John C. Ssempebwa, PhD is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health. Became Chair in 2009, after having been the Coordinator for the Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences program for a period of three years. He joined the School in January 2004.
He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, USA in 2003, and his previous academic training includes a MSc. in Aquatic Resource Management from King’s College, University of London, and a BSc. in Botany and Zoology from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
He teaches and supervises research in Environmental health and Occupational health and Safety. The specific courses he is involved in teaching include; Pollution, Urban and Rural water supply, Wastewater management, Risk assessment and Occupational health and safety.
He is involved in a number of research and community activities especially in the areas of pollution, water and sanitation and hygiene promotion. He has done work on exposure to pesticides, both indoor use and for agricultural settings. His professional career outside academia includes consultancies particularly in Environmental health, Occupational health and safety and he is a registered with the National Environment Management Authority as an Environment practitioner in Uganda, and conducts both Environmental Audits and Environmental Impact assessments
His research focus is on water and health in developing countries and the human health effects of exposure to complex mixtures of environmental pollutants.