HIV TB Stigma study. He holds a bachelor’s degree in population sciences from Makerere University and is now pursuing a Masters in Demography at the same institution. Joseph research focuses on Household contacts’ Experience with text messaging of tuberculosis results in Kampala, Uganda. 

Study Coordinator, HIV TB Stigma

Talemwa Nalugwa Kabuleta, MBA

Talemwa is Study Coordinator for the XPEL TB (Xpert Omni performance Evaluation and Linkage to Tuberculosis Care) project with Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC). Her strong interest is to develop project management skills with a focus on health research and implementation science to improve the quality of TB patients care. She's currently involved in research that aims to improve the quality of TB diagnostics and treatment by evaluating the effectiveness, implementation and costs associated with streamlined TB diagnostics strategies.

Study Coordinator, XPEL TB and The ExaCT TB Study

Jillian Kadota, MPH

Jillian Kadota is a Research Data Analyst with the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She works with Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi and Dr. Priya Shete on research studies to evaluate novel strategies for improving diagnosis, management, and prevention of tuberculosis in high risk populations both internationally and domestically. She has experience and interest in the use of social protection interventions for improving patient outcomes among people living with HIV in limited-resource settings, and is currently involved in work to understand their effectiveness in reducing patient-centered social and economic barriers to TB care in Uganda.

Study Coordinator, 3HP Options Trial and The ExaCT TB Study

Patricia Turimumahoro Kamukama, MBChB

Patricia is a medical doctor and Study Coordinator for the Human Centered Design and Communities of Practice Study (HCD CoP) with Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC). Her career interests are to develop Health economics skills in cost-effectiveness analysis with specific interests in health technology assessment. She is currently working on research evaluating the impact of implementing community based mobile health integrated clinical interventions in routine TB contact investigation. Her long term objective is to enhance policy decision making through research.

Study Coordinator, HCD CoP

Peter James Kitonsa, MBChB

Peter is a medical doctor and Study Coordinator for the STOMP TB study with Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC). His career interests are to develop epidemiological and leadership skills in research with specific interests in pediatric health. He is currently working on research evaluating potential epidemiologic impact of targeted case finding and preventive therapy interventions alone and in combination. His long term objective is to impact on pediatric health through research.

Study Coordinator, STOMP TB

Samuel Kizito, MBChB, MS

Dr. Kizito is Study Coordinator for the PEER Health project within U-TIRC. holds an MBChB. He has an interest in using the methods of clinical epidemiology and implementation science to improve the quality of pediatric TB diagnosis and care in Uganda and other high-burden, resource-constrained settings. He is currently a fellow in the NIH/Fogarty International Center Global Health Equity Scholars fellowship through Yale University and the University of California Berkeley.

Study Coordinator, PEER Health

Amanda J Meyer, MPH

Amanda Meyer is an epidemiologist and study coordinator for the HCD CoP study, the HIV TB Stigma study, and the TEACH study based out of Yale University in the United States. Her interest is in TB treatment adherence and the ways in which mobile and electronic health interventions can improve overall patient treatment and care. She is currently involved in research aimed at improving the quality of TB contact investigation by evaluating various mHealth interventions and novel approaches to intervention design

Study Coordinator, HCD CoP, HIV TB Stigma, TEACH

Allan Musinguzi, MBChB

Dr. Musinguzi is the coordinator for the 3HP Options Trial, currently being conducted at the Mulago ISS Clinic in Kampala, Uganda, working with Dr. Fred C. Semitala. His research interests are in TB prevention and using implementation research to optimize delivery of TB preventive therapy to people living with HIV.

Study Coordinator, 3HP Options Trial

Sarah Nabwire, BSW

Sarah is a study coordinator for the ExaCT TB study (Evaluating the Impact of Cash Transfers Plus on Tuberculosis Care) with a strong interest in social and behavioral sciences with the Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium(U-TIRC). Her career interest in this field is demonstrated by her work experience, participating in qualitative work; conducting in-depth interviews, administering provider/patient surveys and ensuring improved data quality documentation. Her long term objective is to develop leadership, social and behavioral research skills in global health with a focus on Tuberculosis.

Study Coordinator, The ExaCT TB Study

Tania Reza, MPP

Tania Reza is a Research Data Analyst with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She works with Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi on research studies in Uganda to evaluate new tools and strategies for improving diagnosis of tuberculosis. Prior to joining the U-TIRC team, she worked as a Research Analyst for Global Strategic Information at UCSF, where she provided analytical, technical, and implementation support to HIV surveillance projects in Tanzania and Malawi.

Study Coordinator, XPEL TB and END Childhood TB

Bashir Ssuna, MBChB, MSc

Bashir Ssuna is the study coordinator of the HIV TB/DM Study. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Makerere University. He is currently a trainee of Implementation Science Research with the World Health Organisation. His career interests are in the development of public health interventions to end TB. 

Study Coordinator, HIV TB DM Study

Peter Wambi, MBChB, MBA

Peter is a medical doctor and Study Coordinator for the END childhood TB study. He is interested in leading scientific research and innovation to contribute remarkable solutions to emerging global health challenges and ensure global health security. A member of projects management institute, he looks forward to building a career in infectious disease research and leadership. Currently he is working on a study evaluating novel non-sputum based diagnostics and biomarkers to improve diagnosis of pulmonary TB in children.

Study Coordinator, END Childhood TB Study

Please reload

Copyright ©2018 U-TIRC. All rights reserved on content and information provided. 

  • Twitter Social Icon