Study Coordinators 

Rebecca Crowder, MPH

Study Coordinator, END Childhood TB Study

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. 

Joseph Ggita, MA

Study Coordinator, HIV TB Stigma

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. 

Talemwa Nalugwa Kabuleta, MBA

Study Coordinator, XPEL TB and The ExaCT TB Study

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.

Jillian Kadota, MPH

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

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.

Peter James Kitonsa, MBChB

Study Coordinator, STOMP TB

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.

Amanda J Meyer, MPH

Study Coordinator, HCD CoP, HIV TB Stigma, TEACH

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

Allan Musinguzi, MBChB

Study Coordinator, 3HP Options Trial

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.

Sarah Nabwire, BSW

Study Coordinator, The ExaCT TB Study

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.

Mariam Nantale

Study Coordinator, TURN-TB Study

Mariam Nantale is the study coordinator of the TURN-TB Study. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University and a post graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Makerere University School of Public Health and is an Implementation Science Research Trainee. Her career interests are improving TB diagnostics and in the development of public health interventions to end TB.

Tania Reza, MPP

Study Coordinator, XPEL TB and END Childhood TB

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.

Bashir Ssuna, MBChB, MSc

Study Coordinator, HIV TB DM Study

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. 

Samantha Steinmetz, MPH

Study Coordinator, TURN-TB Study

Samantha is a study coordinator in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University. She works with Drs. Emily Kendall and David Dowdy exploring the utility of trace positive TB results for clinical decisions among a Ugandan population. She is also assisting with cost-effectiveness analyses of a multi-center trial of tuberculosis diagnostics to support the scaling-up of TB elimination efforts. Her career goals include reducing the burden of TB and other preventable illnesses in resource-limited settings to reduce disparities and improve health.

Patricia Turimumahoro Kamukama, MBChB

Study Coordinator, HCD CoP

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.

Peter Wambi, MBChB, MBA

Study Coordinator, END Childhood TB Study

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.

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